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Posted by Claire Ridley on 5 November 2021
The couple became engaged on New Year’s Day at the beautiful Burrator Reservoir with their Basset Hound, Dylan, in tow. “Alex got Dylan to lay down and stay quiet during the proposal which is an achievement in itself getting him to obey!” Georgia says. “It wasn’t a complete surprise because I knew that Alex was having my engagement ring created from my great aunt’s ring, but I didn’t know when or where. It was the perfect proposal because it was in a scenic setting and very private.”
The couple chose to marry at The Green in Cornwall, a venue with converted barns on the grounds built with large windows boasting panoramic views across the moors. "It's a beautiful place and having grown up in Liskeard, I know the area well," Georgia explains. "We both knew that we wanted a venue that could host everything in one place so it ticked all the boxes. There were various choices for the ceremony, depending on the weather (we were so lucky to have some sun in February) and the staff were friendly, communicative and an absolute joy to have help plan our wedding. I would recommend them to anyone and the venue offers all-inclusive prices."
The couple decided on a purple and silver colour theme with decorative touches to complement the rustic setting. "Our table plan was a ladder donated by a friend displaying the details in pretty frames," Georgia tells us.
The names were after famous philosophers which is what Alex studied at university, and these were printed on cards and sat on small wooden easels on each table.
"Our photographer, Louise, was fantastic in getting everybody organised for the group photographs. She stayed on beyond her timeslot to capture the perfect evening shots." – Georgia and Alex
Our place names were written on cards from Great Ormond Street Hospital, where I spent a lot of time as a child, with a donation to them creating part of our favours along with small vanilla heart-shaped soaps.”
The couple's centrepieces were a nod to the rustic venue that used to be a Yarg cheese farm. "We displayed milk jugs filled with flowers alongside hessian-covered jam jars and tea lights all displayed on log slices," Georgia explains. "We chose seasonal green, white and purple flowers for these arrangements along with those in our bouquets which also contained lilies, my favourite variety," Georgia says.
“We used milk bottles containing single-stem flowers to line the aisle and then transferred them to the tables later. We also displayed giant wooden light-up LOVE letters on the dancefloor, wooden wicker hearts on the backs of the chairs for the wedding breakfast and purple and silver paper lanterns suspended from the ceiling.”
Georgia and Alex chose a white buttercream cake decorated with purple sugar roses with the top tier being a fruit cake which they could send to guests who were unable to attend. Their delicious catering was provided by the team at the venue. "It included scones for canapés, a cake of cheese and pasties for evening food," Georgia tells us.
Georgia chose the Mori Lee dress style no 2808. "It was so flattering and because we were having a winter wedding, I wanted a gown with plenty of layers," she says. "It isn't my normal style - I would say I'm more bohemian - but I tried it on and loved it. I accessorised it with a pair of blue shoes from Irregular Choice and a cubic zirconia tennis bracelet, a pendant necklace and a pair of diamond stud earrings that were a gift from Alex on the day. I also had a fingertip-length veil and a hair comb decorated with pearls and crystals in a flower design."
Alex wore a three-piece tweed suit teamed with a purple tie. "He chose a blue-check grey waistcoat whereas the groomsmen had blue tweed waistcoats so that he stood out," Georgia says. "Our bridesmaids looked stunning in their purple dresses which we let them choose because it was important that they all felt comfortable on the day."
"Catherine from The Green was incredible, she made sure that everything ran smoothly and got the groomsmen in line which was a task in itself." – Georgia and Alex
"All of our guests commented on what a beautiful place the venue was." – Georgia and Alex
"We enjoyed a four-day minimoon at Deerpark, Cornwall with Forest Holidays to unwind after the wedding and then went on an all-inclusive holiday to Tenerife." – Georgia and Alex
Top tip: "The day will go by so fast so just go with the flow and take it in as much as you can. Don't stress about things if they don't go to plan because you can't change it and nobody will notice."– Georgia and Alex