Your Devon and Cornwall Wedding - Page number 27 - July/August 2021 (Issue 32)

T ia and Nathan met via an online dating app and chatted for a few weeks before enjoying their first date. “We kept making plans to meet up but I kept getting nervous and rearranging at the last minute,” Tia tells us. “We agreed to meet for his birthday and I knew I couldn’t let him down again so we finally met and the rest is history.” The couple became engaged just after Christmas. “We had already chosen the ring together and Nathan surprised me after asking my dad for permission,” Tia says. “It was a mutual decision to get married because we were separated for ten days during a family holiday and had never been apart for that long before. We knew then that we should just do it!” SETTING THE SCENE The couple enjoyed an intimate wedding at Elfordleigh in Plymouth. After originally planning a wedding with 100 guests, they had to significantly reduce numbers because of the lockdown restrictions. “It was heartbreaking to make this decision at first but we’re glad that we did,” Tia explains. “We waited two years to secure our wedding date during Halloween, which is one of our favourite times of the year, and we weren’t going to let the pandemic stand in the way of us becoming Mr and Mrs.” Tia and Nathan chose their venue after visiting and feeling very comfortable there. “We were both impressed by the incredible views and room décor,” Tia tells us. “We chose to have our ceremony in the conservatory which was intimate and warm, illuminated by fairylights and a stunning chandelier. The Reynolds Room, where we enjoyed our wedding breakfast, was perfectly decorated in shades of light grey and white with dark wood flooring and sumptuous black velour cushions.” “With a wedding party of just 13 guests, we decided to have three tables with two couples seated at each,” Tia explains. “Our centrepieces were silver candelabras surrounded by a floral wreath containing dark spiky foliage, black baccara roses and dusky pink avalanche roses. As a nod to Halloween, we included MICRO WEDDING SPECIAL 27