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 ’ where our guests could fill their ‘ pick and mix ’ bags . The venue provided balloons , food and the DJ . Rather than the traditional toast with cava , we opted for the sangria fountain to further add to our theme .
We had an abundance of speeches , followed by delicious food . Afterwards we all headed out to the beach where we lit sparklers and attempted to light bio-degradable lanterns … it felt pretty magical .
Then we cut our beautiful cake ( made by a very talented friend of mine ) followed by lots of dancing . The DJ played a variety of songs to accommodate all our guests ; we even had a bit of ‘ moshing ’ going on .

... there was such a huge sense of inner calm , joy and utter love . It was honestly like a fairytale .’ pink weddings magazine » 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