Florence and Elliot’s Dry Bar Hire

If you have read my previous blogs, I have a severe affliction with round bars. However, we were providing our dry hire service for this wedding. And it was slightly easier to handle on a round bar!

The Bride and Groom held their wedding at the Bride’s family home, a beautiful rectory near Market Drayton.

They chose to have a marquee in the grounds, which overlooked the Shropshire countryside and down to the Shropshire Union Canal.

Florence and Elliot's dry bar hire

Getting things ready

While Florence and Elliot were getting married at the nearby church, the Team had some time to get things organised before they arrived.

The first task was to get the enormous amount of wine they had for the wedding breakfast on ice – this being one of the hottest Saturdays of the year so far; this was an important task!

Unusually, Florence and Elliott had asked their Guests to bring a bottle to add to their small collection of spirits, so we were a little in the dark about what we could serve later in the day.

The Drinks Reception, and Wedding Breakfast

Once the Guests started to arrive, we served them with a glass or two of Prosecco or beer. The arrival drinks lasted a couple of hours before everyone sat down for the wedding breakfast. The Guests had several wines to choose from, including an orange wine. That was orange by colour and not by taste. Apparently, it is the new rose, and the best is made in Georgia!

Things don’t always go to plan…

As the Wedding party were halfway through their speeches, the Heaven’s opened and subjected us to torrential rain and a thunderstorm, but thankfully we were all inside the marquee at this time!

Dancing the night away

Florence and Elliot's dry bar hire

Florence and Elliott organised a band and a DJ for the evening reception for their wedding entertainment. The Guests had a good party, despite feeling a bit wet underfoot from the earlier storm.

This was a late finish for us at 1 am, and I am sure there were a few sore heads in the morning!

On behalf of the Team at The Iron Bar, I wish Florence and Elliott a long and happy marriage together.

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