Alresford Marquees Open Their Doors!
On Thursday 8th of November we woke up to a beautiful crisp Autumn morning, perfect weather for erecting an amazing marquee for Alresford Marquees first ever Open Day. So after a hearty breakfast, the boys got the marquee up smoothly and by Friday lunchtime the scene was set. Couvert joined us to set and style all of the tables which looked breath taking. Isabelle and Stuart were incredible and within such a short time the marquee went from looking like a blank canvas to a gorgeous environment. The star cloth went up and Acorn delivered the led circular light bar suddenly turning the marquee into a real party. The white dance floor was installed and the led banquette seating. Storm productions arrived to install the rigging, lights and let’s not forget…..crystal chandelier! Bonica florist delivered gorgeous flowers for each table with classic and modern twists. Caper and Berry arrived to set up the kitchen teasing us with what they were going to serve the following day.
Saturday arrived and at early doors John and Oli whipped up some bacon sarnies. Caper and Berry worked their magic in the kitchen and the Hampshire wine shippers arrived, impressing us with their wind range of delicious Champagnes and wines (it was rude not to try)
11am struck and we were greeted by our first guests and for the next four hours they continued to flow in. Caper and Berry served yummy canapés and served some fruity non-alcoholic cocktails the champagne was served and laughter and plans filled the marquee at one stage there were even people dancing on the dance floor…..ok they were only 5 years old! By four o’clock when the sun was setting in the distance through the clear walls of the marquee we realised the day had already flown past and what a day it had been, wonderful food, wonderful drink, wonderful guests and if we say so ourselves….a wonderful marquee. I overheard a bride to be lean into her future husbands ear and say “I want my wedding to look just like this” which is exactly the response we had wanted and we cannot wait to do the same again next year.
We must say a massive thank you to Caper & Berry, Couvert, Bonica florist,Acorn, Storm productions and the Hampshire wine shippers, it was a fantastic day and we look forward to many more events with you all.