Leaving London, we made our way to the beautiful town of Harrogate, situated in North Yorkshire. We had a festival to get to!
I heard things got pretty wild at ‘Laurabury’, so with my pass, denim shorts, headband and paracetamol at the ready. I was all set for ‘Laurabury 2014’.
Ok you got me. Harrogate doesn’t really hold a yearly wild festival (that I am aware of).
One of my oldest friends is getting married this year. Anyone who knows the hen and her lovely husband-to-be, will know they are huge music, gig and festival fans. Her bridesmaids organised a very special private festival and one of the chicks, Stephy, designed all the posters and passes (I have some pretty talented friends).
The festival fashion was taken pretty seriously, and our hen had her very own customised sleeveless denim gilet. Customised by another talented chick, Victoria.
After more than a few drinks, it was time for a game. In teams, we had 10 minutes to create a masterpiece, our very own wedding dress (modelled by the bridesmaid Holly). It was project runway meets blue peter.
Have you ever seen toilet roll and tin foil worn so well?
With a few sore heads the following morning, we got our hit of fresh fruit and veg to keep us going and take away any guilt of too much rum.
Bettys tea room has been around for nearly 100 years. We jumped the ever growing queue (pre-booking is a blessing!), and made our way upstairs to a spacious room full of people chatting whilst sipping tea and devouring cake.
A selection of scrumptious sandwiches, scones and cakes arrived. The pro of a waitress rattled off every single item on the stand in detail, whilst we looked on wide eyed waiting to start.
Working our way from bottom to top, a lovely gentleman kept everyone’s ears entertained with a set on the piano, including ‘I’m getting married in the morning’!
Happily fed and watered, we got to spend time with 2 very handsome boys before making our way back to Laurabury HQ, in preparation for a night on the town.
The husband-to-be had surprised us all with a supply of bubbles. Which basically means he is responsible for any drunken behaviour and hangovers.
Quite a few glasses of fizz later we had a little game of Mr & Mrs. I think we all came away knowing that little bit more about both the bride and groom – I best not divulge any information 😉
After a bit of dancing, it was time to leave Laurabury HQ and see what the bright lights of Harrogate had to offer (taking our dance moves with us of course).
What a wonderful weekend, with some lovely people. I just can’t wait for the wedding now!
Laura, you are going to be one beautiful bride.