Wedding at Boconnoc, Cornwall
Time of our Lives
Siobhan and Kieran's white wedding at Boconnoc
First meeting at the tender age of 13, fate kept bringing Siobhan and Kieran back together. "He was the sweetest little boy, with these chubby cheeks and beautiful blue eyes. We became friends and we liked each other pretty much from day dot, but were too shy to say it to one another!" remembers Siobhan.
Fast-forward 15 years, and the couple were enjoying a cliff walk near Crantock.
"It was such a stunningly sunny day," says Siobhan. "We clambered down the cliff to finally get to the beach and I started running around with our son, when I heard Kieran call my name. I turned around, he was on one knee, and then the words I had waited years to hear come out of his mouth did! It was the perfect moment, the moment I had waited so long for."
After taking a selfie, wedding planning began almost immediately! Falling in love with Boconnoc House & Estate - "Nothing else we had seen even came close to this beautiful place" - the couple's dream "black and white" wedding began to take shape.
"I always knew that I wanted a white wedding. There's just something about a white wedding that is so timeless and classy," says Siobhan.
Getting married inside the church at Boconnoc, the newly-weds enjoyed a walk up to the main house.
"We were then greeted by all of our guests, and we decided to do speeches first as both Kieran and my dad were so nervous," says Siobhan. "Doing it that way gave everyone chance to enjoy their food, which was amazing."
Sharing platters of mushroom and blue cheese arancini balls, slices of rare beef, breads, cheeses and radishes were the starters, with mains of beef and salmon served on wooden slabs, accompanied by roast potatoes and vegetables.
The lavish wedding cake made for a decadent dessert, with its tiers of salted caramel, Victoria sponge, and Oreo.
"Our colour theme was everything neutral, so all of our flowers were white and cream. I had hydrangeas, peonies, spray roses, avalanche roses, gypsophila, carnations, lisianthuses and alstroemeria, and these were styled alongside white pearlescent candles, and clear crystals scattered across the tables."
Having some time out to take photos, the couple rejoined their guests in time for their first dance. "This was the most nerve-wracking part of the day!" laughs Siobhan. "We did a proper routine to several different types of music, which our daughter had put together for us. Once the mash-up of music started and we started our dance routine, this was probably the funniest moment for us both. Everyone was screaming with laughter, the dance ended with 'Time of My Life' and everyone joined us on the dance floor. It was one moment of many that we'll never forget."
Hours more dancing followed, with a sparkler tunnel providing the perfect ending to the perfect day.
"Think ahead; planning is key," advises Siobhan. "The more you do in the beginning, the less stress you will have towards your special day. Take help when it's offered and enjoy every second."
Photography Grant Lampard Photography grantlampardphotography.com
Venue Boconnoc boconnoc.com
Dress Pronovias from The Wedding Company the-wedding-company.co.uk
Suits Paul Costelloe from House of Fraser houseoffraser.co.uk
Bridesmaids' dresses ASOS asos.co.uk
Hair Kayleigh Archer instagram.com/kayleigharcher_fuzionhair
Sinead Kelly instagram.com/sinead_kelly22
Make-up Amy May Makeup Artist facebook.com/amymayMUA
Joy Louise Hair & MUA facebook.com/joylouisehairandmakeup
Flowers Fleurtations fleurtationscornwall.com
Catering Cornwall Chef cornwallchef.com
Stationery Medlin Design medlindesign.com
Cake Rebecca Cave instagram.com/ thecarlyonbaycakery
Videography Babalu Films babalufilmscornwall.co.uk
Entertainment The Harbour Band facebook.com/theharbourband
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