Showcase Wedding – Fabulous Day
Today we bring you a showcase wedding from the fabulous lady behind Fabulous Day in Cheshire…
Ohh I was so excited when Becky first called!! She and her fiancé, Stephen, were planning a Humanist wedding ceremony complete with vintage marquee all in the garden of her parents’ home.
They had come to me on recommendation from a previous client, which is always nice, and needed help with finding a few suppliers, as well as advice and guidance.
My main role was to guide them through the planning to make sure nothing was missed and every eventuality planned for, advising them on everything from where the toilets should be located to making sure we had a Plan B in case it rained! So plenty of to do lists and meetings to keep everything on track.
This was to be a real family wedding, with everyone contributing in some way, the Mum’s were going to make the favours; homemade honey and jam, her brother was going to make the cake and Dad was going to spend the winter getting the field for the marquee as level as possible.
It goes without saying I was there on the day (and the day before) setting up the marquee, putting out all the décor, meeting all the suppliers, dealing with the rain, of course we had to have a couple of showers, and even going on an emergency run to the shop when the bar ran out of mixers at 10.30pm, all to make sure the day ran perfectly for this lovely couple!
Highlights of the day included the ceremony –really touching and emotional, the speeches heartfelt and hilarious and to top it off a very special surprise, our very own air acrobatic display –amazing! To hear guests say it was the best wedding they had ever been too is always music to a planner’s ears!
On that day I had a special assistant, Annette Huggins, a fellow wedding planner, who sadly passed away late last year, she is missed.
Photo credits: Neil Redfern