This wedding is just GORGEOUS.  I love the details, the Eden Project venue, the Alice in Wonderland styling… the fact that the photographs are by one of my most favourite photographers ever, Eliza Claire, is the icing on the cake!

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{the proposal}

Graeme proposed to me when we were on Ski lift in Australia. It was very fitting as we met doing a ski season in New Zealand.

{the venues}

We hired out 10 houses in row at Retallack Resort and Spa, all our guests stayed there from Fri-Mon. We had a fantastic wedding weekend which kicked off with a Friday night BBQ hosted by the mother of the bride, the wedding on the Saturday and a bride and groom breakfast on the Sunday. We got married and had our reception at the Eden Project. The whole day took place in the med biome. We had decided to get married in Cornwall as we love it so much down there and have had many great holidays. We found Retallack first at a wedding fair in Battersea, when we went down to have a look they recommend we go see Eden as they had just started doing weddings. I’m not sure what I was expecting but it blew us away and we both knew that was where we would get married. Di who looks after all the weddings at Eden showed us around that first day and she was fantastic from that moment on. All the people at Eden were excellent.


{what they wore}

I wore a Claire Pettibone dress, as soon as I saw her collection online there was no question, I was going to wear one of her dresses just which one. They are soooo pretty, just a shame you can’t wear one everyday. Gra wore a suit from Aubin and Wills, he had seen it in the window everyday as he walked to work, for him to say that is the coolest suit I’ve ever seen and get that excited about clothes meant we had to have it.

{the theme}

I love afternoon tea and formed a massive obsession with collecting tea cups as I wanted to have a tea party for our wedding breakfast. I love all things vintage and old, junk to some, treasures to me. The style of my dress and Gra’s suit fitted together perfectly. The tea party in the biome gave it that Alice in Wonderland feel.

{the flowers}

I don’t know anything about flowers, all I knew was I wanted it to look like they had just been pick from the garden, bright with as many colours as possible. That was the brief I gave to the flower fairies and they worked their magic. I used old jars propped up on old books, large playing cards as table numbers. My ladder as the table plan was the best bit, I found it at a junk fair, sanded with my bridesmaid and used vintage seed packets as the table lists. We had a giant tea cup for cards and home-made elderflower cordial. I just had so much fun collecting all the bits for the wedding.

{the cake}

I saw a cake in a wedding magazine, it was a 3 tier victoria sponge and was perfect for our tea party, but was a London based company and we wanted to use local suppliers. In the end the cake was from The Little Cake Lady, Gra found her online and contacted her to see if she could replicate the cake she said absolutely and it was amazing. All made from Cornish produce and tasted lovely. Gra’s Mum is an excellent baker, she made mini yoyo biscuits and mini Anzac cookies for our wedding favours.

{what they ate and drank}

We had mini Cornish pasties as our canapés. We had an afternoon tea with fingers sandwiches and cake for our wedding breakfast and the Mediterranean stew for our evening buffet. All made by the Eden project, all amazing.


Eliza Claire took our photos. She was excellent before, during and after the wedding. Her photos were beautiful. We had a photo booth in the evening.

{the party}

We had a Green Day tribute band, which sounds a bit risky as not everyone’s taste but they rocked the dome and everyone from kids to the oldies were up dancing. The biome is just such an incredible place for a party.

{the honeymoon}

We hired a 1966 split screen camper as our wedding car, then went off around Cornwall camping for the first half of our honeymoon before we went to Burgh Island, an Art Deco hotel which was just stunning. Perfect end to the perfect wedding


Favourite part of the day

We both said seeing each other as I walked down the aisle. But the whole wedding weekend and honeymoon was the time of our lives. Can we do it again please.

Advice to others

Enjoy it, every minute! Even the things that seem a bit frustrating in the planning stages, you will look back and laugh.



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