Glorious Outdoor Ceremony & Stretch Tent Wedding

Bristol, July 2021

The planning process for this celebration started early, with lots of in-depth meetings and moodboards to bring the vision to life! We were thrilled to be chosen by this happy couple to support them with their wedding plans, and worked hard to co-ordinate a variety of important elements both sourced by the couple themselves and our own recommendations and trusted partners to bring together a fantastic day.

Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne on arrival, and a keyboard player entertained, before taking their seats for the outdoor ceremony. The bridal party walked down an avenue of trees which we had decorated with ribbons, and the blessing took place in front of a striking floral arch created by our fantastic florist.

A two-hour drinks reception with delicious canapes and flowing fizz was accompanied by live music, which then blended beautifully into guests taking their seats inside the stunning stretch tent. Long vintage tables and wooden chairs were decorated with beautiful, whimsical floral displays and a selection of vintage candlesticks and tealights. Sharing food was enjoyed for all three courses, with guests encouraged to ‘tuck in’ amidst some hilarious speeches and fantastic conversation.

The evening wrapped up with a big band until late, and a stylish first dance, with guests able to enjoy the garden bar serving gin & tonics, fire pits with plentiful outdoor seating, blankets and marshmallows, and a great selection of evening food for dancefloor fuel.

The ACEs team returned the next morning for a boozy lunch, serving classic BBQ fare, with sangria on tap and a brilliant ice-cream station for a Summery dessert.

We worked closely with the happy couple to deliver all elements of their special day, and managing a date change due to Covid and lots of changing guidance close to the time, and what a celebration it was when it finally arrived!

Your team did an incredible job under pretty challenging circumstances - you are definitely in the right job. Incredibly calm and organised throughout! If you didn’t hear it in my awful speech I said you were "unflappable and wedding planner extraordinaire”.
Beautiful, rustic summer wedding in Somerset