Pentillie Castle Wedding - Rachel & Mark
This was such a teeny weeny wedding – barely a wedding at all, and we had reservations about having a photographer – thinking it might feel a bit intrusive at what was otherwise essentially a family party. I am so glad we did though! Khalile blended into the background like an undercover agent and has captured some beautiful moments and the essence of our ‘family day with a wedding in the middle’. Tamsin did a fabulous job with my make-up; dishevelled to glamorous was a whole new experience for me! Never have there been two more awkward people than this Juliet and her Romeo – but you made us feel very relaxed and were fantastic with our boys. We’ve spent five years trying to get snaps where they aren’t pulling funny faces or refusing to be photographed, thrilled we finally have some! Thank you so much – we will all treasure these when we are old and grey and look back and remember our incredibly special day. Could not recommend Khalile and Tamsin more highly – don’t think about it, book them!
When Rachel first got in contact about her Pentille Castle Wedding she described it as a family party that happened to have a wedding ceremony in the middle of it.
She also went on to say that herself and Mark had two young sons and that they had NO nice photos of the boys and that they'd love loads of images of them, so that was pretty much my brief.
Their whole wedding party was just sixteen people in total and comprised of all family plus Mark's best friend. Rachel and Mark initially booked me for ten hours coverage and with just a couple of weeks to go wondered if ten hours would have been too much so asked my advice, to which I let a past bride answer. This is what Michelle Ducie said in an interview for 'Rock My Wedding'
"We weren’t originally going to have a photographer as we thought it would be a pointless for such a small wedding. But as soon as we started planning I soon became addicted to the world of wedding blogs and I wanted to have something of our own to help us relive the memories of our special day.
I did some research on the internet and found Khalile Siddiqui, we arranged to meet him and knew straight away he would be perfect! Such a nice guy and so laid back, and his beautiful photography just spoke for itself!
The ceremony took place in the estates bathing hut on the banks of the river Tamar just a short stroll down the hill from the castle, but just as we were due to leave a rain cloud pulled overhead, so I whisked them down to the waiting family.
As it was now nice we left the Mercedes at the bathing hut and took the tranquil stroll through the winding woodland walk back to the castle.
Once the shower had passed everyone headed out to the front of the castle grounds for a game of rounders using the personalised rounders set that Rachel had made (again 'Not on the High Street). Rachel had each base peg etched with the name of somewhere that meant something to them, where they went to school (that's where they met), Where they went to uni, where they live, and of course where they got married.
Dearest Rachel and Mark, thank you so much for letting Tamsyn and I be part of your wedding day, we loved every second of it and hope we fulfilled your brief.
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Lots of love
Venue - Pentillie Castle & Estate
Imagery - Khalile Siddiqui Photography
Makeup - Tamsyn Siddiqui Makeup Artist and Beauty Stylist
Dress - John Lewis
Suit - Superdry
Cake - Edible Essence
Hair - Sam on the Pentillie List