Emily and Richards truly gorgeous wedding photographs where kindly submitted by the very talent Christian Furse of Christian Micheal Photography.
Over to Emily
Richard and I have been together since I was 15 and Richard was 16 in 2001. We met at school and have been together ever since. Richard soon started joining me and my family on our annual camping trips to St Ives. Eventually we were allowed to travel down on our own and so the tradition continued.
In 2009 on our yearly holiday we went for a wonderful meal and spent the evening on the Porthmeor beach. Little did I know Richard planned on proposing. It was the most perfect proposal. My favorite place in the world, It couldn’t have been better.
Buying my wedding dress was the part of our wedding planning I dreaded the most. I had never envisioned my wedding before and all I knew was that I didn’t want something too traditional and ideally I didn’t want something too big (I planned on going for a play on the beach).
Shopping with my mum, sisters and best friend for my dress was a nightmare, I didn’t like bling, I didn’t like this I didn’t like that and in our last shop I was like a spoilt child having a tantrum, whinging about every dress I tried on.
My friend walked out to the show room and grabbed the biggest dress in the shop, brought it back and told me to ‘just try it!!!!’ I wasn’t allowed to say no. I put the dress on and instantly knew. It was the opposite to what I wanted but just perfect. The dress I eventually chose was the Maggie Sottero – Venecia. It was just Perfect!!
WOW! This was fun. The minute we got engaged, I knew where I wanted to get married. There was no doubt that our wedding would be in the most important place in the world to me, St Ives. My parents were really supportive as they both love Cornwall as much as we do.
We went to view a few hotels, however it was a no brainer really Tregenna Castle was the place for us. In the October 2009 a few months after we got engaged Richard and I came down to St Ives with my parents to view a few venues.
Tregenna Castle was our first venue to visit and as we drove up the drive my dad (who is normally very quiet) said ‘Should we just cancel the rest of the appointments? We all knew straight away that this beautiful venue with the most outstanding views was they place for us to celebrate our special day.
Being from Manchester, it was obviously difficult to plan a Wedding 350 miles away, however the Staff at Tregenna were so easygoing and organized it was just amazing. We booked a week at the castle for the Wedding, a few days before and a few days after the day.
The day of the wedding was great, so chilled out, so relaxed. Richard stayed with his parents in a rented holiday home nearby and I stayed at the Tregenna with my best friend/ maid of honour. We used the room to get ready. It was just perfect and worked so well.
PINK! No theme as such but I just knew I needed lots of cerise pink. I was very determined on what I wanted. I wanted everything very plain but WOW. Bridesmaids were pink, flowers and small details. It worked really well and nothing was over the top. Perfect.
The little details were so hard to put together working from Manchester but everyone who played a part did the most perfect job in helping us plan our special day.
Our flowers needed to be Pink! I knew gerberas were perfect for our wedding, pink bold and simple. Very summery. Anna from Wedding flowers in Cornwall supplied our flowers and they were the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Not only did she provide the bouquets and button holes but also the decorations for the tables and even wands for the flower girls.
The table names and seating plan were made by me, pictures of local beaches which we love. The place names, menus, table games and invitations were also made by me and my mum.
Our cake was gorgeous, absolutely beautiful and more importantly the yummiest cake. It was made by Clare’s Cakes in Cornwall. It was made up from lots of smaller cakes and one bigger ‘cutting’ cake on top. Made up from two types of cakes, a chocolate cake with milk chocolate slats around the edge and a vanilla sponge with white chocolate slats.
Both Richard and I love our music and this is what helped us get together as teenagers. Deep at heart we love our metal as do many of our friends. When we booked a DJ it was important that we could let our hair down and have a god old dance to a bit of metal at the reception along with the usual wedding disco. It was important to us that a DJ would respect our plans and be able to work it into the night. And it was done perfectly. The dance floor was full from first dance to last. Amazing.
Photos and film
Together we decided that good photographs were one of the most important aspects of our wedding and it was vital that we got the perfect photographer who would do justice to our beautiful day. But also to embrace the fun we intended to have. We met a few amazing photographers but when we met Christian we both knew that he could capture our day perfectly.
After speaking to him a few times in preparation this confirmed our choice, Christian was great to work with.
On the day Christian truly helped make the day memorable for us. Not just by capturing all the fun we had and all our silliness, but also embraced the fun. It was one of the most relaxed and laid back days but also fun. I haven’t laughed as much in my life and Christian captured this perfectly.
When our photographs arrived I invited the whole family over for champagne whilst we looked through the pictures. They were amazing. The photos brought back all the emotions of the day, we laughed, we cried. It was fantastic. We couldn’t be happier with the photographs of our special day.
List of Suppliers & their website’s
Wedding Flowers in Cornwall – Anna Sawle