The gents wanted the wedding of the year to be remembered by all their guests, and went about its planning in exquisite detail, element-by-element with the Events Team at The Grand Hotel Eastbourne with a mix of tradition and a generous helping of ‘because we can’ …and of course you can. The experience and expertise of the entire team at this five star venue ensures every detail, dream and diva’s desire are made to happen.
With a beautiful Art Deco theme, and their own monogram created, the S&L brand was born. The branding flowed seemlessly throughout the entire wedding journey from a bespoke aisle runner, table plan, seating cards, monogrammed mirror coasters and charger plates, wedding favours and more.
Guests were on board wearing 1920’s inspired outfits too, a fabulous sea of black, white, jade and silver on the Grand’s Putting Green for a post ceremony alfresco drinks & canapés reception whilst the newlyweds whizzed off in their vintage Rolls Royce (Stephen’s uncle runs a chauffeuring service) for some seaside photos.
60 guests then made their way to the huge balcony of the hotel’s Presidential Suite for confetti canons and drone footage arranged by the production company West End Studios, to wow the returning newlyweds – amazing footage captured the occasion with a direct sea view backdrop. It’s what perfect planning delivers.
Enter quote of the day (apart from “I do” obviously!),
“Stop everything! I’ve left my crown in the car”
The Events Office ground to a halt whilst said crown was found and replaced on Lewis’s head – and the wedding breakfast can begin…
The Compton Room, the hotel’s original ballroom, with its feature pillars and intricate ceiling cornicing (dance floor, stage & bar too) is simply stunning, ideal to host the most special of occasions. Smoked duck breast to start, slow-cooked Persian style lamb roulade followed by butterscotch pecan tarte, cheeses, coffee & petits fours were the choices from the menu tasting back in April this year, intermingled with traditional speeches brimming with emotion and happiness.
Speaking of brimming… did we mention the specially monogrammed Champagne saucers, built into an impressive Champagne Tower by the Grand’s Conference & Banqueting Team? They wanted memorable, and with the evening’s live band, Marilyn Monroe lookalike performance, show girls, more confetti canons, dry ice and a specially constructed moon shape poser chair, this celebration will go down in the history of the Grand full of life and love. Demanding? A little (it’s your day; demanding what you want is what we want too!) Memorable? Without a doubt.
“Thank you for making the best day of our lives, I hope the best of all our guests’ too”
The grooms, and many of their guests had already planned to extend the celebration by staying at the hotel another night or two which is a popular trend. After all, we are a resort town, full of things to do while the highs of such an incredible event soak in. Relax and reflect with much love and the sincerest of congratulations enveloping Mr & Mr on their married life together.
“The Grand has made an indelible mark on our hearts, thank you all”
Weddings at the Grand Hotel start from £6,000… from this you can add any amount of sparkle and upgrades as you wish. To make your own enquiries and to book a show around the unique celebration rooms at the hotel, please call our friendly Events Team on 01323 412345