Emma & Simon’s Wedding

The beautiful Cornish coastline was a picturesque setting for Emma and Simon’s intimate family day. We love her homemade cake, and the brilliant pictures she’s shared with us from her photo booth. Congratulations Emma and Simon!

The Venue:
Simon and I had been tempted to get married abroad after getting engaged, but were worried that a lot of our friends and family wouldn’t be able to make it. We’d always wanted a beach wedding, so the Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall was the perfect venue. One of our first holidays together was to Cornwall, and we loved the luxurious but relaxed feel of Watergate bay. Plus it was just the right size for an intimate wedding.

The First Dance:
Both Simon and I love Tom Odell’s Grow Old With Me, so it was a natural choice for our first dance.

The Cake:
My lovely mum made my wedding cake. It was a three tiered ‘naked’ cake filled with butter cream and homemade lemon curd. She covered it with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to make it look summery.

The Flowers:
We wanted flowers that were in season, so peonies were perfect for a June wedding. I also had dusty pink Miranda garden roses and yellow billy buttons in my bouquet, with eucalyptus and succulents as the foliage.

Favourite Moment:
It was just lovely to have all of our close friends and family in one place. We had a relatively small wedding of around forty people, so we were able to have a good catch up with everyone attending on the day itself.

Pearl of Wisdom:
My resounding advice is not to worry. It’s easy to say in hindsight, but make the decisions that are right for you, rather than those around you (apart from your other half of course) and you’ll both have an amazing day!

From the photo booth:

 

 

Credits:
Photographer: Jonny Giddens
Venue: The Watergate Bay Hotel
The Flowers: George Mackay Flowers
The Dress: Jenny Packham

Shop Emma & Simon’s wedding look:
Use this beautiful personalised box to treasure your wedding memories.

Personalised Wedding Gift Keepsake Box by SOPHIA VICTORIA JOY

Personalised Wedding Gift Keepsake Box by SOPHIA VICTORIA JOY

Keep things personal and fun with these ceramic dishes.

Ceramic Letter Dish by THE LETTEROOM

Ceramic Letter Dish by THE LETTEROOM

Just like Emma, use these gorgeous striped wedding invitations.

Personalised Stripe Wedding Invitation by PAPER ARROW PRESS

Personalised Stripe Wedding Invitation by PAPER ARROW PRESS

Not everyone is the same shape, and not all complexions are suited to one shade. Emma’s bridesmaids wore these multiway dresses, which can be worn in any style, in any colour.

Multiway Knee Length Bridesmaid Dress by IN ONE CLOTHING

These personalised gold totes are perfect way to say thank you to your bridesmaids.

Gold Glitter Initial Tote Bag by ALPHABET BAGS

Gold Glitter Initial Tote Bag by ALPHABET BAGS

Liven up any drink with these fantastic paper straws. Sure to bring a smile to your guests faces.

Circular Striped Paper Straws by CLOUDS AND CURRENTS

Circular Striped Paper Straws by CLOUDS AND CURRENTS

Use this beautiful topper for a show-stopping cake. Emma opted for the wooden version to fit in with the natural and relaxed feel of her wedding.

Personalised Monogram Cake Toppers by SOPHIA VICTORIA JOY

Personalised Monogram Cake Toppers by SOPHIA VICTORIA JOY

To read about other notonthehighstreet.com weddings or for more styling inspiration, visit the wedding section of our blog.

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