Sunday, 3 April 2016

An African Affair @ Addington Palace

Have you ever wondered what an African wedding would be like in a palace? An English palace (really it's a manor turned into palace)?

Well you're about to find out in this post...

Miss Pinky's cousin decided to get married on my birthday (Good Friday) this year. Was a tiny bit upset with that, but the groom and friends and my own colleagues said it will be fun to celebrate with a bunch of other people... I have a party, cake and will be surrounded by lots of people. Alright, they convinced me it would be a great day.

The day started EARLY, like 7am early. :( Whhhy!!! Ate breakfast and then had to do my makeup (gosh that took me ages, since I don't normally wear makeup). I rushed to Miss Pinky's (who was already at the venue from the night before), and everyone else was hardly ready! Miss Pinky, you said to get out by 9.30am... >_<"" No one was ready... so we left after 10.30am after knowing who was going into which car... Unfortunately our car was late for the ceremony due to a turned over truck in Tulse Hill and other unfortunate mis-directions... :( Oh well, Miss Pinky's cousin is a perfectionist. So she must start on time!

The ceremony was over an hour long, so I went around and took pictures. The golf part was just opposite, but I didn't take a pic of that. 










They finally came out, and there was more picture taking, small snacks and some cocktails, plus some light music. ^_^ There were around 600 guests invited, but don't know how many people turned up.


After all that picture taking, Baby B and her cousin needed a nappy change, a feed and all of us actually needed a rest in between...


The rest of the celebrations took place in the tent where there were more speeches, dancing and gradually some food - thanks Miss Pinky for giving me a good selection! Mr Picky was obviously being picky and I took some of his food. Hahah.





Mr Picky had the cheek to ask me to get a dessert for him... I returned back with two platefuls! ^_^

It's been an interesting wedding. In fact it's a Sierra Leone and Nigerian wedding... A mixed African culture affair, but all went well!
Miss Pinky's Cousin with her family
Note for Miss Pinky and Mr Picky: Don't hold a big wedding. I won't be doing a speech if you do! :p

Anyway, if you want to hold a wedding in this palace, then check out their website. But make sure you're out of there by 11pm!! 

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