Spring Blossom Wedding at Kelvingrove Museum

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to transform a space like this...


...into a beautiful wedding for 320 guests?


Would you believe us if we told you we pulled it off in under one hour?

Watch our time lapse video below to see our team and the fantastic staff from Kelvingrove Museum and Planet Flowers work at lightning speed to bring the Bride and Grooms’ vision to life.

Our bride Satinder is a seriously stylish lady who came to us with a very strong idea of what she wanted to achieve for her wedding. Satinder runs a very successful business in the hospitality industry and has very high standards. So she was concerned that super tight time scales involved with holding her reception at Kelvingrove museum wouldn’t leave enough time to pull of the flawless finish she envisaged for her big day. 

One of the main reasons she chose to work with us was because we assured her that our team specialise in exactly this type of setup having encountered lots of similar situations throughout our 20 years in the event design business.

Earlier in the day we headed to the Glasgow Gudwara to dress the ceremony space for Satinder and Suki’s wedding.  Ensuring we kept to the Sikh traditions, we dressed the room with a beautiful mix of brightly coloured blooms.

At 5pm Kelvingrove Museum closed its doors to the public with our large team poised and ready to spring into action. 


The furniture was quickly rolled into place and we dressed the tables with chic ivory linen and napkins tied with a soft pink satin bow to bring a touch of soft romance to the tables.

A mixture of our ivory and gold chiavari chairs were a perfect complement to the hall’s existing colour palette.



Working with the wonderful team at Planet Flowers, we created a beautiful design of peonies, hydrangea and stock in a beautiful soft colour palette.

These were paired with 88 Events' silk cherry trees for a visually stunning effect that filled the hall with a beautiful scent, capturing the very essence of Spring.

We created two stages which were carpeted in a soft pink shade to match the exact shade of the blossom.  One stage featured a setup for the DJ and on the other we created a gorgeous mix of lounge furniture where guests could have their photos taken with the Bride and Groom.


Finally the top of the room was draped with a soft voile curtain to ensure that the large catering operation was hidden from view.

We steered our couple away from draping the whole space as originally planned to help let the natural majesty of Kelvingrove shine through.

After all, it’s not every day you attend a wedding where you can dine to a back drop Elvis, a suspended WW2 airplane and a fully grown Elephant!










The Verdict

With the guests arriving at 6.30pm we had 1.5 hours to ensure everything was immaculate for their arrival but we're proud to say we broke our own PB by completing the setup in only 55 minutes!

"We recently hosted a large scale wedding at the prestigious Kelvingrove Art Galleries in Glasgow.

Being in the wedding industry ourselves we fully understand the amount of attention to detail and co-ordination needed not only in the lead up but also on the day itself.

We chose 88 Events for full room set up and decor based on some amazing feedback and reviews we had received on them previously, and when we met with Sheila and her team, we automatically felt she had a firm grasp of our vision for the wedding.

Throughout the planning process Sheila was always available to discuss our needs and, as usually happens with weddings, last minute changes were not a problem and always handled without a problem.

On the day of the wedding, when the final set up was revealed it was without question better than we could have ever imagined. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue looked and were in awe of what Sheila and her team had created within such a short time period.

We would highly recommend 88 Events for any function or wedding and would happily use again in the future."

The Samra Family 


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