It was a midnight meeting at a Falmouth nightclub that changed Meg and Joe’s lives forever. “He introduced himself, but I was having none of it and told him to go away,” she reflects. “I soon realised he was actually quite dapper though and wanted to continue seeing him!”
Six years of dating later, a windswept proposal in Kynance Cove took her totally by surprise. “When we were getting ready to go for a walk, Joe was frantically trying to get hold of both sets of parents to ask permission and find prosecco without me knowing,” says Meg. “We walked to the edge of the cliff and he popped the question there.”
Falling for the charm of Nancarrow Farm, Meg, who works as a wedding planner, relished putting together the details of their day, selecting a gorgeous colour scheme of sage green, nudes and blush pink for their rustic and boho theme.
She looked every inch the boho-beautiful bride in her lace gown and fishtail braids, together with her bouquet of dried flowers. Walking down the aisle towards Joe provided one of the standout moments of the day for Meg. “Seeing my lovely puppy Nala – her little face when she clocked it was me walking down the aisle – made me burst into tears,” she reminisces.
Their celebrant Sara added lots of special moments, making for a highly personalised ceremony. “It was just so amazing,” says Meg. “Sara told all our funny stories and allowed it just to be about myself and Joe.” Making sure their ceremony was perfectly personal to them, the couple had their own readings, with songs sung by Joe’s sister, Hannah, which she wrote herself. “We had a sand ceremony and we made such a gorgeous love heart-shaped bottle of sand, with combined pink and green colours.”
They celebrated as newlyweds with “pigs and pickles” canapés and bubbly, before a wedding breakfast comprising salted hake scotch egg, slow-cooked brisket with wood-oven sweet potatoes and charred garden gem lettuce, and a triple layer chocolate brownie.
As day turned to evening, guests hit the dance floor to a bespoke playlist, while scores of hot dogs kept guests’ appetites sated. “My dad’s speech was one of my favourite moments,” says Meg. “It was so heartwarming and lovely, and he had to keep pausing because he thought he was going to cry!”
By way of advice for those busily planning couples, Meg adds: “Make sure you book your key suppliers quickly as they get booked up super-fast! Enjoy the process, relish spending time together whilst making things, and don’t get too bogged down with RSVPs or last-minute dropouts. The people who matter will be there and that’s the most precious thing in the world.”
And when it comes to the big day? “Breathe, have a moment during the ceremony and wedding breakfast to look at everyone, smile and see what they’re up to,” she says. “Take it all in as it really does go by in a flash.”
Photography Pink Wave Photography pinkwavephotography.com
Venue Nancarrow Farm nancarrowfarm.co.uk
Dress Willowby by Watters watters.com/willowby
Bridesmaids’ dresses Oh Hello Clothing ohelloclothing.com
Hair The Updo Girl theupdogirl.com
Make-up Balance of Beautee balanceofbeautee.wixsite.com
-Flowers Twigs & Greens twigsandgreens.co.uk
Celebrant Sara Price sarapricecelebrant.co.uk
Entertainment DJ Mark Warren-
Cake Swirls & Pearls Cakes instagram.com/swirlspearlscakes
Macramé runners, cake stand & milk churns Emily Rose Events Hire instagram.com/emilyroseeventshire
Balloon arch & neon sign Snazzy Balloons snazzyballoons.co.uk
Pampas clouds The Youngest Child theyoungestchild.com