On a beautifully bright but freezing and windy 27th November 2010, Andy and I got hitched in Polhawn Fort in Cornwall.
We had a vintage/crafty/colourful/nautical kind of feel going on. We are two pretty laid back individuals, so we wanted everyone to feel at home and relaxed. We also hired the fort for the whole weekend which meant that we could party all night and also host a lunch the next day.
We had an open (and slightly chaotic) bar. We self catered with the unforgettable help from Adam Garratt of Devine in Cookham, Berkshire. Adam also was toastmaster and supplied our gorgeous yellow flowers, the candelabras and all the chair covers . My mum, the goddess of craft, made hundreds of paper peonies and also made our cakes in jars (which for the record, were the best cakes I have ever tasted!!). Andy’s step-dad Dale made all the planks that we ate out starter and main course from. Louise from Morgans Flawless Finish did my make up and hair, she was amazing under pressure, I must say!
I bought my handmade original 1930’s wedding dress for £60, my birdcage veil was £5 and my shoes were £8, all sourced from ebay. I made mine and my bridesmaids bouquets. All my vintage jewellery was my Grandma and Great Grandma’s. Andy and the boys suits were from River Island in their summer sale, and the shirts were from Matalan! We really saved a lot of money by doing the main things ourselves and shopping in unconventional places, and we are so thankful for everything that everyone did for us. We really could not have done it without everyone’s help.
Our very good (and generous) friend and photographer Danny Feasey photographed our day. Our brief to Danny was simple really. Andy and I wanted natural photography, nothing forced, capturing ours and our guests emotions and the atmosphere of the venue. The results, we think, are fantastic. We had a really emotional and amazing day and going to collect our photos a few weeks later brought us all back there. I even love the ones of me crying (tears of joy, not sorrow!) as it reminds me of how happy I was.
Danny is a creative and considerate photographer. He doesn’t just snap away in your face and bark orders at you (unless you want that!) and most of the day I didn’t even know he was there. We have had many, many compliments about the style of photography and you will not be disappointed if you book him to help you document your big day.
If you would like to book Danny to photograph your wedding or engagement, you can contact him here.
The view from Polhawn Fort, one of the most amazing wedding venues in the UK.
My very cheap, and very painful shoes. In fact, I only wore them for the ceremony. Most of the time I was in wellies or bare foot!
What an amazingly emotional day we had!
Andy’s FOUR best men, and yes, they all really do have shaved heads!
It was a verrrrrry cold and windy day, but luckily it didn’t rain!
My beautiful bridesmaids, Fran, Fran and Jemma all had to endure the cold too!
Here are some carefully chosen images to sum up our day.
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