The Brief

Having worked with this client on their wedding anniversary celebrations almost a decade earlier, we were thrilled to be asked to produce their son’s marquee wedding at their home in Bedfordshire.

The feel of the event was to be luxurious and refined but understated so that the bride and groom and the guests could feel at ease, mingle and ultimately party hard too!

The Solution

The design of the temporary structures was our first priority, to ensure that the garden could house a wedding ceremony, a wet weather plan for the reception, a seated dining room and the reveal of a stage and dance floor with the feel of a night club for a change of tempo in the evening.

Local suppliers were sourced for structures and ancillary hire, catering and drinks service. Specialist items such as a bar and chill out furniture, all print items, the wedding cake and table ware were sourced through third parties.

The florist was briefed to follow a specific look, tidy, compact, elegant, floral pieces ranged from tall table centres to pretty bouquets to dress the ceremony chairs, and an overhead floral focal piece in the bar / reception space.

Spaces were revealed one after another, with the ceremony first facing the pond and fountain at the far end of the garden, followed by a stroll back to the front of the house for drinks in the sunshine.

The wedding breakfast was revealed at the time that guests were welcomed, into an ivory-lined and carpeted dining room to eat an exquisite three course meal served with champagne and wine. The meal ended with speeches before the reveal to the bar / reception and on through to the dance floor / night club, to the sound of gasps and applause as the whole space was connected and open to guests for the first time.

Live music for the ceremony was provided by The Sensky String Trio who then played in the garden for drinks. The Faithettes kicked off the dancing, interspersed with DJ Elliot from Sound Train, accompanied by Dan Blaax on saxophone. Guests danced the night away and enjoyed being outside the in the artfully lit garden after dark