Monday, 13 June 2011

G&T at the Rorke's Drift

Yet another road trip along the M4 led Mrs MDS to attend a family wedding in Brecon. Brecon is a glorious market town in mid Wales. It is perfect for exploring the Brecon Beacons (where the SAS train) and provided a perfect geographical point when a South Wales lass marries a North Walean lad.

Handily upon arrival and opposite the church was a pub. It was the prefect pub for a pre ceremony G&T for Mrs MDS and the groom, ushers and the rest of the guests - The Rorke's Drift. Named after the 1879 Rorke's Drift battle when 140 of the South Wales BorderLinker's regiment faced more than 4000 Zulu's and resulted in the most posthumous awarded Victoria Cross's, eleven in total. And of course the marvellous British film Zulu (1964) starring Michael Caine with excellent narration by a great Welshman Richard Burton.

The wedding was a wonderful affair, at the Catholic church opposite our pub! Which some of us retreated to for an after ceremony drink! I refrained as I was the drive and continued to refrain for the whole day and evening. Mr MDS was rather worse for wear.

I managed to get a quick pose in by the car. My outfit was a Whistles pleated skirt, a Warehouse shirt, Zara shoes (£14 in sales in January), a years old pashmina and a 6 year old Zara gold clutch bag

The reception was at the utterly gorgeous Penpont estate. It was a day of spectacular showers and sunshine. The house was charming and reminded me of a French ch√Ęteau with its eclectic mix of old and new and country. All in all a lovely event and had I been drinking you would have found me doing Irish dancing in the marquee in the evening but I had some rather inebriated people to drive - you can imagine the fun that was!




















The beautiful green Welsh land and the Usk river

11 comments:

  1. Fab photos - I LOVE a good wedding!

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  2. Oh beautiful setting for a wedding and the bride is stunning x

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  3. Beautiful part of the world, I would live there if I could. Love the Whistles skirt xx

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  4. How utterly divine that setting is! Excellent skirt.xxx

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  5. Just beautiful! I love countryside weddings. You look wonderful too!

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  6. I love Wales! the setting and the weather look beautiful and you look totally trim and fabulous. xxx

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  7. Hi my dear-fabulous photos, very scenic and stunning and the Bride looks wonderful! xx

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  8. Looks like a beautiful venue and I love your outfit. xx

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  9. When did you sneak in that Whistles skirt purchase? love all the flowers at the venue

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  10. Yay for the Zara shoes, I say.

    What a shame you had to drive, Kate - I hope you'll manage to squeeze in a bit of lively dancing now you're back in London... xx

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