Wedding at Trevenna, Cornwall
Katrina & Curtis's sun-dappled ceremony set the scene for a stunningly designed affair, replete with garden games, balloon decor and beautiful bloomsTaking Katrina to a shepherd's hut overlooking the Fal estuary at Christmas - her favourite time of year - Curtis set up lots of candles and played a song that was special to the two of them. "He was standing on a little bridge outside the hut, holding a Christmas bauble open, which had a wooden heart inside with the words: "Katrina, will you marry me?"' she says.
The couple, who met at work, started planning their wedding at Trevenna, with a theme of "relaxed, rustic and elegant" allowing them to have fun with the styling. A colour scheme that included "green, coral, peach, white and rose gold" meant the wedding was a beautifully designed affair, especially once they factored in one particular non-negotiable styling element: "giant white balloons"!
Flowers and foliage played a big part in their day, with a special focus on peach spray and David Austin roses, coral ranunculuses, white double lisianthuses and spray roses and ivory snapdragons, alongside silver and green eucalyptus and olive foliage.
As she arrived at the ceremony in a stunning Chantel Lauren gown and saw friends and family gathered, there's one moment Katrina will never forget. "Arriving at the start of the aisle and seeing our family and friends together with my dad and Curtis waiting for me is something that will stay with me forever," she says.
After the ceremony - which was under a picturesque arbour, to the beautiful sounds of a pianist - guests enjoyed canapes of Cornish Coppa ham and brie skewers and slow-roasted pork tostadas in the sunshine.
A veritable wedding feast followed, comprising risotto balls with aioli, Cornish Blue cheese and leek filo tart, chicken breast and Cornish pancetta, and homity pie with roasted root vegetables. And the delights didn't stop there, with dark chocolate tart, sticky toffee pudding and a semi-naked Victoria sponge wedding cake rounding off the dining.
There were no holds barred when it came to the entertainment, with guests wowed by a caricaturist throughout the day, as well as lawn games. And with Katrina's Italian family travelling over for the wedding, the limoncello wedding favours went down a storm... and may have contributed to the conga around the venue that happened after the dance floor was declared open!
Katrina's advice for those planning weddings is to do a little bit each day and have fun with it. "Be thoughtful; your guests will definitely appreciate this and it will make your day that little bit more special when you see how much fun everyone else is having too," she says. "Also, a videographer is something I am so glad we decided to have. We weren't going to initially, but it lets you relive your day and captures all the moments you don't see. We loved ours!"
Photography Wild Tide Creative wildtidecreative.com
Venue Trevenna trevenna.co.uk
Videography Motion Farm Wedding Films motionfarmweddingfilms.co.uk
Dress Chantel Lauren from The Bridal Room St Ives thebridalroomstives.co.uk
Groom's outfit Topman topman.com ASOS asos.com
Hair Red Hairdressing redhairliskeard.co.uk
Make-up Natasha Flower natashaflower.co.uk
Flowers Sharon Mesher Wedding Flowers sharonmesherweddingflowers.com
Entertainment Pianist Tom Quirke, Caricatures by Luke Warm caricaturesbylukewarm.co.uk
Lawn games Love & Stuff facebook.com/loveandstuffdevon
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