Meredith and Simon live in Ohio and wanted a country house wedding on the beach in Hampshire. The wedding held in Ryde
and the reception in Seaview both on the Isle of Wight, the occasion mixed English and American traditions to provide a unique
event over two days.
Guests travelled in from America and Europe to stay at the hotel for an American style rehearsal supper and the wedding the following day. The theme
colours were ivory and green and the décor was simple but effective with a subtle difference for each part of the wedding. This was achieved by mixing
and locating differently candles, flowers, greenery and table linen to give guests a different feel each time they entered the main room, Keeping Sabrina,
Barbara and Sandra fully occupied.
The ceremony in St Mary’s was conducted by Monsignor Cuddy who made the journey from Connecticut.
A solo violinist provided the musical accompaniment throughout the service.
With a traditional English feel, Pimms and canapés greeted guests returning from the church, the sun shone and Stephanie Mackrill captured the real
feel of the day in her photography.
The evening entertainment was ably provided by Mr Kanish with the guests dancing the night away. The wedding ended after breakfast the next day as guests
dispersed to visit London and the English countryside before returning home.
“When I was looking for a wedding planner a year ago all I knew is that
I didn't have the time or resources to plan a wedding overseas. In hindsight, I would tell any bride-to-be that it is well worth it, aside from the support
and comfort of having a wedding planner, I truly believe we would have spent more money than we planned. I knew I needed help prioritising and I didn't have
a clue where to start. Furthermore, I wanted someone's help who was unbiased - someone who could tell me when something wasn't necessary, a poor idea,
or out of the budget, and someone whose feelings I wouldn't hurt if I didn't agree with their idea.“