This week is a week of pure old real wedding joy my lovelies. I have so so many to share with you I’m going for it big-guns style. And oh my, oh my, this particular one has me smiling from ear to ear at it’s insane loveliness.
Laura and Rob tied the knot on 2nd June at Daymer Bay in Trebetherick, Cornwall. I love this wedding, not only for that stylishly simple and elegant dress with built in room to stash the wedding weep tissues, but for the way Laura recounts it all, from making her flower crown herself, to recalling how her Artist Mother painted table decor, to choosing not to have a wedding ring because she loves her engagement ring so much and doesn’t want anything to detract that love.
“I love the simplicity of my beautiful Jim Hjelm wedding dress – the low back, the pink sash which we added on and of course and the pockets!
We just wanted our wedding to be relaxed and memorable with lots of personal touches. Rustic and country was our ‘style’ I guess! The location was inspiring in itself…”
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“My shoes were from Dune. I am not one of these girls that has spent my life planning my wedding dress etc. but one thing I did know was that I wanted bright turquoise shoes!”
“My amazing cousin Tanya is an up and coming florist. She did all the bouquets and button holes. I totally left flower chose in her capable hands – I just wanted some soft pinks, greyish/greens and white and a very loose rustic bouquet.My mum and mother in law did all the marquee and table flowers and a local volunteer at the church, Pam did the church arch and flowers”
“We were married at St Enodoc Church, a tiny church a short walk from my parents house. We always wanted to have a rustic, country DIY wedding with our reception in my parent’s garden. It is a very special spot and Rob proposed while we were kayaking in the Camel Estuary, which you can see from the church…”
By the way peeps, read this exerpt from the Wikipedia website about this church – how amazing?!
“The church is situated in sand dunes east of Daymer Bay and Brea Hill on the River Camel estuary. Wind-driven sand has formed banks that are almost level with the roof on two sides. From the 16th century to the middle of the 19th century, the church was virtually buried by the dunes and was known locally as “Sinking Neddy” or “Sinkininny Church”.
To maintain the tithes required by the church, it had to host services at least once a year, so the vicar and parishioners descended into the sanctuary through a hole in the roof. By 1864 it was finally unearthed and the dunes were finally stabilized. Today, the church is surrounded by the Church Course of the St Enodoc Golf Club.“
“Our catering company Fee Turner were INCREDIBLE – absolutely everyone has said it is the best wedding food they have ever had. Stunning canapés presented in rustic bowls and on wooden boards.
Antipasti starter on the table to share followed by BBQ lamb, monkfish and halloumi with salad and new potatoes – simple but amazing!”
To decorate our amazing venue, we used buckets of flowers covered in newspaper from the 1960’s found in the walls of the house!! We also had flowers on the tables in jam jars collected by us with raffia tied round them, hessian runners on the tables (material from the Goldhawk Road) table names painted on slate collected on the beaches, a hanging table plan with bottles of flowers (the tables were named after mountains we have been to the top of or visited and watercolours painted by my mother a brilliant artist, Caroline Mills…”
I just love this shot….
“I found my veil at a local wedding show. It is a one off silk veil with antique lace trim made by Ali from Unique Dress in Hampton…”
“I made my flower crown/hair accessory using silk flowers and a selection of pearls and beads. Accessory wise, I wore a pair of earrings and a necklace that I had designed myself – a Cornish jeweller called Fi Greenwood then made them for me. They were shells from Cornwall, which she then cast into silver and added a cluster of fresh water pearls. Each shell was engraved with the date of our wedding…”
“Our talented friend, Ed Roughton who is a musician wrote a beautiful piece of music called “Half way there “ the day we called him to ask if he would play at our wedding – It must have been fate as it was prefect for me to walk down the aisle to.
Ed played Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah on the guitar to accompany my friend Claire Greville-Heygate who sang while we were signing the register.
We left the church to Rise by Eddie Vedder (The other love in Rob’s life!)”
“My Aunt Anne made our chocolate wedding cake – we wanted the cake to be part of our desert as we have been to so many wedding when you totally miss out on a piece of cake! We thought chocolate biscuit cake would be perfect with strawberries and Cornish ice cream…”
“Rob’s wedding ring designed by Rob made by Jana Reinhardt – a brilliant independent jeweller designer recommended by my cousin. He knew exactly what he wanted – brushed gold ring engraved on the inside. I didn’t have a wedding ring as I love my engagement ring that Rob designed and Jana made so much and don’t want to distract from it….”
Words of Wedded Wisdom…
“Get stuck in and enjoy it all. You only get one shot at it so make it different, personal and memorable. I was very lucky that my mum shared our vision of the day. Our friends and family were all amazing and wanted to help out which made it such a personal day…”
Such a gorgeous wedding, and I’ve never ever before seen a bride look so very, very lovingly in to her husband’s eyes.
Huge thanks to Sarah over at Green Photographic for submitting yet another beautiful wedding for you to enjoy…
“Our main wedding photographer was Sarah Fargulo of Green Photographic – she is brilliant, unobtrusive, has an artistic eye, a fabulous journalist style and her company is eco-friendly company!”
I’d love to hear your thoughts; a wedding dress with pockets, yay or nay? And what is your favourite element of this wedding and why?real wedding
I can’t wait to hear from you, let’s show Laura and Rob some love! 😉
Photographer – Green Photographic
Venue – Daymer Bay in Trebetherick, Cornwall
Brides dress – Jim Hjelm – a purchase from Miss Bush Bridal
Brides veil – found via a wedding fair
Brides shoes – Dune
Brides accessories – earrings & neclace designed by the bride
Brides flower crown – made by the bride
Grooms Suit – TM Lewin
Bridesmaids Dresses – Coast
Flowergirl Dress – John Lewis with a sash made by my mumc
Bunting – made by a friend
Tent/Yurt – LPM Bohemia
Hair Stylist – Lisa from Cello Hair Salon in Padstow, Cornwall
Make up Artist – my bridesmaid, Anna Dingle!
Flowers – Brides cousin
Cake – Brides Aunt Anne
Catering Company – Fee Turner