60th Birthday Celebrations at Bartle Hall

This event was to celebrate our very special friend Colin Snell's Birthday

Colin & I planned beautiful Spring Gardens for the centre of each table, all of the designs were to be different, all were to be seasonal and garden like.

Colin orgnaised lovely table stationary with a perfect quotation on each place card.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners
who make our soul blossom.
Marcel Proust
Each design featured grouped spring blooms arranged with soft mossed and fragrant foliages.

There was lots of detail, like the woven flexi grass here.

Naranga Roses and Italian Marigolds
Prunus & Amaryllis

Strelitzia & Naranga Roses in a martini glass on the fantastic bar in the Balmoral Suite at Bartle Hall.

The seating plan and place names were created by Sugarmouse

The Town Crier of Kendal, Richard Matthews was the superb Toastmaster

Colin and his lovely and very proud mum Jean.

Benjamin & Our Rebecca

Jenna & Carl

Sorcha & our Olivia


Laura & Andy & Ben

The Gray Family

Richard DeMarco opened the lunch with a wonderful speech & a toast to Colin.

Claire & The Birthday Boy

Jason & I felt extremely privileged and honoured to be on Colin's guest list, we had a wonderful day and thoroughly enjoyed every part of it.

Jonny & Fiona

Olivia, Sorcha & Joe

Sonia & Ben

Christopher Holmes amazing theatrical and events photographer.

James & RichardChrista


Stan & Louise (Louise made Colin's Magnificent Cup Cake Birthday Cake)

Andrew & Jenny

Harold & Eva

Mary & Paul

Peter, Louise & Jo

Colin delivers his speech.

He even got a standing ovation.

Adam entertained us all.Colin's delicious cakes made by Louise.Rachel singing so beautifully.

Paul Guard was superb and provided fantastic entertainment even the Bartle Hall staff were singing and dancing, Paul will also be performing at Dreamcatcher Bridal's open evening on Thursday.


Anonymous said…
Hi Jane

Wow! that is truly impressive, and so quick, have you slept? Thanks very much.

I will arrange a link from my website, not quite sure I can match your efforts though.

It truly was a wonderful day, I think Colin had a birthday to remember.

Thanks again, hope to see you again soon.

Rachel Stretton said…
Hi Jane

What great photos, everything looks absolutely stunning, and Colin looks like he had a really good time!

What a lovely memory everyone has helped to create for him.

Thank you very much for letting me know about this blog, I often become very familiar with guests names when I am creating the stationery but never get to see the faces, it is lovely to see the final effect of all that planning Colin did to provide his guests with a very enjoyable occasion.

Thanks again, and I look forward to meeting you soon.

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