Paul, Jen and a beach inspired wedding

This year the Pickwell wedding family has grown. We now have the lovely Holly Kennedy on board. Holly has worked with me for the last 2 years and we have been so impressed by her organisational skills and creative flair that we knew she was ready to start running her own weddings. 
This was a wedding Holly ran earlier this year...over to you Holly.  

At the end of May we had our second wedding of the year; giving the lovely bluebells one last chance to be photographed! And now we have had these fantastic photo's sent through from Matt Fryer we couldn't help but share them with you...

Jen and Paul grew up locally and fell in love here, so for them Pickwell provided the perfect backdrop to their wedding weekend. And a fantastic weekend it was!

Jen had 4 of her closest friends to help her down the aisle and even after an early start of 7am, the girls had a lovely relaxing morning being pampered by Jo Kift (make up) and Sandy from Charleys (on hair).
One of the great aspects for a bride getting ready at Pickwell is the enormous bedroom on the east wing of the house in the apartment called 'Affinity'.
From this beautiful stone-mullion window, you have the ability to see all the guests arriving (and very cool they were too!) and of course, the Groom looking nervous and waiting for the ceremony.

 I love these pictures of the girls doing just this!
Then came the time for Malcolm to walk his little girl across the cobbles...
The atmospheric sounds of Siona and her harp enhanced the magic of our historic Italian Garden.
After the ceremony guests enjoyed glasses of Pimms and croquet on the lawn, before being seated to enjoy a fantastic 3 course dinner from the wonderful Lee and Kristina Timmins and team.

The guests were treated to a Mediterranean Salad, followed by a main course of west country chicken roulade, pancetta and sage, and accompanied with hand-tied vegetables and roast potatoes.
For the vegetarians, they enjoyed a delicious vegetable en-croute, hand-tie vegetables and roast potatoes.
All washed down with a lovely glass of wine!

Jen spent hours of dedication creating beautiful personal touches to bring all aspects of the wedding together, like fresh flower heads at everyone’s place setting and one of our talented and recommended florists, Kelly from Off Shore Blooms once again created a stunning top table garland, along with all the bouquets, button holes and a rose arbour garland for the ceremony.

After the ceremony Jen and Paul were whisked away by Matt Fryer who took these stunning beach shots on our very own (or we like to think it is our own!) Putsborough Beach…

The band got the evening in full swing with the help of Jen and Paul's friends and family who had supplied song requests, which were covered throughout the night!

After such a wonderful day the only way to top it all off was some hot bacon sandwiches cooked by the lovely Mothers in the snug on the Sunday.

I truly love weddings, and felt very privileged to be involved in Jen and Paul's wedding. Every aspect of the day really reflected their personalities, their creativity and their relationship.

All the best for the future Mr and Mrs Shanes!!!

P.S Thank you Matt Fryer for your stunning photographs, and allowing us to share them!
Holly x