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A most glamorous month of June weddings

June 28th, 2010

The first weekend in June was beautifully sunny, perfectly timed for one of our busiest wedding weekends with marquees at Winton House (the cottage venue) and private venues in Galashiels, St Boswells and Duns. We also supplied the Owners and Trainers marquee at Musselburgh Races, where one of our favourite caterers, Rosie Cully, provides sumptious food and hospitality.

The biggest wedding of the weekend involved a magical service at Melrose Abbey, followed by a breathtaking reception at Glenmayne House near Galashiels, for our great friends the Gilberts. We worked with a tried and tested team combining the brilliant Gill Orde in Catering, Finix Productions and Bordaloo, where the black and white striped loo unit – situated in a powder room marquee complete with chaise longue – went down a treat with the celebrity-dotted guest list. Unusually for a wedding, we installed a black starcloth ceiling throughout the marquee for a sophisticated cocktail bar feel – and finishing touches included a champagne carpet, a black and white dancefloor, a red carpet walkway entrance, a picket fenced area for Ascot style socialising, a band from Paris and diamonds in the white rose and candelabra table centres.

The marquee set up, and ready for the arrival of a bevvy of glamorous guests

The sophisticated lighting and beautiful candelabras set the tone for a fabulous evening

Red carpet entrance fit for royalty, we are ready Kate and William…

The next day we transformed the marquee for a lunch, replacing the champagne carpet with a fresh green one, evocative of a Wimbledon tennis lawn, and the black starcloth lining with elegant ivory. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers provided wonderful surprise entertainment on the Sunday, enabling the guests to dance the afternoon away with more cocktails. The clients also kindly offered the marquee for the Duke of Buccleuch Hunt ladies lunch on the Tuesday, so it was one of the most well used marquees in the calendar!

Picket fence area for socialising outside, and enjoying the view

The fresh Sunday look, ready for more guests and more celebrating!