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housed the table plan. A few items of
furniture were painstakingly dressed
entirely out of moss as if they had grown
out of the ground, which was not boarded
or carpeted, but was simply the natural
grass of the site.
Through the clear PVC wall panels, guests
could see the inviting outdoor spaces accessed
through the side of the marquee-a
quirky outdoor sitting room complete with
a free-standing ireplace, pallet furniture
trimmed with hessian and lace, and hay
bales surrounding one of the ires outside
the steps of a prettily dressed and comfortably
furnished shepherds hut, complete
with LED lighting for safety. The fantastic
giant wooden bench chairs were skillfully
handmade by the estate team from oak
felled on the estate, and were lifted into
place by their sturdy farm machinery. A
single oversized chair brought a bit of Alice
in Wonderland humor to the ireside.
A magical feast
Dinner was announced as darkness
fell. Guests were directed through an
enchanted garden gate standing on tree
stumps, surrounded by ivy trellis and
bark, mosses and lowers into the secret,
overgrown, candlelit garden in a second,
connected marquee for dinner.
The dining room was entirely candlelit
with a little careful highlighting from the
lighting team, focusing the eye on the completely
transparent paneling showcasing
the night sky. It was dressed with suspended
tress and branches overhead and
around the eaves, and overhead antlers
and wreaths draped in ivy and hops, hung
with candles in twine-suspended jars.
The natural grass looring continued
in the dining room where tables draped
in a mix of a natural sage color and gold
sequins featured stunning centerpieces: a
mixture of delicate bell jars encasing mini
woodlands, mosses and lowers, and giant
candelabras wreathed in lowers and ivy,
dressed with the animal skulls and holding
towering gold candles.
After dinner, with the dance loor alive
and kicking, guests roaming back into
the faded, opulent drawing room found a
garden fountain had appeared, growing up
out of the grass in the center of the room,
serving chilled strawberry daiquiris.
Sometime after 2 a.m., the crowd was
lured to the rave cave, which was staged
beneath an Intent Freeform®
13-by-9-meter
khaki-colored stretch tent with green
camo netting above it slung artfully between
the tall trees and tucked deep behind
a hilly outcrop, and beneath the cliff
of an old quarry. Dressed on the underside
with abundant lengths of loristry, the
natural dance loor was the guests' home
for the next six hours. Flanked by rocky
outcrops and ferns, the outdoor " daybed "
appeared out of the darkness complete
with iron bed head, drapery, bedside
tables and suspended jars full of glowing
candles, ideal for lounging and watching
the revelers dance into the night.
The last-minute miracle
An enormous rainstorm on night ive of
the installation and into the party day
threatened to ill the stretch tent ceiling
to bursting with rainwater and left the
ground waterlogged, which meant mud.
Lots and lots of mud ... Oasis Events' staff
worked with the marquee team for lastminute
solutions, coordinated with the
awesome estate management team for
heavy lifting gear, and within a couple of
hours the water had been moved off the
stretch tent, inch by careful inch. The mud
surrounding the whole party site was
spread with beautiful fresh wood chips;
and the decorating team revived all the
outdoor settings after their drenching.
The candles were lit, and the guests
partied on happily ever after.
Dany Fremantle is a manager at Oasis Events,
overseeing every aspect of design and organization
for intimate celebrations to large parties
and corporate events. For more information, visit
oasisevents.co.uk or email df@oasisevents.co.uk.
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A 6-meter-wide bar dressed with hops,
fl owers and trailing greens, taxidermy
and natural elements was a stunning
reception centerpiece.
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