Oh this wedding today is divine, such a perfect way to end a week of gorgeous wedding features.
Pierre and Faye were married on the 10th September 2015 at the sublime Lusty Glaze Beach in Cornwall. The setting was out of this world magical and set the tone for their casual day. Blessed with sunshine, guests paddled in the sea and really enjoyed themselves.
Pierre and Faye’s adorable daughter walked down the aisle, which was a really treasured moment for the both of them. I love the rustic yet simple decorations, the naked cake and the dusky pink tones.
Thanks goes to the brilliant Ali Paul for providing these photographs today.
THE PROPOSAL | Pierre proposed to me on the cliffs of Croyde Bay, the most perfect moment!
THE VISION | It was really important to us to keep things casual and make the day our own. We also wanted our 18 month old daughter, Alba, to have a great day! We wanted a quirky, rustic setting with touches of tradition.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | Once we found the venue, everything else was moulded around it. We used a wedding spreadsheet to keep track of costs and did a lot of research to get different ideas for things we wanted.
BUDGET | £11000
THE VENUE | We had looked around a lot of venues but nothing seemed to fit for us. As soon as we got to Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay we couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else – it was perfect! We got married on the decking of the restaurant which was lovely, then had the reception in the open marquee, looking out to beach. We got so lucky with the weather, was 22 degrees and everyone was playing on the beach and splashing in the sea.
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | My dress was from a lovely little bridal shop called Frilly Frocks in Barnstaple. It was an ivory, corset back, mermaid shape. My floor length veil was from 14 and Sixpence in Taunton, Somerset and I wore rocket dog flip flops.
FINDING THE DRESS | My wedding dress was the third dress I tried on, not what I had envisioned myself wearing at all as had always wanted something more bohemian. But when wearing this dress I felt truly bridal and knew Pierre would love it!
GROOM’S ATTIRE | Pierre wore a three piece navy blue suit from River Island, he took his jacket off after the ceremony and spent most of the day in waistcoat and shirt.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | The maid of honour read a poem called Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce and one of the three best men read I Carry Your Heart by E E Cummings. I walked down the aisle to Ben Howard ‘Old Pine’. We had a lot of music throughout the day including Ben Howard, Jack Johnson, Bob Dillon, G Love and the Special Sauce etc.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | The bridesmaids wore knee length, dusky pink dress with sheer tops which contrasted nicely with my strapless dress. They looked beautiful on and were perfect for the beach! I also had three flower girls (my daughter and two god-daughters) they wore Monsoon dresses in the same colour.
THE FLOWERS | As we were travelling from Devon to Cornwall for the wedding I chose silk flowers to ensure they kept their shape. Also knew I wanted peonies and antique roses, they were not in bloom for this time of year so the silk was perfect! I took a bridesmaid dress to Culm Florists and they matched the colours wonderfully.
THE CAKE | We went to a local cake maker in Cornwall for our cake which was a four tiered naked cake, Monica from Sweet Thought Cakes helped us to design it and added peonies for decoration. Each tier was a different flavour – lemon, orange, white chocolate and raspberry and banoffee. DELICIOUS!
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Ali Paul Photography was absolutely amazing and captured our day beautifully. He was our bridesmaids’ brother so felt comfortable and at ease right away and he was great with our guests! We were so thrilled with our pictures, they really couldn’t have been better.
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | Due to our venue being so beautiful we found that minimal decorations were needed. There was already bunting and fairy lights up. We decorated our tables with Moroccan lanterns and jars filled with tea lights stacked on old books. We wrapped (Alba’s baby food jars) in brown string, music notes and pages from the book we got Alba’s name from to add a personal touch. We had macarons for our favours.
THE HONEYMOON | We went to Venice for our honeymoon and stayed at the Ca Segrado, so beautiful and romantic – lots of food, wine and gondola trips!
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | Watching our daughter toddle down the aisle was one of the proudest, most emotional moments of the day – she did so well. When the sun went down on the beach after our perfect day, we were surrounded by our family and friends it made us feel incredibly lucky.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Our day was exactly what we wanted it to be – we picked our favourite parts and left out bits that we didn’t want. For example we had no speeches, had a last dance rather than a first dance, there was no dress code and people were encouraged to relax and enjoy the day, stress free! As neither of us are great at planning we decided to make one wedding decision a week (and always together) to ensure we didn’t get too overwhelmed.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Flowers | The Culm Florist
Wedding Cake | Monica Buscombe
Venue, Reception & Food | Lusty Glaze Beach
Photography | Ali Paul
DJ | Andy Tugby
Wedding Dress | Frilly Focks
Bridal Veil | 14 & Sixpence
Make-up | Sally Orchard
Bridal Hair | Lucy Whitworth
Thanks so very much to Pierre and Faye for sharing their wedding story with us xo Lou