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The Brief
It was wonderful to receive news of this wedding day. I had planned Robert’s brother’s wedding in 2009, so it was a pleasure to reconnect with this lovely family and design another wedding day that was equally as beautiful but entirely unique.

Magda and Rob had strong ideas on what they did and didn’t want for their wedding day, which is something I like in a client! Magda is Polish and Rob is Irish, and both nationalities are known for their love of a good party. Polish weddings in particular are known for lots of game playing, dancing and silliness, and Magda and Rob wanted this to be incorporated into the planning, without detracting from the gravity of the day.

As the evening events unfolded, an entirely separate ‘play zone’ was created with coloured up-lighting, squishy bean bags and giant ‘Mr & Mrs’ letters to create a relaxed and playful mood

The Ceremony
After the bride’s dramatic arrival in a sleek black Phantom Rolls Royce, the couple exchanged their vows in Ealing Abbey in West London, a very grand and opulent setting famed for having one of the longest aisles in the capital! As a multi-lingual celebration, the ceremony was jointly conducted in both English and Polish by two separate priests, which meant that all the guests could understand and enjoy the moment.

As the newlyweds and their guests emerged from the Abbey they were greeted by an array of colourful bubbles, and of course bubbles of another kind were also flowing. Guests sipped Prosecco and enjoyed a pop-up feast of Italian antipastis provided by a local deli, before boarding a classic red Routemaster bus which whisked them away to the reception.
The Reception
On arrival at the venue, Great Fosters, in Egham, Surrey, guests were greeted with summer Pimms, Champagne, and an acoustic guitarist. In the spirit of Rob and Magda’s ‘playful’ brief, guests were also invited to try their hand at some games ranging from the customary Jenga and 4-Score, to the more outlandish rural duck herding! Magda and Rob had chosen a vibrant colour palette for their big day, along with a ‘love birds’ motif which made its appearance in the form of a pretty seating plan tree for guests to peruse.
The Wedding Breakfast
The wows were reserved for the Tythe Barn, however, which was the fabulous setting for dinner. We were privileged to style and design this space from top to toe, and decided to turn the usual table layout on its head by adopting long banquet tables and an opulent sweetheart table with a touch of gothic, just for the bride and groom. Bold and vibrant was the name of the game, with Magda and Rob opting for a palette of rich purples, deep reds and pinks, with touches of black and elegant warm golds carried through in to the lighting, décor, stationery and flowers. The menu was planned carefully with crowd-pleasing dishes, lots of extra platters of vegetables, and the largest and most varied Polish-style dessert cake platters you have ever seen! Over the meal the games continued with an organised sweepstake, and some truly hysterical speech-making – and the party was only just getting started!
The Party
As the evening events unfolded, an entirely separate ‘play zone’ was created with coloured up-lighting, squishy bean bags, and giant ‘Mr and Mrs’ letters to create a relaxed and playful mood. Table hockey, table football and a skittles lane was installed, as well as a prop-filled photo booth where guests were able to capture their merriment on camera. On the dance floor, the confetti-fuelled first dance was followed by musical chairs, space hopper games, dance-off competitions, egg and spoon races and of course, a prize-giving ceremony! This was an utterly joyous wedding day. The couple and their guests did nothing but laugh, smile and laugh some more.