Saturday, 21 June 2014

A beautiful garden wedding that grew from engagement seed to full grown wedding bloom in only 3 weeks!

With the help of mum Morag, beautiful Joanne and Adam dreamed, planned and made their wedding happen in 3 short giddy weeks. Start to finish. The reception was held in the beautiful garden of Joanne's family home - not a huge space; but really pretty with a brook running through it, and a little bridge to cross. The pagoda marquees were lovely - and the marquee company incredibly helpful - providing airy whimsical spaces once garnished simply with pretty lights, beautiful little wrought iron tables and chairs; and very simple jam jar flower arrangements. We created a feasting table. Oh. And a pudding shed.

I really love our behind the scene glimpses. Here, in the moments before Joanne and her beautiful bridesmaids leave for Culross Abbey, we get to wave them off. Beautiful duster blue dresses, and Joanne's dress, chosen in such a short space of time, made us all shed a tear or ten.

Joanne loves fresh, local produce, generous sharing food and flavours that make you happy. That's what she got!! And there's lovely mum Morag taking a peak in the background. Beautiful lady.

We wanted to make some visual points of impact that would surprise and delight guests, and make Joanne happy. The Pudding Shed, therefore -  which we created in the little summer house - was a huge success. I have never had to fight guests to stay out until we were organised before, but delighted to say that on this occasion we had to! You know who you are!!!

Of all the weddings that I have ever catered, this one has been the one that I think, for particular reasons, has truly taken my heart. Beautiful family and friends who pulled together and who made this wedding exactly what Joanne dreamed of. The chance to make a lovely garden beautiful. Free reign to transform spaces and to hang hearts and bunting and bows. Joanne and Adam, truly, I wish you every happiness in the world. Your dad looked like a very very proud man, Joannex

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