Bride and Groom, Belinda & Sam had their intimate and bespoke Wedding Reception in the Meridian Ballroom this Autumn. They celebrated in true, fun style in the elegant wedding venue with their joyful 270 guests for the fun filled Turkish Cypriot and Mauritian fusion of love and bliss.
On arrival, parked outside of the Entrance Foyer was a vintage police car, representing Sam, the Groom, being a policeman himself. It was a lovely surprise by his beautiful Wife Belinda. At around 4pm, guests were presented with welcome drinks and canapes including our very own Meridian Grand Vegetable Moneybags and delicious Thai Sesame Chicken. Belinda & Sam wanted to do something different for their Drinks Reception, and purchased some blue balls to put in the welcome drinks which expanded and turned the drinks into alcohol!
The events team created a bespoke welcome message for Belinda and Sam which involved a photo of the couple’s fingerprints, it was certainly a Wedding Reception tailored to the newlywed’s touch.
A personalised guestbook was created by the couple, with love heart notes for cherished messages to be placed inside a Mr & Mrs jar. It was a beautiful sight, with the stunning entrance foyer area glistening away during the twilight autumnal evening, whilst friends and family enjoyed a gathering of united love.
Shortly after, guests were ushered into the Meridian Ballroom, Belinda and Sam chose a royal blue theme with tables named after various police stations, which was a great added touch of quirkiness. With guests seated, the DJ made an announcement ‘’Please can everyone look up and give a round of applause for the newly married Mr and Mrs Mehmet’’. There they were on the balcony for their first appearance with the one and only ‘’All eyes on me’’ by 2Pac playing whilst they smiled away.
The wonderful couple made their grand entrance into the LED blue lit ballroom, making their way to the white gloss dancefloor, then took a seat on the head table in the centre of the ballroom. With tailored name tags on the table for all guests, sweet treats and traditional Turkish biscuits, everyone was made to feel super special.
After a beautiful opening prayer, the starters and then the mains were served by Meridian Grand Catering and then finished off with our delicious signature dessert – Gajar Hawla Crumble. Our team created beloved, personalised menus which were placed in the centre of the tables with photos of the couple.
Close Friends and family, including the Bride and Groom made memorable speeches whilst touching photos were displayed on the projection screens. All guests gathered together and made a toast to each precious speech. The Bride and Groom then made there way to the centre of the stage to cut the police inspired cake, with royal blue, white frosted colours, and a hand-crafted figurine of the newlywed couple for the icing on the top.
The couple got ready for their magical first dance as husband and wife, followed by a Father & Daughter, Mother & Son and Brother & Sister Dance. After these special moments, the bar was open, and the Reception was in full party mode. Families and friends got together to celebrate a union of two beautiful couples, with a traditional Mauritian Sega performance from the Bride’s cousins and a belly dancer on board, the party was in its full swing.
The charming night ended in bliss and with an amazing response from Belinda and Sam ‘’From start to finish its been wonderful. All of you have been fantastic, we’ve enjoyed all the experiences we have had. You’ve really taken the pressure off us. We recommend this place definitely’’.