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Karina & Michael had decided they would marry in Geneva & they wanted their reception at the Four Seasons. That was about it, other than, if he was free, could we get Andrea Bocelli?!
As their guests were travelling in from all over the world, it was decided the celebrations should take place over 3 days.
We first sent out Save the Date cards, these were designed in postcard format telling the story of how the couple met in a cartoon format. We presented the 6 cards in a box engraved with their initials.
On the Friday guests were invited to an evening sailing around Lake Geneva aboard a luxury boat. As guests boarded at the private pier, we had Swiss trumpeters playing to welcome them before they were seated for dinner, followed by a disco until 1am.
The next day, the ceremony took place at the Orthodox church in Geneva. Guests were transported there in luxury coaches.
After the ceremony, they arrived at the Four Seasons where the whole front of the hotel had been decorated with flowers. The staircase was adorned with a huge central display and strung orchids that created an illusion of floating up through the stairwell to the ceiling. We had decorated the reception area with framed photos of the couple, and guests were greeted by a Swiss String Quartet. Champagne and canapés were served, and the placement cards handed out to the guests.
Guests were invited through to dinner at the sound of a crystal bell being rung by the MC. The ballroom had been completely transformed by my team - we had built a stage, lit the whole room and brought in new linen. At each place setting was a silver napkin ring engraved with the guest's name, these were a keepsake.
After dinner, the couple had their dream come true when Andrea Bocelli took to the stage and gave everyone goosebumps for 45 minutes! After he had finished the band took over, followed by DJ Sam Totolee playing into the early hours.
At 1am traditional Danish hotdogs (the groom's favourite) were served from a hotdog stand brought from Denmark!
We had set up a diary room in one of the reception rooms were guests could go and leave a live message for the couple.
Guests finally retired at 3am, only to rise on Sunday for a brunch at the Geneva Yacht Club. It was a relaxed occasion with a buffet of Swiss delights, a jazz band and cocktails out on the terrace overlooking the lake.
Photography by Eye Imagine