A wedding at home--but not in the house!
The bride had definite views on what was not to appear: no lace, red carpets, formal flowers, or crisp white linen. And furthermore, no hippie, Bohemian or gypsy themes, the event team says.
Meanwhile, the family wanted a luxurious wedding in warm and cozy surroundings--the kind of atmosphere that their social circle would expect--a wedding "at home" but without going inside their house.
Ceremony on the lawn
Guests arrived by coach direct to the ceremony lawn and the white stretch tent venue.
Roses from the garden
Wooden chairs were used to give a less formal look and decorated with delicate dusty pink roses from the gardens.
The event team oversaw three big tent structures, 10 pagodas, thousands of fairy lights, 1,500 feet of festoon lighting, 60 storm lamps, two grand pianos, five bands, six golf buggies, three restroom blocks and four bars.
Pagodas for foodservice, cover
With the formalities completed, the celebrations began with cocktails and a charcuterie buffet in the stable yard. Pagodas provided rain cover and foodservice points.
The landscape salutes the bridal couple.
An arbor provides a pretty accent.
The beautiful dinner tent.
Elegant table settings
The table decor was carefully chosen to be luxurious but informal--natural colors and a glass beaded charger plate serving as the main elements.
For the restrooms, vac units were positioned within an adjoining solid structure. A corridor area was lit and sign-posted, and the restrooms were dressed out with soft furnishings, paintings and baskets of essentials.
'Irish-style' smoking garden
The smoking garden featured comfortable seating and the "Irish weather essentials"--gas heaters, rugs and umbrellas.
Dinner tent glows
The dinner tent glows with beautiful lighting.