Charlotte and James are fairytale story of a long courtship that started in 2002 when they met at Seale-Hayne which was part of the University of Plymouth at the time. Their love blossomed and grew in to a family in 2012 and James proposed the evening they brought their daughter home from the hospital.
Charlottes wedding dress is a story on its own and best told by her…
“After trying on possibly close to at least 50 varying styles of dresses from princess gown style dresses where I pictured that moment of sitting on the ground with my puffy dress surrounding me to the more slender vintage and lace designs I finally found ‘the’ dress in a lovely Wedding shop in Chichester, West Sussex.. It is by Maggie Sottero. It’s hard to put into words how a dress makes you feel when you find that ‘one’ but when you don’t want to take it off, you strut around in various poses in the mirror, touch and feel every detail in the dress and your mind wonders to the day, walking up that aisle, cherishing the moment your husband to be can finally see you….you know you have found it. “
Their wedding cake was definitely a talking piece! A tiered cheese cake of actual cheeses, it consisted of a mature cheddar cheese, a pungent Stilton Blue Cheese, Wensleydale filled with Cranberries, a spicy Mexicana, topped off with a creamy brie and a goats cheese and finally decorated with fresh fruits. What a fabulous alternative to traditional cake!
Wanting a traditional service, they chose a church wedding at All Saints Church, Highweek and specific readings chosen for their individual words and meaning. The love of tradition extended into vintage decor for the reception at Seale-Hayne with beautiful corsages, table centre pieces and bouquets, all filled with herbs to create a soft aromatic cottage garden atmosphere. Home-made bunting filled the reception area and the wedding favours were home-made jam jars filled with home-made jam by James’ dad or lemon curd by Charlotte’s mum. Charlotte’s heart shaped plaques adorned each jar, personalised for the guest to have as a momento of their Devon wedding. Wonderful eclectic ideas like a vintage typewriter for guests to leave a message truly made this wedding unique and individual to this special couple.
Charlotte and James’ favourite part of the day was walking out of the church to their delighted family and friends and sharing their joy of Seale-Hayne where they first met.