The bride and her father walked down the aisle to the sounds of Pachelbel Canon in D, played by a string quartet, and two readings were shared during the ceremony; one romantic and one with a touch of humour. After saying their vows in front of their 107 guests, with a backdrop of a truly gorgeous floral wall, the couple were pronounced as husband and wife and they headed back down the aisle with huge smiles on their faces.
After celebratory drinks, the couple and their guests were invited down in to the glamorous ballroom where they enjoyed a grand three-course banquet and fine wine. The couple chose to decorate their reception tables in a sophisticated, classic style. ‘Snow in Love’ scented Yankee Candles were lit to add glamorous touch and the florist, Black Orchid, decorated half of the tables with tall arrangements featuring white roses. The reception tables in the glamorous Atrium came alive with sparkly diamante table crystals, silver sequined chair covers, personalised boxes of Tic Tacs, and snowflake pins given as wedding favours; the couple had donated money to a cancer charity in order to remember both of their grandfathers. The newlyweds had also hired a decorative supplier, Pudding Bridge, to help make their New Year’s Eve wedding party look spectacular.
During their communication with Bijou’s Wedding Planning Management Team, Charlotte and Ryan decided to hire some of the wonderful accessories that Bijou Weddings had to offer. They hired a post box, the pop corn machine, the sweetie cart and a selection of crystal trees to give their wedding reception tables an added touch of winter sparkle.
The couple invited a further 58 guests to join them during the evening reception. Instead of ordering a traditional wedding cake, Charlotte and Ryan opted for a tower of vanilla cupcakes, designed by Brenda at Sugarcups; guests were offered a cupcake during the evening reception. When the doors were pulled back in the ballroom to reveal the dance floor, over-sized light up letters, hired from Mighty Fine Entertainment, spelled out the couple’s surname. These looked fantastic and were a great back drop for photographs. The couple also hired a DJ, casino tables and an inflatable photo booth from Inflatapod which was a huge hit.
The couple danced their first dance to a song called ‘Flowers’ by Charlotte Haining and as the clock struck midnight, guests celebrated with the newlywed couple as they all brought in the New Year together.