Village fete themed wedding
After many emails back and forth I was in the Launceston area and finally met Fran and Phil to talk about their village fete themed wedding at Coads Green Village hall. I knew it was going to be an amazing wedding after hearing the little touches that they had to pull off to achieve the village fete theme. You couldn’t have a village fete themed wedding without an array of cakes and cream teas, bunting, a marquee and loads of games for people to play on the green.
Phil and Fran don’t do things by halves, not only is planning a wedding hard enough for most brides, but add in relocating to Cornwall and then Fran found out she was pregnant.
The morning of the wedding was so relaxed. When I arrived everybody was sat down tucking into a full English breakfast. All of my morning was spent taking documentary photographs of whatever was happening in front of me.
With the huge issue of roadworks in Cornwall some of the guests only just made it in time for the wedding. We literally had to wait in the car for some people to find parking spaces. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful; we even had Fran’s sister singing and playing the piano during the signing of the register. After the ceremony Phil, Fran and I nipped back to the house for some photographs in the gardens. Even Titsy (nicknamed Tits) the cat wanted to get in on the action. Then we headed on to the marquee at Coads Green village hall.
On arrival at the marquee, you could clearly see how much hard work had gone into the event. The marquee looked amazing! With bunting inside and out, a huge table with an array of cakes and outside there were hay bales, a bouncy castle, a coconut shy, a giant connect four and to finish off a customised seaside picture board featuring Phil, Fran and Tits. Phil and Fran had loads of time to mingle with their guests before we gathered everybody for a few quick formal shots and then headed in for the wedding breakfast.
I had the pleasure of sitting at one of the tables with the guests and even had my own personalised pint glass (which I now use every day at dinner time). After the buffet it was time for the speeches, and Fran’s father had everybody in stitches and really warmed everybody up for Phil and his two best men.
With it starting to get dark we headed outside for a quick sunset photograph before rushing in for the first dance. Once the first dance had finished the dance floor was clear for their friend who organised everybody for Cèilidh. It was hilarious photographing everybody getting involved even if some were better than others.
As usual, here is a selection of some of my favourites from a Village Fete themed wedding at Coads Green village hall. Please feel free to share on social media, or leave a comment.