Happy Friday everyone! and well done on making it to the end of the week....
I Have a great job, and the best bit is being able to share in peoples wonderful wedding days! It’s so gratifying building up a great relationship with the bride and groom, knowing that I have played a part in making their special day, more special and less stressful.
On December 29th I was luckily enough to work with Jo and Peacey who got married in Derby.
The ceremony was held at Derby Registry Office with the reception upstairs at Fat Cats which has recently undergone a big renervation.
I was booked by Jo and Peacy for the Boho On the day co-ordination.
I worked with Jo a month before the wedding, going through all the things she had already planned and organised then worked through the things that still needed to be done.
Jo and Peacey both wanted the wedding to be very relaxed with most of the emphasis on the evenings entertainment. The couple met through a love of music so they wanted this to be a big part of the celebration, with 8 different DJs.
Once we had had our first meeting and I worked out a list fo things for Jo to do that still needed to be organised. I rang her 2 weeks later to get a break down of how this was going and then met her at the venue, so we could go through the running order of the day and have a look at the decoration options.
Jo wanted to keep the decoration quite simple, the up stairs of Fat Cats has recently been re decorated and it is a really nice modern space, with funky wallpaper and lots of mirror balls and modern lighting dotted about, with big leather sofas, the mood is very retro and relaxed. Jo decided she wanted to change the venues Christmas Colour scheme so brought in her own gold decorations the night before.
A week before the big day I rang Jo again to go through the last minute details with her and ran though the check list. With all the information I then wrote up the time line for the day and sent it to Jo, Peacey and Nic the manager of Fat Cats so we all knew the running order of the day.
On the morning of the wedding I drove over to Derby and firstly went to meet with Jo to check everything was OK. She ran me through everything and gave me a list fo jobs that needed to be done. With my list I then went over to the venue and got on with setting up.
You never know what to expect on the day, anything can happen, but it is my job to make sure all the little details are looked after, this ranged from sticking stars onto the wedding cakes, unraveling fairy light and decorating the Christmas trees in the right colour, chasing up the dance floor company, making sure the flowers were delivered to the right place and putting the finishing touches to the decoration.
Once I had done all this I went back to see Jo, who was incredibly calm to check in on her again and then made my way over to the registry office.
When I got there things were a tad on the manic side there were guests everywhere and to my horror I found out that the bride before Jo hadn’t turned up yet……..so meaning that everything was running late!
Just as the Manager was telling me that Jo would have to wait till the other bride had tuned up and been married, I saw Jo’s car pull up.
Luckily I managed to negotiate with the Manager and swap round the running order so Jo and Peacey could get married at the right time, while the late bride (who at this point had just turned up) waited for them to finish!
Jo looked amazing in a beautiful Jenny Packham dress, very sparkly and very vintage! Peacey looked so proud as he saw her walk down the aisle with her dad.
The Ceremony was beautiful, with a personal reading from one of their friends, I was in tears throughout!
Afterwards there was photos outside in the registry office grounds with all the guests, just as the rain started to drizzle.
It wasn’t far to Fat Cats, so Jo had already arranged that the guests would walk behind her and Peacey in a big procession while they had more pictures taken.
Once all the guests got to Fat Cats they were greated with Winter Pimms and a big smile from me and Nic the Manager!
I then worked with Vicky the photographer to get shots of the couple inside with their gorgeous daughter Edie and then worked with the guests to get the group shots outside. It’s always good to have someone who can work with the photographer organising the guests for the next shot, it saves time and also in the cold wet December months saves the guests freezing!!
Once the photos were done we got the food underway with a hot and cold buffet. Toasting drinks were then handed out for the speeches with a great slide show of pictures from Jo and Peacey’s past.
So after the cutting of the cake it was time for the first dance and then the party really started!
I stayed until the evening food was served and I had managed to cut up 2 sections of the wedding cake!
I thoroughly enjoyed working at Jo and Peacey’s wedding, it was an amazing day with some truly wonderful guests!
It gave me such great job satisfaction to know that I had been part of helping the couple have a stress free day. It was a long day and I’m glad I wore flat shoes, but completely rewarding.
Jo and Peacy enjoyed a wonderful Honeymoon in New York and when they got back I received a wonderful email from Jo thanking me for my services.
I’s like to take this opportunity to wish them both a life time of happiness, they make a truly amazing couple!
Thanks as well to Nic at Fat Cats Derby for all her hard work and also to Sarah Herbert for sharing her photos with me.
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