Pink Weddings Magazine Spring 2017 PinkWeddings SpringSummer 2017 - Page 11

AmAndA And Beth We saved the readings for the evening do, where some of our friends and family had pre-planned speeches. We each chose vows based on how much they fitted in with our values and ourselves. We both walked into the ceremony individually, with our dads by our sides and bridesmaids following behind. Our mams each signed our marriage certificate. The registrar was vey theatrical, which was quite entertaining. She referred to our brother Toby as ‘Frodo’ – a name he did not live down for the rest of the evening! After the ceremony we had some time before the tide came in (meaning we had to leave the island), so we had photographs with our nearest and dearest. We then left our guests to enjoy the drinks and sweet treats while we climbed the many spiralling stairs to the top of the lighthouse, where we had some photographs together. The reception started as the sun was setting – the sky looked so beautiful. Our photographers captured this insanely well and we have some great shots of us together with the sunset in the background! Our reception venue, Crusoes, was a place that many see by day but few see by night, as it’s used predominantly for wedding receptions. There’s a strong travel theme within, with a hand-painted map covering one of the walls. A few of our loved ones had helped us to decorate the tables. Each had a different centrepiece, linking to the theme of travel and seaside. We made a ‘sweet treat table