Rebecca Ryall and Steven Wilkinson
We were recommended to this client as a marquee hire company that could work, not just with the bridal couple, but also with the wedding venue; along side the hotel management and outside caterers. This was our first wedding at the Bickley Manor Hotel and from the success of this; we have gone on to be involved in many subsequent weddings at the hotel.
There were over 200 guests for a sit down meal of pie and mash. Coming from a large family with London roots who love to party, Bickley Manor offered the ideal wedding setting for this couple, not just because of its beautiful grounds but as a hotel to give the whole day a laid back approach where guests could stay and didn’t therefore have to rush home.
Right from the first phone call, Rebecca wanted Ab Fab London Events to provide the marquee for her wedding, she wasn’t interested in looking at any other company which naturally was a huge compliment in itself and we were thrilled! The bridal couple envisaged their day in a very gracious marquee; they wanted the marquee beautifully dressed but not over dressed. Rebecca’s floral table arrangements were to be the focal points against the white linings of the marquee.
Why was it so important to you to use Ab Fab London Events, and not consider any other marquee hire companies?
“Ab Fab London Events were recommended to us by a family friend and after speaking with Pam over the phone I knew I wanted her to do my marquee. She was so friendly, she listened to what we wanted and then advised. Nothing was too much trouble and I didn’t feel like she was just trying to get money out of us. From start to finish Pam & I got on really well and she made that part of my wedding planning as stress free as possible. I had spoken to a couple of other companies but from the off, I knew they wasn’t for me. Pam made it feel more personal and showed real interest in the wedding not like it was just another job to her.“
A wedding can be very stressful to organise, did you feel that Ab Fab London Events helped to alleviate that stress or keep it to a minimum for you?
“Pam made my wedding a lot more stress free than it could have been. She sat in on our final meeting with the manager at Bickley Manor when I made the final arrangements and stepped in and helped resolve issues when she could see I was becoming stressed.
Every girl panics on the morning of her wedding, ‘what if this is wrong or what if that is wrong’ but I did not worry about the marquee! Pam made me feel so at ease and we trusted her from the off. We were over the moon with the beautiful marquee and wouldn’t have changed a thing.“
Did you feel that Ab Fab London Events understood and delivered your expectations?
“All of our expectations were met above and beyond and I would recommend Ab Fab London Events to friends and family.
The marquee was exactly what we wanted. It looked so beautiful and everybody loved it. Thank you to all the team for making our wedding the beautiful day we dreamt of ( well I dreamt of, don’t think boys really dream about that sort of stuff!)!“