We were really looking forward to Lamorna & Brad’s wedding day last Saturday, and we weren’t disappointed. What a lovely young couple, what a lovely family, what lovely friends and what a lovely day.
We started off the day in Helston in Lamorna & Brad’s house with the Groom, feeling nervous but supported by Best Man, Ed and Little Man, Kian. Then it was off to see the beautiful Bride, in Mum’s house, but travelling was easy as she lives next door! That’s how close this family is. Lamorna was in a similar state of nervous anticipation, but was distracted by the hubbub around her – hairdresser, make-up artist, dress lady and family were all in attendance, along with stunning bridesmaids Nicky, Alice and Brad’s little sis Anya.
When the vintage Jag turned up we headed off to the church a few minutes away ready to greet the bridesmaids and then the Bride. Sadly, Lamorna’s father is no longer with us, so on this unique day the Bride was given away by the Groom’s father. Another special and touching moment. After an emotional service, during which Kian was determined to be the centre of attention, there was time for some confetti and family photos outside the church. Here, we managed to (hopefully!) recreate the moment that Lamorna’s parents enjoyed many years earlier when they were married at the same church and had photos taken under the same Magnolia tree in the springtime. In convoy with the wedding car, we then headed off to the St Michael’s Hotel & Spa for the Reception. We know the hotel well, but this was our first wedding there, and what a great venue. It has the location, the views, the room and the grounds, but most importantly for a wedding day, the team were an absolutely joy to work with and a credit to the hotel. We hope to return soon.
Before the Wedding Breakfast arrived it was on to the speeches. They were not grand, planned speeches, but they were heartfelt and full of emotion. None more so than Best Man, Ed, who was so choked up by the moment that his pre-prepared words went by the wayside and he just about managed to get the essential parts out before giving up. Who cares – there were tears and laughter in equal measure and you can’t ask for more than that.
In the early, chilly evening we managed a quick walk down to Gylly Beach with the Bride & Groom – by this time feeling a lot more relaxed. It was about now we learned that Brad hates having his picture taken – not unusual at all, but it certainly didn’t show. He and Lamorna had a knack of acting as though we weren’t present, which gave us lots of opportunities to grab those tender moments that we hope to capture.
After a bit of a breather before the evening reception the guests had the opportunity to test the chocolate fountain before the evening entertainment kicked off. Music was provided by the brilliantly talented and all-round nice guy, Kaj. Many musicians resort to a recorded track for the all-important first dance, but not Kaj. If you haven’t heard of him you should look him up (www.kajmusic.co.uk).
Here are the first selection of photos from the day. We hope they do justice to a lovely occasion and that Lamorna, Brad and Kian enjoy re-living the day together. Best wishes, Dawn & David xx