This mid-summer day was quite the ideal for a wedding; especially one set in the grounds of the parent of the bride with a fairground theme! Coleorton in Leicestershire nestles in between Burton-On-Trent and Loughborough, just south of Derby and to the north east of Leicester… That’s a long way of saying, it’s not far from us in Coventry, but takes a bit of getting to! On arrival we were greeted by a beautiful scene – an elegantly landscaped garden filled with traditional fairground rides, and a lovely marquee.. this was going to be a fun night!
Weddings Focussed On Fun
There are always different aspects to every wedding. In our experience, the best of weddings are those that reflect the personalities of the couple most vividly. Whether the couple are travellers, share an interesting hobby or work in similar fields, wedding themes derived from the couple themselves are always a great way to celebrate the bride and groom’s special day.
This wedding had so many personal touches we completely lost track. One that really stuck in our minds was the bunting that adorned the marquee. This was truly lovely, as every triangle had been personalised by the guests as part of their invitation response. As such, every view looking around the marquee was a reference to the happy couple themselves.
Another lovely touch was a box of sandals (or dancing shoes!) for those ladies with aching feet from high heels – now there was no excuse for not dancing! It worked a treat, as you can see below the dance floor was packed the whole night…
Hired Help For The Band!
A really helpful aspect of this wedding for us was working with a sound engineer and a PA that was provided by the venue. This let us just focus on getting our equipment set up, and enjoying the show knowing that someone else was worrying about how it sounded out front.
Brilliant First Dance Choice
The first dance was an excellent choice – You’ve Got A Friend In Me by Randy Newman. If you’re not sure, it’s the theme song from Toy Story! For us it’s always good fun to play a new song live for a first dance, and this is a track we’ve never had come up before. It struck us, as when you think of it it seems like such an obvious choice – but it’s a rare one. Definitely one for our list I think!
From there we were off to a winning start, and the dance floor was packed through the whole night – just check out the photos below!