MEGAN AND PAUL
A SEASIDE ROMANCE WITH PRETTY BLUSH HUES
MEGAN BURNETT AND PAUL WOODFINE-JONES WED ON 1ST APRIL 2017 AT STUDLAND BAY HOUSE, DORSET
“Paul’s surprise proposal came in 2016, when we were visiting the Pig on the Beach Hotel in Dorset. We fell in love with this beautiful corner of the world, so when it came to choosing a venue for the wedding, the nearby Studland Bay House was perfect in every way. We loved the fact that it was near the coast, with fantastic views of the sea, and there were nine double bedrooms for all our family to stay in. The garden was scattered with pine trees which reminded me of Portugal (where my mother is from).
Although we didn’t have a theme as such, I wanted the look to be quite classic but accented with colourful details. We used lots of fairy lights, had handembroidered umbrellas floating from the ceiling, confetti-filled balloons tied to the chairs and bright flowers on the tables.
We did quite a lot ourselves, including the naked wedding cake with edible flowers, which we displayed on a tree slice that Paul’s father had cut down and sanded himself. As a nod to my heritage, we gave out Port wine favours which were from a friend who owns a vineyard in Portugal, and my sister chalked-up our table plan and displayed it on an easel.
Our ceremony was at the local church in Studland – St Nicolas. It’s a very old church and just beautiful inside. My sister read The Future by Emma Salmon, which was a really emotional moment. We loved everything about our day, and the stunning sea views made it feel like a holiday!
MEGAN’S BOUQUET INCLUDED CABBAGE ROSES AND ANEMONES