The best man, a rural veterinarian had seven litres of home-made sloe gin which was ours to do with as we pleased.
The wedding was loosely gin and Glastonbury themed - think tables named after particular distilleries, flowers in empty gin bottles and a seating plan that was a miniature replica of Worthy Farm in peak festival flow.
It was enough to make you a little nostalgic for the English summers of your imagined childhood...
Anyway, we stuck to a homespun, hedgerow theme for the cocktail hour serve - a sloe gin fizz - which was a massive success, and even had the mother of the bride (a known gin connoisseur) texting us for the recipe after the big day.
Alongside this, which was batched up and served on the lawn in the early evening sunshine, we also provided a bottle of our home aged Lady Grey gin and a small fix for the groom's hipflask which married sloe gin with Irish whisky as a small nod to his heritage.