The theme was the Ritz and the 1930's, most people had dressed appropriately but I don't really do fancy dressing so opted for the smart casual look and avoided getting on any photos so as not to spoil the theme of the day. Here is Martyn in his suit and trilby
The tables were beautifully laid with vintage, mismatched china
After a few savoury nibbles the cake stands made an appearance and it was patisserie heaven with glazed tartlets, creamed pastries, Spa scones and French fondant fancies my particular favourite with that beautiful hint of almond to them.
We were treated to music by a local jazz trio and guests were invited to take a break at 5.30pm for the pleasure of a promenade and a breath of breezy, Bridlington sea air.
We returned in the early evening for more champagne and hot canapes and then the grand finale of fireworks on the beach which we viewed from the Spa upper balcony.
I have to admit I went a bit mad with the firework pics and I know they are mainly blurry because it was a handheld point and shoot but I quite like the effect. I think I enjoyed these more than bonfire night as it's usually too cold to enjoy them. It was a lovely late summer evening and the moon is nearly full shining across the water on the left.
A brilliant day and Martyn had a most wonderful time amongst family and friends.