Photography by Amokwei Quarshie
Watching a community come together to raise a child divinely is the purest form of love. We love all of our clients but celebrating a child is always a joy! Lily Rose’s parents requested a baby dedication with an enchanted garden theme, complete with lots of lilies and roses.
To create an intimate feel, baby Rosie’s grandmother hosted sixty guests at her private residence in the garden. The service and reception took place inside our fully enclosed A-frame 450m2 marquee with cascading white draping flowing from the pitch. We wanted the marquee to feel less like a structure and more of an extension of the garden, so we used many fragrant flowers in pastel pink and peach hues, which created a mood of serenity throughout the space. In under two days, we installed the marquee and décor to create a perfect garden theme for Rosie’s dedication. We separated the marquee into two spaces using trellises with climbing vines to build a wall. The ceremony, which was short and precise, was facilitated by the family pastor and took place on one side of the marquee. We built a stage to ensure optimal viewing from the seating area. Guests were serenaded by a gospel choir, individually selected by our team.
The reception immediately followed the ceremony on the other side of the marquee and featured soft green turf flooring. In continuation with the theme, guests were directed into the reception area by lined hedges where lunch was served. We set out to create a beautiful, peaceful yet festive environment for baby Rosie and her family. The day’s overall mood confirms that senses were pleased.