OMG I love this wedding. I have been an admirer of Marianne’s work for quite some time now and really love her style. Make sure to check out her blog for the rest of these shots – there were seriously too many to choose from. Thanks so much for sharing these photos and of course congrats to the happy couple!
A little bit about the bride and groom… Rebecca and Andi were married in the Chapel of the Franciscan Monastery of Lenherne (if that’s not a mouthful, I’m not sure what is!) which apparently only allows a few weddings a year, making their ceremony just that tiny bit more special. The wedding party then hopped in the cutest set of matching VW minivans (Cornwall VW Wedding Hire), cream for the newlyweds, and bright red for the bridesmaids, followed by 2 retro style buses for the wedding guests (by King Harry Coaches). The reception was held in a grand marquee on a cliff looking over the water (need I say more?) with gorgeous views and a perfect backdrop for the party.
Rebecca’s dress was from Temperley (OMG) and her shoes, none other than Manolo Blahnik, which were accompanied by a Royst and Aran headpiece. The nostalgically beautiful look was finished off with hair by Kelly Anza and make up by Suzi Winter. The bridesmaids wore dresses by Anoushka G and red burlesque shoes from Bordello as part of the blue and red colour scheme which is my FAVOURITE part of this entire feature.
I think this wedding is a perfect example of taking a bit of a risk with colours and being completely rewarded. The red pops just enough against the blue and the way the colours are used in the bunting, tables, invitations and signage tie everything together so nicely. I LOVE the wellies shots and I LOVE the dessert table! Here is a small excerpt from Marianne’s blog post written by Rebecca explaining some of the details she included in her special day.
‘I collected all the jam jars and glassware myself and it was all inspired by “The Darling Buds of May”, but also we wanted it to reflect festivals (wellies) and our Northern/Greek/Cornish connections. It was a big-ish wedding, but I wanted everyone to feel like they got looked after and almost like they received a “hug” from all of the little details! The gingham tablecloths and bunting were made by my mum and the vintage lace tablecloths and vintage china were sourced by me and friends from charity shops and flea markets! The strawberry plants were grown for the occasion by a friend.’
‘Another aspect of the day that was important was that we wanted to show how we don’t take ourselves too seriously and had quite ironic touches such as naming the tables after some of the worst nightclubs we’ve frequented over the years (as we met in our teens in a BAD nightclub) and giving everyone kebabs later in the evening to soak up the booze!’
Make sure to check out Marianne Taylor’s website as there are so many more great shots and details to drool over.