When your older sister marries the heir to the throne, it’s hard to outdo her but it would seem, that with the help of numerous leading outdoor event suppliers, Pippa Middleton certainly gave it a pretty good try. With media reports claiming that it cost anything between £300,000 and £1million it’s hard to know exactly how well the industry did out of it financially but from a PR perspective the payback would have been huge.
International party organiser, Fait Accompli, apparently masterminded the event, the company has a reputation for discretion and attention to detail. It’s believed that they organised the country wedding in Englefield, with 100 people attending the ceremony and 300 at the reception held in the grounds of the Middleton family home.
The bespoke structure was supplied by Belgium based Event Architectures PBI and was rumoured to cost in excess of £100,000. The impressive glass marquee was 140ft long so plenty of room and supposedly decked out with cherry blossom trees, in keeping with the enchanted forest theme. It was also widely reported that Andyloos supplied ‘posh portaloos’, which to the more discerning amongst us that translates to bespoke luxury bathrooms utilising its alvac vacuum system range.
We, here at Event News Today, couldn’t have been the only ones to spot Jones’ lorries in some of the paparazzi’s photographs. With a royal warrant, they were clearly the furniture and catering equipment hire company of choice. Whilst it is believed that Pippa Middleton’s former employer, Table Talk provided a fine dining experience, with five courses, including Scottish delicacies and a huge wheel of cheese.
Again, we think we spotted event production company, Starlight Design dropping off equipment shortly before the wedding so the reports of projection mapping images of the happy couple on to the marquee could well be their handy work. Whilst, various other reports have mentioned a single malt whisky bar, a variety of photo booths and table tennis.
Information from all the companies mentioned above has not been forthcoming so all of this is of course pure conjecture. But, what we do know is that once again, event suppliers have delivered an impressive event that we will all still be talking about for months and years ahead.