Well, we were back at Alfriston Village Hall again exactly a week later, and this time it was for Ruth & Steve’s wedding.
The couple had already recently got married in America, and this was the post-wedding party. It took on all the usual form of a wedding, but with perhaps slightly less nerves!
The room looked beautiful with crisp white linen, fresh flowers and white sashes over the chairs. You’d never know it was a Village Hall. Why pay for an expensive venue when you can put your own stamp on the local hall – and help local economy at the same time?
Having returned the yellow chopping board we inadvertently purloined from the Hall last week (sorry!) we got to work to get the Wedding Breakfast underway, which consisted of a simple fresh melon starter followed by traditional roast beef, roast potatoes and plenty of veg, served with a rich home-made gravy. Yum…
Dessert was home-made Banoffee pie – the perfect choice considering it was ‘created’ just down the road from Alfriston at The Hungry Monk restaurant in Jevington. The Hungry Monk is sadly no more, but their legacy lives on in the form of Banoffee pie – a Sussex treasure. The guests from abroad could not get enough of it! I definitely saw some plate-licking going on…& it wasn’t the kids! Don’t worry – your secret’s safe with us.
Ruth and Steve and all their guests were having a whale of a time when we left and we’re so glad they really enjoyed their day.
We wish Ruth and Steve all the very best for their future together.