Atlantic Hotel Newquay Wedding - Siobhan and Steve
Siobhan and Steve's wedding at the Atlantic Hotel, Newquay was nothing short of epic. When I first met this couple for an engagement session a couple of years ago, I knew that It would be an honour and a bloody great time to be their wedding photographer. They are so in love and so fun! and If anything I just wanted to see the face that Steve pulls (see below) In wedding photographs. Also its pretty cool that they are now Mr and Mrs Webb (what a fricking great name)
Below you will see some of the sweetest, most emotional and most hilarious moments ever! followed by a conversation with the beautiful bride. Siobhan looks back on her day, shares some extremely valuable advice for engaged couples and also describes what it was like to have me as her wedding photographer.
A shoutout to the awesome team of suppliers that I had the pleasure of working with on the day...
Cath and team at the Atlantic Hotel Newquay - Kelly Ann's Flowers Newquay - Cornwall Wedding Parties - Infinity Event Hire - Cornwall Photo Bus - Dollface the makeup artist - Tara & Charlotte from Rogers Hair Studio.
Your wedding day at the Atlantic Hotel Newquay...
I would love to hear the story of how you met and fell in love?
Myself and Steve met online actually. My friends signed me up to a dating site as a joke and as we were looking through it we came across Steve's profile, I sent a message saying hello and Steve replied. We met up mutual with friends around and we've been in love ever since.
Tell me all about the proposal?
Steve proposed to me on Christmas day on the beach. He told me we had to go to the butchers to get bacon for his family & I believed him!!
What wedding venue did you choose and why?
We chose the Atlantic Hotel in newquay. We wanted to get married with the beach as our background, as this is what me and Steve love.
What was the Inspiration behind your wedding theme?
We chose a beach theme wedding as we both spend so much time there with Steve surfing and myself relaxing. The names of the tables were beaches of importance to us for example the top table being Widemouth Bay which is were Steve proposed.
What are your favourite memories/moments that you think of when you remember your day?
Walking down the aisle and seeing not only all of our family and friends but seeing Steve, we hadn't spoken for 2 days and it was just that butterfly feeling.
Just seeing the whole day come together as a whole after 2 years planning it was lovely to see what we had planned there in front of us.
What advice would you like to give to couples about planning the day and any advice about the day itself?
Don't stress!! Sometimes there are little things that go wrong. But the more you worry or stress, the less enjoyable it will be for you. Also it's your day so do what you want to do and don't worry about if people might not like it.
What special details did you include in your wedding?
Steve is a massive marvel fan so we did a split cake where it opened up at the back to show all the different marvel symbols.
Family is a big part of mine and Steve's life, so we used items to remember them. My Nana and Grandad couldn't attend the wedding so my something old was a beautiful bracelet from my nana, I also didn't throw my bouquet and took it to give to my Nana and Grandad the next day. My something borrowed was my big sisters tiara. Steve's wedding ring is his grandads ring who sadly is no longer with us but is a huge part of Steve's life.
What resources did you use to find the perfect vendors and suppliers?
We went to 3 Cornwall wedding shows & booked a few suppliers through them. We also found vendors and suppliers on Facebook and word of mouth from family and friends.
I love food and music! Let's talk about food and music?
So we had a 3 course meal. Myself and Steve picked an item each from each course & that is what we offered to the guests, such as tomato soup, sirloin of beef and yummy Profiteroles!! In the evening we had a hot buffet of chilli with rice and vegetable lasagne. We also did a sweet cart because you can't have a beach themed wedding without pic n mix!!
Our walking down the aisle song was Ellie goulding still falling for you.. this songs lyrics really relate to mine and Steve's relationship. Our first dance song was I'm yours by Jason Marz. This is a song that came on the radio when my and Steve were dating and we both burst into song!! Ever since we have always called it out song and I now get goosebumps when I hear it.
Having Jamie Webb as your wedding photographer...
I also asked for a little feedback. I do this to make sure that my couples are happy with the service I provide and its a chance to find out where I might be able to improve...
How did you find me and why did you decide to hire me as your wedding photographer?
We were recommend you by Gemma & Jordan and saw the amazing job you did with not only their engagement and wedding photos, but also our engagement photo shoot we booked with you.
How would you describe your experience of working with me?
Amazing! Myself and Steve both don't have a bad word to say about you. From the first meeting where you made us feel comfortable and came across friendly to our special day were everyone said how lovely you were. Also you gave us tea and we are both suckers for a brew!!
What were your hesitations when it came to photography? What did you feel unsure about, what were you anxious of and what questions did you need answered?
Me and Steve both hate forced photos so it was lovely to find someone who takes nice natural pictures and who captures the moment.
What was awesome?
Everything! Even when I had my panic moment in the morning you helped calm me down! & everyone loved you.
Was there anything that was not so awesome or could be improved?
Would you recommend me to others and what would you say to someone who is thinking of working with me?
Yes we would definitely recommend you. I would say if you want beautiful natural moments captured, go with Jamie.
Oh man! This has blown me away! Thank you so much Siobhan. xxx
If you are planning a wedding and are as awesome and fun as this pair! and you want natural photographs that capture the moment then I would love to photograph your wedding! Lets meet up for a chat and I'll treat you to a nice brew.