Your Surrey Wedding - June/July 2023 (Issue 101)

Tables were named after the flying trapeze rigs around the world that Abi and Ben had flown together, with the top table ‘High Fly Trapeze’ their current and favourite training rig. A beautiful ceremony arch had been covered in foliage, large white roses, orchids and dahlias by Zuzanna of Bloomantic. The table names, seating plan and order of the day were super-stylish; white with letter-pressed gold foil from Ink & Paper London. On the tables were gold beaded charger plates, gold cutlery, white napkins and white tapered candles. The tipis, which had been set up in a triangle formation, were decorated with white paper lanterns. The dancefloor and stage were in the back tipi, and dining stretched across the two front tipis, with space for the bar and indoor fireplace in one end. A string quartet played as guests arrived via the woodland path. Abi and Ben added so many personal touches to their day with the moon being a key theme incorporated in the cake, bespoke neon sign and large wooden crescent moon. Ben surprised Abi with the large wooden moon they had on the day. She’d seen it online early in the wedding planning journey and fallen in love; unfortunately, their budget didn’t allow for it. Ben contacted The Little Wedding Warehouse and they were happy to work with Ben to keep it a secret, even going so far as to distract Abi on set-upday so the moon could be wheeled into place! 33 REAL WEDDINGS