Malcolm & Eleanor – A Real Life Wedding Blog

Alone time isn’t too easy to come by when you have seven children between the two of you. However alone time came for Malcolm and Eleanor on a weekend away that Malcolm had organised to the surprise of Eleanor. They were off to Torquay where a hotel room with a view of the ocean awaited them. With the moon lighting up the evening sky Malcolm proposed to Eleanor.

With having seven children between them, and it being Malcom’s second marriage, relaxation was key and this is what they got upon arrival to the Castle.

“We looked at a few venues but when we walked in and were greeted by Emma, the castle felt beautiful and regal but also relaxed. When Mac walked into the ceremony room, he became overwhelmed and said that this was where he wanted to marry me!”

For Eleanor and those who were with her, preparation had an early start at 6.30am. She would travel to the Castle later that day with a surprise wedding car booked by Malcolm and his Dad.

As Eleanor walked down the aisle beside her Father, they entered the Ballroom to ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri. The couple took their vows in the grandeur of the Ballroom, nerves were rife and as they walked out hand in hand as Husband & Wife, the guests were able to enjoy their chosen track – Dirty Dancing Megamix.

Whilst the drinks reception was taking place, Eleanor and Malcolm were able to enjoy the grounds of the Castle for some quiet photographs.

The couple were back in the Ballroom for the wedding breakfast and speeches, starting with Eleanor’s Father, who had written a poem ‘Blue Eyed Bundle of Joy.’

The evening saw a children’s party take place downstairs whilst in the main hall the disco for the adults took place.

Suppliers :

Photographer – Nikos Wedding Photography

Florist – Sunflower Florist

Wedding Cake – Nom Nom Nominess


Georgina McMullen

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