But what happens if, in this day and age of globetrotting, Girl meets Boy while overseas? Or their paths cross while they are both holidaying in far flung destinations? What type of wedding is planned if one half of the couple and guest list is on the other side of the world? An international wedding of course! But what about the guests who aren’t able to be there?
This exact situation was the inspiration behind this intimate dinner party. Faced with an international wedding that they were unable to attend, a group of close friends banded together to throw a surprise ‘Pre-Do before the We Do’ for the happy couple. If they couldn’t attend the wedding in person they would host an occasion to recognise this very special event. Secret invitations were sent, a plan was hatched and the venue was booked.
The Cellar at Malt Dining provided a perfect location for the group to gather and enjoy a deluxe three course menu with matching beverages. Not a single detail was missed for this top secret event with planning assistance and styling by Bespoke Occasions.
‘The client provided me with their amazing vision and then entrusted me to transform the space for this special event’ said Hannah of Bespoke Occasions.
The styling was inspired by the Guests of Honour’s chosen wedding colours and featured crisp white, silver and navy accents. The long table was adorned with masses of white blooms and subtle green foliage by Pack a Perfect Party and custom stationery was designed for the event by Elly Hartley Designs. Personal touches including signs for the couples chairs with ‘Soon to be Groom’ and ‘Future Bride’ were included along with a guest book for polaroid images and well wishes to be recorded. The guest book doubled as a memento to be taken overseas and incorporated in their gift table.
The room was filled with warm candlelight and as a final touch a framed print of their names welcomed the lucky couple on arrival. The elegant setting was perfectly captured by Cookoo Design and Photography.
The surprised couple, who had been instructed to meet for a drink at the Malt Bar, were whisked downstairs on arrival to find their friends ready to start the celebrations.
What amazing friends, and what a gorgeous celebration!