We turned up at Chaffeymoor Grange to find a bunch of people sat in the garden trying to work out how to make paper pom-poms. Despite talks of a strike and allocating a member of the wedding party to act as a Union Rep, the speed at which they were piling the wooden table with these paper balls was pretty impressive. It was the jolliest Sweatshop Factory I’ve ever seen.
In short, everyone was chipping in to make sure Janey and Mark’s wedding day was a memorable one. With full run of the house for a few days everyone was already looking quite settled into their weekend home.
Janey and Mark are expert designers and right from the outset they were determined to fill their day with lots of “Make-and-Do decor” and, as they put it in their first enquiry to us, “with a hint of country gorgeousness”.
Their take on this was right up our street, right down to the gigantic ampersand in the ceremony room and their music-themed table decorations.
We were very pleased (after working together on the same wedding loads, but never actually putting a face to a name) to bump into the supremely talented Sabine from “G Lily ” who did a marvellous job (as always) on the garden-style flowers.
We stuck around until the wedding breakfast. But stumbling on their brilliant “Honesty Bar” sign it looked like the party was good to go for the rest of the weekend.
A party, in a beautiful house, with happy friends and family, good music and a stash of Port is the perfect recipe for an excellent wedding.