I had the absolute pleasure of capturing this gorgeous surprise vow renewal at Landal Gwel an Mor. Kevin and Linda have been married 38 years, Linda has always dreamt of having a wonderful vow renewal, which she was hoping would be for their 40th anniversary. However, Kevin had other ideas. He and family and been sneaky for almost a year! Contacting suppliers in Cornwall with secret emails and phone calls to get everything booked in. One of his first bookings was with the lovely Georgie at Kernow Civil Ceremonies, she holds beautiful and personal ceremonies across Cornwall. Finding everything she needs, Georgie will write your love story and make your ceremony one of a kind.
After Kevin had booked Georgie and the Yurt hut at Gwel an Mor, Georgie Kindly passed on my details to him. With secret emails and an odd phone call we were set for the vow renewal in August. Linda hadn't a clue what was going on. They had told her they had booked a family holiday to Cornwall. The morning of the wedding her daughter in laws and mother treated her to a pampering session and bought her a beautiful dress - as they were planning on having a very, very, VERY posh meal that afternoon! Little did she know she would be walking in to a stunning yurt with her husband in a pretend cast, (Kevin had broken his leg when they got married, so he had to recreate it!) and her loved ones around her...
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in July, the lovely Gavin and Ula got married. Ula is originally from Poland but her and Gavin live in Croydon. They adore Cornwall and felt they had to be married down this way. They picked a truly stunning venue - St Mawes Castle. Situated on Falmouth estuary, the grounds stretch down to the waters edge giving you uninterrupted views out to sea and over to Pendennis Castle. You can no longer get married in this stunning locations, so I am privileged to have been given this opportunity.
The day was full of smiles, laughter and canon fire!!! Here's a selection of their awesome day!
The beautiful DIY rustic wedding took place at St Andrew's Church in Kinson, then moved on to the picturesque marquee by the river at Dean's Court in Wimborne. The whole wedding was full of laughter and tears, gorgeous colours and wonderful grounds to explore!
I met the girls and Dad at Grace's parents house before meeting Matt at the church. With a slight hangover from the pre-wedding family meal, Grace was soon ready to pop the bubbles and enjoy being pampered with hair and make-up. It was then on to the church to meet Matt and the wedding guests. The ceremony was beautifully executed, with help from their family friend and vicar from Wadebridge, Cornwall to add some personal touches.
After a creative attempt on confetti - where one box was passed between all the guests - we headed on to Dean's Court. Here we had prosecco waiting, garden games and finally the sun came out to join us...
Mrs & Mrs Bailey-Ryall | A Wedding At The Victorian Barn, Blandford, Dorset - Sofie Michelle Photography
My first wedding of 2018 was quite possibly one of my favourites ever and also my first ever Mrs & Mrs! I have had the pleasure of knowing Charlie for well over 10 years, with her wonderful mum, Michelle, being my trampoline coach as teenager. Charlie and I used to coach gymnastics together, along with her sister and bridesmaid, Lucy. It was awesome to catch up with them all through hair and makeup. I met Mel on our first consultation over coffee, with a love for sport and adventure I could see that Charlie and Mel were the perfect match.
My morning started early on Saturday 10th March, after some heavy snow during the week, we were lucky to have snow free roads and lovely sunshine through the day. First up for hair and make up, by the super talented Caroline and Elke at Amazing-Face Bridal Hair & Make Up Dorset, was Charlie (Team Ryall). Where we sipped coffee and nibbled on biscuits, caught up with from the past 10 years, reminisced over our gym days and wow'd over her stunning wedding dress which was originally her Grandmother's 55 years ago!
So I have been living in Cornwall for nearly 8 months now, it is the Easter holidays and we are on the move from St Austell to Newquay. A move I have been anxious about for a while but it was happening regardless.
It's the Easter holidays and the move is on! It was stressful, annoying, I dislocated my ankle and it turns out washing machines are bloody heavy!!! All a bit hectic to be honest!
But, with help, we got there and we are in our cute 1 bed maisonette in Porth which I adore! The weekend came, we had unpacked and, for the first time in what felt like a long time, the sun was shining.
We enjoyed lie in's, muddy coastal walks, surfing (I even managed to finally stand up!!!) and amazing sunsets.
Newquay grab hold of me & wrapped me up in wonderfulness.
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