Danny & Kyles Winter Wedding

 I have no idea where to start!!! I still feel like I'm on some sort of a comedown!! Maybe it's the fact that I've lived this wedding too, from conception to reality, every minute detail. It was Danny's special day and it was her that made it that way. Both her and Kyle called in favours from anyone and everyone who could help, each one of us tasked with something part of the bigger picture. They married on the Thursday, on the Wednesday night we drove up to Torpoint, to Polhawn Fort to put the final touches to 11 months of preparation. What a stunning venue!!! The drive in is breathtaking along the coast road (the residents here are lucky people), with the fort itself sitting majestically at the end of the road. It was proper winter outside that night, end of the world type stuff but with 10ft thick walls and a fire going nobody seemed to notice.
 The next day the weather broke, cold but it meant to me at least we had a fighting chance of making it down to the beach. The morning was super relaxed and started with yoga in the main room for all the bridesmaids and a couple of others, I'm not sure every bride would opt to start her wedding morning this way (to me, most of the positions just looked painful!!) but everyone claimed they had fun and it calmed the nerves, some were even converted!! It was then time to pop some prosecco and start getting ready at a nice relaxing rate. The morning was full of beautiful little moments...the girls and Danny playing with Ava, Rose doing an amazing job of everyones hair...each and everyone of the bridesmaids giving Danny a gift but it was what Danny gave them back which I thought was inspired. Each bridesmaid received a box which held a scarf, a ring and a personalised album of all the moments Danny had shared with each of them, truly unique, thoughtful, sweet and lovely. 
 It was then time for me to go and grab the Groom and Best man. I found them in the pub...obviously!! We had a few photos looking over the river to Plymouth which gave an awesome backdrop and unique perspective and then it was back to the Fort...nearly go time!!
 Again I felt privileged to witness Danny get Ava ready...she is literally the cutest. When a 20 month old puts on a dress and proceeds to check herself out in the mirror, well...that's just all kinds of adorable!!
 Danny was helped into her dress by her bridesmaids, a real team effort and I don't think I've ever seen her look as beautiful (that's from a brother to a sister), absolutely stunning!!! I then had to race to the front as Kyle was due to walk Ava down the aisle. As the started to come down I just lost it. I'm not really one to cry but there was something truly emotional about watching this unfold before me, a really delicate, beautiful moment. Luckily the emotion was replaced with laughter as it should be noted that between them both Danny and Kyle have 5 middle names and not common ones at that!! They said they're 'I do's' and exchanged rings and I've never seen them look so happy...beaming and smitten.
 We made it to the beach which I was so thankful for as all of the images turned out beautifully. The theme, the colours, the dresses and the scarves matched the location and the weather perfectly. And of course Danny & Kyle rocked it, barefoot on the beach in the middle of December...no worries!! 
We ate, we had speeches and then we danced hard (the band were amazing!), had some sparklers and then danced some more...all with a camera in my hand that I didn't drop which is always good!!!

It was truly an incredible day, and a privilege to be able to document it. A lot of memories for us all to treasure forever


"I didn't fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we'd choose anyway. And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you” 

― Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars  

Venue: Polhawn Fort
Brides Dress: Whistles Bridalwear
Grooms Suit: Moss Bros
Hair: English Rose
Flowers: 3acre Blooms
Catering: Nomad
Band: Brother from Another
Yoga: Yoga with Jasmine