Within the grounds of their newly refurbished home, we created an impeccably styled, luxurious marquee wedding at home in Norfolk. It was exactly how my clients had wanted, they said their vows to each other with their closest family and friends gathered around them.
Norfolk Wedding Planner
With their discerning taste we creating a unique day that celebrated them and their families. I curated the most amazing team of wedding suppliers who delivered the most memorable day for my couple. Celebrating your wedding at home is never a stress-free option! For this couple it was no exception. With many personal hiccups they had to contend with in the lead-up to their big day, not to mention pretty much re-building their house and the whole garden, it was no mean feat!
The centre-piece for the day became their newly commissioned cranes sculpture. We got permission from the sculptor to use his original sketches to create a drawing which could be used on their wedding stationery suite.
Guests arrived, greeted by glasses of the finest vintage Champagne, and were able to mingle before the ceremony started. Once guests were gathered in-front of the celebrant, Debbie Coe, Charlotte arrived in a delicate lace dress with intricate floral design walked down the pathway towards her groom. Charlotte’s dress had been created by Alice Temperley. It was lovely to see the smile on Mark’s face as he watched Charlotte walk towards him. Their celebrant lead ceremony was conducted in front of their magnificent pond, crowned with their entwined cranes sculpture. This was framed by two flower towers which perfectly complimented Charlotte’s dress.
Marquee Wedding Day
After their special ceremony the bride and groom and their guests enjoyed glasses of Champagne and canapés as well as up close magic performed by Nick Einhorn before they made their way towards the marquee for their wedding breakfast. The clear span, clear roofed marquee was beautifully decorated with draping from Boomting Bunting and more floral arrangements from Sarah Coxon. The colour pallet for the florals was specifically picked to tie in with the embroidery on Charlotte’s dress. We layered the tableware with a high quality, thick tablecloth, silver edged charger plates and silver cutlery for an elegant understated feel. The pink linen napkins tied in with the florals and the personalised menus featured our crane artwork to tie everything together and add an extra personal touch.
Making their guests feel welcome and entertained were top priorities for my clients. We had an incredible electric strings trio playing in the garden during the reception, the incredible Magician, Nick Einhorn, they opted for a live band in the evening and a fabulous DJ to play between the sets and keep the party going until the early hours of the morning! At various times of the day significant music was chosen that had meaning to my clients, for example they made their entrance as the new Mr & Mrs into the marquee to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvyn Gaye and Tammy Terrell before they sat down for their spectacular wedding breakfast.
Bespoke Wedding Menu
My clients got engaged while on holiday in Greece so using the Greek influences was always high on their agenda. From subtle elements, like incorporating the blue and white colours of Greece into their stationery, through to the wonderful Brasteds creating a fully bespoke menu packed with Greek flavours and influences. Guests were treated to a sharing starter of king prawn saganaki, souvlaki chicken, grilled halloumi with spinach, pine nuts and lemon jus as well as halloumi and quinoa keftedes.
This was followed by their own choice of either Astakos tis skhara (grilled lemon lobster) or fragrant rump of lamb kleftiko. These were served with a selection of sides. Dessert was a trio of sweet greek flavours; Greek Yoghurt and Mango Parfait, Nut Kataifi, Chocolate Mosaic and a honey syrup – delicious! We even had Greek influenced cocktails for guests to partake in, a Corfu Sour and The Greek Thai.
After enjoying their fabulous meal and a couple of speeches, the guests were asked to join the couple as they had their first dance. They danced to music performed by The Woohoo Band. Their first dance was followed by their second which again was performed by The Woohoo’s and they danced to Elton John’s ‘I’m Still Standing” but changed to “We’re Still Standing” – it certainly brought a smile to their guest’s faces.
Evening food was the most decadent cheese table and bacon baps, and to give everyone a ‘pep-up’ to fuel them into the early hours, Espresso martinis and White Creme de Menthe were handed round.
The weekend was completed by a fabulous buffet from Brasteds on the Sunday with their closest friends and family. They were then able to use the marquee again and share stories from the day before which rounded off their weekend festivities perfectly.
Photographer: Dominic Whiten
Caterers: Complete and Utter by Brasteds
Videographer: Ed Bray
Stationery: Silk & Ink
Florist: Sarah Coxon
Bride’s Dress: Temperley Bridal
Celebrant: Debbie Coe
Chair Hire: Rosetone
Catering Hire: Banqueting Hire