Wedding at Camel Studio, Cornwall
In Full Bloom
Michaela and Dan's colourful country wedding at Camel Studio
Dan chose a crisp December day in an idyllic Cotswold village to ask Michaela to marry him. “Dan proposed and then we then celebrated with a delicious pub lunch afterwards,” she reminisces.
Beginning their search for a venue, the couple were instantly drawn to the modern, light-filled setting of Camel Studio. “We didn’t want somewhere traditional and the studio was the perfect mix between elegance, comfort and style,” enthuses Michaela. “Opening the barn doors brought the outside in, which was exactly how we wanted our day to flow.”
An abundance of greenery was spliced with bright pops of colour throughout. “We wanted the day to be beautiful but also classic and so kept to black and white, with the flowers creating colour and warmth alongside lots of candles,” she explains.
The floristry was one of her favourite aspects of the day. Choosing high impact installations to create a wow-worthy scene, the rainbow of late summer blooms including dahlias, hydrangeas, zinnia and statice contrasted gorgeously with the studio’s sleek white walls.
The fog lifted from the surrounding hills as Michaela’s dad walked her down the aisle for the outdoor ceremony, which featured her brother as ring bearer and close friends delivering readings. A drinks reception complete with garden games then allowed guests to relax and mingle ahead of dinner.
The feast of tiger prawns, Persian slow-cooked lamb shoulder and “the best crème brûlée we’ve ever eaten!” was punctuated by a particularly memorable moment. “My grandparents were unable to travel to our wedding and so we asked my grandfather to write grace for dinner, which my aunt said on his behalf,” reveals Michaela.
Dessert platters and freshly cooked pizzas were served in the evening while the firepit and DJ provided the ambience and entertainment. “It was just before this point that I sneaked away with my friends to change into my second dress (and trainers so we could dance all night) and made an entrance back into the studio dancing to Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” giggles Michaela.
“There are two,” she says on recalling her fondest memories of the day. “One was at the end of the ceremony when we were waiting for our guests to line up to throw confetti and we both looked at each other and were like, ‘oh my goodness, we’re married!’ and the other was sitting on the veranda of the shepherd’s hut, eating pizza and reliving our day.”
“Our advice would be figure out what’s important to you and stick to that,” she comments. “It’s so easily to get lost in what you think others expect from your day, but it’s your day!”
Photography Summit Imagery summitimagery.co.uk
Venue Camel Studio camelstudio.co.uk
Coordination Piccolo Weddings piccoloweddings.com
Catering Ali Pumfrey apchef.co.uk
Dress Pronovias pronovias.com
Hair & make-up Joy Louise Hair & Make-up instagram.com/joylouisehairandmakeup
Flowers Lafonia Flower Company lafoniaflowercompany.co.uk
Cake Slice of Yorkshire sliceofyorkshire.com
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