The last time we were booked to deliver a Magic Mirror to the Hotel Endsleigh – we fell in love! With the Hotel Endsleigh.
To set the scene…
It was a dark night in early November and it was raining pretty heavily.
The local roads between Okehampton where we are based and the Hotel Endsleigh near Tavistock were full of water.
It was a SPLASH FEST driving over to Mr& Mrs B’s wedding reception. But on you drive until you get there and start making the magic happen! 🙂
Upon arriving at the venue, we parked up and ran for cover to avoid getting completely soaked.
The moment we opened the front door to the house, a great big welcoming glow greeted us.
At every turn there were beautifully dressed ladies holding beautifully dressed babies and toddlers.
Everyone smiled at us and we felt like we were at home.
The people who work at the Hotel Endsleigh were, as we have always found them, so welcoming and helpful!
There was a small room called “The Quiet Room” which was to be our destination for the evening and became anything but!!
It was packed with furniture and art books – all heavy – which would be moved when the busy staff had finished
delivering long stacks of chairs out of one room and into another. So helpful.
We started thinking about how the Mirror would look best in the room and helped to move some furniture items and covered others with white tablecloths and fancy dress props.
The effect was smart and welcoming when everything was in its place.
After the speeches, wedding guests appeared and disappeared with their selfies in their hands and one in the guest book along with fun messages.
Pic/ The highlight of the night for us was when Emma the bride popped the big elephant head on for a photo with her handsome groom in his Elvis rubber head!
We could hear the band playing at the other end of the house. Their music was unbelievable and we enjoyed hearing them in the background. Live music is definitely a perk of the job!
Loads of guests of all ages congregated for large group photos with the Magic Mirror –
and they all took a copy of the photo home with them!
What a fun memento of the wedding day!
Some guests had a fistful of photos as they returned for photos with their nearest and dearest.
pic/ Bubbly anyone?
At the end of the night, as the guests had sipped by now a few glasses of bubbles,
our Magic Mirror pack away was simple as can be!
What with the band being so good, flying through their end of session rock numbers –
everyone was busy dancing the night away and continuing to enjoy the amazing night
and didn’t even notice our disappearance!
(And the rain held off nicely for a bit of sparkler fun!)
What a great night!
A week and a bit later, we were so chuffed when these kind words arrived in a lovely email from our bride and groom, Mr & Mrs B!
“Just wanted to write to say the most enormous thank you
for all the hard work you did for us on our wedding day.
You both worked incredibly hard and everyone loved the magic mirror.
We have absolutely loved and laughed our heads off looking through the photos.
The props were amazing, the photos incredible and we loved that everyone got to
keep a memory of the day and we did too in our fabulous guest book.
It was such a fantastic way of getting people to send us a message with a little reminder of them.
It was so well put together.
We don’t know what to say, you were both absolutely amazing!
Thankyou for everything. 😊. With our thanks and very best wishes,
Mr and Mrs B. Xx”
To sum up, the Hotel Endsleigh is a magnificent Devon country house that is famous for it’s gardens
is an amazing wedding venue packed with atmosphere,
delicious plates of food!
I think it is a contender with the others to rival Downton Abbey for stunning location to get married in!
If you would like more information on booking a Magic Mirror or a photo booth for your wedding, please call us on 0800 7720325 or go online and check our packages and prices here.
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