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"Simon and Clare - A unique and Memorable Wedding"

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Simon our eldest son and Clare his partner of five years decided that it was time to tie the knot!

Some of you may recall that they are both keen long distance walkers and mountain climbers, having conquered all of Wainwrights Lake District mountains they wanted to do something special and out of the ordinary for their wedding [and it certainly was]’

The plan was to complete the 192 mile “Coast to Coast Walk” for their second time , but this time there would be something different, they planned to get married on route at a destination known only to them!

The total walk was to be undertaken over a twelve day period.
Family and friends were invited to join them at the end of their walk at Robin Hoods Bay to celebrate with them.

[Anyone interested there is a blog covering the entire walk and wedding just log on to ] http://simonandclare.wordpress.com/

On Monday the 30th of June, Harry and I waved a very excited Simon and Clare off at the railway station where the train would take them to St Bees the starting point of their walk and great adventure.

The next time we were to see Simon and Clare would be at Robin Hoods Bay on the 12th of July, they then would be Mr & Mrs.

News came through on the 8th of July that they had got married at Richmond Registrar Office ;0)


The witness’s were Jo and Richard their very special friends with their twins who met them on route as planned with Cup Cakes and a pretty Bouquet for Clare.

Here is the very happy couple showing their wedding certificate as proof that they are now legally married. The next morning they would rise early to continue four more days walking before reaching their destination.

You can just imagine how excited we both were when we set off for Robin Hoods Bay on the 12th of July, we were to stay with other family members and friends staying the weekend at the Victoria Hotel celebrating with the newly weds.
Simon and Clare were due to arrive around 4 oclock the hotel was buzzing with the excitement and a group of their friends along with Eleanor and George [Clares Children] donned in fancy dress and carrying a banner set off first to meet them and accompany them to the hotel..

After hugs and greetings we all set off down to the sea where they had to complete the walks tradition of throwing a pebble each of them had carried from St Bees to throw in the sea at Robin Hoods Bay.
We took over the lovely little bay area and all traffic stopped and people stared and waved at the procession.

Then it was shoes off for Simon and Clare!

There was much laughter as we all followed to watch them fullfilling the tradition.

We All Cheered as Simon and Clare stepped into the cold sea and hugged before carrying out the traditional deed!

Then Hip Hip and Hooray as the pebbles were flung high into the air

Followed by Clare’s Wedding Bouquet!!

Then everyone joined in and lots of cameras came out as family and friends clicked away!

Our Family from the left,,Harry, Grand Daughter Laura with Great Grand daughter Izzy,Grand Daughter in Law Kay with Grandson Stephen and Great Grandson Sam,me and our youngest son Robin!

Me, Robin, and Harry

Arrival back at the hotel with a very happy Simon,and Clare,and a very smiley Robin, Let the Celebrations begin!!

After arriving back at the hotel we all got changed ready to enjoy a Celebratory meal of Whitby Fish and Chips, followed by the equally famous Whitby Ice Cream. As you may have guessed there was no fancy dressing up just very casual wear, so those of you are waiting to see the special dress I brought will be disappointed it was Tops and Trousers lol

We all gathered in the lovely grounds waiting for the Bride and Groom making appearance like Royalty on the Balcony, we didnt have to wait long before they put in a regal performance.

The evenings entertainment was courtersy of Simon and Clares friends, an excellent guitarist and singer, other guests gave impromtu turns too including Clares 11 year old son George who also sang and played his guitar and Clare also sang as she too has a lovely singing voice.

Bring on the Fish and Chips

My Baby Brother Bill and daughter Melissa the evening was a lovely but a little chilly , so I had to succumb to wearing my Cardi [shame it was black not very wedding like lol]

Bride and Groom relaxing with daughter Laura and children Izzy, Samuel and Ruby enjoying their ice creams.

Harry’s Nephews and Nieces and Robin.

Ice Cream Time

Eleanor and George, Clares children and Simon’s new Step Son and Daughter

Time to Cut the Cake


The End of A Perfct Day

Congratulations Simon and Clare From all Your Family And Friends.

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Oh what a lovely happy story, thankyou so much for writing it and all the brilliant photos, I almost felt part of the happiness 😊

many congratulations and good wishes to the happy couple and their family xxx

17 Aug, 2014

 

Congratulations Simon and Clare! What a fantastic wedding! I love it! It looks like you all had a wonderful time as well! Brilliant!!

17 Aug, 2014

 

Even though I was up to date with all the celebrations ,Carole..this brought a lump to my throat..what a super Wedding and you all look so happy to be sharing it with family and friends..It really was a special day ,and the photo's say it all,especially to have it in one of their favourite places..just brilliant..Robin's smile shows how much he enjoyed it.and I love Simon's tee shirt ! :o)Memories to be treasured forever..thanks for posting this lovely blog ,Carole xxx

17 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Pam pleased you enjoyed and the happiness reached out to you;0)

Thanke Karen we did indeed have a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute;0)

Hi again Sandra thought you would love it, and there are lots more pictures of Robin with that lovely smile on his face, I made him an album up and he wanted to know were Simon and Clare hving another wedding lol

17 Aug, 2014

 

And congratulations from me :)
What a lovely blog - just the sort of celebration I like - very informal and relaxed ...
I wish Simon and Clare many years of happiness, and walking (because that's what they enjoy)
It was nice to see everyone having a lovely time :o)

17 Aug, 2014

 

Wonderful, loved your blog Pansy, how happy everyone was, super, you have a lovely family, Robin looked like he was enjoying himself and the kiddies are beautiful :-)

17 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Hywel I will pass on your good wishes to them;0)

17 Aug, 2014

 

Aww thanks Dawn for you lovely comments, it was certainly an occasion we will remember for a long long time;0)

17 Aug, 2014

 

Such a lovely blog PansyP what a lovely way to get married on route.

Such a happy day with everlasting memories.

Please wish your son and daughter in law every happiness together.

And Robin smiling all the way .

Just lovely

Bet you had a lump in your throat.

Thankyou for sharing their special day.

17 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Scotkat one of the happiest days of our life;0)

17 Aug, 2014

 

I am sure it was a lasting memory.

17 Aug, 2014

 

What a wonderful blog, Carole. It was a very unique way of as you put it 'tying the knot' Everyone one looks to have had a fantastic day, not least the bride and groom. I'm sure like lots of couples this will be a day they will always remember, but for them this day will be extra special. The photos have given us all a peep at the celebrations of the day and it's preparations. Thank you for sharing it with us and may congratulations to the happy couple.

17 Aug, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Carole I very much enjoyed following Simon and Clare's coast to coast walk even so these photos still brought tears to my eyes ,the happiness shines through for all to see not only of the new Mr & Mrs P but everybody involved family and friends ,it was the most wonderful wedding something to remember always ,I love the T shirt and Robins couldn't smile any more if he tried . Thanks for showing more photos :o) I'll PM soon x

17 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Waddy Im so pleased you enjoyed sharing our very special wedding, such a very happy occasion for us all I will pass on your congratulations to Simon and Clare ;0))

Hi Amy .Thanks for your comments, yes such a very special and Happy day for us all, Im so pleased to share it with very special friends on Goy Robin is still talking about it but thinks maybe it will be a regular event lol

17 Aug, 2014

 

Happy smiley faces. Absolutely fantastic - they did it their way.

17 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Wendy, I think maybe Sinatra sang the song just for Simon and Clare ;0))

17 Aug, 2014

 

Well I really enjoyed that Carole and I wasn't even there!!, thanks for sharing all your lovely photos,what a fantastic and original way to get married lots of lovely unstressed smiley faces, fish and chip dinner too my fave what could be better, loved it :-)
Congratulations to the happy couple x

18 Aug, 2014

 

Brilliant - just the way a wedding should be, no fuss, no stress, lots of happy happy people and unique celebrations lovely day for you all. + Fish and Chips at the seaside, it cannot get any better!!!! Congratulations Simon and Clare, you did it the right way, so very special to you both and for your families.

18 Aug, 2014

 

Pp, what a beautiful and lovely story, such a different way to get married, I actually thought I was there too, such detail and lots of happiness and laughter. Fantastic. Many congrats to you all on such a very special occasion. (and Pp. no stress having to find a hat to match ones outfit! ) x Fab blog.

18 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks kathy,Snoopdog,Olive and Grandmage, a truly heart warming experience, it was wonderful beong at the heart of such a very happy event ;0))

18 Aug, 2014

 

Wonderful story Pansypotter. Thank you for sharing and congratulation to newly weds.

19 Aug, 2014

 

That was a wonderful blog and such a lot of happiness shining all the way through it !

19 Aug, 2014

 

I love this blog Carole ... and really enjoyed walking with Simon & Clare each day throughout their own blog ... such happy times for you all. :o)

19 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Klahanie, Kidsgran and Shirley glad you al enjoyed the blog and I will pass on your Congratilations to them, hope they didnt tire you out Shirley with all that walking lol

19 Aug, 2014

 

Well, the hotels at the end of the daily walks compensated ... lol!

19 Aug, 2014

 

;0)))X

19 Aug, 2014

 

Very belated congratulations to a very adventurous and inspired couple of newly weds - what a wonderful way to start marriage, I loved it. I did a 5 and a bit mile walk yesterday and was nearly on my knees for the last half hour (I blamed the traffic as we had to go onto the road!)

24 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Gee and good on you, keep up the walking can't think of anything more enjoyable or benifical;0) Simon and Clare came today and have been reading everyones comments and send there thanks and good wishes to everyone who has been following them;0))

24 Aug, 2014

 

Oh I have enjoyed this Carole! What a unique wedding and how memorable for everyone, just beautiful! Congratulations to them and much love to you and Harry...:))

25 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks you Janey its been such a pleasure sharing this very special time with all our friends on Goy and thanks also for good wishes for Harry and I, will Pm you when we have got the tests done ;0))

25 Aug, 2014

 

What a lovely and unique wedding, looks like you all had a fantastic time. Many congratulations to them and best wishes for the future.

30 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Samjp we did have a fantstic time and something that will be treasured for always, I will pass on your congratulations;0)

30 Aug, 2014

 

Carole....I don't know how I missed this blog with all those lovely pictures, but I've only just picked it up!!!!!!
What a lovely wedding, everybody looked so Happy and relaxed.Please give Simon and Clare our very best wishes for a Happy life together.I'm still wondering how I missed the blog!.I saw the blog on the coast to coast walk, but seeing you and Harry with your family, and the unusual surroundings and traditions was really great.Brought tears to my eyes.

30 Sep, 2014

 

Aww thanks Val, had to smile on Sunday Robin was here with Simon and Clare he kept asking them when were they going to get married again lol loves a party does my Boy!!

30 Sep, 2014

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