Last January we had the pleasure to help bring Claire and Adams dream day together, despite the day ending in torrential rain (it was still summer inside the marquee). Every time we met with them, even the rehearsal the day before, there wasn’t a ounce of concern on their faces. Their day was simply family orientated with the reception and canapés held at Claire’s Parent’s family home, their ceremony was in a family friend’s glorious garden and family and friends supplied the delicious continuous supper of petit fours.
As shown above, this was Claire’s moment, the day she had been waiting for. It was her smile from ear to ear that was the ultimate accessory to complete the look.
After placing the chairs for the ceremony in the morning the weather turned. Meaning we moved all the seats to the ‘back up spot’ but who would have thought with Canterbury weather it came right again half an hour before the ceremony. So what did we do? Moved them all back to ‘plan A’ and no one was the wiser. Luckily we were there on the day providing our Bar Service.
Happy we all were when the rain held off long enough for the drinks and canapés to be in front of the house and marquee. The hilarious MC for the day, who was so nervous which just added to his charm, welcomed the guests into a cosy and warm marquee after it started to drizzle late into the afternoon.
The marquee itself was so beautifully and simply styled, Claire and Adam chose the pallet seating which gave the kids and their parents somewhere to go when they got a bit restless later in the evening. They had all the accent points it needed. Not to mention that incredible seating plan on the custom made wool sack, printed with their family names which was a bit of a laughing point for the father of the bride being a dairy farmer.
How could you not get amazing pictures when your bridal party are this gorgeous. Having Charlotte Sowman as your photographer definitely doesn’t hurt either.
We would like to thank the Marshall & van Polanen Families for trusting us with this very special day. We have such wonderful memories of this day and it was an honour to work with them to create their memories.