The day started with everyone in a large marquis tent set up to represent the chapel with the most unique 'alter' I have seen. The groom's parents constructed a latticework structure and as per bride's vision, there were rustic wine barrels on either side with mason jars filled with coloured water and white flowers. So simple, yet so lovely. There was also an endearing sign above the structure with the phrase - "This is where our story begins".
Upon entering this lovely space we were greeted with a gift from the Bride & Groom set up on a table which had yet more objects of the rustic nature including photos of their parents and grandparents on their own wedding days, old wooden storage boxes, a blackboard within an old frame with the menu posted and an old window frame on an easel with photos of the Bride & Groom as children. Really quite a nice way to welcome their guests. Once inside we could see the millions, ok, hundreds?? thousands?? of mini lights strung everywhere to create a magical experience when the sun went down.