Ali and Matt tied the knot in early October at the fabulous Knightor Winery. It was quite mild but slightly overcast and kept drizzling so the tension was high to the last minute if we can have the ceremony outside. Gladly the registrars finally made the call that outdoors is a go and I’m so pleased for Ali and Matt as it was really important to them.
Autumn is Ali’s favourite time of year and I tried to incorporate the autumn mood into the images although the leaves weren’t quite there yet. The decorations were reflecting the autumn theme and looked festive with twigs, nuts and tea lights all collected and lovingly decorated by family and friends. Ali is very passionate about the environment and found me through some work I did with ‘Surfers Against Sewage’.
Here is what Ali says about her wedding day:
‘I am super proud of the environmentally friendly choices we made for our wedding day- my dress was second hand, (saving me £500), a lot of our stationary, decorations and gifts were reusable, recyclable or compostable. We used family and friends where we could; my dad did our invites, Matts mum made our wedding cake, matts aunt made our garlands, I made the buttonholes and bouquets. What we couldn’t do we bought second hand or from small businesses, (apart from a few purchases in m&s/ ikea/ Poundland!). The mua is the creator of the vegan/ environmentally friendly @angelfacemc (which I highly recommend) a brand also used by the hairstylist. Our photographer lives the Cornish lifestyle and has been featured on surfers against sewage, our band a local Cornish group, our venue prides itself on local produce. We did try hard to limit our carbon footprint. I hate it when people make negative comments about my ideals, but you know what, that’s their problem, not mine. I absolutely loved our wedding day, and I wouldn’t have changed a thing, thank you so much to all our family, friends and suppliers!’
I was only booked for 5 hours, so I missed the bridal preparations and evening entertainment. I would have loved to stay and listened to ‘Black Friday’ who played at a friends wedding a few years back and are ace!
Here is a small collection from the few hours I shared with the lovely couple, I hope you like it..