After being the bestman at Julia & Ian's Wedding the year before, Bruce decided that his wife XinMei deserved the Wedding Reception that she never had when they got married 5 year's before and I was lucky enough to be asked to plan the whole event. We had so much fun!
The party was to be held at the couples home and we were going to build a marquee over the tennis court. Sounds easy but it took a whole week to do so!
The marquee started from the back of the house, down to the swimming pool and then down to the tennis court - the couple were worried about rain but it turned out to be the hottest day of the year & it was actually lovely to have so much shade!
Once the marquee was up it was time to dress the venue & XinMei had a clear theme in mind - all white with some touches of Chinese red in places
We started at the front gates which we decorated with red Gerber and ivy, we also placed Gerber heads in all the shrubs & bushes in the front garden - giving a warm welcome to all the guests.
We also created a country garden inside the marquee just under the marquee windows to bring the outside in....................
Guests starting arriving almost an hour early but we were ready and so were the caterers, Chapter One. As the Guests enjoyed Chinese canapes and champagne Lion Dancers made a surprise appearance dancing around the reception area & gardens it was a spectacular sight.