With a few months to go before your big day, going behind the back of your husband-to-be to get what you want probably isn’t something that most marriage counsellors would recommend. Do-gooder friends can’t be trusted to keep schtum about the secret meetings and instantly-deleted texts. What you need is someone who will be guaranteed, 100%, unshakably loyal. You need your mum. In this particular case it helped to have a hedge so that all the illicit business could take place for hours right in under the groom’s nose… ok, ok, I’ve spun that out far too long already, of course, the illicit business in which fiancée and mother-in-law had conspired wasn’t a nasty surprise, but rather a nice one – the planning and production of a surprise firework display for the groom. Both Juliette (bride) and Louise (mother-of-bride) are self-confessed firework lovers, and we enjoyed conversations about favourite fireworks (willows!), past summer concerts at Leeds Castle, and musical selections that both mother and daughter agreed would have them both in tears.
Glenn and Simon rigged the display and PA during the day, and safely tucked away behind the aforementioned hedge, they waited for night time, and firing time. The guests made their way out, and as the music struck up from discreetly positioned speakers the fireworks lit up the Avon sky, to the oohs and aahs of delighted guests, and the surprise of the groom who had been kept in the dark until that point. Well done to Louise and Juliette for keeping the wedding fireworks display a secret, and for an atmospheric choice of music that lent itself perfectly to fireworks.
“Thanks for a fabulous display for Juliette’s wedding, which was a spectacular day. All went to plan and the whole day was enjoyed by all.” Louise