& SIR WALTER -
WORSLEY COURT HOUSE
Walter first approached me about organising an 18th century
wedding day for them. After suggesting a few different options,
they decided on the whole Dick Turpin theme. All the guests were
to dress to the theme and they wanted a really laid back
atmosphere, and wanted a tavern type feel to their reception.
married at the local church in Worsley and then walked across a
very busy round-about to the great distraction of the on coming
traffic I might say.
court house inn was an original coach house for their Dick
Turpin / Pirate themed wedding reception. The guest were met by
the kings men in their very smart red tunics and white wigs
questioning everyone to see if they had see Dick Turpin
which was on wanted posters being shown to them outside the
venue. The guest were warned that he could attempt to rob
the wedding party and they were there to ensure he did not.
Walter took their places at the top table and from then on they
had a non stop feast and the ale and wine flowed freely. Period
musicians played music of the time and the kings men tried to
conscript a few of the guests to no avail. Part way though the
night there was an altercation and Dick Turpin burst in holding
a gun and held one of the ladies prisoner while he robbed some
of the guests of their precious jewels. He managed to make his
escape after some gun fire but later attempted to rob the party
again but to no avail which ensued in fist fight and sword fight
and muskets drawn. He was arrested and taken away by the kings
merriment was had at Teresa and Walters wedding reception and
were exceptionally opulent in their garb of the time. The night
finished off with a hand fasting ceremony, cutting of their
cake and a kali band.
Walters comments on their day...
What can we
say, magnificent Val, everyone looks absolutely fantastic and
have made a lot of effort to dress up for us, we couldn't have
asked for a more memorable wedding day and were glad we found
you and thank you so much for all the fantastic food and
entertainment and things you have put on. Greatest thanks for
all your help enabling us to have this for our special day -
Teresa and Walter