She's the nearest thing to Superwoman I know - in the middle of her finals as a dispensing optician she and her fiance started planning their day. Hayley then decided she was going to make all the decorations herself and set about making miles and miles of bunting, painting branches cream, making heart shaped decorations for the said table centres, decorating and filling dozens of tiny buckets full of sweets and everything else she could think of to fulfill her sweet-themed dream which was to take place in the Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.
The handmade feel did not end there! Hayley's grandmother made the wedding cake (soaked in grandad's very best brandy!!) and we three decorated it with lovehearts and dolly mixtures and added Hayley's customised bride and groom to the top.
I also made their wedding rings.
The wedding ceremony took place in the main house in the galleried main hall which was a stunning setting.
I have to say that I have never seen such a chilled out couple on their wedding day - absolutely no nerves - just sheer joy at the fact that they were about to be married. If anyone else is looking for a venue around Devon/Cornwall I would heartily recommend this one.
Hayley's dress was by Benjamin Roberts from http://www.aphroditebrides.co.uk/ and as you can see, she looked so beautiful and so did her bridesmaids.
As I said last week, my dress was provided made to measure by Dig For Victory Clothing from lovely vintage fabrics so here's a pic of my husband and I (I sound like the Queen!!) looking dressed to kill!
It was a wonderful day with my son and daughter-in-law (also one of the bridesmaids) singing and playing the first dance and probably the finest best man's speech I've ever heard.
Thank you for bearing with me during this lovely but crazy time - back to jewellery/collaborative blogs next week!