Eleanor and Jacob get married in October. It used to be tradition that the hen and stag events were a night out, just before the wedding, to celebrate the bride and groom's last night of freedom. These days, the nights out have turned into major events which go on for a weekend, or even longer, are held long before the wedding, and see some groups heading off to far flung places. Last weekend, Jacob and his stags headed off to Newcastle where they went go-karting, played zorb football and had some nights out. I believe a good time was had by all.
Eleanor's hen do is this weekend. The hens are currently in Manchester, what they're up to is anyone's guess as it's all a closely guarded secret, however, I do know that there's some pampering sessions, fancy meals and nights out, and fun for all. The weekend actually started yesterday when we all headed off to the Sky Lounge in Leeds for afternoon tea. I think Eleanor wanted to kick the weekend off doing something which the oldies could be a part of too. As well as the hens, me, Jacob's mum, Jacob's grandma and Mick's auntie were invited.
The Sky Lounge is where Jacob proposed to Eleanor and She Said Yes. The afternoon tea was delicious and rather substantial, we all took doggy bags home with us.
There were cocktails too, a Cosmopolitan for me but everyone else had something different.
I'm looking forward to hearing all about the weekend on Eleanor's return, and then it's the countdown to the wedding. It's less than two months away now, it's come round fast, and we've still got some last minute things to organise. Eleanor and Jacob had to postpone their menu tasting evening at the hotel where they're getting married, as well as their pre-wedding photo shoot, because they both had covid at the time they'd been arranged, so they've still got those to come, and there's still some minor details for the wedding to organise but I think we'll be saying that right up to the big day, there's always some little extras to add.
How fun! I hope Eleanor and all her friends have a lovely time! Not long to go now!ReplyDelete
An exciting time for all the family. I hope Eleanor has a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. XxReplyDelete
Congratulations to Eleanor and Jacob x It's a far cry from my hen night. My husband to be (long since my ex now) went out on a booze up with his mates whilst I had to make do with a night at Mum and Dad's with my cousins and aunties watching 'Lady Jane' a video chosen by my hens as it had my name in the title! Good film, but a very boring hen night. It looks like you "oldies" had a lovely afternoon and I hope Eleanor and her hens are having a fabulous time xReplyDelete
Our daughter did simular, an event with oldies before the younger ones went off for their weekend, sounds fun.ReplyDelete
Eleanor's hen weekend sounds lovely, I'm sure it'll be memorable and a huge success. How nice to include the oldies as you call yourselves in the hen weekend celebrations, the afternoon tea and cocktail look very yummy. Not long until the big day, you will be very proud parents of the bride on the big day.ReplyDelete
How fun to include everyone in the party!ReplyDelete
Sounds like the kickoff afternoon tea was very nice and glad the "oldies" were invited..........you are not one of them really, as you are still quite young (big smile). Hen nights weren't around when I got married, just a kitchen tea. Hope the weekend is going well for them & they have a lovely time. Take care & hugs.ReplyDelete
Goodness, how things have changed since we were that age :-)ReplyDelete
How lovely that the celebrations could include more than one generation, and your tea looks quite yummy.
Such an exciting time for you all. Sending best wishes.ReplyDelete
So nice to include all ages in the hen do ...ReplyDelete
Lovely photographs too.
The wedding day will be here before you know it :)
All the best Jan
Aren't weddings very different nowadays, It was all so much simpler and less expensive when we got married,ReplyDelete
That afternoon tea looked delish, yes hen and stag nights have become practically a holiday.ReplyDelete
I hope both Eleanor and Jacob have a great time on the hen and stag weekends and wish them all the best for the wedding in October.ReplyDelete
I hope Eleanor has a great hen weekend. It won't be lo g now till the big dayReplyDelete
I hope Eleanor had a lovely weekend!ReplyDelete