Didn’t we have a ball?

In an extraordinary turn of events, it actually stopped raining last Friday afternoon, just in time for a helicopter to land on the north lawn which threatened to blow our marquee to kingdom come. 

But we persevered, peace resumed and, incredibly, the sun even put in an appearance just as our guests began arriving for the Floral Ball.

What a heavenly evening we had! Gin cocktails and Pimm’s to welcome everyone, then it was into the marquee, decked out as a magical secret garden with flowers and foliage and fairy lights… All were transfixed.

A veritable feast followed and then it was all feet to the dancefloor.

A raucous game of Heads & Tails and a Grand Draw helped us to raise funds for our Lake Project and then it was back to the music as our band, Tom and the Clementynes, and DJ, Mondegreen, got everybody moving right up to the last minute!

Final word, however, must go to the cakes. The glorious cakes created by our baker, Debbie, which fooled the observer into thinking they were looking at a tower of hydrangeas whilst they were, in fact, gazing at pudding. And they tasted every bit as phenomenal as they looked…

Huge thanks to everyone who came and here’s to the next one!

Gallery is here