On the morning of the wedding Rich left for the registry office in Bella and I went in Miss Molly. Since my wedding colours were yellow, Miss Molly was perfect. Over the last year, we have actually been very lucky for weather and Bella and Miss Molly have usually been able to have their roofs down for the brides and grooms. However, in typical fashion, we had to get married on a wet and windy day!! That meant the roofs had to be up! Never mind.
During the ceremony, Rich was a tad naughty, saying his vows with a mischievous glint in his eye and a tone of voice that he knew would crack me up! And yes, it did! I had a fit of the giggles!
Following the ceremony, Rich drove us both back to the Headland Hotel, stopping off at Trenance Gardens for photos. We would have liked to have gone on the beach, but it was far too windy!
Rich and I had a lovely chilled day. A lovely lunch and fabulous wedding cake supplied by Newquay party cakes and a lovely evening meal in the Headland restaurant. At this point I have to give a massive thank you to Oliver Harris who did our photography. Oliver did a wonderful job! That evening Rich and I were spoiled, and my mum treated us to a night in the hotel. Bliss!
However, the celebrations weren't quite over. The following saturday we had a small reception for family and friends, Honey Bugs style! We decided to rent the BBQ lodge from Coastal Valley Campsite in Newquay and throw a BBQ party. Tanya and Andy from Coastal Valley were amazing!!! We were worried that the weather would be iffy, so they erected their huge marquee for us. I put on my dress again (with yellow pumps) and we filled the marquee with hay bales, blankets, bunting and lighting and it was perfect. We also took the Photo Bus down for our guests to use. Whats the point of having a really cool photo booth if you cant use it yourself!! The sun shone and the day was perfect. When the sun went down, the tea lights in jars and the light from the flickering flames around the fire pit, lit up the night sky. My huge jars of cocktails also gradually slowly went down (pimms, mystery green punch and my lovely paint stripper).
Rich knew I was a little disappointed that we had no first dance, so he made sure our song came on and he made sure we had a dance! :)
This may not have been your typical wedding. There were no speeches, no formality, but it was just us! I have done the big wedding and now I've done the small alternative wedding and I would say one thing, A wedding is more than a fancy cake, favours, hundreds of people and thousands of pounds A wedding is what you want it to be. Its more important to have the people who are dear to you there. In years to come it wont matter if you had pink or lilac sugared almonds or if you didn't quite have the weather you wanted. At the end of the day its about the people who were there and finding the right mr or mrs to share your life with.