Hattie and Duncan’s pop-up village wedding
A wedding that took the village theme quite literally, a pop-up village was built specifically for the special occasion. Marble were approached to power the small village with lighting and AV, in addition to producing a ‘showstopper’ production for the middle of the wedding breakfast.
The client had taken it upon himself to build the village and the rest of the set, and the results were mindblowing, making our jobs all the more interesting. The pop-up village featured a hotel reception, pub, salon, cafe, barbers, marquee for the wedding breakfast and over 300 bell tents as accomodation for the guests. We used lighting that was in-keeping with the theme, for each of the pop-up venues within the village. The cosy ambience within the country pub was set with 2x Antler chandeliers, 12x Antler sconces and a number of antler candlesticks. It was so welcoming and impressive that the owner ended up keeping the pub operational for a further 6 weeks following the wedding! In the barbers the lighting was much more subtle, keeping a consistent wash but creating a great atmosphere for the wet shave to commence. The salon was beautiful bright room, with LED strips added around the mirrors to give that backstage feel. There were 24 well-equipped stations for the large guest list, each with a large power requirement for the hair dryers, curlers and every other heating utensil you could imagine. The wedding was in late September 2017, quite different to the blistering year that we had in 2018! As such, portable heaters were added into each of the 300 bell tents – a massive undertaking.
During the wedding breakfast the Marble showstopper production unfolded, a complete surprise for the bride! The room plunged into darkness, along with all other lighting across the venue, followed by the Ride of the Valkyries playing to the room at full volume. A high powered spotlight scanned the lake and the house, while low hanging fog drifted across the water. The spotlight stopped on the best man as he rowed across the lake to be greeted by the guests. By far the most extravagant entrance by a best man we’ve seen, and we’ve seen a lot of weddings! We followed the entrance with a custom water projection show on a 20m screen. We provided a full production service with a large stage installation for the dining tent. Above each table strings of filament bulbs were hung at different levels, and the dance floor area featured a full living plant wall with trees and foliage intertwined with Marble lighting and disco balls. It was a truly stunning, unique event to be a part of.