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Fabulous functions

28 Jul 2011

Fabulous functions

COMING up with an original wedding theme can be tricky.

The vintage look? Done. Hollywood glamour? Done. English country garden? Done.

If you’re after a little inspiration and need a helping hand to put on a real show, speak to the experts at Fabulous Functions, who have hundreds of tips and thousands of props to make your wedding look spectacular, as well as more than 30 years of experience in weddings and events.

Marquees

At the heart of Fabulous Functions are its marquees. The company has its own stock of marquees, from free-standing to annexe varieties, with various lining, dance floor and carpeting options available.

Becoming ever popular is the range exotic marquees and Indian and Moroccan tents, which work to create a relaxing and romantic ambience – particularly in the summer months with lanterns dotted around the outside and low seating and cushions scattered within.

The Indian tents have a luxurious look, being ivory with gold motifs, while the Moroccan tents come in deep reds, greens and golds.

Chairs, tables, linen and chair covers are all available – and if you want to really theme your day, Fabulous Functions can provide Bangra drummers and snake charmers too.

Entertainment

Fabulous Functions is also an entertainment agent, giving couples access to endless fun acts for their wedding day.

Full PA, staging, lighting and dancefloors can be provided, as well as discos and an eclectic range of bands and duos ranging from rock to pop and classical music.

Other forms of entertainment include harpists, magicians, caricaturists, body painters, live models, robots, puppets and look-a-likes.

Themes

Fabulous Functions has a massive storage facility with props to cater to over 200 themes!

These could range from James Bond to American, Period, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Wild West, Fire and Ice and even Medieval - complete with jousters and a jousting tent.

Speaking about themes, company directory Mary said: “I think gangsters and molls is fun with art deco backdrops, film strips and statues. We can even introduce a flapper dancer. We did an event where we brought in dancers from London who did the Charleston and got all of the guests up on their feet.

“At the moment we are getting asked a lot about out Indian marquees because people want something a little bit different for their reception. We can provide an area with low chill-out seating and cushions and sofas, and some rajput tents with lighting.

“Traditional country garden-type themes are also popular, and we use lots of fresh flowers to make the interior of the marquee like a garden. To dress this type of theme we’d use vintage roses, candelabra, bird cages, lots of bunting, shabby chic cake stands and lace tablecloths. We’re finding a lot of brides are having afternoon tea outside after a wedding before going into the marquee for dancing later.

“People are wanting traditional weddings with just that little twist of something different and that’s what we’re always striving to find.”

Added extras

As well as providing props, lighting, marquees and more, Fabulous Functions has a long list of recommended caterers to help you plan your perfect event.

Other added extra services include ice sculptures, chocolate fountains, balloon arrangements, doughnut machines, candy floss carts, a vodka luge, a jelly bar and even an oxygen bar.

Find out how to make your day fabulous by calling Fabulous Functions on 08456 123 270 or go to www.fabulousfunctions.co.uk

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