This is what characterised Lisa and Adie Wadforth’s wedding in July 2016. It centred around a marquee in the paddock outside Lisa’s stepbrother’s pub, The Bay Horse at Arnold, in East Yorkshire.
Complete with a fish and chips wedding breakfast and evening hog roast, a drag queen, a band and tables named after their favourite cocktails, it proved to be the colourful, sparkly explosion of entertainment they hoped it would be.
“We had fairly specific ideas about what we wanted,” said Lisa, a clinic manager for a private hospital group.
“We wanted something different to the standard marquee, with a reveal curtain for the dance area, outdoor veranda with tables and a kids’ play area – idea courtesy of our son Harvey, who was seven.”
Lisa and Adie, a construction contract manager, chose rose gold and blush nudes for their colour scheme, highlighted by sparkly sequin table cloths and tall vases filled with fashionable flower bombs. They designed their look themselves, inspired by everything from wedding magazines to social media, hiring in bigger decorative items for the event.
About working with us, she added: “Village Farm Marquees absolutely understood what we wanted to achieve and nothing was too much trouble.
“They also made their costs very clear with an itemised bill, so that we could understand exactly what we were paying and the price of any extras.
“We had very definite ideas for making our wedding different and Tony and Chrysta helped us bring them to life. They provided us with a bespoke service which made us feel that we weren’t just on a conveyor belt.
“They really brought the personal touch, even going out of their way to make our son feel part of our planning. Their experience and breadth of ideas were second-to-none and they went out of their way to help – including sourcing a cake table out of nowhere at the last minute when we suddenly realised we didn’t have one!”