Wedding at The Rosevine, Cornwall
You, Me and the Sea
The Roseland Peninsula set the scene for the intimate and pared-back wedding that Jules and Pete had always dreamed of “Pete proposed at one of our favourite secret spots in the New Forest where we headed for a surprise anniversary picnic,” reveals Jules. “He found a Californian designer and had a ring sent over with an anchor and an inscription of ‘you, me and the sea’ inside – it couldn't have been more perfect.”
The couple originally planned to tie the knot in Tahiti while racing in an outrigger canoe competition, but soon concluded that “we're so close to our family, it wouldn't have been right to not share a few words with them – so we kept it to a minimum and opted for a beach wedding in Cornwall where we had all the time for surf and sunshine,” explains Jules.
Their fuss-free wedding took place at The Rosevine, where a simple beach theme (“we just threw all of our fairy lights, shells and coconut candles at it!”) paid host to Jules, Pete, their parents, Pete’s sister, brother-in-law and nephew. “It couldn't have been more perfect and intimate,” reflects Jules.
Selecting a beautifully boho two-piece accessorised with her “dream Viking, Lagertha Shieldmaiden braids” and a pared-back bouquet of proteas and eucalyptus leaves in homage to her family’s South African roots, Jules epitomised laid-back beach style.
“The sunshine didn't quite deliver on the day so our first plan of having our humanist ceremony on the beach was swapped out for Plan B and the dining room at The Rosevine,” says Jules, after which the newly-weds headed to the beach for photos before their families joined them for strawberries and bubbly.
A fish and chips supper was rounded off by Jules’ mum’s carrot-cake-meets-macaron-tower creation that led into an evening of nightcaps in front of the log burner.
“When we got back to our upgraded suite, the girls had laid out the most beautiful petal bed and treated us to our favourites as a surprise, with a charcuterie board for Pete and a cheese board for me, which we had on the balcony overlooking the sea!” beams Jules.
“It was a dream day. We'd made our perfect and simple wedding work with the people we loved. And we'll be having a huge party with all of our friends next year to celebrate!” she elaborates.
“As hard as it is, be selfish and make it what you want,” she advises other couples pondering something similar. “I think it's one of the few days in your life that it's truly OK to make just about you – and you're doing it for your partner, too. Keep it simple and about what feels right for the two of you, no matter what anyone else thinks or wants you to do!” she adds.
Photography Darina Stoda darinastodaphotography.co.uk
Venue The Rosevine rosevine.co.uk
Dress Candice Lee candicelee.com.au
Groom’s outfit Fox Tailoring foxtailoring.co.uk
Hair Elliegant Hair facebook.com/ellieganthair
Flowers New Street Flowers newstreetflowers.com
Copyright Wed magazine 2017