Another brave couple facing Storm Brian for gorgeous windswept pics! Pretty blush pinks, a beautiful bride and handmade touches… Laura and Rob’s day was certainly one to remember!
Rob proposed on the 6 year anniversary of our first kiss and the start of our relationship. It was low key – just the two of us at home on a Sunday afternoon, but I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Where it all happened
We had our ceremony at Lympstone Church. It has sentimental value to us as it is one field away from our house and we can see it from our window. Rob‘s Mum and Dad also got married in the same church and have just celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary.
Our reception was held at Sidmouth Harbour Hotel because we loved everything about it, especially the coastal decor and the stunning view.
What they wore
My dress was Victoria Jane, Jamie, from Prudence Gowns (Exeter). I wanted something simple but delicate and pretty, and this was one of the first dresses that caught my eye whilst dress shopping online. Once I had tried it on, I didn’t need to try anymore!
Charlotte from Fusion Mobile Wedding Hair and Makeup styled my hair into a half up do with loose waves. I was so impressed that it lasted 16 hours through the wind and rain of Storm Brian!
Styling & decor
We were lucky that both the church and hotel were lovely venues that didn’t need much decorating to make them look beautiful. To keep costs down we used homemade bunting and small glass jars of flowers which I decorated with lace and ribbon.
My bridesmaids and I had bouquets of ivory and blush pink roses and gypsophila, supplied by Dilly’s Florist in Ottery St Mary. They also supplied the jars of flowers for our tables.
We had a fairly traditional 3 tier fruit and sponge cake made by The Cake Lady in Exmouth. I bought a personalised rose gold ‘Mr & Mrs Goldsmith’ cake topper from Etsy which I loved!
What they ate and drank
The hotel offered us a fantastic food and drinks package including canapes, a three-course wedding breakfast and an evening buffet. We also had Pimm’s/prosecco on arrival, wine with our sit down meal and champagne for the toasts, so there was no shortage of food or drink! We really appreciated the evening buffet as by this point we were relaxed enough to enjoy eating and starving after a long day.
Capturing it all
Our photographer was Jen from Jennifer Jane Photography, who we chose because we loved the soft pastel colours and romantic feel of her photos. She did not disappoint and was completely committed to capturing the best possible shots for us, even though it meant braving Storm Brian on a wet and windy balcony. She even chased my veil when it was blown away by a particularly strong gust of wind!
We didn’t have a videographer, but it would definitely be something we would consider if we could do it again, as we love looking back at a few videos which were taken by guests
We had a DJ, Andy from Your Big Event, who was great. We prepared lists of must-play songs and asked our guests to request songs on their RSVP, so the dance floor was never empty.
On the Monday after the wedding, we left for our mini-moon to Falmouth. It was lovely to spend some quality time together after the hectic last few days.
Favourite part of the day
I loved walking out of the church to the Wedding March (once the scary part was over!) and seeing all of our guests smiling and looking so happy for us.
Advice to others
Enjoy and appreciate every minute. After months of planning the day goes by in a flash, but I don’t think I stopped smiling for the entire day!
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