A lovely wedding reception

Ant’s eldest son lives in China and has been with the lovely Elaine for five and a half years. They’re planning on getting married in China and had a wedding reception yesterday for all his family here in the UK.

It was lovely seeing Ant’s children and their lovely partners altogether; it’s unusual for that to happen because of work commitments and one being away in China for years!

We wish Jonathan and Elaine a very happy marriage and long life together 🙂

They had the reception at The Old Palace, Lincoln.




Wedding reception - Jervais, Kaycee, Ella and Jourdain
Four of Ant’s nine children, Kaycee, Ella, Jervais and Jourdain


wedding reception - tea lights in a heart shape


wedding reception - the cake


wedding recption - Kaycee


wedding reception - Kaycee, Ella, Nanny, Anthony, Aiden, Jervais, Kellyann, Grandad, Jonathan, Elaine, Jourdain, Jervais, Jason
This is Ant with his mum, dad, eldest son Jonathan, bride to be, Elaine and all his other children, Jourdain, Jason, Kellyann, Jervais, Jerome, Kaycee, Ella and hiding behind him is Aiden!


wedding recpetion - Jonathan, Elaine and Jonathan's cousins
Jonathan and Elaine with his cousins, their partners and children.


wedding reception - Elaine, the bride
The beautiful Elaine


wedding reception - Elaine, the bride, looking out of the window


wedding reception - Jason and Gemma
Jason with the lovely Gemma


Wedding reception  Jonathan and Elaine kissing


wedding recpetion - lunch
All the food was delicious. I forgot to take a photo of the prawns for the starter.


wedding recpetion - dessert
Gorgeous lavender flavoured shortbread and creme brulee


wedding recpetion - Jonathan and Elaine cutting the cake


wedding reception - Netty, Gemma, Emily an Elaine
These beautiful ladies are (hopefully!) the daughters in law to be! Gemma (Jason’s girlfriend) is to the left, Elaine to the right, Nettie (Jourdain’s girlfriend) at the front and slightly obscurred by the wine bottle, is Emily (Jerome’s girlfriend) at the back.
They’re all really lovely ladies and we’re so happy that the boys have them in their lives.


wedding reception - Ant, Kaycee, Aiden, Ella and me
This is us, Ant with Kaycee, me with Ella and Aiden at the back. The one behind me is Kellyann’s partner, Ian.


Lincoln Cathedral



  1. Carolynne @ mummyendeavours.co.uk 4th March 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Ah what a lovely family gathering. It's so nice to get together and have a funtime with relatives we don't get to see as often as we'd like. Lovely photo's and best of luck for the future to the bride and groom 🙂

  2. Elaine Livingstone 2nd March 2015 at 9:49 pm

    what a fab day, and how nice to have the event here for the family in this country. Nice that you all get on so well, every body looks so happy.
    Hope they have a long and happy life together.

  3. Michelle K 1st March 2015 at 6:25 pm

    What a lovely wedding 🙂 xx

  4. Agata Pokutycka 25th February 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Looks like a lovely day and everything around was just perfect, including this fantastic white crisp cake

  5. Emma 25th February 2015 at 7:21 pm

    what a beautiful day that looks.

  6. Kara Guppy 25th February 2015 at 1:21 pm

    What a lovely idea to have a wedding reception here – looks like a fab day

  7. Polly Davies 25th February 2015 at 10:42 am

    lovely photos, looks like a great day!

  8. Nell@PigeonPairandMe.com 24th February 2015 at 9:01 pm

    What a beautiful old building. So lovely to see all those happy faces.

  9. otilia stocks 24th February 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Looking at the pictures and reading your post gave me the feeling of a really calm and relaxing kind of wedding. Really nice.

  10. Sylvia F. 24th February 2015 at 5:13 pm

    What a beautiful venue and gorgeous couple! Bride to be is beautiful! I love big family gatherings it's always nice to see everyone especially if you live in different country and don't visit that often 😉

  11. Louisa 24th February 2015 at 4:09 pm

    What a beautiful couple. I'm pleased you all had such a lovely day and had chance for a good old family get together x

  12. Globalmouse 24th February 2015 at 1:34 pm

    What a beautiful setting. I love big family gatherings like this – it's so nice for everyone to get together and reconnect. Looks like a lovely day.

  13. Beautykinguk 24th February 2015 at 12:40 pm

    What a lovely day you had and that food looks amazing!

  14. Jen Walshaw 24th February 2015 at 12:23 pm

    What a fantastic day and his bride is so beautiful, I love her dress.

  15. Sara Carvosso 23rd February 2015 at 10:39 pm

    aww what a lovely reception. and a beautiful place and lovely that you captured all these photos/ x

  16. Hannah Staveley 23rd February 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Such a nice place I am getting married this May.

  17. Boo Roo and Tigger Too 23rd February 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Such a beautiful place to host their wedding reception, they look very much in love.

  18. Cherished By Me 23rd February 2015 at 3:35 pm

    So lovely when family all come together, and what a lovely occasion for it…looks as though you had a really happy day.

  19. Jaime Oliver 23rd February 2015 at 1:52 pm

    awww Shell what a really lovely wedding reception! .. I am wishing them a long and healthy life together honey xx

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