Happy Monday everyone! I thought we’d kick off this week with a really special wedding – one with the loveliest personal touches and a gorgeous bride and groom, in not-so-sunny Cornwall! Proof if ever it was needed that rain won’t spoil your wedding – because the memories captured and the landscape and styling of Chris and Lorna’s day are all so beautiful.
Words & images: Alexa Poppe Photography
It was forecast to rain all day for Lorna and Chris’ wedding in Cornwall which was a bit of a worry for me as the photographer as well for the couple, but we must have been in a ‘magic pocket’ as the heavy rain turned into slight drizzle for a few hours just when we left St Sampson’s church after the ceremony to head to The Green for the reception and photos. The venue was only a few miles from where Lorna spent her childhood and she loved the familiar scenery. Although the setting was countryside, Lorna and Chris wanted to incorporate a few personal touches related to their connections to sailing- they both wore their sailing boots for the photos in the field. As the weather was very unpredictable Lorna’s mother’s parasol which she had on her wedding day came to good use!
The couple were driven there in a classic 1940s car – a Bristol 400 – Lorna’s father’s pride and joy!
The wedding was relaxed with a rustic/vintage touch. Beautiful flowers by Escential Blooms with lots of greenery and natural blush and white flowers added the finishing touches. The table names were Welsh and Cornish destinations that Lorna and Chris had sailed to.
They didn’t really plan to have a first dance, but when the band started it happened that Lorna and Chris were one of the first to hit the dance floor, so it was an unofficial first dance!
I love the relaxed vibe of this day and the drizzly day didn’t stop them to enjoy the day to the full. A beautiful, relaxed, english countryside wedding.
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The photographer was one of the first things we booked. We used the venue’s recommended list and by looking at Alexa’s work it was an easy decision. https://www.alexapoppeweddingphotography.com
Wedding venue – St Sampson’s Church, South Hill, Cornwall and then The Green Cornwall
We didn’t have any specific theme but wanted a natural, relaxed feel with vintage, rustic touches. The venue was only a few miles from where I spent many years growing up and loved the familiar scenery from the venue. Although the setting was countryside, we also wanted to incorporate a few personal touches related to our connections to sailing- we both wore our sailing boots for the photos in the field. The table names were Welsh and Cornish destinations that we had sailed to.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique: Ronald Joyce from White Orchid Bridal http://www.whiteorchidbridal.
Pearl jewellery was Lido from John Lewis. Shoes were Rainbow from John Lewis. I borrowed my mother’s parasol which she had on her wedding day. The groom wore a navy suit from Rob Robson, tie and handkerchief were Liberty fabrics, all from Hawkes Bespoke Outfitters https://www.
Bridesmaid – navy maxi dress from Asos
Entertainment – Stone Roots https://www.facebook.
We got our cake from Marks & Spencer – we wanted a really simple cake (that was reasonably priced!) that could be decorated elegantly with flowers.
Flowers – Escential Blooms- Kirsty. She did a fantastic job interpreting my wishes. We wanted lots of greenery including eucupltus with natural blush and white flowers.