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Reception

Each wedding day I run is the result of countless emails, phone calls and meetings, a menu taste and, in the case for my couple on 3rd September, a dance rehearsal too. It’s so satisfying to see the tiny details come together as our operations team and external suppliers bring the vision to life.

Saturday 3rd September was a rainy morning. It’s usually every bride’s nightmare, but not at the Lowry where you don’t have to step outside. My morning started with checking on the bride and bridesmaids in the adjoining room. I left the bride to her pampering and Champagne and checked on the venue dresser in full creative swing in the Ballroom, reporting back with photos to reassure. I greeted the groomsmen, congregating for Dutch courage in the bar, and ensured all-important moments of prep were caught by the photographer. A last little tip to the bridal party to hide much-needed tissues behind the stem of the bouquets, then it’s all GO. Guests safely gathered in and seated. The familiar chords played and the bride made her entrance.

By the time it’s all official, they’re running behind. Invisibly, during Champagne and canapés, it’s all hands on deck to speed up the turnaround. Whilst desserts were served, the bride and groom sneaked off with the photographer. Then the Grand Ballroom was transformed for the evening. As I begin to say my goodbyes, the daughter tells me that I can’t miss the first-dance-flash-mob, so I vow to stay. Somehow 9pm rolled around and it was time to wish the bride and groom a wonderful evening to come.

Laura Krasij, Event Sales Supervisor