A few pics to ‘set the scene’ again 😉
Stunning Paola with her gorgeous smile ..
Witty MC … Marcel ..
Dad and daughter (Ian, my brother and his daughter, my beautiful niece Daniella)
… daughter checking dad’s wallet ..
.. yay!!! daughter finds the means to buy shooters !!!!
A special speech by Daniella when she told the story behind the wedding cup from Warwick wine estate, which hubby and I gave to Elaine and Bryan, presented by Connor. Briefly, when Bryan proposed to Elaine on a beach in Cape Town, Daniella was with them, witnessing from a distance, the falling on the knee, arms stretched out with ring in hand …. Elaine shrieking in delight … the hug, the kiss … … …
A picnic at Warwick Wine Estate was next, where they were introduced to the Wedding Cup .. (not the best pic – it was taken when hubby and I went to Warwick in March this year) ..
|The legend of the Warwick Wedding Cup|
The legend of the Warwick Wedding Cup revolves around the beautiful Princess Kunigunde. She was the beloved daughter of the King and Queen of old Nuremberg, whose hand had been promised in marriage to a Prince from a faraway kingdom
Princess Kunigunde fell in love with a young, handsome and ambitious Silversmith. Although Kunigunde`s father did not approve of their love, it was clear that she only wanted the Silversmith to be her husband. The King became so enraged that he had the young Silversmith thrown into the deepest darkest dungeon. Not even his daughter`s bitter tears would change her father`s mind. To her father`s dismay, imprisoning the young man did not end his daughter`s love for the Silversmith. Instead, he could only watch as his daughter grew paler and paler as a result of the separation from her true love. The King and Queen reluctantly made the following proposal: He told his daughter, “If your Silversmith can make a chalice from which two people can drink at the same time without spilling one single drop, I will free him and you shall become his bride”. Of course he was certain nobody could perform such a task. Inspired by love and with skillful hands, the young Silversmith created a masterpiece. He sculpted a girl with a smile as beautiful as his own true love`s. Her skirt was hollowed to serve as a cup. Her raised arms held a chalice that swivels so that it could be filled and then swung towards another. The challenge was met. The Silversmith and the Princess joined hands in marriage and with the bridal cup set forth a romantic and memorable tradition as charming today as it was originally hundreds of years ago.
To this day and to many couples the chalice remains a symbol of their love. Happiness and good fortune await the couple who drink from this cup.
Princess Kunigunde and the Silversmith lived happily ever after.
Daniella poured champers in the large and small cup and they drank ‘at the same time without spilling a drop.’ … happiness and good fortune await this couple as they drank from the wedding cup
Speeches by the two best men, Lee and Richard, Nigel – Bryan’s dad, and lastly by the groom himself ..
Dad and daughter dance – beautiful words to a beautiful country song had everyone teary eyed, especially me … I loved her first by Heartland
For the second time that day, my hubby hands over his daughter to her new hubby …. Mr and Mrs Richards take to the dance floor .. 😉
… .. and they shall live happily ever after
Many many thanks once again to Terry and Paola for the photographs used in my blog mwah xxx
One more pic … the photo booth was great fun !!!!