Wedding at Camel Studio, Cornwall
Sophie and Omid's modern boho wedding at Camel Studio
Sophie and Omid first met through mutual friends while at university together, finally becoming a couple in Sophie's final year. It was while glamping in Devon more than a decade later that Omid took the opportunity to pop the question. “I had a feeling it was going to happen as Omid is terrible at keeping secrets and we know each other so well!” says Sophie. “He had dressed our sausage dog Thor in a tux. He ran up to me with the ring clipped onto his suit jacket before Omid got down on one knee to one of our favourite songs by Leon Bridges. We both cried!”
Nestled in a tranquil valley, Camel Studio was the romantic backdrop for their boho styled wedding which had nods to rock ‘n’ roll throughout. Opting for a pared-back palette of creams, beiges and browns, Sophie’s bespoke vintage patchwork lace gown epitomised the look of their outdoor wedding. Her bridesmaids teamed their cream dresses with bouquets of dried blooms, while the groom’s party carried the palette and mood with their relaxed attire featuring brown trousers, braces and bow ties.
The couple exchanged vows beneath a stunning arch dressed with dried flowers, palms and pampas grass overlooking the Camel Valley and featured Thor as the crowd-pleasing ring bearer, after which a drinks reception flowed, with bubbly fresh from the nearby vineyard.
Decorated in luxe neutral tones, the barn was styled with displays of pampas grass and dried flowers, oversized wicker chairs, rattan lightshades and a natural-inspired tablescape. Speeches were scattered throughout the wedding breakfast – a lip-smacking menu “based on our favourite food memories whilst being a couple”, explains Sophie. Nibbles including day-boat mackerel ceviche and broken fish taco were followed by mains of whole smoked chickens, courgette baba ghanoush, summer tabbouleh, burnt aubergines and flatbreads. Oat panna cotta with rose water and strawberries, ginger biscuit crumb and wild honey dressing rounded off the feast.
“Whilst our guests were finishing their puddings, we went to Daymer Bay for photographs,” says Sophie of one of the couple’s most treasured moments of the day. They returned for yet another highlight: the first dance. “We decided to do something non-traditional and do 'The Routine' from the TV show Friends,” reveals Sophie. “It's a TV show we both love and represented the fact that we don't take ourselves seriously. We had practised it pretty last minute and Omid was very confident he would get it all right, but nearly tripped over during the dance!”
The venue’s street van served wood-fired pizzas during the evening reception, where the packed dance floor provided Sophie with some of her fondest memories of the day: dancing to Queen with her dad and singing Hey Jude on Omid’s shoulders.
“Do what you want to do and don't let others make you feel like you need to do something else,” says Sophie by sage word of advice. “And enjoy it, as you will look back afterwards and want to do it all again!”
Photography Ben Selway benselwayphotography.co.uk
Venue Camel Studio camelstudio.co.uk
Planning & styling Knots & Kisses knotsandkisses.co.uk
Piccolo Weddings piccoloweddings.com
Dress Poppy Perspective poppyperspective.com
Hair Melody Rose Hair instagram.com/melody_hair_weddings
Make-up Sophie Cox Make-up sophiecoxmakeup.com
Flowers Emma Hewlett Floral Design emmahewlett.co.uk
Catering Woodfired Weddings canteencornwall.com
Cake Denise's Little Cake Company deniseslittlecakecompany.co.uk
Stationery, décor hire & tableware hire Knots & Kisses knotsandkisses.co.uk
Entertainment George Godfrey encoremusicians.com/DJ-George-Godfrey