An Essex Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 109)

OLIVIA’S TOP TIP! “Avoid being on your phone during the day – everyone who you want to share your wedding with will be there and if not, there will be plenty of people and an official photographer who will document the day for you.” For our guests to stay overnight, we used Victoria Lily Events who set up cute bell tents. OLIVIA AND NEEL’S CONTACTS Photographer, | Ceremony venue, Marquee, | Bell tents, | Dress alterations, Suits, | Make-up, | Hog roast, Indian food, | Catering – oysters, | Cupcakes, Boos.bespokecakes | Catering chillers, | Glassware hire, | Flowers, | Rings, Campervan, | Local beers, | Local wines, Toilet hire facilities, | Emission Free Lighting & Power, I’ve always wanted to ride in a campervan and my mum saw the ‘Little Yellow Bus’ at another wedding. Luckily, they were free on our date! For the reception I wore a secondhand wedding dress - I didn’t want to get too much mess on my Church wedding dress as I’m keen to have it remade if I ever have a daughter who gets married! For the first dance we’d chosen Maroon 5s Sunday Morning. Unfortunately the PA system had a bit of a mishap and it meant we couldn’t hear any vocals. Jacob – Olivia’s best friend, is an amazing singer – and after some persuasion, he kindly stepped in. Everyone was soon on the dancefloor singing at the top of their lungs. The entertainment was provided by Neel (on bass and vocals), his oldest friend Dan (guitar) and Neel’s dad Nim (on drums) – they formed ‘Neel’s Wedding Band’ for the evening and did a set for everyone to enjoy before we all hit the dancefloor. All the energy for the reception was powered using emission free energy, thanks to TCP Eco. Friends and family were pleased with the idea of an eco-friendly wedding and using the hydrogen power really set it apart! 34