Wedding at Tunnels Beaches, Devon
On Top of the World
A relaxed vibe, travel-inspired details and a showstopping cake set the scene for Jade and Sal's personalised wedding on the coast of north Devon"It was all very secretive to be honest!" says Sal of his surprise proposal to Jade. "I bought the ring after I asked Jade's father for permission to marry her. We had recently purchased our first home together, so the next morning I proposed in our living room. It was a very private and emotional moment that I will remember forever."
Opting for a relaxed theme that reflected the couple's travelling adventures along with their recent move to Dubai, the decor featured handmade map-themed table settings, which were named after places the pair had visited together.
"Our cake incorporated this travel theme as well, as it was suitcases stacked on top of each other," adds Jade. "One of our friends picked up the Dubai guide off the cake thinking it was a real book - it was only when he went to flick through that he realised it was icing!"
Clutching a gorgeous bouquet of dusty pink roses woven amongst seasonal greenery, Jade made her way down the aisle to the ambient sounds of pianist
"The vows and the readings are all such a blur. We read 'I Promise' by Dorothy R. Colgan and I laughed and cried my whole way through the ceremony," she recalls.
After being announced as husband and wife, the newly-weds made their memorable walk up the aisle together before disappearing off for some downtime. "Our confetti was beautiful as we walked back up the aisle and seeing all the family and friends I haven't seen for so long was amazing," says Jade.
Meanwhile, guests tucked into canapes including miniature scones with clotted cream and jam, mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and mini Cornish pasties ahead of the "chilled" barbecue.
Chargrilled mackerel, beef burgers, lamb kebabs, mini jacket potatoes and a smattering of sides was followed by a delicious trio of desserts: berry and cream pavlova, double chocolate mousse and lemon tart.
The speeches proved another emotional experience for everyone involved and remain in Jade's memory as a personal highlight from her day.
"My dad was so nervous but his speech was the most beautiful thing in the world, everyone in the room was crying!" says Jade. "And Sal's speech was so emotional, I'm surprised I didn't cry all my make-up off!" she laughs.
Photography Pip & Simon pipandsimon.co.uk
Venue Tunnels Beaches tunnelsbeaches.co.uk
Dress Pronovias from The Wedding Club thewedding-club.co.uk
Groom's outfit King & Allen kingandallen.co.uk
Ushers' suits Ted Baker from Moss Bros moss.co.uk
Bridesmaids' dresses Eliza & Ethan elizaandethan.com
Stationery Cute Maps cutemaps.co.uk
Cake Nibble & Scoff Cakes nibbleandscoff.co.uk
Hair The Oak Room theoakroom-hairandbeautysalon.co.uk
Make-up Lucy Davis lucydavismakeupartist.co.uk
Flowers Twigs Flowers twigsflowers.co.uk
Transport Roaring 30s Automobiles roaring30.co.uk
Entertainment Charlie Myers
The Wedding Crashers theweddingcrashers.co.uk
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