the bridesmaid bouquets
this past week i had the honor of being a bridesmaid for one of my closest friends from “university”. the wedding was held in the lovely royal tunbridge wells at the king charles the martyr parish church (17th century). tunbridge was awarded its “royal” status in 1909 in honor of its history of royal visitors (particularly prince albert and queen victoria). pretty neat. the commuter line out to tunbridge wells was also the epitome of english countryside. cottages and small farms overlooked rolling green hills full of fluffy unshorn sheep, tiny brown bunnies nibbling at the roadside grass, a fox here and there crossing the street. it was every stereotype i had in my head of the english countryside come to life. it was awesome.
the reception was wonderful, too. i had my first ever pimm’s cup which basically tastes a bit like summer punch in a glass. yum. it could not be a lovelier wedding for two fantastic and wonderful friends.
a view from the horsted place hotel
original photos, april 2012