Is there anything more romantic then your husband-to-be building you your own Wedding Venue? Talk about moving heaven and earth (quite literally) and that is what Brian done for his fiancé Nadine, landscaping her, her very own dream land in Cornwall; with everything from willow trees, bijou carp lake and a dramatic stair case, all with breath-taking valley views.
Opting for a panoramic marquee, Nadine along with the help of family and her 6 bridesmaids transformed the plain space into a simple, yet elegant rustic reception room.
And who says that country weddings have to be BOHO? Nadine wowed with a slim fitting Martina Liana dress with full cathedral train, while her bridesmaids were in waterfall Jenny Packham gowns.
We loved reading in Nadines write up that the day did not run perfectly (very few weddings do), but that it made her love it all the more.
NADINE, THE BRIDE || FUN FACT: After signing of the register, when the organist starting playing the dismissal music, our Bridesmaids and Groomsmen started getting a little confused and walked down the aisle and out the church arm in arm before my husband and I. The Vicar had to chase them down the aisle and get them to come back. Everyone, myself included was in fits of laughter when three red face bridesmaids and confused looking groomsmen walked back in.
THE DRESS: I had read in the Bridal magazines, that the dress you have in your mind is very rarely the dress you end up in and I thought it sounded like rubbish and that nothing could change my mind from my schoolgirl dreams. I was wrong. After trying on two of my ‘perfect dress’ neither of them were that perfect, then I slipped into a fitting fit and flare Martina Liana from Sam Cox and I knew it was the one.
THE FLOWERS: We used St Mellion Flowers and I remember going in and just saying “big, I want my bouquet to be really big” and that is exactly what they done, even on the day, when I wanted it to be a little messier, they rushed back and worked their magic. It was just perfect!
THE VENUE: We had the ceremony at The Church of St Mary in Botus Fleming and as for the reception, well, I am a little biased, but I think we had the most wonderful Wedding Venue in the whole world, The Venue Cornwall. I’m so excited to see how other Brides use the space.
THE ENTERTAINMENT: A good friend of ours, Jake Bradshaw took the stage the whole way through the champagne and canapé reception and the wedding breakfast, he has a beautiful voice and all our guests loved him. Later we had a swing and jump-jive band and the dance floor was packed.
THE FOOD: The food was always a massive part in the planning of our wedding, we wanted it to be outstanding, it was probably the one thing we both instantly agreed on that we had to have two AA rosette restaurants The Greedy Goose cater our day. We were lucky enough to have them shut their Plymouth restaurant to be part of our special day.
THE WEDDING PARTY: My 6 bridesmaid wore Jenny Packham gowns. The boys all wore Ted Baker suits with matching Oliver Sweeney shoes, which we had personalised.
THE STATIONARY: I spent far too much time looking at endless stationary companies, but it was really important to me that all the stationary was consistent with the Wedding theme. The girls at Eaton Stationary were just great and nothing was too much trouble.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Alex May made my camera hating husband feel totally at ease and videographers Babalu Films captured every single moment and we hardly even noticed they were there.
ADVICE: Don’t worry about the weather, I worked myself into a blubbering mess at the thought of rain on my Wedding day and it didn’t just rain, it poured and I still had the best day, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
TOP TIP: Make sure you and all your bridesmaid wear the same perfume. We all used coco mademoiselle body oil and perfume, so when we walked down the aisle, it filled the whole church.