Katie and Simon’s wedding at St Piran’s Church, Penhallow, on Saturday 30th November 2013 with Lulu
What a belter! You’d never have guessed it was the last day of November… a clear blue sky and warm sunshine illuminated Katie and Simon’s truly wonderful occasion from start to finish.
What’s more, our gorgeous Lulu looked absolutely radiant. Her festive hue befitting a winter wonderland wedding on the eve of advent.
A quick scan of the front pages the day that Katie and Simon tied the knot and you would have seen extensive coverage of the Glasgow helicopter crash and on a lighter note… reports of a chaotic Black Friday – the day after US Thanksgiving, officially or unofficially signalling the start of the Christmas shopping season.
As is now the norm, it’s nice to include a couple of snippets from this day in history:
1936 – London’s Crystal Palace (built 1851), destroyed by fire
1872 – First international football match played between Scotland and England
Meanwhile back to 2013 and Katie and Simon’s landmark day in history…
A short, hand waving chug up the A30 to ‘Chivy’ roundabout followed by a right hand turn soon saw us arrive at Katie’s bridal boudoir in the heart of the Duchy’s principality, writes Chauffeur Bob…
Lulu’s arrival didn’t go unnoticed; neighbourhood curtains twitched, pedestrians paused and passing traffic slowed, all eager to get a glimpse of the action, so to speak!
Katie’s dad, Graham came out to welcome us. He was visibly taken by Lulu’s presence.
Inside, Katie was ready and looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress, beautifully complemented with a coordinating long jacket.
Professional picture taker, Dan from the Light Box was busy snapping away. First inside and then a quick sortie into the back garden, before finally the bridal party readied themselves for departure.
I dutifully offered to keep Katie’s wedding dress train out of harm’s way as we made our way to the awaiting Lulu. It was as we were taking our first steps out of the front door that Katie tripped, stumbled and nearly went nose first into the front garden shrubbery – phew!
Lulu was going down a storm with her VIP’s as we found time for a few final departure poses with her before setting off.
Proud dad ,Graham, rode shotgun, whilst Katie’s proud mum, Jan, joined her daughter in the back of Lulu along with lovely Flower Girl; Emilia.
I popped on Michael Buble’s popular Christmas album and as the first track burst into life, everyone spontaneously started to sing along… “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”.
Suffice it to say, we had a most happy and enjoyable sunlit chug to St Piran’s Church, located on the cusp of Perranporth at Penhallow.
Vicar, Jeremy, was there and waiting outside to warmly greet us as we arrived some 20 minutes or so after leaving Truro.
Photographer, Dan joined colleague, Ollie, who had been at the church prior to our arrival capturing ‘the boys’ important pre-nuptial moments.
A number of ‘arrival’ pictures followed before the bridal party, led by happy Vicar, Jeremy, made their way into the church.
Katie’s life changing appointment with Simon was well and truly underway!
Fifty-five minutes later, the campanologists swung into operation (pardon the pun) – the peeling bells announced the emergence of the newlyweds; Mr. and Mrs. Farrar.
Dan and Ollie once again set about their art in the golden afternoon winter sunshine in the grounds of the picturesque St Piran’s church.
Eventually the happy couple made their way over to Lulu. We popped the pink ‘champers’, posed and sipped before merrily setting course for Perranporth.
Whilst guests were busy making their way to the reception venue at Perranporth’s beachside Seiners Bar and Restaurant, we headed for Droskyn Point.
Perched spectacularly on a cliff top literally a few hundred yards above Sieners, we met up as planned with Dan and Ollie.
It was here that a most beautiful and intimate photo session took place against a vista to die for, heightened by the fabulous weather and evocative nature of the occasion.
As the late afternoon sun slowly slipped behind our hillside setting, it was time to get the newlyweds to their reception and awaiting guests.
A gentle roll downhill later, we had arrived at the entrance to Seiners.
Katie and Simon were clearly thrilled with Lulu and very appreciative of her involvement in the day’s proceedings.
A honeymoon taking in New York and Las Vegas beckons. Our love and best wishes go with them x.
All photographs taken by Strawberry Leisure unless otherwise stated.