Louis and Alison’s wedding at St Piran’s Church, Perranarworthal, with Lola on Friday 21st September 2012.
Alison and Louis with Lola at Restronguet Creek.
It may not have qualified as balmy ‘Indian Summer’ weather, but conditions were generally fine as I, Chauffeur Bob, escorted our glamorous showgirl Lola, on another very special appointment.
Our first destination was just a stone’s throw from the leafy surroundings of Tehidy Woods, near Camborne – I arrived on schedule at 1pm. By special request of the bride, Jack Johnson was playing away on Lola’s notable sound system.
Seductress Lola wasted no time in teasing-out her customary levels of attention and affection from neighbours, onlookers and her VIP’s for the day that were yet to grace her company on board.
Our arrival clearly didn’t go unnoticed, as no sooner had I finished wiping off a few of those unwanted passengers of the insect variety and just about to conduct my ‘chauffer’s here’ knock on the door manoeuvre, out stepped Alison’s Mum and Dad, Lyn and Graham.
A shiny, flirtatious Lola awaits the bridal party.
Further introductions quickly followed; Alison, in a most beautiful and eye catching, ‘over one shoulder’, Grecian style wedding dress and, of course, her Bridesmaids, resplendent in Teal; Karen and sister, Jennifer.
We’re off to the church!
‘That Place’ where brides, bridesmaids and entourage prepare themselves on the ‘grand jour’ can and usually does, resemble a place of high industry, jangling nerves with a tinge of panic and fractiousness thrown in for good measure. However, today was different. Very different!
Bride, bridesmaids, Mum and Dad were all ready. A feeling of order, organisation and excitement pervaded my senses. It was as if everyone had been ready for a day or so, the cleaners had been in to tidy up, and all that was needed was for Chauffeur Bob to arrive!
A few poses for the blog and wedding album and we were off, unsurprisingly now ahead of schedule for St Pirans Church, Perranarworthal, accompanied by Jack Johnson esquire.
Proud Dad, Graham, before the ceremony with Alison, Jennifer and Karen.
A pleasant chug and chat ensued as we made our way steadily towards our destination, taking care to ensure our arrival was on or just after the allotted time ceremony time, and not before!
Pausing just a few hundred yards or so from the church, we opened-up Lola’s famously rare and unique ragtop for our final approach. The bells were ringing and the birds were singing as Lola delivered her precious cargo. Photographer, Sarah Elvin and Videographer, Andy Crediton, were there capturing the occasion as the bridal party made their way up the stepped entrance and to the church a few leafy yards beyond.
Lola outside St Pirans Church waiting for the bride and groom.
The peeling of bells some 50 minutes later announced the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Schoeman followed by a sizable congregation of guests in hot pursuit.
A ‘Bubble Bath’ of confetti for Alison and Louis.
Photos followed. One fun pose in particular looked truly fabulous. It was imaginatively choreographed through use of the church steps and a small bottle of bubbles that were handed out to guests instead of confetti. The result was really quite mesmerising, colourful and moving.
With the shampoo popped and glasses charged we departed with Alison and Louis standing and waving through a topless Lola for our penultimate destination.
Just few miles away, the beautiful Restronguet Creek and adjacent 13th century pub, The Pandora Inn, was the setting for a lovely collection of intimate bride and groom photographs. The conditions were near on perfect with some dramatic, moody cloud formations – a photographers dream. We can’t wait to see the professional results.
Michael Bublé had by now taken over from Jack Johnson at the microphone and whilst the photo session was going on I could see a couple of waitresses from the Inn dancing by the doorway. It really was a fun filled and romantic precious moment.
Alas, our time together was coming to an end, as guests were waiting at a spectacular nearby hilltop setting overlooking the Fal River, to get the celebrations formally under way.
A selection of snaps at Restrouguet Creek.
Announcing our arrival at the marquee with a blast or two on Lola’s klaxon we came to a halt in glorious sunshine to be warmly and enthusiastically welcomed by their many guests.
We said our goodbyes amidst a lot of Thank You’s, handshakes and kisses. Before finally departing, photographer Sarah snapped a few fun poses of Lola on her own and with guests.
A spectacular setting for Alison and Louis’ reception!
A truly lovely, bubbly day was clearly had by all.
Time to say goodbye.
Alison and Louis will soon be honeymooning in Turkey – our love and best wishes go with them x.
1st January 2013 and we have just received this lovely video of Louis and Alison’s fab day, produced by Andrew Tucker of Crediton Media.
Tuesday 25th September and this lovely email from Alison’s Mum, Lyn and Dad, Graham, has just arrived:
Hi Bob, Just to say a very big thank you for providing Lola for Ali and Louis’ wedding last Friday – and for your excellent and very personal service. Ali and Louis are now enjoying a very well earned honeymoon and have asked us to pass on their thanks to you.
We all very much appreciated the hard work and attention to detail that went into providing such a superb service.
We have had many appreciative comments about Lola and yourself, and your contribution to a wonderful day. Thank you too for the photos which you took at the house before we left – greatly appreciated!
We will very happily recommend Strawberry Leisure (and Lola!) whenever the opportunity arises.