Real Wedding // Cate & Pete

17/07/2018

We had the pleasure of working with Cate and Pete on their wedding back in 2016 and this week, as they celebrate their second wedding anniversary, we thought we’d use the opportunity to share a little bit about their special day.

We worked with them for a period of six months to plan their country wedding at the Groom’s family home. It was a beautiful, considered and stylish affair and we loved every minute of their celebrations.

The wedding saw us travelling to a beautiful village in Warwickshire – Tanworth in Arden where the Groom grew up. The village is very small and the ceremony took place in the quaint local church followed by the reception in a beautiful pole tent marquee and then the following day they enjoyed an informal lunch with their family and friends in the same location.

The couple had a clear vision for their wedding. They wanted it to be relaxed, natural and romantic. Combining these elements with effortless luxury we created a beautiful aesthetically considered style which ran throughout the wedding celebrations and was sympathetic and complementary to the natural surroundings.

Owing to the marquee build, we were on site from early in the week to oversee the set-up and whilst the bride and groom enjoyed the days leading up to the wedding, we worked alongside their family and the suppliers to ensure there was little disruption at the family home and began to create the setting for what would be a magical celebration.

Their ceremony was held at St Mary Magdalene Church followed by Pimm’s on the village green. Despite some initial uncertainty with the weather, the sun thankfully decided to shine. Following their drinks reception, the guests walked down the hill back to the private residence and were welcomed by acoustic trio Ed and The Night Caps who set a relaxed vibe whilst guests took in their beautiful surroundings and enjoyed the sunshine lounging in deckchairs and atop straw bales.

The pole tent marquee was transformed into a simple and modern space with beautiful drapes and lined with twinkling fairy lights. The space was split into designated zones with the clever use of four large and beautiful Silver Birch trees which brought the outside in to separate the lounge and dance floor from the wedding breakfast and an additional lounge area.

We achieved a romantic feel in the wedding breakfast using long trestle tables adorned with simple but abundant greenery and foliage created by the wonderful Passion for Flowers. Coupled with soft and delicate blush glassware, neutral linens and a simple sprig of rosemary, the place settings were pretty yet simple and really complemented the space creating a romantic, natural and fresh scheme.

For the evening, they wanted a relaxed, fun, celebratory party vibe. A modern band with a wide repertoire that would span all ages was the brief and The Electric Tones certainly delivered. They played everything from Pop, Rock and Roll, Funk and Soul and got everyone on the dance floor.

The evening ended with a beautiful sparkler exit, and as the guests departed, we prepared for what would be a lovely informal lunch to follow the next day.

It really was an amazing wedding celebration!

Credits:
Marquee // Carnival Marquees
Draping // The Pearl Tent Company
Photographer // Samantha Jane Photography
Videographer // Tom Dawson
Florist // Passion For Flowers
Linens // Options
Chargers and Glassware // Duchess & Butler

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