Henry and Fiona's Musical Wedding Reception, Suffolk - 2nd June 2006

Henry, drummer of the legendary BBs (the same band Nosher is in) gets married to Fiona, bassist for the band Moderato. The evening reception is suitably musical and involves at least 3 bands (plus assorted interludes) in a marquee in the garden. Kicking off the proceedings are The BBs, followed by ceilidh band "News of Victory" and rounded out by a session with the Global Village Trucking Company - who include a great 70's-style prog-rock extended-solo wig-out number in their set. On the day after, when I returned with the car to pick up the gear (having consumed at least 1.5 bottles of wine and so cycled home), I arrive just in time for lunch, which was a bonus.

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Henry, in white jacket, mingles through the assembled guests

Garden crowd scene

Fiona's daughter, Lucy (right), waves to the camera

Martin, plus three of The BBs - Max, Rob and Jo

Fiona, Henry and Lucy outside the marquee, guest-greeting

Big round tables in a tent

Max and Rob have a giggle

Professional photographer Jonathan Slack and his wife share a table with Nosher

More guest photos...

James Lascelles' bright purple jacket

Fiona and Henry prepare to cut the cake, and give a small speech

Lucy tips a tub of confetti

Cake cutting

Fiona and Henry

Henry leads Fiona to the 'first dance'...

...which is The BBs' rendition of 'I just wanna make love to you' (sans drums)

Lucy sings a song

A small girl pirouettes as the crowd watch Lucy sing

Elsewhere, a piano is played

Massed dancing commences

Whirling around to a ceilidh band

Nosher's keyboards are shared by the bands throughout the night

The ceilidh caller, Derek Paice, and a modern djambe

Max takes a pic of Nosher, as Martin leans on his shoulder to poke his tongue out

Henry's head looks like it's been splattered with paint (thanks to a bright red spotlight)

Lucy and Fiona go head-to-head

Global Village Trucking Company start their set

An out-of-focus Henry gets a kiss from his Best Man

It's not every wedding where the Bride and Groom play in the band...

On Nosher's keyboards is James Lascelles, who plays for Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

Henry lays some great stuff down

Later, Henry's son, Max, impresses whilst playing drums in a scratch band

Max has a hair moment

The morning after: lunch in the garden

Lucy swigs a pint of lager

The BBs' wedding pressie: a BBs' Bay Tree (thanks to Jo for organising :-)

Chairs and confetti in the now-quiet marquee

A final reminder: small, pink foil hearts scattered on a table

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Henry, in white jacket, mingles through the assembled guests