Ab Fab London Events were referred to this wedding by Handmade Foods, as a marquee hire company that could be recommended with confidence.
Rob and Katie wanted a very personal wedding and the site was to be a private garden. Having grown up in her family home in Blackheath, Katie held special childhood memories of this garden and very much wanted to share this part of her past with her present and future, therefore making the garden her perfect wedding setting. All that was needed was the transformation into a wedding venue!
We went to meet Katie where she showed us around and briefed us on her ideas for the wedding: she wanted to seat 95 guests in the main garden marquee and also accommodate a band and dancefloor. In addition, the wedding ceremony itself was to take place at the bottom of the garden, in another purpose built marquee. This may well all have been possible with ease had it not been for one huge ‘fly in the ointment’ – a 40’ high tree standing in the middle of the garden! Naturally this was going to prove challenging, but certainly not insurmountable.
The vision was that all marquee sides were to remain open to allow the garden to be an integral part of the wedding. This idea was also versatile in that should the weather prove inclement, side walls were easy to add on the day in order to keep the weather out.
In the lead up to the big day and in fact on the day itself Katie and Rob were blessed with the best weather of the year which was such a tremendous bonus, however, in having detachable side walls, we had catered for any weather – all bases were covered thereby alleviating that particular area of stress for the bridal couple.