Congratulations Enrique and Alex who, along with the help of the wonderful Emma Westacott, celebrated the most incredible intimate wedding day at The Four Seasons.
Their wedding day was FULL of surprises. Guests received their wedding invitations telling them where to be for a coach pick up, but no information about where they were going. The coach pulled up outside their first venue, Hampton Court Palace where guests were surprised and excited by such a beautiful and historical venue.
The couples ceremony in Little Banqueting House was incredibly intimate and full of emotion with both Enrique and Alex sharing personal vows to each other. The special service was also live streamed all the way in the Philippines for lots of Alex’s family and friends. After their ceremony, guests were able to enjoy a private tour of the palace while we escaped for a wander of the grounds for some glorious couple photos.
Guests were then transported to their second surprise venue, The Four Seasons Hampshire where we were greeted by a fluke downpour followed by a beautiful rainbow. The boys drove up to meet their guests waiting outside in a classic car before everyone enjoyed drinks and canapés inside the hotel.
Guests were seated for a delicious dinner and some fantastic speeches. Before desserts were served, a surprise video was played for Alex where all his friends and family in the Philippines had recorded personal messages for him. It was SO lovely.
The surprises did not end there…. Next up, the absolutely hilarious and brilliant Sam Bailey strutted into the room and belted out some incredible songs for everyone to enjoy and dance along to. After Sam’s exhilarating performance, Enrique took to the mic with one more VERY huge surprise for Alex. He began by talking about their relationship and music from the Philippines that Alex had introduced to him. He began referring to a particular favourite song of Alex’s and recited some of the lyrics, as these meant a lot to them and their relationship. Alex’s face dropped…. surely it could not be? Next thing we know is the incredible Morissette is walking into the room to perform the very song that Enrique has quoted and as you can imagine, Alex and the few people in the room from the Philippines go WILD. For comparison, she is the Philippines version of the UK’s Adele. Enrique had flown her over as a surprise, and WOW what an incredibly thoughtful surprise indeed. It was magical, and after some songs, Morissette serenaded the couple and their guests outside to a firework display.
A fabulous end to a magical day. WOW. Thank you thank you thank you for choosing and trusting me to be a part of it.
Photography – Philippa Sian | Planning – Westacott Wedding & Events | Venues – Hampton Court Palace + Four Seasons Hampshire | Flowers – Lavender Green Flowers | String Quartet – Sternberg Clarke | Performers – Sam Bailey & Morissette | Cake – Gifted Heart Cakes | Rentals & Decor – Just4Linen | Harpist – Amie True Harpist | Fireworks – Pains Fireworks | Video – Bloomsbury Films