Gemma & Andy Piley's Tropical Wedding at Fleetwood Town Football Club
Preparations started the evening before this amazing wedding day, we had a huge team on site at Fleetwood Town Football Club creating the bigger designs like this one; in a massive fountain in the centre of the entrance marquee
Our team in the marquee included Vicki, Shirl, Jill and Renske
Then we all moved up to the stadium and the Parkside suite to complete the designs for the ceremony
We had to use a bit of muscle for this part so Sean, Jason & Tom got involved
The following morning Jason found the very beautiful Gemma and her lovely Mum & Bridesmaid's at the DeVere where they were all getting ready
Then we were back to The Football Club to pin on all of the buttonholes
And present the wrist corsages
The Parkside Suite in The Highbury Stadium is a fabulous setting for a civil ceremony, everything is so beautifully finished, including the ceiling complete with a changing sky, light panels, the view of the pitch is of course spectacular.
We'd decided on a "Totally Tropical" theme for the day, the colours throughout were based around the team colours of FTFC red & white for the home colours and red & yellow for their away colours. These huge designs included full banana flowers, Heliconia "Prince of Darkness" and "Mayan Gold" together with the "Bumble Bee" Orchid Oncidium, Yellow & Red Cymbidium Orchids and Gingers.
It all looked completely spectacular with the screen and all chair covers provided by Dawn and her team from Creative Cover Hire
On the backs of some of the chairs we arranged posies of Gloriosa Rothschild and Fire Flash Roses and Cymbidium Orchids
The perfect frame and backdrop for the ceremony
The Groom arrived, we pinned on his Deep Red Rose Boutonniere
Then lots of lovely Flower Girls, Page Boys and Bridesmaids
The fabulous Bridesmaids and Gemma's Mum in the centre
Then our truly stunning Bride Gemma arrived in a white Rolls Royce
Howard Wing was in charge of entertainment up stairs and throughout the entire day
Massive Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Piley
Back in the marquee our team were busy spraying and refreshing these tropical palm tree table designs
The magnificent marquee was by Mahood Marquees
We used tropical Aralia Leaves as table mats
Heart shaped butter from Twelve
Jill & Malcolm in full spraying mode!
Rose Petals, crystals and tea light votives
Our Olivia was armed and dangerous with tea light lighters
The cake was raised up on a fountain complete with floating
Stehanie Ashton from Ashton Photography
All of the stationary was created beautifully by Kelly from Flutterby Couture
Superb Saxsophanist provided by Howard Wing
Giant Wii's and bouncy castles in the children's marquee
The Flower Girl's Pommanders
Lovely Louise Morley in charge of all things banqueting at Fleetwood Town FC
The Bridesmaids and the full bridal party were ready to walk in for dinner....
Then the amazing Twelve Event Management who are responsible for all of the catering at
The Highbury Stadium, delivered in a choreographed service of the starters, superb stuff as always from this phenominal team....
The menu was fabulously on trend "Retro" with starters of Prawn Cocktails
The Twelve Team of Chefs with Head Chef Paul Moss, just before they burst into action for the Main Course
of Fillet Steak in a peppercorn sauce, dauphinoise and broccoli with almonds, seriously retro too!!!!
Chocolate assiette for pudding (not quite finished but still seriously impressive)...
Caroline from Twelve was keeping everything running smoothly in the marquee as she had done from the beginning of the planning of this huge day!!
Whilst we transformed "Jim's Bar" for the late evening celebrations following the Fireworks at 11:00pm
The 34 tables were all dressed with either posies of flowers or simple Cubes and tea light votives
More Palm trees dressed the length of the bar
Cymbidium Orchid Cube
This was such a spectacular day and we were very honoured to be asked to provide the flowers, huge thanks to Gemma and Andy for choosing FD Events