Claire & John’s Charming “Spring Tea Party” Wedding in Cornwall
Claire and John’s wedding didn’t have extravagant meticulously-coordinated details, nor did it have a strict unifying theme. It was a simple, no-frills, heartfelt, and totally relaxed celebration of their love. They pulled inspiration from beautiful springtime flowers for the color scheme and overall mood of their wedding. They had a personalized ceremony that was officiated by John’s uncle, and at the reception, guests enjoyed tea party fare like sandwiches, cakes and ice cream. Their day ended up being uniquely theirs, complete with a human pyramid and karate-style moments during “couple time”!
We have Alan Law Photography to thank for the beautiful, dreamy photos. (I love his non-obtrusive photographic style so you’ll notice that I went a little picture crazy. )
We have the lovely Claire to tell us a little bit about herself and her John and their sweet wedding. Over to you Claire:
We met at church while at university in Falmouth. It was definitely not love at first sight but we developed a strong friendship that over time blossomed into romance. We love spending time with friends and family, drinking tea and sharing good conversation and love the laid back way of life in Cornwall.
‘A spring tea party’ Loving spending time in Falmouth tea shops and John growing up in South India near a tea plantation, tea seemed the perfect theme for our wedding, with each of the tables being named after a different blend!
For us the service was the most important part of the day so we took a lot of care to make it really personal, from choosing hymns we love, to readings that mean a lot to us and even being married by John’s uncle who is a vicar, now that’s pretty personal!
Getting married in Cornwall in the spring meant we had access to lots of beautiful daffodils which shaped our spring theme, so I picked blues and lilacs to compliment in the colour scheme, I even found a pale blue campervan to match!
Early on in the planning stage we decided it would be amazing to have mismatched cups and saucers for our guests to drink from and which they could then take home with them, I spent hours trawling through charity shops but the guests loved the unique gifts.
Wedding graduate advice from Claire and John:
Get friends and family involved in making your wedding happen, our friends helped with everything from flower arranging, running errands, making bunting to giving us lots wise advice about marriage. It was really special to involve so many people in the preparation and also helped us stretch our budget a lot further.
Huge thanks to Alan for sending his gorgeous images my way, and congratulations to Claire and John! I wish you a lifetime of married bliss.
Photographer: Alan Law Photography
Reception: Heartlands Cornwall, England
Dress: Ronald Joyce from Lavender Rose Bridal Penryn
Campervan: Fistral Bays VW Camper Hire
Bouquet: Celtic Flowers Truro
Hair: No 8 Hairdressing Truro
Makeup: Body Shop Truro
Suits: Moss Bros
Flowers: DR Trebilcock and Son – Chacewater
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