Billinge House celebrate the Royal Wedding
Billinge House hosted its very own Royal Wedding today and what a glorious day it was!
Guests arrived at Billinge House and were greeted by our very own ushers. The ceremony began at 10am when the beautiful Bride walked down the aisle accompanied by her father, three Bridesmaids, two flower girls and two pageboys.
The service included a special tribute to the Bride and Groom, ‘Daisy, Daisy’, performed by our guests from Year One. The congregation joined in with ‘One More Step Along the World I Go’ before Reverend Byrom led the Bride and Groom in taking their vows and exchanging rings, which the Best Man presented on a velvet cushion! A beautiful musical accompaniment was played by the Maid of Honour, whilst the Bride and Groom sat in their thrones to sign the marriage certificate. As the happy couple walked down the aisle, guests waved their flags and sang.
The guests quickly assembled outside in the sunshine, making a long pathway and chanting ‘William and Kate’ as the bridal party walked through. After an abundance of photographs, the bridal party boarded their carriage for a surprise Royal visit to the Nursery, the Boys’ and the Girls’ Junior schools. An amazing welcome awaited them as children from two years old to eleven years old were equally excited to meet the newlyweds.
On their return to Billinge House, the wedding breakfast was served. The hall was decorated beautifully with bunting, table decorations, menus and flags…all made by the children. The top table hosted a beautiful four tiered wedding cake, which the Bride and Groom traditionally cut together.
In the afternoon, the wedding reception commenced. We had dancing under disco lights and playing party games…a perfect end to a perfect day!
Mrs Bolton would like to thank all of our parents who put so much time and effort into the wedding attire of all of our guests and the wedding party itself. Of course we cannot forget the staff of Billinge House, who worked so hard and really looked like they were attending a royal wedding!
Special thanks must go to Khalid Patel’s Mother for making delicious cup cakes with the children and Alisha and Ibrahim Ismail’s mother for making our exquisite wedding cake.
The children at Beardwood Bank and Beardwood House also joined in the Royal Wedding celebrations, by having their own special “street party lunch”. They all enjoyed eating sandwiches, sausage rolls, pork pies and of course ice cream! A special thanks must go to all of our catering staff, without whom, the lunch wouldn’t have been possible.