We had canapés with cider and Pimms on the garden terrace, a hog roast for the main meal and fish and chips from the Driftwood Spas own shop in the evening. Lots of the guests enjoyed wandering down to the beach to enjoy these. We had a keg of beer named Bandy goes Bush (inspired by our African adventures) that was made by the Driftwood Spas own brewery and traditional Cornish scones instead of a cake.
Andy and Siboney
provided the live music - they were incredible, super talented artists from London who knew how to rock the party.
was the most incredible photographer. She was a recommendation from a friend. Jessie was professional but had a relaxed and friendly approach. She ensured that our photos were natural, captured the authenticity and beauty of the day and did the most amazing sunset shots - we were blown away when we saw the photos! Wow!
I found and bought my dress in 20 minutes. It was the first dress I tried on - as I didn't want to try on hundreds of dresses. The first one was perfect and I loved the classic and beautiful lace.
My dress was from the Wedding Dress Retail Outlet
and the staff here were so helpful and friendly. The dress was only £495 but looked like it could have been three times as much
My shoes were bought a few days before the wedding from Office
, I wore sandals for the day and blue heels from Kurt Geiger
for the night. I also got changed into a playsuit from ASOS Petite
for the evening reception, I wanted to be able to dance and not worry about the train on my dress.
No hair and make up trials - the hairdressers and make up artist were fantastic and I trusted them to use their expertise to create natural looks and make us feel beautiful. They guided us and gave us suggestions how to have our hair and make up done.
Andy wears shorts all the time - he even wore shorts at the top of Mount Kilomanjaro so it would have been strange to get married in trousers!
Andy wore shorts, braces and a bow tie from Mrs Bow Tie
The flowers by Flowershed Trebilcocks
were natural, wild and boho themed. Mainly pastel tones and lots of gypsophilia.
The bridesmaids and I all had flower crowns with natural shades of white and greens which were absolutely stunning.
Wedding Party Fashion
My bridesmaids picked their own dresses - their only brief was it has to be cream and lacy. My sister had just had her baby so it was important for the bridesmaids to feel comfortable. I didn't want them to be too matchy-matchy and wear dresses that didn't suit them!
Groomsmen wore shorts, braces and bow ties.
Go with the flow - keep it simple on the day so you can enjoy it.
Don't feel like you have to spend 2 years planning a wedding.