Wedding at Nancarrow Farm, Cornwall
Party of a Lifetime
Megan and Brendan's country-chic celebration at Nancarrow Farm"We met at an Irish bar in Dubai," reveals Megan of her first encounter with Brendan. "We both live and work there now, with our two little cats - Beyonce and Stevie Nicks!"
It was while Megan was living and working in New York that Brendan took the opportunity to pop the question at one of the city's most iconic locations during a Christmas visit.
"The actual proposal was pretty fairy tale-esque," reminisces Megan. "It was the one day it had snowed all winter, and we went to Central Park for a walk and stopped at Ladies Pavilion, next to the frozen lake. I was taking photos and he got down on one knee behind me. I turned back and when I saw the ring started hysterically crying and somehow managed to say 'yes'. Then we went and got drunk!"
Opting for a two-night celebration at the idyllic country venue of Nancarrow Farm, Megan and Brendan extended the festivities by meeting family and friends at The Watering Hole in Perranporth for pints and rounders on the beach the night before the wedding.
The next day, the ambient ceremony took place in the beautifully decorated barn; guests then relocated to the courtyard for the drinks reception, where both the conversation and bubbly flowed. "My dad supplied the booze and a total of 72 bottles of Prosecco were drunk. It was a good party!" laughs Megan.
Nancarrow's team of chefs provided a crowd-pleasing feast comprising slow-cooked beef, roasted cauliflower, and triple-layered chocolate brownie for dessert. Later, an al fresco banquet of 'Nancarrow kebabs' and wood fired s'mores including baked cookies, toasted marshmallows, honeycomb, popping candy and salted caramel bolstered guests' energy levels for an evening of live entertainment.
"The party began with our first dance and then we had a big ceilidh to get everyone going," says Megan. "I think it finished at about 11pm, and then the hardcore carried on over in the farmhouse into the small wee hours. It was amazing - I just wish it was longer!"
A day replete with delights, two things stood out in Megan's mind as especially memorable. "My grandma made it, which was pretty special. And the ceilidh was brilliant fun. It's such a cliche but at the end of the day it's just a big party with all your favourite people!" she reminds other couples who may become distracted by the details. "Just try and enjoy it, it goes so fast!"
Photography Stewart Girvan Photography stewartgirvan.co.uk
Venue Nancarrow Farm nancarrowfarm.co.uk
Dress & veil Justin Alexander justinalexander.com
Bridesmaids' dresses ASOS asos.com
Kilts MacGregor & MacDuff macgregorandmacduff.co.uk
Hair Brigitte Fisher brigittefisher.co.uk
Make-up Denise Jackson makeupandbeautycornwall.co.uk
Flowers 3acre Blooms 3acreblooms.co.uk
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