Avening 2010
Laura + Stephen

Save the date: 17/07/09


The wedding takes place in around the village of Avening, in the heart of the Cotwolds. Cue mandatory Wikipedia plug: "The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the 'Heart of England'. The area has been designated as the Cotswold area of outstanding natural beauty." Think Cider with Rosie, retired majors and the set of Postman Pat.


We are getting married at the Church of the Holy Cross, consecrated in 9th century and spiritual home of Pig Face Day. Its also very much the heart of the local community, lead by its wonderful vicar, Celia. The Wathens, who live up the hill, have been coming here for years, and are very much look forward to welcoming you.

The ceremony starts at 3 pm sharp - for those staying at the Ramada in Gloucester a 'fun bus' will be provided to ferry you to the church, venue and back to the hotel. Those arriving by car are very welcome to park in Avening and join us for the trip up to the reception.


The reception itself will be held at Woodcock House, at Laura's grandparent's home. The house is stunning, with rolling views of the countryside... I honestly can't think of a nicer spot. The plan is to get there at 4.30 for 5, where there will be Canapés and food and music and dancing. FYI - we've booked a bandeoke act... check out the song list here!


Finally, the bus will return to Gloucester in two runs, at 11 pm and 1 am respectively. Local taxi firms have been warned in advance, so please do not fret the logistics.