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Once Upon a Cornish Fairy Tale… Part 2

I don’t even know where to start with the inspiration-fest that this wedding is. It’s just an explosion of pretty, unique, and super chic FUN. Exactly what we love. And these detail shots are amongst the prettiest I’ve ever seen.

If you can, maybe later, after work, click through to the bands link below and play the sample medley they have on their myspace page. I often play these while I’m putting a wedding together and it absolutely sets the scene musically.

I wish I had been a guest at this one!

A Meeting of Minds

Amy Murrell was our photographer – fantastic, captured the feeling of the day and we didn’t even notice she was there!



Amy is super cool and as soon as I saw her previous pics, I knew that we were of a similar mindset in terms of wedding photographs which is so important.

Cake Pop!

The cake pops were by Pop bakery – we wanted something a bit different and we stock Pop bakery at Harvey Nichols so we went for a load of delicious cake pops with S & Ls on top! Plus a Victoria Sponge on top for us to cut!

Make it Yours Decor

The decor was something that I had lots of ideas about – My inspiration came from the Sofia Coppola film ‘Marie Antoinette’ and the interiors at the private members club, Babington House, Somerset. I love the colours in the movie – dusky pinks, duck egg blues, cream lace, lemon yellows. Then I love the sophistification and eclecticism of Babington house. Boconnoc House as a venue was chosen to compliment the two inspirations – the cool grey slate of the building and the ornate cornicing in the rooms. I then worked with a friend of mine, Fiona Leahy, who worked her magic on bring all these elements to life – she runs a design company and produces lots of the events for Harvey Nichols so I talked her through my ideas and we set in motion putting things into practice.


We had candlelabras with beautiful lilac, celadon and grey candles, Monogrammed lace with ‘S&L’ and a Love seat in the garden with netting pom poms in ballet slipper pink, blue and white.

For food suprises a herb bar served mohitos with freshly picked mint. A little garden shed served Falmouth Oysters and hay bales were covered with cool grey linen.

Huge weather balloons lined the drive in cool grey and peach and rosettes were given as name places at the table settings, which guests wore all evening!


The dancing room was a rich maroon colour so we simply had an S&L neon on the fireplace. Fiona has such a unique creative vision to make everything look beautiful and really understood my ideas and brought them to life.

For Entertainment, we wanted a rock and roll band – choosing the Hot House Playboys who played 60s and 70s Rock and Roll, including my favourite, Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire!

Our first dance was to a Nancy Wallace cover of ‘You’re the First, the last, My Everything’. A beautiful cover of a very apt song.

How much fun, style and general ‘out-of-a-fairy-tale-storybook-prettiness’ is splashed all over this page right now? It’s heartstopping, mesmerising and breathtaking all in one.

I am so glad that Amy Murrell found Rock My Wedding and knew this was perfect for us instantly – if you want to make your wedding look this beautiful, definitely go and check out her website. Big thanks to Shona and Luke for allowing us to share this too.

Just Wow.

Yours Truly,

Rebecca
xoxo

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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,

Rebecca
xoxo

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.

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