Amazing Backyard Transformation

Starting with an empty backyard, half an acre of soil behind the family home.

backyard transformation - before

Guests walked unsuspecting down the driveway…


… to a beautiful marquee filled with fairy lights, roses and candles. The groom worked with Elegant Occasions to create a surprise dream for his bride using 6000 red roses. The awe on the faces of the bride and the guests was unforgettable.


Guests were guided to their tables via the candle-lit red carpet walkway.


As a traditional muslim wedding, the bride and groom sat on a podium surrounded by roses, candles and fairy-lights.

bride and groom podium

The wedding cake matched the theme of roses and diamonds and was accentuated by the bride and groom’s initials lit up behind it. Different flavours were chosen for each tier – red velvet, Raffaello, Mars Bar, and white chocolate mud cake.

4 tier wedding cake

The crisp white napkins were adorned with beautiful cream ribbons and red roses.


Tall pedestal vases were topped with 130 red roses and green hydrangeas. Fairy lights twinkled amongst the two red roses in the vases. Beautiful gold brocade tablecloths brought out the vibrant colour of the roses.

backyard transformation - huge rose-filled vases

The gratitude from the bride and groom was overwhelming, and their guests continue to talk about the surprising transformation of an empty space into an elegant and inviting wedding venue.

backyard transformation - tables and marquee

Have you ever surprised your significant other with a party or event?

Photography by Jason Vannan