Chris and Paula had a marquee reception at the Ramada Hotel in Hemel Hempstead. The room was beautifully decorated with soft silver drapes and metallic coloured balloons.
They found the Ramada after visiting a wedding fair there and falling for the venue. They asked if it was available and the only date they had was the one the couple wanted to marry on. They felt that it was fate and the decided to have it straightaway, without looking around at other venues.
The table centrepieces consisted of three balloons, in gold, silver and white and a balloon arch swept over the top table. Paula scattered silver stars on the tables, and the place cards doubled up as favours for the guests. Paula had filled silver envelopes with scratch cards for their guests, as a token of appreciation. Children received goody bags filled with sweets and bubbles.