Wedding at Ocean Kave, Devon
Sea of Love
An ocean-inspired shindig punctuated with personal details and plenty of colour saw Katie and Jack wed during a weekend of relaxed celebrations Teen sweethearts Katie and Jack met through school friends and started dating at the tender age of 16. “Ten-and-a-half years later and we finally got married!” says Katie, who became engaged during a memorable camping trip to Croyde.
“Jack asked me to go to the top of Baggy Point so he could ‘check out the surf’”, recalls Katie. “After lots of huffing and puffing from me, we finally made it to the top and Jack got down on one knee – I obviously felt awful for all my moaning before that moment!”
Inspired by her ocean-view proposal, the pair set their hearts on a wedding in Cornwall or Devon and fell instantly in love with one location in particular. “As soon as we walked into Ocean Kave we knew instantly it was the venue for us. I welled up and could imagine us getting married there straight away. It has the most incredible views of the ocean, as well as the most gorgeous cottages on-site so a lot of our family, who had to travel over six hours to get there, had lovely places to stay,” explains Katie.
Selecting a theme “to be just like us”, elements of surf and skating combined with a pastel green and peach colour scheme to reflect the couple’s love of the outdoors. A surfboard served as a guestbook, while skateboards provided oodles of post-ceremony fun.
In true summer wedding style, guests tucked into ice creams and Pimm’s on the lawn before a classic barbecue. “We loved the relax approach of sharing platters as this encouraged our guests to talk to those they perhaps didn’t already know on their tables!” adds Katie.
Guests grooved to the up-tempo tunes of three-piece band, California Calling, with the dance floor briefly emptied only by a beautiful sunset: the perfect endnote to Katie and Jack’s seaside affair.
“The best part for me was when my new husband got up with the band and sung ‘Rapper’s Delight’ with his oldest friend, George,” reminisces Katie. “They have been doing the song together since they were teenagers and all our friends and family loved it.”
“Don’t let wedding planning take over your life (as hard as it is!)” she adds as a cautionary note. “Don’t spend too much time worrying about all the little details either as, at the end of the day, the thing you will remember are the most important parts – the saying ‘I do’!”
Photography Indigo Perspective Photography
Venue Ocean Kave oceankave.co.uk
Bridesmaids’ dresses Dessy dessy.com
Groom’s outfit Next next.co.uk
Hair Devon Wedding Hair devonweddinghair.co.uk
Make-up Brighteye Beauty northdevonmakeup.com
Flowers Catkin Blooms catkinblooms.co.uk
Cake Mrs Smudgers Kitchen mrssmudgerskitchen.co.uk
Entertainment California Calling thecaliforniacalling.co.uk
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