24. June 2014 15:49
This wedding featured a significant set-up. Normally we budget 15-20 hours per hundred guests - this one was over 30. Two trailers of items with multiples of additional items brought in by car made this a rather complex wedding set-up. That being said our photos don't quite cover the extent of the activities leading up to this wedding. Our tractor and wagon brought the bridal party to the pondsite. The site was decorated with wine barrels and french doors the bridal party walked through. Guests then moved to the area behind the barn where a cigar bar had been set-up in the sheepshed, our giant jenga was also set-up as was a bean bag toss and our canoe full of Mill Street Organic, Canadian and Palm Bay coolers. We added Coors lite, Moosehead and more Palm Bays for a very thristy crowd. There was a lemondae stand as well featuring a hard and soft lemonade...and it all looked a bit like this - oh and we served popcorn from the sheepshed and it was well recieved. Bill and Marnie from the Beck and Call had their staff circulating with appetizers too.
Inside the barn the tables were setup as follows
and from further back
guests found their seats with this table chart set-up on old pallets
hmm a bit blurry...I rushed this photo just before i took a picture of the head table with a sweet heart table amongst friends
ah a steadier hand prevailed...the cake sat on a wine barrel - this photo is clearly pre-cake
The bridal party selected our open bar package so for dinner we served Sandbanks Dunes and Cabernet Franc . After dinner the open bar stayed busy until closing. Late night was pizzas and McDonalds burgers. Proving that late night fare is always popular there was nothing left but a few wrappers and a huge stack of empty pizza boxes.
as the evening ended guests were invited to take homemade jams for the cupboard set up near the bar
Tripps Unlimited was waiting with buses as was Tanya from Loyalist Cottages where a late night bonfire was set to go - the evening, an absolute success, was drawing to a close.
Best wishes from John and Rob, Libby and Kiersten and Elizabeth, Lynne Kailey and me