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The beautiful November wedding of Rhianne and Paul took place last year, with a ceremony at Ludgvan Church, photos on the beach next to St Michaels Mount and then a reception at the Carbis Bay Hotel. Their pictures were taken by the brilliant Alchemy Photography. You can read the story of the wedding, and how the couple first met, down below.

bride and grooms first dance

Rhianne and Paul’s November Wedding story

Rhianne: We met on our night shifts in the university hospital of Wales, Cardiff when working together. All it took was one 12 hr night shift and we were then both inseparable.

bridesmaid in cornwall

We lived together in Cardiff then for 18 months before moving to Cornwall to start out GP training. Six months after moving Paul took me for a walk to Logan’s Rock one Sunday morning. The weather was so mild and beautifully sunny-much like on our wedding day! Whilst walking along up to Logan’s rock he walked behind a large rock to explore/climb-he often does this. Then Called me to have a look at something he had found. To my surprise he had laid out some champagne and glasses and was on one knee behind me. We then sat and admired the view over Porthcurno beach and the Minack theatre with the sun beaming down.


groom waiting for the bride

bride and her dad
Our wedding venues were chosen with our love of Cornwall in mind. We live in Ludgvan so thought it only right that we get married in the local church. It was a bonus that the church is also very beautiful and steeped in history and character.

laughing at the altar

bride smiles at groom

signing the register at the wedding

The weather was so mild and the sun shone for us, despite in being November. We were so lucky!!

bride and groom at st michaels mount
We chose the Carbis Bay hotel for our reception. All of my family travelled from Wales for the big day so I wanted a venue that showed them one of the best bits of Cornwall-it’s beaches/coastal walks. The Carbis bay certainly showcased this being right on the seafront with spectacular views.

carbis bay hotel reception room at a November wedding

grooms speech at carbis bay hotel

Many thanks to Rhianne and Paul for sharing their wedding photography with us and to David at Alchemy for his fab images. You can see more real weddings in our wedding photography gallery.

Gluten free has been a big buzzword of the past few years, as more and more of us discover that being wheat free suits us better.  I read one article that suggested that up to 80% of the population has trouble digesting wheat-based products and would benefit from cutting down a bit. It’s just a shame that pasta, bread, cakes and the like are all so delicious! Anyway, I’m not a doctor, or trained in any medical way at all, so if you think may be wheat intolerant, you should get yourself checked out by a health professional. If you know you require a Gluten free wedding cake, please keep reading:

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bride and groom at the Carriage Hall

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looe wedding couple

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Wedding rebellion is in the air! Couples are opting out of regimented weddings with bows, lace and all the traditional trimmings. Instead, they’re doing it their own way. Forget “personalisation”, your guest’s names on chocolate bars and the like. That’s sooo 2014. The individuality forecast for this year is off the scale and set to shock. The skirts and shoulders are coming off (they’re literally detachable), while the V-necks are plunging. 2015 wedding trends dictate that brides are getting sexier and some of the trash the dress parties, are now so flamboyantly raucous, that when you look back at the wedding photos, the drama of dress-trashing is eclipsing the wedding day itself.

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