The bride and Groom were a very organised couple. Their wedding plans were fantastic. They approached me two months before their wedding, wanting to hand over the final wedding preparations and management to a professional. The couple also wanted someone to manage and coordinate their wedding day.
Alexandra and Kim went for a truly English vintage style wedding. They make it very unique, with lots of little individual things that they had hand made themselves.
Leading up to the wedding I was the first point of contact for all of the suppliers. I drew up a detailed schedule of the timings to ensure the smooth running of the wedding day.
On the day I spent a couple of hours with the bride at her parents house to be to ensure every thing was going to plan, and to make sure she was enjoying the run up to the wedding.
The couple had a church wedding, followed by a marquee wedding reception at the local cricket club; they had the use of the grounds and pavilion.
The marquee was trimmed with bunting and fairy lights. There were lots of quirky little things dotted around that made all the difference to the outside like small little vases of flowers and candles
There were a few surprises during the reception, including a Spitfire and helicopter flypast! The bride was totally unaware of these surprises, the hardest thing for me was to keep the wedding party outside for the scheduled times, but it all worked out beautifully.
The couple decided not to go for the full traditional wedding breakfast, but instead have a more relaxed afternoon tea party, followed by a few games on the lawn. Later entertainers circulated amongst the guests showing them tricks – while live jazz was playing in the background in the marquee.
In the evening the band played, and the guests danced the night away, with only one small stop for a buffet and pig roast, whilst stilt walkers served some beautiful chocolate truffles.
The couple were very conscious that they wanted their guests not be bored, but to be relaxed, happy and entertained on this special day. I can honestly say yes they were. The evening finished with just one more surprise… A Moulin Rouge fire eating and flame throwing extravaganza. This was amazing.
We would just like to say a big congratulation to Alexandra and Kim the happy couple, and wish you both a long and happy marriage together. It was a total pleasure to be with you both and all your friends and family on such a happy day.
Testimonial from the bride
Elizabeth really helped to pull all the plans together. Two months before my wedding day, I enlisted the help of Elizabeth King to help finalise my wedding plans. I planned my wedding entirely; we were creating our reception venue and bringing in everything from wine glasses to hog roasts. It became clear to me that I needed the help of someone that I could trust to run the actual wedding day.
Elizabeth caught my attention as her website was extremely professional and I was also impressed that she had been asked to do interviews for editorial features in regional newspapers and radio stations.
At our first meeting, it was really good to talk through all the plans, not only so that Elizabeth could understand what was done, needed to be done and how the day would run, but also as a double-check for me too. It was comforting to know that everything was falling into place.
I liaised with Elizabeth mainly over email for the next 6 weeks and then moving to telephone conversations to finalise last minute changes that inevitably do happen. Elizabeth was always available, in fact I don’t think there was ever an occasions when I could not get hold of her.
With two weeks to go I handed over the plans to Elizabeth to let her make the final checks and to liaise with my suppliers. As any bride will know, it is easy to underestimate how many things that need doing in the last few weeks, and having the support of Elizabeth was truly invaluable. Being able to hand over the plans at this stage, ensured I then had time to make those final preparations so that I could be the blushing bride that I hoped to be. Knowing Elizabeth would competently get on with what was needed was fantastic.
Her contact book is incredible and when last minutes change to the entertainments programme had to be made, Elizabeth had a great company at her finger tips and within a few days the problem was fixed!
Elizabeth and her husband Richard went well and truly beyond the call of duty on the wedding day and made sure that everything that should happen did, and anything that was not meant to didn’t. Our wedding day was the best day of our lives, and Elizabeth was a key part in making this so.
Mrs Alexandra Blomley
My husband, Richard King very kindly took a few quick snaps for me. Richard was not the official photographer for the day. Richard happens to be a wedding photographer, and his work can be found here www.kingprophoto.com
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