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Port Isaac was the location for Rachel and Simon’s glamorous 1950s style wedding. Their intimate wedding took place at the Slipway Hotel and was photographed by the ever-brilliant Alchemy Photography. Rachel has provided us with an account of their big day below:

kiss under port isaac clock

Taking in the sights at this Port Isaac Wedding:

“Si and I met on 10th October 2009. We were both working in the Police and after the break up of Si’s marriage, he was looking to move to Somerset and happened to choose my beat area! He came to to my Police Station to discuss what part of the beat he wanted to move to and as he opened the door, our eyes met and that was that! I didn’t believe in love at first sight until that day.”

Slipway hotel wedding ceremony

“Si had already found out that the Slipway Hotel had a wedding licence, we thought it would be the perfect location. Our wedding day was the 5th anniversary of the day we first met.”

bride and groom at slipway hotel

marriage witnesses at the slipway hotel

1950s wedding selfie

bride and groom at Port Isaac

“We went on holiday to Port Isaac in 2013 and fell in love with the beautiful village. We booked our next holiday there when we came home, not knowing that it would be when we would be getting married!”

port isaac wedding

“We got engaged over the Easter Holidays this year, in Bathampton on a canal boat while on holiday. I was totally surprised and didn’t see it coming at all. Si disguised a ‘wedding fund’ money pot in an easter egg and popped the question. The wedding pot is almost full and will pay for our honeymoon!”

rainbow at port isaac wedding

something borrowed something blue at port isaac

“I love 50’s fashion and the 50’s style dresses suit my figure so I knew that was the style of dress I wanted, in vintage lace and champagne in colour. I found my shoes before my dress from my favourite shoe designer, Irregular Choice and I was just very lucky that they went so well with my dress.”

amazing wedding shoes

bride and groom at nathan outlaw's kitchen port isaac

beach wedding at port isaac

Our heartfelt congratulations to Rachel and Simon. Such a stylish Port Isaac wedding! Absolutely beautiful! Also our many thanks to David at Alchemy Photography. You can see all manner of wild and wonderful weddings here in our gallery.


Chris and Megan’s Falmouth wedding took place on the 10th August at Pendennis Castle, an historic venue with stunning views over the sea. Following a beautiful reception they headed over to the Merchants Manor Hotel for an impressive reception. Their pics were taken by the always-brilliant Alchemy photography. Read on below for the very sweet story of Chris’s proposal!

bride and groom kiss at pendennis castle

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nude diamond wedding bracelet

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Elizabeth and Robin got married at the Carbis Bay Hotel in St Ives in June of this year. We’ve got an amazing interview with the bride about how the couple met (on World of Warcraft), how they finally got together and the story of the dramatic proposal. Many thanks to their photographer David, from Alchemy photography.

Cornish world of warcraft bride and groom

World of Warcraft from Sweden to St Ives

Elizabeth: “We met in a quite unconventional way. We both enjoy playing computer games, one in particular; World of Warcraft. This is an online game where you can play with millions of people around the world. I met Robin whilst playing this game around 8 years ago. Our friendship blossomed and we became closer, until after a couple of years where we decided to meet! Robin lived in Sweden at the time and flew over to England to meet me and my family, after which we considered ourselves in a relationship. For a few years after this we both flew back and forth between England and Sweden until November 2011 when Robin finally decided to move to England.”

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The wedding wine you choose should compliment the food you and your guests will be eating on your big day. Personal tastes are obviously a factor in your decision, as is price, but for those of you really don’t know where to start, I thought I’d post this guide. It highlights wine which has been recommended by the Roberson Wine experts and gives you an idea of the types of food it can be paired with. A bit of wine knowledge never goes amiss, especially when you’ve got a lot of people to impress! (You don’t want them thinking “Oh my, I’d never have put a full-bodied red with sushi!!”) So drink and be merry on your wedding day, but do it in style!

wedding wine guide

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