Once upon A Cornish Fairytale… Part 1

Drum roll please… because we are kicking off fairytale fortnight with a stunner of a wedding. And in true Rock My Wedding style, this fortnight isn’t necessarily going to be about the things you would expect to see in a Fairytale fortnight… the predictable things you might see elsewhere. Repeating our Mantra, this about making it your kind of fairytale.

We occasionally get a little bit of stick for pushing the boundaries, encouraging you guys to be unique, individual, but ultimately do it your way and this wedding is here to show you that you can kick every single bit of wedding tradition to the curb that you don’t like and still have the most ridiculously pretty but rockin’ day.

And that’s what we’re all about folks.

Shona and Luke were married this September at Boconnoc House, Cornwall. All the stunning photography (you might remember that I got a little bit excited about his lady in her introductory post as a sponsor) is by Especially Amy and totally lives up to the hype!

Roaring Romance

My dress was from the Vintage Wedding Dress Company. I knew I wanted something with a 20s dropped waist but loved their decades range which bring an updated look to vintage styles. I also love the creamy lace they used for my dress and the palm tree lace at the bottom had an art deco feel to it which I loved.

Artistic Accessories

I wore an Alyssa Norton piece of jewellery which ran from my finger to wrist and was made from vintage pieces. My necklace was a present from my bridesmaids, an Anina Vogel heart charm.

In my hair I wore a simple cream veil and a vintage diamante hair clip. My shoes were Miu Miu kitten heels with diamante bows. I wanted a little bit of party glamour under the dress!

Hair Heaven

As I work at Harvey Nichols I was lucky in having my hairdresser, Ryan from Daniel Hersheson and make up artist, Scott from Shu Uemura in Knightsbridge Harvey Nichols.

They understood the look I wanted – really soft, feminine 20s style hair, and for make up I wanted something with a touch of glamour but again with a soft, feminine finish.

Beautiful Bohemia

My bridesmaids (my little sister and my best friend) have very different styles so I wanted them to wear something they feel comfortable in and I can’t bear matching dresses for bridesmaids so they chose dresses within the colour palette I was working with.

One wore a dusky pink Philip Lim dress with YSL tribute shoes and the other a lemon yellow Karen Millen dress with Vivienne Westwood jelly shoes with cherries on the front.

Babington Blooms

My super talented friend who is an ex florist, Marcus, helped with the flowers. I wanted lots of herbs so we used rosemary, wild mint, yellow and white dill with roses and hydrangeas. They smelt delicious and were the right balance of looking a bit country house and still very chic.

Sophisticated Suiting

Luke wore a midnite blue Richard James suit with Oliver Sweeney tan shoes and Kilgour silver blue tie.

What a super cool, yet super pretty bridal party… And this bride totally rocked out her kind of fairy tale for the decor…

Just you wait! 😉

Yours Truly,


Especially Amy is a Rock My Wedding Sponsor however all Real weddings are chosen on individual merit and no part of this wedding is sponsored.

Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

24 thoughts on “Once upon A Cornish Fairytale… Part 1

  1. Love the flowers and the lanterns and the shot of the drive.

    Love the dress, it’s not something I could wear but it looks stunning on the bride!

    Looking forward to part 2 and the whole of fairytale fortnight

  2. The outfits, flowers and location are all just so so lovely! I also can’t get enough of that getaway car, how cute!

    What a stunning wedding x

  3. well I am without words…….. beautiful

    vintage dress – wow!
    miu miu sparkle kitten heels – I want them now
    vintage style bridesmaid dresses – gorgeous love her red hair!
    lilac roses – oh so pretty
    cornish wedding – my favourite place

    love it all xx

    p.s ryan the hairdresser is a bit on the yummy side!

  4. Oh what a beautiful beautiful bride!
    That dress would be a car crash if I’d worn it (damn having big hips and boobs) but it is absolutely incredible.
    The back of it, is just to die for. I loooove! x

  5. that hair is amazing – I think i may be printing that picture and taking to to my hairdresser (when I find one!!)

    cannot wait for part 2 – its cheering up this frosty day already!

    r/now x x x

  6. Can I just say the photo’s are fabulous and appear to capture the day so well! Just about to visit Especially Amy website X

  7. i am a massive fan of Especially Amy photography! she captures the real heart of a wedding, “the real important bits” and has not failed to do it in this beautiful wedding!

  8. “We occasionally get a little bit of stick for pushing the boundaries, encouraging you guys to be unique, individual, but ultimately do it your way”.. who in their right mind would give stick for pushing boundaries/ encouraging people to be unique?! How strange?!

    All I can say is lucky bloody bridesmaids!

  9. Beautiful wedding and bride, not a dress I could carry off but Shona totally rocks it! LOVE the balloon driveway, ever since I saw Rebecca’s wedding and her big balloon shot round Manchester have been obsessed with these, if only had thought of them on our wedding day!! Great shot of Shona with the heart sunglasses, congratulations on your day, can’t wait for part 2!! x

  10. I’m dribbling, need those Miu Miu’s in my LIFE! And how cool do the BMs look?! Both unique, but together at the same time.

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