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Getting Married, feat. My Allotment

Well, I get married to the wonderful Ailsa tomorrow. I do love a drop of rain, but just for once I’m hoping it stays away. It has absolutely chucked it down today, so hopefully the clouds will have rained themselves out by tomorrow. That’s my theory, and I’m sticking to it.

Of course, I couldn’t get married without some references to the allotment, and these are them:

Allotment jam wedding favours:

Broad bean table:

Artichoke table (sorry about the rubbish photo):

Radish table:

Butternut squash table (my last one from 2010!)

Sweet Peas (I didn’t get many, but managed enough for the top table):

See you on the other side!


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  1. RonnieJune 17, 2011 at 5:52 pmReply

    Jono, oh, how lovely it will look! Love the favours, how original. I am wishing you and Ailsa an absolutely wonderful day. xxx

  2. Helen/patientgardenerJune 17, 2011 at 5:55 pmReply

    I love your table decorations – hope you have a fab day and the weather is kind to you.

  3. Cottage SmallholderJune 17, 2011 at 6:02 pmReply

    Good luck for tomorrow and the rest of your lives together.

  4. louisa @ TheReallyGoodLifeJune 17, 2011 at 9:04 pmReply

    What wonderful favours & decorations! I too hope you have a fab day/rest of life :)

  5. robJune 17, 2011 at 9:56 pmReply

    Love the table decorations and favours. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  6. NomeJune 17, 2011 at 10:52 pmReply

    Congratulations! Have a fab day, and good luck with everything, forever!

  7. AlisonJune 18, 2011 at 7:18 amReply

    Hope you both have a lovely day and that the weather is kind to you. The table decorations are gorgeous. All my best wishes for your future together.

  8. CathyJune 18, 2011 at 10:05 amReply

    Wonderfully delightful table decorations. Congratulations to you and your bride, and I hope the weather cooperates!

  9. OutofmyshedJune 18, 2011 at 11:45 amReply

    Congratultions! Loved the butternut squash vase! Bet Sarah Raven will be starting up a new line in these pronto. Thought it all looked Naomi

  10. MariaJune 18, 2011 at 12:05 pmReply

    Jono, congratulations! and all the best, hope tomorrow stays dry for you and you have a lovely day, and enjoy your honeymoon! (did you find an allotment sitter? I hope so).

    Wishing you both much happiness!

  11. Paul @ GrowingOurOwnJune 20, 2011 at 6:02 amReply

    Great table decorations, hope the big day stayed dry! :)

  12. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening!June 22, 2011 at 9:46 pmReply


    And now by law she’s required to help out in the allotment, right? ;-)

  13. Poppy @ A Life Less SimpleJune 27, 2011 at 12:59 pmReply

    I hope you had a truely lovely day!

    I love how you have managed to include your allotment and growings in your big day. I have been thinking up ways of having a home grown wedding dinner of my own (not that I’ve been asked yet LOL)

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