Kirsty The Bride:
Cornwall is home for both of us. I met Samuel while working behind the bar at Redruth Rugby Club who Samuel plays for. Samuel proposed on my birthday, he took me kayaking up the river Fowey for the day and then back to Polkerris which is a very special place to us (where we spent time together when we first met), the sun was setting and on the harbour wall he proposed!
I bought my dress from the Bridal House of Cornwall
in Truro. It took me ages as I am the most indecisive person and I thought I had found the one I wanted to wear 3 times! I had an image in my head of what I wanted it to be like and the one I finally went for was pretty much it! It's quite overwhelming trying on dresses as they are all so beautiful, everyone I tried on was stunning it was just the look I went for! I also had a custom veil made in cathedral length in the most amazing material it looked stunning.
The most important things to us when planning were the venue, photographer and church. We loved planning, at times it was a little stressful but no fall outs! We were organised and got all the important bits booked straight away, it's strange you don't really do much for months then all of a sudden it goes a bit crazy but all fun!
Samuel grew up in the beautiful village of Golant, one of our favourite places in Cornwall. We wanted a venue in close proximity and in a beautiful setting. When we viewed Tredudwell Manor
the pavilion wasn’t built, so it was a gamble but we knew straight away from the plans it would be perfect for us.
We liked the rustic look which went amazing with the venue as it has oak framework throughout the Pavilion. We felt that the venue was so beautiful that it didn't require lots of jazzing up and has enough character in itself hence why we stayed fairly simple with colours and lighting. We had hessian and lace table runners with glass martini glasses decorated with whites, ivorys and green flowers. Simple candles for the evening and some LOVE light letters for the dance floor - had to be done!
Our original plan was to have fresh flowers throughout the venue/table centre pieces and bouquets however it seemed pretty costly for the fullness look we were looking for so decided to go down the silk flower route! We were worried it would look artificial but after meeting with Flourish who showed us some examples of what we could have we were reassured! We could get the full, natural look with lots of whites, ivory’s and greens plus have them set in place on the Friday! We kept along the same theme with my bouquet and bridesmaids (fresh flowers) which were done by a good friend of Samuel's Mum!