Monday, January 17, 2011

friars court



At the weekend we visited the venue where our older daughter and her partner are planning to marry next year. Even on a cold, wet January day there was something magical about Friars Court.

The house has a moat



The 'garden of reflection' has strategically placed mirrors





Just perfect for catching the bright colours of wedding finery.

The house is built of cotswold stone and is over 300 years old, but 'there have been buildings on the site since 1149 when the Monastic Knights of St. John founded the first 'Hospitallery' in Oxfordshire. Here the resident friars would have offered rest and refreshment to the weary medieval traveller.'

Jeffrey, our host, was an absolute delight. He fed us with tea and homemade cake while he regaled us with stories of previous weddings. We came away with plenty of helpful ideas to make the day go more smoothly.

I'll keep you up to date on progress.

And, no.
I will not be wearing a hat!!

6 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

gorgeous location!

congratulations on your daughter's engagement.

tut-tut said...

beautiful, Betty!

Brian Miller said...

wow...what a beautiful place....very cool...romantic

Betty C. said...

Love the mirrors. Is that a British thing? I've never seen it here in France.

lettuce said...

hat hat hat hat hat hat

looks lovely
:-)

Betty said...

thanks, all. we're feeling pretty excited about it.... the panic has yet to set in!
@ Betty - not sure if the mirrors are a British thing per se but I think I've seen similar in trendy magazines.
@ Lettuce - :p