Continuing a family tradition of Young Farmers romances, Morwenna and Ben first clapped eyes on each other at the tender age of 15.
Continuing a family tradition of Young Farmers romances, Morwenna and Ben first clapped eyes on each other at the tender age of 15 while attending their local club. "Many people refer to Young Farmers as a dating agency as my parents, Ben's parents and our grandparents all married through Young Farmers!" Morwenna comments. Ben poignantly proposed with a dazzling diamond ring at the place where he had first asked her out on his farm during Christmas 2012.
Reflecting their rural roots with a series of fabulous farming details, their country-themed event featured milk churns and cream milk jugs filled with flowers and cream buckets containing sweets and mini eggs in homage to their Easter Sunday wedding date. Morwenna wore a beautiful... gown, while dusky pink and ivory roses complemented the turquoise shade of the bridesmaids' dresses.
Morwenna arrived at St Allen Church in an apt mode of transport: her dad's vintage Massey Harris 744 tractor and cart and the freshly wedded pair exited in equally memorable style. "When Ben and I left the church, our friends made a guard of honour by holding pitchforks and wearing white coats, in traditional Young Farmer style," she says.
The newly-weds were swiftly transported in the tractor and cart back to the family farm in St Allen for photos in her gran's garden, which were followed by a sand-between-their-toes shoot at Little Fistral Beach in Newquay.
Relocating to The Atlantic Hotel for their cliff-top reception, canapes were followed by a five-course wedding breakfast consisting of salmon and prawns, vegetable soup, roast beef with seasonal vegetables, vanilla panna cotta and meringue with mixed berries and petit fours.
A heart-stirring first dance to Shania Twain's 'You're Still the One' was trumped by a special father-daughter dance to the Frank Sinatra classic, 'The Way You Look Tonight', kick-starting the evening celebrations in style.
Several days later, the pair embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime two-week safari trip in Kenya for their honeymoon, returning replete with fond reflection for their day.
"My grandpa passed away a few days before the wedding which made it an even more emotional time, but we know he blessed us with lovely weather," reflects Morwenna.
She also offers some indispensible advice to all nearly-weds. "It is never too early to start planning and enjoy it," she says. "Try to be organised; the more you do before the day, the less you need to do and think about on the day - it will just flow! Enjoy your special day you have worked so hard for - it goes so fast!"
Photography Paul Keppel Photography www.paulkeppel.co.uk
Venue St Allen Church followed by The Atlantic Hotel, Newquay www.atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk
Dress Sincerity from Vu's Bridal www.vusbridal.co.uk
Bridesmaid dresses Debenhams www.debenhams.com
Groom's outfit Little Anne-Maids www.littleanne-maids.co.uk
Hair Number 8 Hairdressing www.number8hairdressing.com
Make-up Tamsyn Siddiqui www.ts-makeupartist.co.uk
Flowers Wedding Flowers in Cornwall www.weddingflowersincornwall.co.uk
Cake Tina's Celebration Cakes www.tinascelebrationcakes.co.uk
Entertainment DJ Mark Sweetman www.clubtropicanamobiledisco.com
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