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A Shilstone House Wedding and the Best Meet Cute Story Ever

Anna and James met at The University of Bristol on what they refer to as ‘Quiche Day’. James was living in the neighboring flat to Anna, and  their first encounter was Anna knocking on his door asking if anyone had a leek as she wanted to make a quiche for her new flatmates. No one had a leek but James followed Anna back to her flat, charmed by her personality and hopeful for a slice of the quiche that was about to be made. It seemed from that very encounter they both felt a spark because it wasn’t long after they had their first date, and knew it was meant to be, as they didn’t want to be without each other.

When James proposed to Anna it wasn’t quite as straight forward as he imagined it was going to be. As he whisked Anna for a weekend away to Cornwall the rain set in and the sunrise proposal that had be planned went out the window. So Plan B hurriedly came about. A lovely stroll through the sun dappled woods along the east bank of the Fowey Estuary, where at Lantic Bay James momentarily left Anna to hurriedly try to dig ‘Will you marry me?’ in 6ft letters in shingle. After a resounding yes from Anna and some warm champagne in some borrowed coffee cups they headed up the cliffs to catch the boat to celebrate with dinner at Fowey Hotel.

Their wedding celebrations take place at the gorgeous Shilstone House among all their family and friends. Anna was driven to the ceremony by her Father in a beautiful classic car by Berrybrook Motors, where he then escorted her down the aisle to meet James. She looked every inch like Audrey Hepburn in her Alan Hannah dress by Clifton Brides with amazing flowers by Flowersmiths. It was a beautiful and personal ceremony with laughter and tears, and the rest of the day was a day filled with sunshine and laughter and joy and happiness. It really was as a wedding guest said “the best wedding ever” (well apart from my own).

If you thinking of having a Shilstone House Wedding then do get in contact and let’s chat.

Hair and make-up by the amazing talents of Arena hair and Beauty, Videography on the day by the awesome talents of Nigel Shepherd at Ever After Films.




Devon, England