Real-Life :   05 / 12 / 18

Gaby & Matt

Who: Gaby & Matt | When: May 2018| Where: Isle of Wight

With a magical, Bohemian theme, mingled with touches of sheer elegance, Gaby and Matt’s marquee wedding was one of the most special and memorable celebrations we had the pleasure to work on this summer. The couple got married at St Peter’s Church on The Isle of Wight and then guests were invited along to the bride’s family home, where a grand, canopied marquee had been specially constructed amidst the pretty meadowland, which bordered the grounds.

Florist Emma Palais had created a bespoke Alice in Wonderland floral gate for the entrance of the marquee, while the interior was decked with flowers and foliage, which reflected the ethereal woodland look. We styled the tables with gorgeous blush pink water glasses, which linked in with the table linens, exquisite floral displays and eclectic mix and match vintage cutlery.

The reception got off to a soulful start as reggae artist Derek Sandy brought all the guests together with his iconic rendition of ‘Welcome to the Isle of Wight’. His reggae roots and engaging performances brought joy and laughter throughout the reception and added a brilliant mood to the day. After a wonderful afternoon of delicious canapés, plenty of fizz and Derek’s accompanying music, guests retreated to the marquee and settled in for a sumptuous wedding breakfast.

The groom’s father had hand-crafted long, wooden serving boards for each table, which were filled with an abundance of flavourful elements for the Middle Eastern Sharing Board starter. Guests then moved onto a main of slow-cooked shin of beef, followed by a tribute to the bride’s favourite dessert – cream, Dulce de Leche and banana served up in tall-stemmed apothecary jars.

Derek Sandy returned later in the evening to pair with band The Reggae Sauce, and meanwhile a kebab stall, laden with more delectable Middle Eastern flavours was tucked into while guests danced the night away under a fairy-lit marquee and the summery, moonlit sky.

The couple fed back with their heartfelt gratitude afterwards with the following words… ‘We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us over such a special weekend, you were utterly sublime. You and your team were extraordinary and we truly had the best day we could have imagined.’

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Credits… Photography: Mary Anne at Maryanne weddings {} Flowers: Emma Palais at Palais {} Marquee: Sperry Tents {} Music: Derek Sandy

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