A RELAXED BEACH WEDDING FOR A SURF LOVING COUPLE - Juno and Joy

A RELAXED BEACH WEDDING FOR A SURF LOVING COUPLE

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I am so delighted to feature today’s wedding…recognise the feature image?! Not only is it the handy-work of newest sponsor Rebecca Roundhill Photography but it also serves so beautifully as a calling card to the stunning area I live it (heavenly Devon!) and the kind of wedding style we love to champion here on Juno & Joy – personal.

Hayley and Nicks wedding is a reflection of their everyday style, personality and shared passions – without even knowing them it offers such a clear sense of their relationship and what makes them tick – partly due to every detail of the wedding earning it’s place…and the incredible narrative that runs through every bit of Rebecca Roundhill’s work. Full of fun, here’s Hayley & Nick’s day:

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From Hayley: We love the sea but live in the Midlands, so we travel down to North Devon, one of our favourite places in the world, whenever we get the chance. When we decided to get married we knew we wanted two things; we wanted it to be by the sea (in case there was a chance we could sneak in a cheeky dip on the day) and if possible we wanted to get married outside. Because we are not very formal it was always going to be a relaxed affair. Rather than having a theme as such we just pulled together bits that we liked.

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The details: We stumbled across Tunnels Beaches a few years ago after we read about the tidal pool that is there and went exploring on a flat surf day. We instantly fell in love with the place and when we got engaged it was the only place that we really wanted to get married. It allowed us to have a private wedding that was both outdoors and by the sea, in an informal and relaxed environment. Josh and Darren, the managers of the venue, are amazing and made us feel like ours was the only wedding they were dealing with. The BBQ they put on for us was unbelievable, and the ice-cream tri-cycle was the perfect seaside dessert!

I am not a fan of shopping and the only idea about the style of dress that I wanted was it suited a pair of flip flops or bare feet. In the end I decided on an Alfred Angelo dress from the modern vintage range from ‘Brides of Market Harborough’. As soon as I put the dress on I knew it was the dress for me. I eventually decided to wear a pair of simple silver sandals as being comfortable was really important to me! In order to save any more shopping trips we ordered a range of bridesmaid dresses from the internet and luckily for me there was one in there that both my bridesmaids liked. We teamed the chosen dress with a handmade sash and some havianna flip flops.
I wore a 1920s art deco watch that Nick bought for me for my 30th birthday, my engagement ring is from a similar time period so the two pieces went really well together. I also wore a silver knot bracelet from HiHo that was a wedding day gift from Nick.
Nick wore a navy blue moleskin suit (inspired by Bradley Wiggins when he received his Sports Personality of the year award) with a grey woollen waistcoat that was part of a suit that his Dad had in the 70s/80s, he also wore a wetsuit and tux t-shirt during the reception! The grooms-men wore their own suits with grey woollen ties from ‘elegant extras’.
A lot of our wedding was pulled together by friends and family. The bridesmaids, my mum and my hair was done by my cousin Tash and our make-up was done by my bridesmaid’s sister Amy. Nick’s sister, Melissa, did the flowers for us, we both had an early start one morning to pick them up from Leicester flower market. We chose hydrangeas as the main flower because I love them and I loved the simple, beautiful bouquets that they made.
Instead of a traditional wedding cake we decided that we would have something that we both love – rocky road! Again this was team effort with family and friends all making their own style of rocky road for the pile.
By having family and friends help with the details we knew we would get something special within our limited budget!
We decided to give our guests a RNLI wrist band and Surfers Against Sewage raffle ticket as favours as we felt it was a good opportunity to support two charities close to our hearts.
Rebecca Roundhill was our photographer, as soon as we saw her work we wanted to meet her, and when we did we knew she was the perfect photographer for us. Her photos are amazing and her relaxed style meant that she fit into the day brilliantly, with all of our guests commenting on how good she had been.
We had a band for the evening called ‘Sam Mayo & the Tuesday Syndicate’, who we stumbled across at a wedding fair in Woolacombe. The acoustic style that they offer was perfect for us and they were amazing on the night, covering classics from Ben Howard to ACDC and even Tenacious D!

Hayley & Nick look so much fun…what a cool wedding!

♥ Sarah
//Credits: Photographer: Rebecca Roundhill Photography//Venue: Tunnels Beaches//Dress: Alfred Angelo from Brides of Market Halborough//Band: Sam Mayo & The Tuesday Syndicate//Flowers, Decor & Cake DIY

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