St Ives Harbour Hotel Kirsty and Steve
Choosing the venue was the hardest part for Kirsty and Steve the couple were planning a two-day wedding and wanted the ceremony one evening and the reception the following evening. Both were pretty sure they didn’t want a hotel wedding. Spoiler alert, they got married at the St Ives Harbour Hotel. They both fell in love with the feel of the hotel and the views!! The view from the ceremony room is second to none and Kirsty knew straight away that she could see herself saying her vows there. Rebecca the hotel wedding planner was brilliant and totally on board with their ideas.
Their reception was at Birdies Bistro on the Hayle estuary. The owner Dom worked with the couple from day one to make sure they got everything they wanted. The meal after the ceremony was a private sitting of just 30 of their guests. It was a feast style dinner with more food than stomachs and three desserts!
Kirsty chose Nick Walker as their photographer. She loved his work and was desperate to book him, even changing their budget to make sure they did!
The dress. Kirsty went to every bridal shop in the South West to make sure she got the dress she wanted. Ending up with four on a short list, and when she went back to try them on, one bridal boutique pulled out a new dress that had just come in and that was the one! Kirsty knew instantly. The bridal boutique in question was The Bridal House of Cornwall. Their service was impeccable. The dress encompassed all the best parts of her other dresses on the shortlist. An a-line shape by Cara Mio with a full tulle skirt embroidered top with a mesh panel. Kirsty added a glitzy belt by LM and had extra sequins sewn onto the dress. She also added some bling to her shoes too, shoes by the Rainbow Club!
Kirsty's favourite part was the fact that so many people came!! Kirsty is from Scotland so she didn’t expect many to make the long journey but they did! The couple had a week-long celebration from Monday when their family and friends arrived, Kirsty had a hen party on Tuesday a big get together on the Wednesday, ceremony Thursday, party Friday, goodbyes on Saturday!
They also made their own playlist for the reception so all the songs were specifically placed and all favourites of ours so they both had a blast, Kirsty wore her flip flops and danced all night.
A real highlight for the couple was working with so many amazing suppliers, everyone really made an effort to make them feel special. Stephanie Stevens worked so hard to make the perfect wedding rings and kept in touch weekly! Everything was personal and local.
Tips to brides: be yourself! I spent a lot of time just looking at what I liked and loved. Steve was doing the same and our ideas were so similar! We did things a little differently and had so many compliments about how personal and relaxed our day was.
For grooms: have an opinion! Listen to what your bride wants and say what you think. It’s much more fun if you’re both represented on the day.