A Cornish Gatsby Style Wedding…

The wedding of Alanna & Tim…

Today we bring you an epic Cornwall, seaside wedding of Alanna & Tim. When I first saw them on the beach at sunset, captured by the very clever and utterly brilliant Emma from Freckle Photography, I just knew I wanted to share them with you!

Ive had the pleasure of working alongside Emma on a couple of projects and she has a wicked sense of humour and you can see how well she worked with this beautiful couple- seriously could Alanna’s smile get any bigger!!! Such an awesome day!

The Couple: Alanna & Tim

Wedding Venue & Reception: Polhawn Fort

Emma from Freckle Photography…

Photos by Freckle Photography Why you love this wedding…

As soon as I met Alanna and Tim for their engagement shoot I just knew their wedding would be special. They both wear their hearts on their sleeves and their love for each other is truly tangible. Their little girl Holly is an absolute doll and as cute as a button. As a family you can really feel their warmth. It’s hard to put into words but they give everyone a warm fuzzy feeling when you are around them. This made it easy to make emotive and truthful imagery.

What were the couple’s requirements…

They literally just let me do my thing. When your couples trust you it allows for greater creativity and insight into intimate and honest moments – no holding back really!

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Favourite details of the day…

As soon as I walked into the venue I welled up – there was a photograph of Alanna’s late father and I honestly felt like he was there watching over feeling so, so proud. I also loved all the silverware giving it a kind of Cornish smugglers theme – as an avid Poldark fan I LOVED this. The little messages in a bottle favours were complete genius!

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Favourite moment of the day…

Gosh so many to choose from – can I have two? I’m going to anyway… Alanna and all her bridesmaids simultaneously bursting into tears just as she got dressed then all accusing each other of going first and when little Holly was looking up at her parents during the vows, cutest thing ever!

Alanna & Tim…

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Tell us how you met and got engaged…

We actually met via facebook 8 years ago! Not very romantic, but there you have it! A friend was telling me all about this “Facebook thing” and suggested I sign up. At the time you could click on your status bar which if single would bring up all the single men in your network. My friend and I had a good chuckle about this whilst scrawling through and this is when I came across Tims open profile – the lucky man then received a “poke”… 5 years later Tim took me away for a weekend to a gorgeous cottage on the outskirts of Glastonbury where he finally got on one knee and popped the question! It was a few days later we found out we were pregnant with Holly which for us, meant we had to put our wedding plans on hold for a while.

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Was your favorite part of the day…

My gosh, did it fly by but for me being a true Cornish girl at heart it had to be the ceremony. I love all things Celtic and our Master of ceremony picked up on that vibe after noting my sister was going to read “A Celtic Wedding Song”. He therefore did a Celtic Blessing at the end of the ceremony… It couldn’t have been any more appropriate for me or beautiful.

Also, the band Keiko Rise totally rocked!! Our first dance was to Ed Sheerans “The One” and whilst we were having our dance our beautiful 2 ½ year old daughter Holly came on to the dance floor with her buddy James to copy us – Totally stole the show and for good reason – simply stunning to watch!

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How was your day unique…

I don’t think we were particularly aiming for our day to be unique as such but just a reflection of who we are? So everything we did was centered on not just us as a couple but to make sure everyone had the most amazing time in a truly beautiful place.

Luckily for us, the 5 days we spent at Polhawn Fort for our wedding was back to back glorious sunshine and for anyone who knows Cornwall knows that is pretty much unheard of for April! Also our day wasn’t about one particular theme it was about a selection of our favourite things… Cornish with a hint of vintage, and a hint of Gatsby and a generous helping of the Seaside!

What was your budget….

We set out to try and keep the costs to something sensible and in the end came in at around £25,000 in all… We got a little carried away ;-)

What was your biggest expense…

The Venue and the Wedding Dress were the most expensive, closely followed by the catering. The venue we had from the Monday to the Friday and could sleep 20 people so we could spend some quality time with our wedding party seeing we’re mostly scattered around the country!

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How did you save money…

We saved quite a lot of money by designing and making all of the stationary for the wedding as well as Tim’s beautiful mum making our Naked Cornish wedding cake! We also have the most amazing friends who own and run their own Events Company so supplied all the candelabras and some of the decorations for the Wedding Breakfast at a hugely discounted rate.

What was it like working with your photographer…

Emma is such a gifted and talented lady. I don’t consider myself to be particularly confident around the camera but she has such a way about her that she instantly puts you at ease. The way in which Emma captures everything and everyone and the way in which she uses the lighting make every photo a work of art… I am simply in awe of this lovely lady.

Advice to any couple about to get married…

So many of our friends advised us to take a step back on the day and to take time out just the two of us, and I’m so glad we did just that. It really does make you step back and reflect on all you’ve done to make that day “your” day. Also, I’d advise to try not and stress, because everything does just fall in to place – try to enjoy the planning as you should only be aiming to do it once and so need to cherish every moment! I’m so sad it’s all over – LOVED EVERY SECOND OF ALL OF IT!

Thanks to Alanna & Tim for sharing their special day with us and to Emma from Freckle Photography for the photos! If you are interested in using Emma for your big day you can visit her website here 

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