Monday, 2 May 2011

A Royal Wedding, a village, and a party with a potent (Courvoisier) punch

Take one memorable Royal Wedding. Add a village in deepest Kent, a generous offer from the nice people at Courvoisier, and a gathering of folk quick to recognise a chance for a party when they see one.

Place all ingredients in a good-sized village hall. Mix well. Stand back, and let the fun commence...


the goodies arrive...

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... along with the top-secret recipe...

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dress code...

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the hall gets a makeover...

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... and the newly-weds put in a guest appearance. Honest.

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the stage is set...

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... while, backstage, things are looking promising...

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... and there's time for a couple of trial cups...

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... which seem to go down pretty well...

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... and why stop at a cup or two when you can have an entire bottle?

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thankfully, a dashing manservant is on hand to make sure the punch is shared around...

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the village hall quickly starts filling up...

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... and our immaculate MC announces the arrival of....

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... YES! The fish and chip van! Cue frenzied queueing!

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... and tough decisions. Ketchup, tartare sauce, or both?

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'Can I nick your chips?'

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No time to digest, as the disco cranks up...

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... Camilla puts in an appearance...

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... and there's yet another chance for an all-important photoshoot...

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... or a spot of dodgy Dad* dancing... (*not mine)

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... before, all too soon, the night comes to a glorious, riotous end, marked by that well-known hymn to sobriety, YMCA.

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And I'm pleased to say that there are rumours that we'll be doing it all over again soon. Diamond Jubilee, anyone? BRING IT ON.

11 comments:

things we make said...

How absolutely fabulous! I know how hard it can be to get a village involved in an event, but that one looks just perfect. Quite jealous. Looks like everyone had a great time.

Su-Lin said...

Brilliant! I love how the wedding brought the whole village together!

Cakelaw said...

Looks like it was fun! Ininderstand that quite a few people here had parties - though sadly not my crew.

Gin and Crumpets said...

Excellent bunting, just excellent.

Sarah said...

Looks like one heck of a good time!

Foodycat said...

Your village sounds so brilliant - that looks like so much fun! Was anyone still standing after that punch?

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Claire - it was, and they did ;)

Su-Lin - yes, it certainly did

Cakelaw - this particular village is always up for a party, thankfully! The least excuse... ;)

Gin and Crumpets - thought you'd approve

Sarah - it was :)

Foodycat - it was quite alarming how quickly that punch went down... It, er, certainly got the party going!

Nic said...

It looks like you have really settled in! The punch looks like a killer!!! (But what a wonderful way to go, lol)

Geralyn Supple said...

Looked like a barrel of fun. But I would never sully an exception drink like Courvoisier with lemonade. But that's just me.

Fae said...

So it looks like Dover has a soul, afterall.

DeeAZ said...

Using Courvoisier for punch seems like a waste of good brandy to me! but I'm sure is greatly improve upon the lemonade.