On a beautiful June evening we ventured into Somerset to provide complete event design and management for a very special 21st birthday. Hidden away in a private walled garden, we transformed the family home into a sophisticated and brilliantly fun evening.
As guests arrived they were welcomed onto comfortable outdoor sofas and seating whilst we served canapes and champagne – these sofas later provided popular when we supplied blankets and marshmallows around glowing fire pits. Entertained by a roaming magician and photographer, guests were then invited into the stunning CMC Marquee. Dining under clear roofs and clear walls, guests could enjoy the view of the garden as the sun set, before our festoon and lantern canopy transformed the space into an atmospheric hub of colour.
Speeches from friends and family, including a surprise performance by the 21st birthday girls sisters marked the beginning of dinner. for canapes and fizz on the lawns they were entertained by a magician and circulating photographer. A surprise performance by the birthday girls’ siblings was followed by delightful speeches and memories, the perfect introduction to dinner.
Home cured beetroot salmon with pickled cucumber relish, accompanied by spelt and rye bread, lemon and dill sauce was served ahead of Tagliata di Manzo with sharing bowls of new potatoes, roasted celaric, squash, red onion and spinach. Finished with a scrumptous trio of desserts include gooey chocolate brownies, sticky toffee pudding and Eton mess.
After dinner the cake was cut, signalling the opening of the photo booth and the dancefloor. Our resident DJ was on hand with a silent disco to ensure that guests remained dancing until the small hours of the morning. As the party goers settled into their tents for a night under the stars, we were on hand the following day with bacon baps and fresh juices to clear any foggy heads.
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