Silver Wedding Anniversary Garden Party
A private event for a special couple hosted in their stunning home
A private party to remember. Not everyone wants a party in a big venue or hotel. Sometimes the exclusive privacy of your own home is the perfect location for a special occasion. This is precisely what our clients wanted when they asked Eventify to organise their 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration in the garden of their family home.
“We can’t thank you enough for all your hard work in making our party absolutely perfect. Everyone has raved about it, so well done. Shall we do it all again next year?!”
Mr & Mrs Yardley
From experience, we know that using a residential property gives an event undeniable personal touch. However, it is also introduces event management considerations and challenges. In particular, many services need to be externally hired, for instance, catering, lighting, additional power, flooring, entertainment and furniture.
We began the planning process for this private event by meeting at the client’s home to view the space and discuss their party aspirations. We chatted at length about what was most important to them, their ideas for the event’s look, budget, and the guests attending. Their brief: a traditional English garden party theme with high-end BBQ food, engaging entertainment, personal touches, and stylish nods to their quarter-century of marriage. Most importantly, they wanted their guests to go home smiling after enjoying a fun-filled memorable afternoon and evening.
Armed with a clear brief and a head buzzing with ideas, we created a detailed proposal for the couple, including suggestions and costs for caterers, bar suppliers, technical production, entertainment and décor.
Initially planned for August 2020, the party was moved to August 2021 due to COVID restrictions. We managed all postponements, so there were no extra fees or stress. We simply moved everything to the new date.
In the run-up to the big day, we had a number of meetings to finalise the details and discuss the personal touches. Some of our favourites included customised cocktails – ‘His & Hers’- the couple’s chosen tipples on offer with bespoke bar signage. Bubblegum Balloons created a beautiful silver inspired balloon wall and cloud blended with English garden theme foliage. A lovely touch was their family name and ’25 Years’ tastefully incorporated into all event signage.
The day before the event, we were on-site to oversee the set-up of the stretch tent, dancefloor, uplighting and occasional furniture provided by Vibration Group. On the morning of the party, full of excitement, we arrived bright and early to manage all final preparations allowing the family to concentrate on getting ready and looking forward to the party!
Guests arrived at 2 pm, greeted by a prosecco tricycle provided by Ideas Box. The novel drinks station was a fun kick start to the celebrations with glasses of prosecco served directly to guests, so no one had to wait for a drink! A full bar service of unlimited beverages, personalised cocktails and draft beers was provided by Kerb Food.
Food was on offer from 3 pm delivered by Off Beat BBQ, delicious barbeque cuisine using high-quality meats and culinary twists to bring in a street food vibe such as halloumi and hot sauces.
From 5-6 pm, the liveliest of Mariachi bands injected an early evening, upbeat fiesta feel with their Mexican musical showcase. The party was now in full swing!
For rumbling tummies and those with a sweet tooth, Berry and Brie created a sumptuous and imaginative dessert grazing table complete with silver touches and takeaway bags for guests to enjoy their treats at home.
Enmasse Productions delighted guests with background music throughout the event and a lively DJ set until late. There was plenty of dancing and celebrating until the wee small hours.
The whole celebration was captured for prosperity by the brilliant photographer Tom Dingley.
“We love managing all kinds of events, and this was no exception. The clients were a delight to work with from start to finish. It was an honour to help them celebrate such a special occasion in their beautiful home surrounded by happy, smiling guests.”