If there ever was a moment filled wedding day, then Meg and Bren’s wedding at Nancarrow Farm would be right up there with the best of them. From the moment I arrived until the moment I left, these guys threw a party like there was no tomorrow! If you are an avid reader of my blog or follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have already seen several of Meg and Bren’s wedding pics come up in your feed. They also feature in my Best of 2018 blog post.
Meg and Bren’s celebrations started the evening before the wedding with a little get together with friends and family at the Watering hole on Perranporth beach. The wedding followed the next day at Nancarrow Farm. There are so many awesome moments to mention from Meg and Bren’s wedding day so here are a few of my fav’s:
Meg and her Grandma’s relationship: This was so sweet, especially during the bridal prep Meg’s Grandma was right in there amongst it with a huge smile on her face! Probably the best thing about weddings is the bringing together of generations and it was clear Meg and her Grandma were really close.
The speeches and games: Whether it were tears, laughter or banter, it was super clear these guys were living every moment of it.
Bren and all the Scottish lads: Legends all day. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a wedding crowd sing so loud, they almost drowned out the wedding band! I can still hear them all singing ‘Don’t look back in anger’ at the tops of their voices! “and sooo, Sally can’t wait . . .”
Here are some of my favourite photos from Meg and Bren’s wedding at Nancarrow Farm.
- Stewart, they are absolutely amazing!!!! Thank you so so so so much, they're honestly incredible. You're so talented, thank you so much for capturing such incredible moments and staying with us for so long. I can't wait to look through them all 600 times. Really, cannot say thank you enough!!
Here is their story……
Tell me a little bit about yourselves, for example, where did you meet?
Bren is from Scotland, I am from Devon. We met in an Irish bar in Dubai, on St Patrick’s Day, drinking cider.
Can you tell me about the proposal?
I’d moved to New York for a year with work, and Brendan came to visit over Christmas. The actual proposal was actually pretty fairy tail-esque…. It was the one day it had snowed all winter, and we went to Central Park for a walk and stopped at Ladies Pavilion, next to the frozen lake. I was taking photos and he got down on one knee behind me. I turned back and when I saw the ring started hysterically crying and somehow managed to say “yes”. Then we went and got really drunk.
Can you tell me about your venues and why you chose them?
We held the wedding at Nancarrow Farm, which is a beautiful barn conversion serving incredible food, a lot of which is sourced from the farm. The staff and owners were so amazingly helpful and lovely, and the place was just perfect. The night before the wedding we met our friends and family at The Watering Hole, the bar on Perranporth beach, for some pints and games of rounders.
Were you going for a certain style or theme for your wedding?
The style was probably ‘chilled out massive party with all the people we love the most’.
What is your most memorable moment from the day?
From Bren: My Dad played “Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez on acoustic guitar whilst Meg walked down the aisle and “The Wedding Song” by Peter, Paul & Mary whilst we signed the register. Meg’s grandma also managed to attend. Both of those were pretty special.
Why did you choose Stewart Girvan Photography?
We chose Stewart because his photos are amazing and he’s a really awesome guy. He was so relaxed on the day and our guests LOVED him. The pictures are incredible, and they come on an amazing site where you can really easily download and share images.
How did you feel about having your photos taken and were you pleased with the final images?
We were SO incredibly pleased with the final images. The colours and way Stewart captured the fun and love of the day was just amazing. They’re just incredible pictures of all our favourite people, partying together on the best day of our lives.
Do you have any advice for future couples planning their wedding?
So cliché but at the end of the day it’s just a big party with all your favourite people! Just try and enjoy it, it goes so fast and no one really remembers the napkins or bunting.
Can you tell me about any other suppliers that contributed and played an important part to your wedding? For example, florist, makeup artist, transport, entertainment.
- Videographer – Luke Pilbeam lukepilbeam.co.uk
- Bridesmaid dresses – ASOS asos.com
- Brides dress and veil – Justin Alexander justinalexander.com
- Shoes – Jimmy Choo jimmychoo.com
- Kilts – MacGregor and MacDuff, Glasgow macgregorandmacduff.co.uk
- Hair – Brigitte Fisher brigittefisher.co.uk
- Makeup – Denise Jackson makeupandbeautycornwall.co.uk
- Flowers – 3 Acre Blooms 3acreblooms.co.uk
- Band – The Salvation thesalvation.co.uk