I worked with Maria and Matt for nearly two years, right from the very beginning of their wedding planning. Maria and Matt are a fantastic couple – so open minded to all of the ideas I put forward to them. As a couple they were so infectious, and were a joy to work with.
The couple had very definite ideas to what they did, and not want there wedding to be like. They were not looking for a totally traditional wedding, instead they wanted something unique, contemporary and fun – just like there personalities.
For the evening, Maria and Matt wanted a cocktail party nightclub feel; they also wanted to incorporate the love of their pets into the wedding day. For the wedding breakfast we named the tables after their pets. The couple wanted cupcakes, so we had the topper/figures for them made in the likeness of each of their pets. There was a slight twist with the cup cakes too; each of the cup cakes figures was a different flavor of cocktail. In the evening we delivered a genuine night club feel, in a marquee.
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After listening to what the couple wanted and needed for their guests, we started off with a venue search. I always had one particular venue in mind for the couple that fitted their specification and requirements; but felt that the couple needed to see and explore all the other options first, to get a feel for what else was on offer.
Regarding the venue I first had in mind for the couple, we left this to the end of the day, but as soon as they walked through the door into the venue, there faces lit up, and they fell in love with it straight away, and were sure this is the one for them.
Before booking the venue, I did a very quick provisional check with the registrar to check there availability for the date required, and asked them to pencil the couple in. The couples were absolutely delighted with the choice of venue; it was exactly what they were looking for
The only traditional parts of the wedding were the ceremony, wedding dress, and, top hat and tails with canes that the groom and groomsmen wore. We stuck to three main colours, which were black, white and turquoise all the way through.
After the ceremony, there were no posed official shots at the registrar table; it was straight outside for Champaign and canapé’s with the guests.
After a quick change of dress for the bride, the couple and the guests made their way into the Orangery for the wedding breakfast and speeches. The music was kept very up beat in the back ground while they all enjoyed their meal.
After the meal, Maria took herself off again for yes a third change dress ready for her evening celebrations. The couple wanted a completely different feel for the evening from the day – more of a club and party atmosphere – with state of the art lighting, and amazing cocktails.
We arranged and planned with my clients to have a marquee built and erected for the evening party in the grounds of Stubton Hall. It took three days to build, and I believe this is Stubton’s very first marquee. For maximum impact, we had a split level marquee positioned overlooking the lake, with decking and outside seating area. We placed lanterns on the lake to add a little more atmosphere. It looked stunning and totally fabulous.
The guests were truly spoilt and entertained with a fantastic band and DJ, followed by fireworks over the lake. It was truly magical. After the fireworks display it was back into the marquee for a buffet with a chocolate fountain, and yes those very important cocktails, and more music and dancing.
The nightclub feel was amazing – we used a specialist lighting engineer who really delivered the most fantastic light show from start to finish. The blacked out marquee, the star field ceiling, and the tables with mood under-lighting, the dance floor, and DJ – all added to the really unique feel of this wedding. We spent a lot of time getting the small details for the evening perfect.
Congratulations to Maria and Matt on your wedding day, it was a truly magical day, and it was a pleasure helping you both with your wedding planning. I think we can honestly say we achieved every thing you asked for and a lot more!
The feed back from the couple’s guests was to me was, I quote,
“The best wedding they have ever been too”
“Out of this world, awesome, fantastic”
You can’t say better than that.
Here is what Maria and Matt said:
Elizabeth has been there for me for nearly 2 years planning my wedding, I never thought I would ever get married so planning the day with no idea of what I wanted was not easy, but Elizabeth was there for me straight from the beginning helping me with every aspect of my day.
She helped me choose all my suppliers the venue, communicating my wishes to everyone making sure no detail was overlooked. Nearer the day as the panic attacks set in, she helped me overcome all my fears; she was there on the other end of the phone most days just to have a chat and be there for me as a friend.
I never thought even for a minute that the wedding was going to be as amazing as it was and this is all down to Elizabeth taking the ideas in my head and turning them in to a dream wedding. She went above and beyond to make sure every little detail was perfect and I will be thanking her for the rest of my life for the best day I have ever had.
ALL OUR LOVE
MARIA PAVIER & MATT SHOOTER
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My husband, Richard King very kindly took a few wedding photographs. 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