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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

Falmouth Wedding Fabulousness

Chris is a chef in Truro and they first met when Megan went to meet her sister who worked with him. He proposed on Christmas Day, the last present on the Christmas tree was a box with a ring on it.

bride at her Falmouth wedding

groom waiting for his Falmouth wedding paige boy at pendennis castle

wedding ceremony at Falmouth's pendennis Castle

end of the wedding ceremony

They chose Pendennis Castle because of its fabulous views and it’s vintage feel also it’s somewhere Megan’s grand parents would always take her when she was little.

pendennis castle falmouth wedding

Here are the bridesmaids:

Falmouth bridesmaids

And here are the grooms men:

best men

Cutting the cake at the Merchants Manor Hotel:

cutting the cake at merchants manor hotel

A few photos were taken on Gyllyngvase Beach at sunset.

bride and groom on Gyllyngvase Beach

Our heartfelt congratulations to Megan and Chris on their wonderful Cornish marriage. Thanks to the couple and David at Alchemy Photography for allowing us to share their photos on here. You can see more of our real weddings here.

I have such a treat for you today – diamond wedding jewellery and lots of it – with 15% off for Monty Manatee Blog readers. They’re diamonds but as not as you know them. Instead of being traditionally set, these beautiful rocks hang from their chains and frames like gems. They’re available from brand new Antwerp-based company Nude Diamond and shipped out worldwide with no postage cost to you. The company is so new that their launch party was just a few weeks ago. We are lucky enough to have an interview with Fabrice Elfassy, one of the co-founders. See the bottom of the post for your exclusive discount coupon – valid until December 2014.

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

Do you really need to apply for a wedding loan to pull off a beautiful wedding? The answer could be no. Without a doubt, planning for your upcoming wedding is the most exciting time in anyone’s life. However, this excitement may dim a little when you look at your finances and realise that you’re in need of some budget-friendly tips to cut back on the costs to save some cash. After all, your wedding is just the start of your married life. More than ever, it is important that you start your life as a couple not financially burdened with debt.

bride and groom

Here are 7 cost-cutting, proven ideas to pull off a budget-friendly, but beautiful wedding:

  1. Host at Home

Throwing a wedding party at the fanciest hotel might be a trend in your area, but it is growing in popularity. Getting married in your family home can be a beautiful and more intimate way to celebrate your union as a couple. Bringing together both families and your friends in this personal environment is casual, friendly and welcoming. Many couples choose to be married in a house of worship. This way, you can still have the ceremony where you want and invite guests back to your house for the wedding banquet.

  1. Do-It-Yourself Projects

Invitations, napkins, place cards, ceremony programs and the likes are all little details that many couples want to include, but they can actually end up costing you quite a bit of money. Visit your local craft shop not only to gain inspiration, but also to check out DIY kits. When you opt to make some of these fun features yourself, you save a lot on having to spend money to hire a professional to do it. This is where Pinterest comes into its own. And where you’ll waste days, even weeks of time browsing for ideas.

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