Eden Project Rebecca and Paul
Rebecca and Paul both knew that they wanted something chilled and unique but at the same time, Rebecca didn’t want to be working on her wedding day.
"It’s not easy finding a perfect venue for your own wedding when you’re an events producer!"
The couple got engaged whilst on holiday in France and that holiday framed their ideal wedding vibe. A fun, holiday, relaxed wedding day and weekend, for all their family and friends.
Asking their guests to travel to France would have been too much to ask, so they started looking at beautiful holiday destinations in the UK, and Cornwall is one of the best. Deciding upon Cornwall narrowed their search and then they found The Eden Project.
"Once I spoke with the Eden project events team it was apparent that they were able to offer everything we were looking to achieve. Plus I felt hugely comfortable handing the reins over to Emma, our event manager and today one of my nearest and dearest."
The Eden project offer great packages but for Rebecca what really helped was that she was not restricted the Eden Project are happy to work with the bride and groom creating the day they want.
"We felt asking guests to travel to our wedding for a ceremony that started at 5 pm would be too much, therefore we hired the Gallery for our ceremony room and reception, I hired Your Top Table to create two separate rooms. Guests then took the land train down to the Mediterranean dome for dinner and dancing.
The beauty with the Mediterranean dome is that you really don’t have to do anything to create the wow factor. I also know in my line of work that we didn’t need to force a theme or style onto this magnificent dome as it has a beauty of its own."
Rebecca also wanted the wedding to have the vibrant colours, the colours of being on a holiday in the Med.
The bridesmaids were in dark blues and rich reds. Rebecca had red nails and red flowers in her hair.
The flowers were created by the Eden project florists who design the most beautiful floral displays and bouquets. Rebecca's bouquet was beautiful, she carried red lilies, wild berries, and blush ranunculus.
To carry the colour through to the dining tables they hired beautiful blue glasses from The Creative Crockery Company which made the tables pop.
Rebecca did a few styling things, she couldn’t help herself! She created her own lace photo booth backdrop, which guests could take selfies in front of. She also provided a sweet stand, grab a shawl trunk and little hangover kits of cookies and water!
For the meal they chose sharing platters which were already on the tables so guests could get stuck in straight away. Sharing platters are perfect conversation starters too!
"We were happy for people to munch whilst the speeches took place, giving a much more relaxed vibe for everyone.
The top table was a big long family table, with sixteen of our noisy rabble, again to have a more relaxed atmosphere."
For the mains guests went up to the open kitchen to choose from a selection of dishes, all cooked in front of them. This really added to the al fresco dining, holiday style Rebecca and Paul wanted.
Dessert was summer strawberries and Cornish cream with the most amazing naked cake that was made by Rebecca's wonderfully talented Aunt.
"My favourite bit was when our best men (we had 4!!) all went round all the tables, post-dinner, offering shots of Limoncello, Sambuca, and Caramel vodka, to signify the end of the dinner and the start of the party!"
For the party Rebecca and Paul were worried about getting the right balance for the music. Paul is a very big music buff and for him he didn’t want to hear someone else singing covers, he’d rather listen to a good DJ playing originals.
Being in the events world Rebecca wanted a really good DJ one that would be able to read the crowd and mix properly. She chose Disco Shed.
"I had worked with Disco Shed previously and knew their DJ’s were the best and they provided something extra with their wow factor décor. It was money well spent as the dance floor was never empty."
Overall it was Rebecca's perfect day captured perfectly by their photographer Alexa Poppe. She is now more than happy to work with couples at this beautiful venue and highly recommends the event team.
"I think we knew we hit the right note when guests entered the dome and gasps were heard."