I always knew where I wanted to get married, but it’s a private home not a venue, so I knew it would have unique challenges, many of which I probably wouldn’t even foresee. Thus a planner seemed vital. I was never a bridey-bride so I thought I will find this easy. I just totally underestimated how much time planning a wedding would take. I knew exactly what I wanted style wise but I needed someone to help with logistics. I was recommend @jennywrenweddingsandevents by a family friend and she was vital to the whole experience. My mother said, “Jenny isn’t a luxury, she’s a necessity”. She was so calm, organised and efficient. I will never forget seeing her driving a golf buggy one handed, holding a stack of chairs, still smiling. I can’t recommend her more. She’s the perfect planner. Always in the right place but never intrusive. Apart from anything else, she enabled my mother and I to enjoy the day and forget about the practical things.
The outline of the wedding was to have a legal wedding service, champagne cream tea and dinner for only the closest family and friends on day one. Then day two was a wedding blessing for all our guests, a champagne tea, followed by a short break to change and rest and then a black tie drinks, dinner, dancing and fireworks. On day three there was a lunch for family, close friends and the ushers and bridesmaids and their families.
In order for the plan to work we needed to have marquees made to fit the different areas of the garden, to bring the garden inside. These were custom made in India and shipped over. We also used a stretch tent for over the blessing space. The marquees were a major part of pulling the wedding together and took a huge team and a huge amount of logistics to pull off. I do not recommend doing this custom approach unless you are ready for that.