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Summer Marquee Wedding in Cheltenham

Rachel and Rhodri finally had their beautiful marquee wedding after 3 date changes as a result of that awful period we will always remember as Covid. So when they finally got to celebrate their big day they did it in style and with the addition on their beautiful daughter.

Rachel had always dreamed of having her wedding reception on the grounds of her god parents farm and so it was her first choice for a huge marquee wedding full of the couples nearest and dearest. As well as the family of cows that lived in the next field.

The couple got married in the local church. They choose to have minimum decoration within the church and instead focused their energies and budget on the florals and styling within the marquee.

Rachel opted for summer flowers in reds, blush, greens and browns. The flowers included Astilbe, roses, Astrantia, Lisianthis and seasonal eucalyptus.

Rachel’s bridal bouquet was a large hand tied arrangement finished with trailing ribbons. Her bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets in the same style to tie in with this. The groomsmen wore buttonholes in reds and blush and the mother of the bride and mother of the groom also wore co-ordinating pinned corsages.

Within the marquee the main focus was the huge 2.5m floral hoop which hung from the centre. This was decorated with an abundance of foliage and finished with flowers in blush and reds. Having this in place acted as a beautiful focal point making the marquee feel more intimate by lowering the space within the tent.

The reception tables were dressed with wooden slices and on these sat a collection of interesting bud vases and bulb vases which the couple had collected. This left plenty of room on the table for plates, glasses and all of the delicious food.

The beautiful cake was adjourned with real flowers to feed through with all of the floral design.

At the entrance of the marquee a huge floral arch was put in place full of flowers and foliage. This set a beautiful welcome and and backdrop for the reception drinks which happed outside. The welcome sign was also dressed with a little foliage so as to draw this into the floral design.

Rachel also provided huge beautiful planter to act as decoration outside to really draw the outside and the inside together. It is always so lovely to include decoration for outside of the marquee as inevitably your guests will move between inside and outside throughout the day.

I hope that this blog gives you some ideas when it comes to dressing your marquee wedding. If you would like to hear my top tips for dressing a marquee then you may also like to have a read of my blog - Top Tips for planning your marquee wedding.


Photos Marcus Rice














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