Coming down from a crazy season!
Now that summer 2018 is officially over, we’re taking stock of how wonderful it’s been. We have been lucky enough to work with some truly lovely clients this year, new and old.
We kicked off in early May. It was a soggy start for our first official wedding of the season, but the sun came out for Izzy and Giles’ big day and then it pretty much hung around for what seemed like forever. We were asked to provide the marquees for a ground breaking new festival, Festability – where music meets disability. It was a total honour to be part of such a wonderful event and it went so well, they’ve asked us back next year.
June started with the biggest wedding of the season. It was so lovely working with Richard and Rebecca to create their dream marquee. It was a monster in size but really did look amazing at the end. The bacon sandwiches and endless tea were very much appreciated.
Moving into July and the temperatures were soaring and so were our suntans! We were back at our favourite schools to provide the marquees for speech days, grand days and end of year proms. July also bought many beautiful wedding creations, 15 hour days and a very tired workforce. It was all so worth it in the end though.
August was wedding crazy! 10 couples said “I do” and then celebrated in one of our marquees. And the heat wave showed no signs of ending. How lucky we have been to have such a long, hot summer. And what better way to enjoy it than a marquee wedding in the garden?
September and October slowed down a bit and we were able to catch our breath. We still managed 7 weddings and a few parties though! We rounded proceedings off with a lovely, intimate marquee to celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary. 60 years of marriage, what an achievement!
And now, here we are in sunny November. It’s been a hectic start. We’ve been over at Quex Park rigging and de-rigging what felt like a million marquees for their annual fireworks event. We’ve worked with the team at Kent Events now for a number of years and it’s always a pleasure. The event has grown from 1500 people in year one, to 10,500 this year. It’s so nice to work with repeat clients and watch their businesses flourish. Tomorrow night, Steve and I will be starting the take down at The Maidstone Studios. Another series of Take Me Out has finished being filmed and so, what goes up must come down! I hope I get to my annual glimpse of Paddy!!
Finally, if you’re still with me, we’re off to France next week to site visit a Chateau. The owner wants us to provide a marquee for weddings there next summer. Watch this space…
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