Katie and Ben's special day took place at The Falmouth Hotel with a white, grey and dusky pink colour theme – with a touch of leopard print mixed in.

Katie and Ben met as children attending the same primary school. Growing up, they both went to the same clubs and parties, and finally became a couple.

“Ben proposed to me on Christmas Day in 2016 when I was heavily pregnant with our third child,” Katie tells us. “It was such a wonderful surprise. He had asked my dad for my hand in marriage and had spent the whole day worrying about when and how to pop the question!”

Here, Katie tells us more about their special day at Cornwall's stylish Falmouth Hotel…

Coast to coast: Image 1 Our church ceremony was so beautiful.

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The brief I requested for my flowers was simple, classy, beautiful and modern and I got just that, I loved them!

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We chose The Falmouth Hotel as our wedding venue because I work there and we both knew just how beautiful it looks. We wanted a large space with sea views, great food and a personal service, so it ticked all the boxes.

Coast to coast: Image 3 We had a marble cake decorated with a touch of silver. It had a surprise leopard-print cake inside decorated with eucalyptus to match the bouquets, and it stood alongside 130 cupcakes.

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Our cutlery sat on heart-shaped slates.

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Our centerpieces were round slate place mats topped with candles, a vase holding the bridesmaids' bouquets, scatter crystals and a perspex table number. We ensured that groups of friends were sat together we had a total number of 112 guests.

Coast to coast: Image 5 Our favours were bottles of Corona for the men and gin and tonic served on arrival to the girls with a gin glass as a keepsake printed with 'love, laughter and gin'. We also gave scratch cards to everyone hoping they were lucky that day, just like we were, and little cards where they could write a message of advice to us both for our married life.

Coast to coast: Image 6 Our bridesmaids looked stunning in their pink sequin maxi dresses.

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Ben wore a grey suit with a white shirt he looked so handsome!

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I loved my Hayley Paige dress. I found it on Pinterest and knew I had to have it, so I purchased it from a boutique based up in Leeds who stocked it. I teamed it with some Jimmy Choo shoes.

Coast to coast: Image 8 The hotel did the catering for us with guests enjoying sharing boards of homemade bread and houmous, cold meats, olives and sushi rolls. The wedding breakfast was a tasty buffet of salmon, beef sirloin, chicken skewers, salad and sweet potato fries, while dessert was displayed on a large table and included a banoffee pie, warm apple crumble, chocolate brownies and a salted caramel cheesecake. We also had a candy table for the little ones.

Coast to coast: Image 9 Our groomsmen wore the same grey suits as Ben.

Coast to coast: Image 10 Our guests loved the band and DJ that we hired and were up dancing all night! Our first dance was a very special moment for us both.

Katie and Ben's contact book

Bridesmaid dresses


Bakes by Charlotte
Tel: 07880 208 802


Church of King Charles the Martyr, Cornwall


Perfect Party Cornwall
Tel: 01209 716 498


Hayley Paige


The Rocketmen Cornwall
Tel: 07878 113 046


Fenella Deering at Wild Eyedeer
Tel: 01326 722 414

Groom's shirt

French Connection

Groom's suit

River Island


The Big Day Stylist
Tel: 07545 856 808


Ernest Jones


Emily Virtue (spa and leisure manager at The Falmouth Hotel)


Leo Sharp


Jimmy Choo


The Falmouth Hotel
Tel: 0800 005 3905