On April 25th, Schupepe was honoured to provide a wedding marquee for Silas & Melissa’s gorgeous outdoor ceremony in Huia. .On behalf of everyone here at Schupepe, we would like to congratulate you both and thank you for taking the time to answer our questions for this segment of our blog series entitled, “Did Anyone Bother to Ask the Groom?”
TEAMWORK IS KEY WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING:
After 15 years together, Silas and Melissa got engaged late December 2014. This gave them exactly four months to arrange their outdoor wedding. They were in the midst of building onto their house and had brothers and sisters getting married later on in the year. The wedding ceremony had to take place in April. Anyone that has ever planned a wedding will know that four months can be a very tight time frame, but they were determined to make it happen and knew that they had to work as a team to make it work.
BREAKING DOWN THE STEREOTYPES:
Much to the surprise of friends and family, Silas took the reins on 50% of the wedding planning activities. He basically said – it had to be done if their wedding was going to happen on time. Plus, he said that he and Melissa always worked together as a team – why should wedding planning be any different? Sorry ladies – Silas is taken!!! Silas was in charge of hiring the wedding marquee and the lighting from our team here at Schupepe. He also took over the hiring of the caterer and the DJ. He bought the roses, oysters and alcohol. Other than a little last minute hiccup with the catering, he claims everything ran fairly smoothly.
SILAS’S ADVICE TO FUTURE GROOMS:
(Pay attention future grooms!)
1. You shouldn’t comment if you are not happy with something if you are not contributing to the planning.
2. It is a great opportunity to work with your partner as a team.
3. It is only as problematic as you make it.
4. IT CAN BE FUN.
WHAT THE BRIDE HAD TO SAY:
Melissa said it was truly a team effort and all of the wedding tasks were divided 50/50. She said they had a lot to organise for a wedding of 100 adults, 23 kids, and 7 babies! “It wouldn’t have been possible to do by one person alone!”
WHAT ABOUT THE WEDDING MARQUEE?
Silas said that everyone at Schupepe was incredibly helpful – from the customer service team to the installation crew. He said that the best part was watching the marquee go up, then the lights, and seeing it all come together.
A twinkling, elegant marquee enhancing the natural landscape is indeed a sight to behold! Don’t procrastinate! Contact Schupepe today for your free on-site visit before we are all of our tents book out this season!