Luke and Megan first laid eyes on each other while living and working in Ibiza. “Our friendship groups clicked immediately and we spent the summer making amazing memories and all ended up living in an apartment together,” says Megan. Upon their return, the pair began meeting up and soon became a couple, relocating to Devon from Dunfermline and Nottingham to be together.
The city of love provided the perfect backdrop for their romantic engagement at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. “We pitched up right across from it with a bottle of Prosecco and just as it lit up Luke got down on one knee and asked me to marry him,” reminisces Megan.
Smitten by the first venue they visited, Rockbeare Manor was everything they wanted for their wedding. Enlisting the professional services of Knots & Kisses to help create their “classic, timeless and neutral with a modern twist” styled wedding, Megan was thrilled with the stunning results. “Nikki was absolutely incredible,” she says. “Every vision we had she made a reality.”
A gorgeous mix of foliage, fresh and dried flowers was key to achieving the day’s aesthetic. “I was so happy I opted for a dried bouquet as it now lives on my dressing table so I can look at it every day,” adds Megan.
Kick-starting the celebrations early with a Friday night gathering allowed extra mingling time. “This was great as it gave us more opportunity to spend our wedding day together,” explains Megan.
Come the day, everything fell into perfect place. “We couldn’t have picked a better day weather-wise as the sun was shining bright, with all the spring daffodils in bloom adding to Rockbeare’s incredible beauty,” says Megan. Although one of her bridesmaids went into labour that morning, the rest of the day played out as planned, from the stirring ceremony to the sun-spilled drinks reception and beguiling bagpipe soundtrack in honour of Megan's Scottish heritage.
“It really was the most incredible day,” smiles Megan. “I think after two years of postponements and all the sadness that had happened in the world everyone was ready to just be together and enjoy each other’s company. There was a real feeling of love from start to finish.”
“Our favourite moment by far was having such incredible pictures at golden hour,” she reveals. “It gave us the opportunity to spend time and reflect on the day. It’s something we would never have thought to do; we’re thankful that we had such amazing suppliers that suggested this to make our day even more special.”
“Ensure you find the right suppliers that fit you as a couple,” she says by word of advice. “Especially picking a photographer and videographer that you trust, so you can relive the day for years to come. And most importantly of all, enjoy it and don’t feel bad for spending time together! We spent the whole evening dancing and laughing together and our guests joined in.”
Bridesmaids’ dresses Maids to Measure maidstomeasure.com
Groom's outfit Moss Bros moss.co.uk
Hair Devon Wedding Hair devonweddinghair.co.uk
Make-up Emma Roberts MUA emmarobertsmakeup.co.uk
Sophie White facebook.com/sophiewhitemakeupartist
Flowers Brompton Buds bromptonbuds.com
Cake Edible Essence edibleessencecakeart.com
Transport Jet Class Travel jetclasstravel.com
Entertainment The South West Bagpiper southwestbagpiper.co.uk
Tailored Entertainment tailored-entertainment.com
Bespoke Disco bespokedisco.com
Videography Rowe Films rowefilms.com