Kathryn and Nick’s wedding at Heartlands, Pool, on Friday 16th August 2013, with ‘Showgirl’ Lola.
‘Un bel di’, as Puccini once wrote for his fabulous opera Madam Butterfly, simply sums up Kathyrn and Nick’s day to a tee. ‘One fine day’ it certainly was, writes Chauffeur Bob…
‘Fracking’ the new watchword for 2013 was still making the news the day Kathryn and Nick tied the knot. Apparently, the Church of England was now jumping on the bounty bandwagon in a rush to secure mineral rights to dioceses likely to benefit from fracking.
Not too dissimilar, on this day back in 1896 the discovery of gold in Rabbit Creek, Yukon, sparked the Gold Rush.
You could say that Kathryn and Nick had a Lola rush. You see they simply adore VW’s, particularly Lola. So much in fact, they had to name their much newer generation bus Lola too!
The day started a bit ‘mizzly’ as I set off in Lola for the bridal boudoir in downtown Redruth. Fortunately the weather, as forecast, rapidly improved.
Our destination was the usual hive of pre-nuptial activity one has become accustomed to. Lots of coming and going, including a rather relieved florist who had just managed to locate the correct address at the last minute.
Now replete with bouquets and corsages, we set about the first of three sorties to Heartlands Registry Office; Jayne Hooper House.
Two sorties later, we had safely delivered Maid of Honour, Kerry, Bridesmaids; Hannah, Teagan, Alana and Celceia along with Ring Bearer, Zander and Paige Boy, Caylem.
I couldn’t help notice that parked adjacent to Jayne Hooper House was a knitted bicycle – yes knitted! (see pictures below).
It was 11am precisely as we finally set off with Kathryn and her escort, brother Jeremy, to arrive bang on schedule fifteen minutes before the allotted ceremony time of 11.30am.
Mr. and Mrs. Putt stepped out into glorious sunshine some 45 minutes later as Jenssen from Cruz Photography soon set about ensuring those special moments that go all so quickly, last a lifetime.
‘Champers’ popped and glasses charged we eventually made haste, with Jenssen in hot pursuit, to Portreath for what was a truly beautiful and memorable 30 minutes or so.
During this time we were able to record some wonderful poses, for which we owe a big ‘thank-you’ to Portreath Lifesaving Club who let us use their spectacular, private beach car park. Lola really did look at home here!
With time ticking away and a Wedding Breakfast calling, we reluctantly said goodbye to Portreath and made our way to reunite Kathryn and Nick with their awaiting guests at the Penventon Park Hotel, back in Redruth.
A few lovely moments captured by my blogging ‘Box Brownie’ from the day…
Forget about a space-saving folding bike… just knit one!
Nick legging it for a much needed comfort break!
Our congratulations and very best wishes go to a lovely couple and family x
All photographs taken by Strawberry Leisure unless otherwise stated.
Just a few days later this lovely message arrived from Kathryn and Nick…
A BIG BIG thank you for making the day a really memorable one!!!!!
Thank you for being part of it and starting the day off better than we could have hoped, we had a really good day thank you.