I worked on two Weddings last weekend, and they were both completely different from each other.
It was really exciting to coordinate Vicky and Andy’s Wedding which should have taken place 12 months earlier. Sadly, Covid had other plans. The Bride was half Egyptian which was going to be incorporated into her Wedding plans, making this Wedding really exciting.
Décor and Styling
The reception was held in a marquee in the grounds of Vicky’s home in rural Shropshire. The décor for the marquee was simplistic with the use of leaves, foliage and pomegranates. The floral design was created by Big Little Things.
The Egyptian element was back at the house, in the Courtyard, Beautiful crafted bunting and furnishings, creating a beautiful shisha lounge for later in the day.
You could just imagine you were in the Middle East.
The Couple got married in the local Village church. There was a path created in the field between the church and the Marquee for Guests to walk along. Once the Guests had arrived at the marquee, they were served prosecco and Canapes by Roslin Catering. While Florence Fox Photography captured special moments.
Traditional English food for the Wedding Breakfast
After Guests had some relaxing time in the Garden, they made their way into the marquee to be served a three-course meal which included Roast Beef and all of the trimmings. One person on each table were given a Fez hat to wear. This person was the designated carver for the table.
The speeches followed after the meal. An emotional time for the Bride, as two of her Bridesmaids were sadly in America and not able to attend the Wedding due to the Covid travel restrictions. This didn’t stop them from being part of the day though because Vicky’s sister had set up a Video message from both of them.
After the Wedding Breakfast, Guests were able to play lawn games, created by the Bride’s Family or even have a jump around on the Bouncy castle.
Egyptian Evening Reception
With the English part of the Wedding came the Egyptian section, which followed for the Evening Reception.
Guests that wanted to (and were also encouraged) could experience the Shisha smoking in the Courtyard. The original plans for this had changed, as originally there was going to be a Shisha coordinator, but because of Covid, the plans had to change slightly. Guests were still able to take part in the Eastern tradition with the use of disposable pipes.
To add to the Egyptian theme, the entertainment started with an amazing belly dancer, who made her entrance with a Shamadan (A fire crown on her head). It was a little scary for me as we were in the marquee, but all was good! She did a brilliant job of interacting with the Guests and getting them to join in.
Nadia did two performances, and in between and the rest of the night, Guests were kept entertained with a DJ.
Any guests that were hungry from all of the Belly Dancing, had falafel and kebabs to keep them going. Drinks were also available from the Pour Horse, Horsebox Bar.
The evening was finished off with a firework display.
Vicky and Andy’s Wedding was amazing, and it was great to experience the Egyptian customs.
One of the brief’s when I first met Vicky was that she wanted all female Suppliers on her Wedding Day, and she did an amazing job in sourcing them. They were all amazing and details of all of the Suppliers can be found here:
Wedding Coordination: LMS Weddings
Caterers: Roslin Catering
Bar: The Pour Horse
Flowers: Big Little Things
Photographer: Florence Fox Photography
Belly Dancer: Nadia Issa
DJ: Rock DJane
Bouncy Castle: Premier Bounce
Fireworks: Jack Flash Fireworks