Freya approached me back in April last year. Mid lockdown, I was wondering if I’d ever see a Wedding again given the pandemic. With Freya’s Worcester Marquee Wedding, I got my mojo back because this wedding was going to be spectacular!
Worcester Marquee Wedding – Initial Consultation
As always, I began with an initial consultation to find out what Freya and Chris had done on the wedding planning. It’s also a good time to get a feel for how they wanted their day to be.
The initial consultation with Freya went a bit like this “We’re hoping to get married in Worcester Cathedral followed by a marquee at my Parents House”. My first thought was “wow”. Second thought was that I was so excited to be part of this Wedding Day.
Fast forward to 16 months and despite all of the difficulties that Couples planning to get married have had to go through Freya and Chris, managed to get their wedding day just how they wanted.
Wedding Day Style
I arrived in Worcester on the morning of the Wedding to be met by the Florist, Lillyfee Floral Designs who was doing an amazing job in the marquee provided by Bisley. The long trestle tables were covered in a mass of green foliage and beautiful floral displays. Outside of the marquee, again LilyFee Floral Designs worked their magic with a fantastic entrance.
Freya had thought of everything in her planning too. As well as a courtesy box in the toilets, she had provided novelty sunglasses for sunny weather (Which were needed) Umbrellas for a rainy day (Not required) Flip Flops for aching feet on the dancefloor and blankets in case Guests got cold during the evening.
The Wedding Reception
Sadly, because my role in the Wedding Day was to coordinate the Wedding Reception, I was unable to get to the Cathedral. Looking at photographs afterwards, it certainly had the wow factor!
After the Ceremony, the Guests were served Champagne at the Cathedral while the wonderful photographer, Isobel Murphy captured the day perfectly.
Guests (And the Wedding Party including the Bride and Groom) were transported in a vintage double decker bus provided by Wyvern Omnibus from the Cathedral to the Marquee
Food and Drink
The Guests arrived at the Marquee, and were served a choice of beer or Pimm’s by Sip N Swig. They could also get an idea of what food they would be served from the smells of chorizo, garlic prawns and paella, which were being prepared by the Talented Chefs at Las Tapitas outside of the marquee.
When all of the Guests had arrived outside the marquee, they could entertain themselves with the various lawn games that had been put in place by 3 Counties Castle Hire.
At 5:00pm, the Guests I announced for the Guests to take their seats in the marquee, before the entrance of the new Mr and Mrs Tuck. Speeches were held immediately, before a Spanish styled wedding breakfast of Sangria, Tapas and Paella followed.
For Guests with a sweet tooth, if they still had space, they could fill up on delicious brownies and cupcakes provided by Marriots Little Bakery (Who also provided the beautiful Wedding Cake). After the Meal was served, there was even a brief visit from an Ice Cream Van too!
Evening Reception – Party Time
As Freya and Chris celebrated their Wedding Day into the night with their family and friends, they kicked off the party by cutting their Wedding Cake, before, I have to say, performing the best first dance I have seen yet! Just for Tonight were the Band that kept the dance floor filled with various songs, including the first dance which was Anywhere by Passenger.
Instead of Favours, Freya and Chris had organised a Horsebox Photo Booth (The Photo Booth Box) where their Guests could have some entertaining selfies with various props and leave the photos in a book with messages to the Bride and Groom.
For anyone hungry, there was a hog roast to feed Guests supplied by Ken’s Pig Roasts.
Freya looked absolutely amazing, as did her Bridesmaids. Chris scrubbed up pretty well too! The day was perfect. Everything ran to plan. As I was there, I could manage any minor hurdles so that Freya and Chris could enjoy every precious moment.
If you’re having a DIY Wedding you don’t want to have any worries on your Wedding Day. Get in touch with me for a no obligation Initial Consultation, to see how I can help you.
Coordination: LMS Weddings
Marquee : Bisley
Florist: Lily Fee Floral Creations
Photographer: Isobel Murphy
Catering: Las Tapitas
Hog Roast: Ken Tallis
Bar: Sip N Swig
Double Decker Bus: Wyvern Omnibus
Cake: Marriots Little Bakery
Lawn Games: 3 Counties Castle Hire
Band: Just for Tonight
Photo Booth: The Photo Booth Box