We are blessed with sunny winter hence people are taking advantage of moving the party outside. We we have a couple of al fresco party invitations but the most important perhaps is a winter garden wedding.
The bride-to-be is a bosom friend and the sweethearts are kindest to our family in years. I accompanied the future bride to The Address Wedding Fair six months ago where she chose the theme of antique romantic wedding with lots of florals. The wedding motif revolves on the colors purple, silver, and white.
The couple hired a wedding planner to the relief of the bride as both mothers were keen to suggest ideas — from the the cake to the invitation, trinkets, flower arrangement, etc. Nobody is to stop them since this is the first wedding for both families.
Budget is definitely not a problem as the bride confided her future mother-in-law (who is a interior decorator by profession) insisted on designer furniture and show-stopping centerpieces for the reception. There will be a stage built with a plush chair hire from London for the couple to sit all through the wedding party — just like the concept we saw at the wedding fair.
Although lavish, the guests are limited as both families agreed on an intimate ceremony. The few guests invited will be sitting on rented mismatched vintage chairs. A fresh approach and a welcome departure from the white covered chairs that is a staple at wedding receptions.
I feel a little jittery. Although I am not expecting a big crowd, it is going to be one fashionable wedding. The bride works for the fashion industry (that explains my invitations to Cartier events ((^-^)) and the future husband in PR industry. I will be wearing a haltered floor length gray dress with silver metal strands from Reiss. I only have to find a brooch to complete my outfit.