The Downs School provides charm and character – a beautiful setting for two recent ACEs weddings in Bristol. Set in the serene parkland, CMC Marquees provided a blank canvas on which we delivered a unique and personalized celebration. For both weddings, newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a champagne and canape reception. One couple opted to have this on the front lawn, and the other on the back lawn.
The dining experience for each wedding was vastly different, the July wedding chose round tables with sharing platters for the table, decadent salads and a cheesecake dessert – fresh and informal. In contrast, the August wedding had long rectangular tables and a plated menu with a delicious lamb main course.
Our July Mother of the Bride developed the centrepieces for the tables, and home-made pompoms and bunting decorated the marquee. Guests danced in the star cloth lined nightclub area, revealed after dining, with a DJ providing the entertainment. The August couple had beautifully decorated tables with wildflower selections, and olive trees throughout the marquee, with beautiful hessian runners along the tables and rosemary springs within the napkins. A vibrant swing band played after dinner, within the main marquee, to accompany guests as they enjoyed drinks from the bar and an exceptional cheese board.