Wow, it's taken me a bloody long time to get this blog post written....sorry!
It was never going be an easy one to write about was it?!
So, instead of lots of words and emotional ramblings I'll let the amazing photos and video do the majority of the talking for me this time.
Looking back at these photos as they each upload on my screen has me in tears. They are a bitter sweet reminder of a wedding day that I loved planning and one that I never will...
The entire experience was just amazing. From the initial idea to the actual day there was so much thought and love put in to it. So many amazing people gave so much time and effort, honestly the generosity from those involved was heartwarming.
The preparation that went in to the last 48 hours behind the scenes for this wedding was something else. It was physically and mentally nuts!! I'm my own worst enemy sometimes, often thinking of little things I'd like to add right at the last minute.. Pretty chair decor for example! Thanks to my wonderful mum who has a little ribbon obsession and is always on hand when I say, "Erm, do you think WE could do this" when ever I come up with an idea. I can just see her rolling her eyes now because it's never ever as simple as just saying yes. We were up cutting and tying ribbons until late in to the night and that was after I'd had her helping me fill a hundred vases with wild flowers.. thank goodness for my mum!
The two days before the wedding we'd had the worst weather ever! It rained non stop, which obviously wasn't great considering we'd planned to have the majority of the day outside in a garden! Thankfully on the actual day it only rained a couple of times for short periods... good job we stocked up on the brollies and Dan had added sides to The Lowarth the day before, just in the nick of time!
The sun did shine throughout and at one point there was even a double rainbow..
I do believe that was a gift from Emma!
I have so much love and gratitude for everyone involved because without you the wedding auction and the wedding itself would never have been possible....I am so proud of what we all achieved.
Love and blessings to Leanne and Barry.... we all hope you have a magical future together!
Love D x
With thanks and Love to....
The Venue - The Lowarth at The Greenhouse Spa Retreat
Celebrants - Cornish Celebrants
Wedding Dress - Te Amo Bride
Veil - Ailsa Munro
Headpiece - Audrey & Rose
Garter - Magenta Rose Designs
Grooms Men Suits - The Grooms Room
Wedding Rings - Nicola Hurst Designer Jewellery
Hair - Kimberley Burns Hair Stylist and Mua
Makeup - Katy Short - Makeup Magic
Photographers - Mrs Jutson Photography - Creative Photographer and Stuart Brampton Photography
Videographer - Aroha Films
Flowers - Hannah Burnett Florist and Sharon Mesher Wedding Flowers
Cake - The Centrepiece Cake Company
Mini Bride and Groom Cake Topper - Lotty Lollipop
Dessert Table - Cut Me Off A Slice. (Cupcakes and Cakes).
Wedding Favours - Edible Essence - Couture Cake Co.
Food - Te Cake, Trehill Farm Produce, Goonvrea Farm Hog Roast and Pilgrim Pasties Ltd
Vintage Crockery and Cutlery - @Time for Tea and Escential Blooms
Wine - The Turtley Corn Mill
Ice Cream - Cowslick Ice Cream Trike
Arrival Drinks & Bar - Plymouth Gin and Tigermilk Events
Stationery, Styling & Prop Hire - Faithful Designs at The Wedding Hub
Chair Hire - Stargazey Wedding Decor Hire
Magician - Kristien Harris
Photo Animation Booth - Zing Ping Ltd
Photo Booth - Holly The Carabooth
Outdoor Garden Games - Love & stuff
Singer - Tracy Cheetham Sings
Band - Three's Company Devon
Transport - Target Travel Ltd and Perrings classic wedding cars