Wedding at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall
Aimee and Josh mixed pastel shades and homespun blooms for their sunny subtropical garden wedding Aimee had a fortuitous encounter with Josh when she returned to her hometown one weekend. “I had been living in Eastbourne for a number of years. I had gone home to Penzance to visit my dad and bumped into him whilst out with friends. I knew who he was as he was the year above me at school,” she recalls.
Love soon blossomed and, on Boxing Day 2014, Josh took Aimee to her favourite beach, Praa Sands, to pop the question, setting the wheels in motion for their summer wedding.
The pair married at Germoe Church – the church where Aimee was christened – before moving onto Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, where guests enjoyed stunning views across Mount’s Bay and a marquee adorned with pretty shades of soft greys, mint greens and pastel pinks.
“We wanted to do everything ourselves and make it personal,” comments Aimee of their homemade affair, where most of the details were thoughtfully DIY. Handcrafting her flowers from coffee filters – “I saw the idea on Pinterest!” she says – she added fresh gypsophila to the lovingly crafted displays as well as the cake: another homemade centrepiece.
Not quite everything was Cornish made or sourced, as Aimee’s dazzling fairytale gown was found on the other side of the world in Australia. “I found it when I was out visiting my mum and sister. It was made in America, shipped back to Australia and then flown from Australia to England with my sister eight weeks before the wedding!” she reveals. Aimee’s sister customised the soft grey bridesmaids’ dresses with a silver beaded trim around the waist to add a personal touch.
Befitting the relaxed mood, Tremenheere Kitchen served a buffet menu comprising home-cured hams, coronation chicken, a selection of salads and fresh homemade breads, while a performance from live band Broken Down was met with a rapturous reception.
Reflecting on the dreamiest of days, Aimee is thankful to those who were able to share their sun-drenched wedding. “Everyone made such an effort, coming from far and wide – just for us – it really meant a lot that we could share it with them all.”
Her advice is simple, but well worth remembering. “My top tip to future brides would be to enjoy your day! Nothing else and no one else matters but you and your husband-to-be. I was told on more than one occasion that the day would go so quickly, and I can safely say that it does! Take a step back and take it all in,” she adds.
Photography Life Photographic www.lifephotographic.co.uk
Venue Germoe Church and Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens www.tremenheere.co.uk
Dress Bonny Bridal www.bonny.com
Bridesmaids’ dresses Queenie Bridesmaid www.queeniebridesmaid.co.uk
Hair Ministry of Hair & Beauty www.ministryofhair.com
Groom’s outfit Next www.next.co.uk tie ASOS www.asos.com
Entertainment Broken Down www.brokendownhq.co.uk
Copyright Wed magazine 2016