Monday 20 April 2015

My Best Friends Wedding

A few weekends ago I got to enjoy a day that I've been looking forward to for a very very long time, the wedding of my best friend!

I'm obviously not going to share anything personal from the day but I'm really proud of the pictures I took so wanted to share a few. 

Their beach themed wedding was at the gorgeous Tregenna Castle in St Ives and although the journey from Newcastle to Cornwall was rather long it was worth every second of the journey down.

I was very honoured when I was asked to be a bridesmaid.  I got to wear this gorgeous Tiffany blue dress, which gave me the excuse to wear my glittery peep toe heels that spend most of the year sitting untouched on top of my wardrobe. 
I'm not sure I was terribly good at being a bridesmaid - I kept losing my flowers in favour of my DSLR, but I'm so proud of the lovely photos I took so I'm hoping she's forgiven me. 
The bride looked gorgeous in her dress and it made me feel so warm and fuzzy to see my best friend looking so blissfully happy. 
I was also really chuffed to be asked to do a speech. I was very nervous and worried I'd be too emotional and end up not being able to finish it but I was determined to give it a good go. I embarrassed us both by telling the room about how we'd met round the back of our local radio station in the 90s, waiting for the boyband 911 to come out, told the story of how she met her new husband and made both of us start blubbing when I explained what a special lady she is. The speech got laughs and a few tears so it was pretty successful. 

Although the couple don't live in Cornwall, it's their special place as the Groom loves surfing, they both appreciate the beauty of the coastline and love the Cornish lifestyle.
As well as the super cute cake toppers there were lots of nods to the seaside at the wedding. I particularly loved the shells hidden away in the flowers and the glittery starfishes the bride wore in her hair. 
Of course I have to mention the food and I think this was the best wedding food I've ever had with plenty of local dishes to enjoy. We had scones with jam and clotted cream with the welcome drinks, huge pieces of battered fish and chips for the Wedding Breakfast and Cornish pasties hot from the oven in the evening. 
The day passed in a flurry of catching up with old friends, dancing to boyband classics and playing in the photo booth.
I was so sad when the celebrations were over but luckily my little sister is also getting married this year so I only have 5 months to wait for another special day. 

I just wish every weekend could be so special!
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