A Blue & White Beachy Village Fete Wedding at Porthilly Farm – Marc & Kelly

Good morning OMG readers! Today’s feature is bound to lift those back to work blues, thanks very much to Alan Law Photography. The couple describe Alan as a “friend for life. He was absolutely fantastic, always accommodating and very approachable, superbly friendly, amazing stealth-like (given the size of the church we had) and has provided us with really the very best memories of our day we could possibly have wished for.”

Bride and groom Marc and Kelly had their wedding ceremony in September of last year at the beautiful St Michael’s Church in Porthilly, Cornwall right on Porthilly cove followed by a lovely marquee reception in Marshall’s field overlooking the beautiful Camel Estuary. The two chose a beachy village fete them for their big day as Kelly is a swimmer and a proper beach bunny along with the fact that it reflected the couple’s location to a tee.

Kelly says “We wanted to really step away from a lot of the traditional themes for a wedding, and while the main colour palette was blue we also wanted to introduce lots of fun so we made sure to include lots of bright, vibrant colours too. Blue & white striped flag bunting (handmade by the MOB!) lined the path to the church and across our marquee ceiling and my three beautiful bridesmaids wore royal blue one shoulder empire-line georgette floor dresses that I found online and blue satin heels to match.”

Kelly’s wedding dress was by Maggie Sottero from the Destinations collections (very fitting) and her shoes were from Benjamin Adams. She also had a pair of white wedding flipflops for the late night dancing.

The bride and groom designed and made all of their stationery, sourcing the essentials including cardstock and even 100 dried starfish delivered from the Philippines. Talk about details! They enlisted the help from their local florist From Me to You Flowers in Wylde Green, to help craft each of the brightly coloured bouquets and also put together the decorations including the fishbowl centrepieces filled with sand, shells, starfish and a church candle all of which were surrounded by a ring of tropical flowers.

Guests found their way to their seats via the 3D table plan compromising of handmade deck chairs surrounding tealight sandcastles with table name flags. Another amazing detail from this wedding was that the couple had asked each guest to provide them with a childhood image of themselves, mostly enjoying themselves on the beach, which were incorporated in the seating plan as well. How cute!

Advice from the Bride:
I have two pieces of advice, the first, if you’re the creative type, do try and make as much of your decorations yourself as it really is so rewarding to see all your hard work admired and appreciated on the day. It may seem like hard work, but it’s definitely all worth it in the end.

My second piece of advice is that if you think you’ve got enough time, you probably haven’t, double it!!

Any Regrets?
These aren’t really regrets but I just wish I’d remembered to kiss my dad once he’d walked me down the aisle to meet Marc. I know I’ll never get the chance to do that again.

Part of me wishes we had started everything earlier as you just can’t believe how quickly time really does go on the day. It absolutely flew by!

Best Decision Made
We have been absolutely blown away with all of our decisions so can’t really choose just one.

We were a bit selfish by having our wedding celebration so far from home, but we only intend to do it once and we had to have exactly what we’d dreamed of. Cornwall was just the most perfect choice – the county itself is just spectacular, and all of the amazing people involved in our wedding, from the farm location in Rock, the marquee firm, the caterer, the florists and our photographer were all incredible and really couldn’t do enough for us. At no point did we feel like ‘just another wedding’ and we cannot believe how lucky we are to have had our most perfect day with the help from not only our family and friends who were there help us get things done and to celebrate with us, but our amazing suppliers who have provided us with a lifetime of incredible memories. I would recommend them all in a heartbeat!

Thanks so much to Alan Law Photography for sharing!

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