A reasonably bright and mostly dry September’s day lay ahead for Kate and Mark’s well planned, beautiful occasion, albeit a bit on the breezy side.
With Lola and Lily looking their resplendent selves, not forgetting chauffeurs Steff and Bob of course, the scene was set for another truly fabulous and enjoyable wedding day.
Regular readers of our popular wedding blogs would have discerned that we always like to include a couple of snippets of headline making news from the day in question along with a few historic factoids.
The latter never tend to present a problem however noteworthy, topical news stories are often thin on the ground. Today was no exception…
The usual humdrum politicking included green taxes and climate change; the only ‘news story’ appearing on more than one of the front pages today was Susanna Reid’s appearance on Strictly Come Dancing – enough said!
A few historic events from this day in history included:
1066 – England was invaded by William the Conqueror
1923 – Radio Times 1st published
2008 – SpaceX launches the first ever, private spacecraft the Falcon 1 into orbit.
Anyways, back to the all-important matter of today’s history in the making …
Slide-rule precision and spreadsheet style logistics were the order of the day for the wedding of Kate and Mark. As always, our two gorgeous celebrities rose to the occasion with aplomb!
A staggered departure from Strawberry Leisure HQ saw Lily, under the auspices of Chauffeur Bob, leave for an early round-robin ‘boys’ trip taking in Hayle, Blackwater, St. Agnes, St Erth and then back to Hayle to rendezvous with her sibling Lola.
Meanwhile and sometime later, Lola with Chauffeur Steff at her pedals would be making their way to meet up with Lily at the bridal boudoir and place of smoking tongs in downtown Hayle.
So the first port of call for me, Chauffeur Bob, was the aforementioned Hayle based abode to collect the father of the bride, Colin, along with Usher Ken and Best Man Charlie.
From here we headed east to Blackwater to be joined by the main man himself; Groom Mark, Paige Boys Mawgan and Riley, Usher Jonathan and father of the groom, Michael.
Professional and chief picture taker for the day, Lee Whitehead was there to capture the boys pre-nuptial build up to the day.
Sorting the snaps out at the bridal boudoir, 20 or so miles away in Hayle would be another photographic pro, Bob Berry.
Back at Blackwater and with everyone accounted for and safely aboard, we departed as planned for a fun filled soiree down to the spectacular and seemingly always blustery, Chapel Porth beach near St. Agnes.
It was certainly a bit nippy around the edges but fun and memorable nonetheless.
Lily made her steep departure from Chapel Porth International with all on board. What’s more, no one from economy class had to get out and help push. I was so proud of her!
It was back to Mark’s Blackwater residence for a quick comfort break before finally heading back down the A30, depositing the boys at St Erth Church at about 11.15, I seem to recall. Oh, I forgot to mention the quick stop at the Star Inn at St Erth en-route for supposedly… another comfort break!
I eventually made my way in Lily the short distance to Kate’s boudoir, to be greeted by Chauffeur Steff with Lola and the makeup ladies, who were departing having just finished applying their art.
Some pesky mizzle descended but was so slight it really didn’t seem to bother anyone, as one by one the bridal party emerged for the short journey of a lifetime.
Colin, Kate’s proud Dad, who had already spent the best part of the morning with the boys at Chapel Porth, escorted Kate in Lola.
The ‘trouble-makers’ (in the nicest sort of way) jumped in Lily and, as planned, were first away. On board we had Kate’s proud mum, Tina, along with Bridesmaids, Beckie, Ami and Jess.
It wasn’t far off the allotted ceremony time of midday that the ladies alighted from Lily at the church. Following closely behind came Lola, with Kate and Colin.
The ceremony lasted in all about 50 minutes, during which time the rain came and went. Most annoyingly though, it was to tease and threaten for the remainder of the day.
Nonetheless, the newly appointed Mr. and Mrs. Heller were all smiles and happiness as their guests lined-up, forming a ‘corridor of affection’, guiding the newlyweds to their awaiting chariots before unleashing a monsoon of confetti.
The ‘champers’ flowed whilst wedding-folk snapped, clapped and cheered away – including Chauffeur Steff. He does love a good wedding!
Thankfully the ominous looking sky was offering some restraint as we left in ceremonious convoy for the reception at Carbis Bay. Kate and Mark remained upstanding throughout our departure from St Erth, as did my troublesome ladies in Lily!
Photographers Bob and Lee joined ranks to imaginatively capture some great pictures of the spectacular wedding campervan convoy making its way to Carbis Bay.
The downward approach to Carbis Bay is unarguably one of the finest vistas anywhere in the world and it was here that the entire bridal party simultaneously stood up in both Lola and Lily. We slowed to a walking pace so everyone could savour the moment.
Arriving at the hotel a few moments later we were all warmly greeted by the friendly and welcoming staff.
As everyone else set about preparing for the reception, partying and celebration, we said our goodbyes and pointed Lola and Lily back across the bay.
Undoubtedly, a fabulous time was enjoyed by all.
A honeymoon in Mauritius awaits Mr. and Mrs. Heller – our love and best wishes goes with them x.
All photographs taken by Strawberry leisure unless otherwise stated.