One of our beautiful venues, in North Devon - Ocean Kave - celebrated their own "Royal Wedding" on Saturday 19th May with Groom's; Mark and Richard.
Kathy, Managing Director of Ocean Kave and with kind permission from groom's; Mark and Richard and their photographer; Gavin Williams, has shared their day with us at Pink Wedding Venues...
We were so delighted that Mark and Rich chose Ocean Kave as the venue for their wedding, the couple both have successful careers in hospitality and felt passionate about choosing a venue which reflected their personal style and attention to detail.
Shortly after the couple had confirmed the date with Ocean Kave, another well known couple announced that they too had chosen May 19th 2018 as their wedding date, being the gents that they are Rich and Mark were happy to share their special day with Meghan and Harry.
One of the reasons that the couple chose Ocean Kave was due to the coastal location and enchanting views across the Atlantic ocean. Mark was passionate about hosting a breath-taking outdoor cliff top wedding and Ocean Kave was perfect choice; it was an absolute joy to working with the couple to create the perfect backdrop and ambience for the ceremony.
After months of anticipation everything came together perfectly, and we were also blessed with perfect blue skies. As with all our outdoor weddings, the events team did have a plan “B” to transfer all the styling and seating into Ocean Kave in the event that the weather was not on our side.
The couple arrived in style; their gleaming red Aston Martin sports car set the tone for the day. As they walked down the aisle serenaded by acoustic duo “The bicycle repair men” there was not a dry eye in sight.
After a beautiful personal ceremony they walked hand in hand up the aisle as a married couple.
The wedding guests enjoyed an elaborate reception on the lawn whilst being entertained by the acoustic duo and the brilliant Ozzy Dee. Mark and Rich had sourced a wonderful silhouette artis called The Roving Artist who created unique keepsakes for their guests.
After a magnificent BBQ feast, cake table and 5-tier wedding cake, the wedding party danced the night away to a great band called The Styles. The dance floor was full all evening, the band were fabulous and played an extensive range of covers.
The highlight of the evening was the sensational laser light show, this is a great environmentally friendly alternative to fireworks and the private grounds at Ocean Kave are the perfect setting for a light show.
At the end of the evening the couple retired to their exquisite 5 star wedding suite Kala’s cottage.
The couple chose Gareth Williams from GRW Photography to capture the cherished memories. Gareth is an outstanding photographer who always manages to capture the vibe and emotions of the day in his very unique and acclaimed style. Thank you Gareth, Mark and Rich for letting us share your images.
We wish Mark and Rich all the best for a very long and happy marriage x
On behalf of the team at Pink Wedding Venues we too wish Mark and Rich all the happiness in the world. A BIG thank-you too to Kathy at Ocean Kave for sharing her blog of the big day and for Gareth Williams for kindly allowing us to use the images.
To find out more about Ocean Kave, a fabulous gay-friendly wedding venue, in North Devon please click here to see their page with us, on Pink Wedding Venues.
- you can find Ocean Kave's website here
- you can find Gareth Williams (GRW Photography) website here