Ben and Becca
A classic and elegant cornish wedding, following timeless family traditions
Ben and Becca had set their hearts on having a proper family wedding with all their friends and family around them, it was definitely an occasion worth waiting for when they finally tied the knot two years after their original date because of Covid-19.
When Becca told me she really wanted to have a drone shot of the confetti throw, I knew we just had to make it happen. Fortunately Byron Jackson was available for their new date. Dan McCourt, the photographer, organised the 110 guests in place. The guests were armed with extra large bags of confetti so it would still look impressive on the drone shot. Fortunately it wasn’t raining and it rained confetti instead!
They got married in the Emmanuel Methodist Chapel at Chilla, in a beautiful little church with red doors and windows, surrounded by green country fields and wild spring flowers. They were married by the Reverend Chris Jackson, who also provided music (and the sermon) on his piano keyboard, accompanied by a string quartet. The bride walked in on her father’s arm to Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros, preceded by her bridesmaids in aubergine purple dresses and Ivy, her flower girl, in white.
Ben was overcome at the sight of his beautiful bride and couldn’t hold back the tears of joy. It was such an emotional moment I thought I was going to cry too! Although there were 110 guests packed into the church, it felt like a warm, friendly and intimate gathering.
After the epic confetti throw the couple sped off to The Falcon Hotel in an open-top cream MG convertible, where they were joined by their guests in The Secret Room, the rooftop garden overlooking the canal and Summerleaze beach, perfect for couple shots (although be careful not to get sand in the bottom of your dress if it has a lace or net overlay!)
The wedding breakfast was held in The Acland Suite, a large classic and elegant room at The Falcon Hotel, the oldest coaching hotel in North Cornwall, in Bude. You can almost feel as well as see history in this amazing venue. Both Becca’s grandparents and her sister had got married at Chilla Chapel, and her parents, sister and aunties had also had their wedding receptions at The Falcon, so Ben and Becca added to these wonderful family memories by following in their footsteps.
A further 70 guests came along later for the evening celebrations; the guests returned to the Secret Garden while the Acland Suite was transformed for the evening, for the cake cut and the first dance, after which everyone took to the floor and danced along with them. You could really see in their faces that it was one of the happiest days of their lives.
I love editing 10 minute videos as it allows me to really tell the story of the day, and to pull out all the best sounds and images of your day. Click on the button on the video above to see Ben and Becca's video of their wonderful day!
The couple drove off to the Falcon Hotel in an open-top convertible, love the sound of tin cans on a wedding car...
...and guess who caught the bridal bouquet later on that night at the evening celebrations?
"Not that anyone's counting, but we're 699 days late with this wedding..."
Outside the chapel the 110 guests lined up with vast amounts of confetti, and the throw was captured with drone footage as well as on the ground.
The Falcon Hotel in Bude has a 'secret garden' on the rooftop, perfect for entertaining your guests and for an incredible view of the beach from up high.