It’s the 9th of May, the sun is shining, the sky is blue and I’m sitting in the Robert Denholm House grounds thinking through our OK! Fairy Tale advert and Blog to celebrate the Royal Wedding when I see in the hedgerow a deer surrounded by rabbits. I see them often when it’s quiet and it always makes me think of Snow White… This is when it hits me – let’s have some fun & imagine how a Princess could have an RDHwedding!!
An imagination, artistic licence and a giggle are required, however, I hope it inspires you to hold your own magical day with us.
Jasmine and Aladdin finally held their dream Wedding within a marquee for their 4,500 guests on the front lawns of Robert Denholm House.
The magic carpet sadly broke down, so the back-up plan of arriving to the venue by helicopter seamlessly swung into place. Landing on the corner of the front field, the guests looked on from the front lawns, some seated at the array of brightly coloured garden furniture and others watching through the clear marquee.
RDHwedding provided Jasmine with a whole world of opportunities. With the venue ground hire fee a mere £1,500 inclusive of VAT they had the funds to go all out on the day itself without having to get the Genie involved – he was a guest after all.
The couple chose to use a selection of marquees. A RDH Partner provided the main marquee where the cultural ceremony took place. A beautiful stage area with sofas and soft furnishings were surrounded by flower walls and floral chandeliers in a neutral colour pallet allowing the wedding décor and guests dressed in vibrant colours to really stand out. Even their pets had been catered for with soft cushions for them to relax on.
Guests took their comfortable chivari chair seats, whilst Jasmine had a quick refresh in the Redwood Room within the house – the function room she had chosen to be her bridal suite.
Her cue to leave the late-Victorian red-brick mansion was when the drummers began to play. Dancers led the way down the aisle, followed by family joyously strutting their stuff! Jasmine’s entrance wowed the guests as she sparkled from head to toe in her gorgeous gown, with her radiant look completed with a bejewelled tiara, a family heirloom given to her by her father, The Sultan.
The ceremony itself incorporated a kaleidoscope of cultural rituals – celebrating all beliefs as all were welcome to the Wedding – they themselves were uniting the rich and the poor into one family.
With the weather being so warm, guests were provided with a bottle of water so that they could stay hydrated throughout the proceedings.
The team of photographers and videographers then divided so that guests could have photographs with the two families and the couple themselves. It was decided to do it this way due to the sheer quantity of images that would need to be taken – and the fact that guests would not appreciate waiting around.
Garden games were great entertainment whilst the final united family photographs were taken around the 25acres of stunning grounds and ornate original features within the property. The couple looked especially beautiful standing by the acer trees in vibrant green and red.
The Wedding Breakfast took place under a stretch marquee in case of rain. However, with the weather being fine, the vast array of food carts and mobile stations serving cuisines from all corners of the world spread across the grounds allowing plenty of room for guests to choose their foods and dine alfresco.
Whilst this was taking place, the Ceremony marquee was turned-around for the magnificent reception, with bars, dance floors and a chill out zone.
The kids that began to get tired relaxed in their own bell tent, filled with cushions and rugs comfortable enough to have a power nap on.
The outdoor celebrations ceased at 23:00 where the majority of guests took their leave and departed to their chosen local accommodation.
The couple and their close family and friends rounded the night off with an intimate ‘After Party’ within the house, chilling out to fabulous music whilst having a night cap and talking about the day’s events, delighted that they had chosen Robert Denholm House to hold their magical day.
The End x
Charlotte Stannard, Events Manager
Robert Denholm House