“The hotel recommended Big Entertainments for their wide choice of entertainment and wedding planning services”.
Johnny and I met when we were fifteen years old. It sounds crazy, but even back then I knew that he was the one I would spend the rest of my life with. There was an instant attraction between us. We just clicked and almost immediately moved in together. We have now been together for over thirteen years and have two gorgeous sons. He proposed after our seven year anniversary, I immediately said yes! We had previously talked about marriage, but with our hectic day-to-day life and having to bring up our two children, it did not seem like we had the time.
I began planning my wedding in 2008/2009. I knew exactly what I wanted – a dream fairytale, complete with the stunning dress and horse and carriage. However, I lacked a vision of how to create it. The first step was to book my hotel and church – both extremely important to me. I got married in our local church, which holds a special place in the family as many of our celebrations have taken place there. I finalised the hotel after ensuring it was the ideal location for all my family. The hotel recommended Big Entertainments for their wide choice of entertainment and wedding planning services.
The next day, I organised an appointment at their offices. I was immediately blown away by everything in their showroom. I fell in love and wanted it all! As soon as I met with Kellie and Marcus, I knew they would be the best people to help to create my dream. I arranged weekly meetings at their offices in Crosby where they provided guidance on what looked best in the hotel. As time flew by, I booked more and more of their wonderful products.
In the week before my wedding, everything went gone wrong. My cake was supposed to be seventeen foot tall, but the hotel realised that it would not fit through the door and would have to remain in reception. So in the last few days before the wedding, we had to arrange for the cake to be lowered so that it would fit. I also found out that my wedding dress was stuck in America because of the ash cloud! Thankfully, it arrived with three days to spare – just enough time for a quick fitting and alterations.
The morning of my wedding arrived quicker than I could have imagined. I woke up feeling completely calm and at ease with the whole day, until I arrived home from the hairdressers! I suddenly felt complete panic in case the dramas from the previous week returned. Luckily, Kellie was on hand throughout the whole day to ensure that absolutely nothing could go wrong.
Kellie had organised the wedding cars. She also organised a Cinderella coach complete with horses, to take me to the church and then to the hotel with Johnny after the ceremony. I felt like a princess as I walked up the aisle with the dress of my dreams and the gospel choir singing in the background. When we arrived at the hotel, my heart melted at the effect Big Entertainments had created, it really was a fairytale. In the last thirteen years, I have never seen Johnny show any emotion, but he had a tear in his eye when he saw how magical it was. The walls had been made to look like the starlit sky, it matched the wedding arch placed over the cake. The white dance floor sparkled with lights, the tables were dressed with ivory and gold and the centrepieces were feathers that had been lit up.
The day went from strength to strength, especially when the fantastic singer and the chocolate fountain arrived. I knew that it really was the best day of my life, something that I would treasure forever. Even more importantly, it was a day that my guests had truly enjoyed. As a husband and wife team, two is definitely better than one. Kellie and Marcus proved that. They put their heart and soul into everything they did. They were very passionate about making our dreams come true.
Now that we are married it certainly feels different, even after all our years together. I feel that our family is complete. We are very pleased to have had Big Entertainments as part of our special day, and thank them for creating truly breathtaking results.
Suppliers list for Childhood sweethearts
- Photography – Andrew Johns – 0151 527 2065
- Venue – Suits Hotel – 0151 549 2222
- Coordinator – Big Entertainments – 08452 601106