This year I had the pleasure or co-ordinating Pamela and Peters special day with us, and they have both kindly agreed to let me share a little of their story.
Pamela and Peter initially met through speaking online and after three months of texting and talking on the phone they finally had their first date at Xscape over a coffee. They then realised that Peter lived close to Pamela’s Aunty- small world! After 12 months of dating they got engaged!! They must have known each other very well at this time because without any cheesy romantic gestures, Peter proposed via a message on WhatsApp on 31.01.2018; along with a teddy bear emoji he wrote the words ‘Baby will you marry me’. Pamela said, “he knows I hate romance and wouldn’t have liked a grand gesture” and with that, it was perfectly suited to them. Of course, she said yes!
They booked their wedding at House for an Art Lover the following month in February 2018, and so my wedding journey with them began.
Their initial look at the venue was at 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon, it was becoming dark really early at that time of year and the weather was poorly outside but when they walked into the Mackintosh suite, you could see that Pamela’s creative ideas were starting to take form already. At that time of year we have the fireplaces lit and some candles out but the rooms themselves were not set-up for a wedding. Pamela remembers the moment well; “We fell in love with it at our first viewing, we loved the surrounding’s and cosy intimate feel the venue had”. So, with that they had a date and venue!
Together over the many months of wedding planning we talked over ideas for menus, what the set-up options could be and timings for the day, this allowed invitations and stationery to be put together for those all-important guests. Those initial plans quickly started to take shape and having talked through what their ideal would be, with the help of Pamela’s talented suppliers, we set-about creating it!
Selecting the right venue and perfect date is usually the first step for most couples in creating their perfect wedding, but it can take a whole cast of extras working hard from that moment on to create the special day the couple have imagined. For Pamela and Peter this was no different, they worked with several talented suppliers in order to make their wedding everything they wanted it to be.
• Photography - Slanj Photography
• Cars - Image Village
• Videography - Magic Memories Videography.
• Flowers - Creative Corsages
• Cake - C&Cake Creations
• Dress - David Bridal
• Makeup - Sharon Cuthburt
• Hair - Claire Stone
• Singing waiters - Singers Sencreto
• Photo booth & Love sign - Instapix PhotoBooth and Events
• Aisle Runner & Candy cart - Sparkled Wedding Events
• Singer - Hollie Burns
• DJ - James the DJ
Everyone’s hard work paid off and the day was a huge success, all of our wedding team commented on how much fun everyone seemed to have! Ultimately if the couple are happy then the day has been a success, but when all their guest’s comments on what a great occasion its been then you know you have got it right. Wedding photography has now recently been returned and I know that Pamela and Peter now have lovely memories to look back on for their big day.
One month on from their big day I asked Pamela if there would be any top tips that she would share with other Brides about to celebrate their big day, she said “enjoy every minute of the day, it goes so quickly and make sure you have time to spend with your new husband / wife as you get pulled away in every direction for photographs and conversations… Don’t stress, the day just falls into place”.
“Our experience was one I won’t forget. The staff made our day exactly how we wanted, and nothing was too much hassle, from endless emails and calls to decorating our tables. I wouldn’t change a thing. Our guests had an Amazing time and complimented the venue all day and how amazing the food was.”