Dicky & Julia's Wedding
21st April 2007
Today we had a great day at the wedding of our friends Dicky and Julia. They
have been together since they were very young teenagers, and decided to finally
tie the knot, presumably so that their daughter wouldn't beat them to it. The
ceremony took place
at the end of a fantastic, twisty country road at Penshurst Place near Tonbridge in Kent. This
huge house/castle is very spectacular and has beautiful, elaborate
The front view of Penshurst Place. The house and gardens
date back to the end of the 15th Century and the Barons Hall where the ceremony
took place was a real step back to the medieval times. There was a large brazier
in the centre of the hall and suits of armour and stags antlers all around us.
There are all manner of garden types in the grounds.
The Italian garden, which dates from the time of Elizabeth
This side of the house is much more picturesque.
It was hot enough for parasols today!
The orchard, covered in a commercial crop of mistletoe.
Is she going to turn up?
"Honest, I'm not nervous"!
Mr & Mrs Diamond, at long last!
We all gathered in the courtyard, surrounded by
battlements, for some photos.
They were driven home afterwards by the Ant Hill Mob.