Christopher and Marie’s wedding on Saturday, 17th August, 2013, at Mawnan Parish Church with Lola and Lily.
Regular readers of our blog would know that we do like to include a notable snippet or two of any history making news or factoids from the day in question.
Saturday the 17th of August 2013 however has proved to be a bit of a challenge in this respect. Absolutely nothing appeared to be making the headlines of ‘landmark’ proportions. By and large the media were awash with a mish-mash of un-noteworthy stories. To prove a point, here’s a couple of gems from the day…
‘Where’s ya bin?’
Eric gets in a Pickle over bins. Yes, this story received newspaper and television coverage the day that Christopher and Marie tied the knot. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is demanding garages be made for wheelie bins.
Also making the ‘top’ stories today…
£1,750 will buy you access to the PM’s bedroom boudoir and the ability to ‘room drop’ on other cabinet ministers at this year’s party conference.
Yes, for a tidy sum, you’ll be able to pay to have a message or promotional item placed on the bed of a top Tory staying in the official conference hotel!
Your suggestions on a postcard only please!
An unusually long settled period of fine weather threw a twenty-four hour wobbly just when Marie and Christopher, and many others come to that, could have done without it – would you Adam and Eve it!
Fortunately rain didn’t stop play. Of course it never does. Weddings must go on irrespective of the pesky and unpredictable nature of our great British weather.
Here’s a thought though… whatever the elements may throw at you, rather than let it put the dampers on your day of a lifetime, embrace it as an opportunity for some memorable fun of a different kind. It may not be what you had been hoping for, but weeks, months and years later you’ll be looking back at your occasion with love, laughter and wonderful memories.
It certainly didn’t bother Marie and Chris who smiled their way through the day, as Chauffeur Alan reports…
First though a few pictures from their rainy day wedding…
Saturday morning has arrived, albeit looking overcast. It was time to get the suit on and head for Strawberry Leisure HQ to meet up with Chauffeur Steff for today’s wedding.
When I arrived, he was already there giving Lily and Lola the usual pre-flight checks. When these were done, we fired up and headed out.
Today we were together for the wedding of Marie and Chris; our first destination being the bridal boudoir in deepest Redruth. As we chugged eastwards along the bypass, turning many heads along the way, the overcast weather progressively turned from drizzle to full-on rain.
Immediately upon arrival and with umbrellas at the ready, Chauffeur Steff made a mad dash for the door to let them know we had arrived and were ready for action. We then found a convenient place to park up and wait.
It was a little after the allotted departure time when one of the ladies waved from the doorway – an unmistakable cue that they were ready.
Luckily the rain paused as we set about getting Lola and Lily back into position.
Marie and her escort Andrea (Andrea is her sister) joined me in Lola, whilst Chauffeur Steff entertained bridesmaids Paige, Zoe and Rachael along with flower girls Kiera and Ivy + page boy, Josh, in Lily.
I must say that we had two beautiful campervans filled with beautiful ladies – they all looked absolutely gorgeous together.
After a compulsory blast of the Klaxons, we were underway with Mawnan Parish Church in our sights. Fortunately the roads weren’t too busy and we arrived about nine minuets late, which wasn’t bad given our slightly delayed departure and mucky conditions.
The pesky clouds that seemed to be chasing us all the way to the church unfortunately caught up just as we arrived, as you may have guessed!
Professional picture takers Christine from Alchemy Photography and Helen from The Right Moments Photography were there busy snapping away as everyone, under an arsenal of brollies, quickly headed inside for the ceremony.
50 minutes or so later wedding folk started to pour out of the church. Unfortunately, due to the weather many photos had to be taken in the doorway of the Church and it became clear that they would have to complete the session later at the reception.
Marie and Chris declined the offer of going to the beach for photos. Whilst we always encourage couples to ‘go for it’ irrespective of the weather, we could fully understand.
A unanimous decision however was taken to open the champers there and then before setting sail for the reception at the Penmorvah Hotel in Budock Water.
We wish Marie and Chris all the best for the future x.
All photographs by Strawberry Leisure unless otherwise stated.
Soon after Chris and Marie’s wonderful day the following snaps were shared by Helen Ansell of The Right Moments photography along with some lovely comments about our glorious girls…