It was a bit of a different wedding for us, as Irish tradition states that weddings are a 2 day event full of celebration and games! It certainly was that! Sophie and Conal’s family were so much fun and so friendly and welcoming, that I may have ended up dancing with Sophie’s dad learning how to Irish dance!
On the morning of their wedding day, Conal took a refreshing dip in the sea, with a few of his friends, before heading off to get dressed and ready for the big day!
Sophie got ready the morning of her wedding day in the Bridal Suite of the Manor House, with all the people that mean the most to her, before her very proud father got a first peek of the Bride!
Conal and his ushers met their guests in the Courtyard and Snug Bar, before heading into the Walled Garden to take their places for the ceremony.
Sophie left the Manor house with her Bridesmaids and Dad by her side, ready to walk down the aisle with the sounds of their string quartet to her eagerly awaiting Groom!
The pair were beaming throughout their whole ceremony with sentimental readings from family and friends and personal vows, before they officially tied the knot to to all their cheering guests!
Out in the courtyard, the newlyweds were congratulated by all their friends and family as canapés & drinks flowed.
As guests chatted and enjoyed the sting quartet playing, Sophie & Conal enjoyed family photos in the garden, before going off for a bit of time alone.
The Reception Barn had been styled the day before beautifully, with greenery, fairy lights and a subtle hint of glamour with gold cutlery.
Everyone was up on their feet to welcome the new Mr & Mrs, before everyone enjoyed the wedding breakfast and the speeches commenced! There was even a quiz, where the winning table won a round of cocktails!
After their meal, as their band set up Sophie and Conal took a ride on the tractor to see the stunning views across the farm, as guests mingled in the Summer evening sunshine!
As the happy couple made their way back to the Reception Barn, their eagerly awaiting guests were gathered for their cutting of the cake and first dance!
After the bands first set, Sophie and Conal went for a little walk to watch the sunset and walk amongst the barley!
As Sophie and Conal made their way back to the party, Conal’s Father was waiting to get everyone up on their feet and learn a bit of Irish dancing! It was fantastic to watch and I soon found myself up dancing with Sophie’s dad who had insisted I take his hand for a dance and enjoy a drink as a thank you for all our hard work throughout the day! Sophie & Conal’s family were all so lovely and welcoming to every member of the team and really created a fun and friendly feel to the day. It was an absolute joy to be up dancing with everyone and although I had no idea what I was doing (as did a lot of other people) it was such a great experience!
Sophie & Conal, It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and seeing so much fun and love shine throughout your day! We wish you nothing but happiness and our best wishes as you start your next adventure in Australia!
Photography- Mark Shaw
Videography- PuraVida Cornwall
Flowers & Styling- Twigs and Greens
Catering- Beautiful & The Feast
Hair & Make- up- Make up by Ione
String Quartet- Melegari Strings
Band-The Talking Bird Collective