Skateboard and Travel Themed Cornish Wedding: Nicole & Jon

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British babe Nicole met Canadian Jon at us stop in Byron Bay, whilst both travelling in Australia in 2006. He was a skateboarder and so she tired to impress him by going on it… he nudged her and she broke her ankle! Far from being a disastrous first meeting though, Jon then changed his travel plans to be with her, aww!

A laid back couple, they wanted this to be reflected in their September wedding. Although they say they didn’t really have a theme, they definitely included things that defined them such as their cats, skateboarding and their mutual love of travel. “We included anything we loved such as a big photo of our kittens at the ceremony, a half pipe and a trampoline at the reception venue”, explained Nicole. “We also did some photos at the local Sainsburys!”

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“Everything was very personal. We painted the name of each of our guests on stones we had collected from Fistral Beach near our home in Newquay. We tied ribbons on 100 jam jars we had collected from our cafe, The Beached Lamb Cafe. Instead of traditional champagne or Pimms as welcome drinks we had bath tubs full of beer.”

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“Each table was the name of a country we have travelled with a little story of something that happened to us whilst travelling there”, she continued. “Jon and I sat at a sweetheart table on our own rather than a top table, which was very sweet. We dedicated one day a week (wedding day Wednesday) to planning the wedding over about 6 months.” 

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The wedding day wasn’t all smooth sailing, although a mini drama wasn’t enough to stop this party! “An ambulance was called at 8pm when a guest (Maria) sprained her ankle on the trampoline and had to go to hospital! It could of been as disaster but we used it as an awesome photo opportunity!”

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“I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the actual ceremony!”, she said. “I was walked down the aisle by my Dad Glenn and my stepdad Ken, to my favourite song in the world, ‘First Day of my Life’ by Bright Eyes. We had readings by friends and the vows which we had written were quite funny and were read out by a good friend. We had a big photo of our kittens Orla and Nibbles on display and the whole thing was so relaxed and funny.”

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“The only thing I’d change is that I wish we’d had a videographer”, she concluded. “I also wish I had started on our DIY projects the little things earlier! My advice to future brides and grooms is to delegate! Everyone wants to help so get people helping! Make sure your bridesmaids take care of any problems on the day and do not stress about the little things.”

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Supporting Cast

12 comments

  1. Lovely to see Nic and Jon on the Blog today. This wedding was one of my most fun last year! The couple used my “DIY Wedding – The more the merrier service” , Nic had worked so hard in the months before the wedding collecting bottles and Jars, and she had so many ideas. We pulled it all together with a really eclectic look that was totally personal to them. They had a great team of family and friends who helped dress the marquee and arrange the locally grown Cornish flowers and it was such a fun day!

  2. Nicole and Jon did a wonderful job of planning their wedding to include so many personal little details. Wedding planning can be stressful and when something goes wrong on the day it’s even worse, but I love that a guest’s accident didn’t ruin their spirits and the photo opportunity that came from it… great photo in front of the ambulance! Really enjoyed ready this Kat! Jaimie x

  3. Tess

    Yes!!! This is what I call a wedding!
    Plus myself and my partner (as weird as this will sound) met for the first time in Sainsburys car park at 1am, so loving the sainsburys aspect haha. And no we weren’t drunk! :D

  4. Lula

    A great big congratulations from everyone at Sainsbury’s! What a fabulous wedding (not that anyone here at head office is sneakily looking at this at their desk

  5. LOVE! Nic’s hair is blummin’ ace – she couldn’t fail to look fabulous on her w’day quite frankly, but these pics are fab. Love the back-lit cliff top shot at sunset and the Sainsbury’s pics are insane. Yay all round. x

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