Georgia and Jack met at work, where she was serving on the perfume counter of a department store, and he was decorating the shop. “He arranged to accidentally bump into me as I came down the escalator and pass me his business card,” Georgia tells us. “I found out later that he had gone to the security office afterwards as he's friends with the team in there, and checked out my reaction on the security cameras!” The couple became engaged during a holiday to Cozumel, Mexico. “We were coming to the end of our first week there and Jack had been insisting that we watch the sunset one evening,” Georgia tells us. “As we relaxed on the beach blanket with drinks and our favourite song playing in the background, he got down on one knee to ask me to marry him. Of course I said 'yes' but I was so surprised, I couldn't stop crying!” Here, Georgia tells us about their special day at Boconnoc…
We had our ceremony in Boconnoc church, which is more than 800 years old and is situated in the grounds of the wedding venue.
Boconnoc is a beautiful restored stately home that we hired exclusively for the entire weekend. Our closest friends and family stayed in the cottages on-site and joined us for a pizza party the evening before the wedding, which was a great way of getting to know one another before the big day.
We asked our guests to help capture our day for Instagram.
I loved my stunning blush and ivory bouquet.
We loved our giant illuminated LOVE letters, and so did our guests.
We kept our colour theme consistent throughout every element of our wedding, from the invitations to the cake that was trimmed with edible gold.
We had a string quartet play in the church before the ceremony began. They let us choose a selection of our favourite songs so we both walked out of the church to Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. At this point, our guests covered us in confetti, which was a wonderful moment!
Originally I wasn't going to wear a veil but the lady in the bridal boutique suggested I try on a Cathedral-length style with scalloped edging. It finishedoff the dress beautifully so I wore it with a diamante headpiece thatmatched the detail on the dress.
I also wore a pair of diamond earrings lent to me from my mum that were a gift to her from my dad. These were my something borrowed and my something blue was a garter that was a gift from my nan. The perfect finishing touch was my Jimmy Choo shoes, which were my something new.
I wore a dress called Ella by Ronald Joyce. I tried on about 15 different dresses and when I tried this style on, I loved it straight away. The vintage-style lace, fitted silhouette and detailing on the front was perfect so much so that my mum was in tears!
We wanted a colour palette to complement the venue so our florist created a stunning floral archway framing the front of the church filled with soft pink and white roses and hydrangeas.
Jack is a big shark enthusiast so I learnt to scuba dive soon after meeting him. We incorporated this into our day with our table names being the different sharks that we have dived with, for example the Great White. We had illustrations of these attached to each floral centrepiece.
My maid-of-honour and three bridesmaids all wore soft pink Vera Wang dresses that suited all of them. My flowergirl was my little cousin, Ruby, who looked adorable in her soft pink Monsoon dress with a flower crown and floral basket made with the same varieties that werein the bouquets.
Jack wore a navy tailor-made suit, a blue and burgundy-coloured waistcoat and Dr Martin brogues. He finished his look with shark cufflinks and a shark tie pin.
"We also hired a swing band to perform jazz in the evening on the terrace. The sun was setting, our guests were enjoying cocktails from the airstream bar that wehired and we gave them sparklers and asked them to form an arch. It was a real memorable moment and we got some amazing photographs from it." - Georgia