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Real couples: Steve and Gemma’s Sundeck Ceremony

From The Big Apple to an intimate Sundeck ceremony at The Greenbank: once the idea of a waterside wedding was but whispered to Steve and Gemma, nothing else would do.

What started as a simple colleague acquaintance transformed into so much more when Gemma Martin left the company she and Steve Tuck worked for, starting a courtship that blossomed into a 30th birthday trip to New York City, and to the top of the Empire State Building…

“I’ve thought of a birthday present for you”, said Steve, before announcing that this most special of gifts was to be an engagement ring – something Gemma could simply not refuse!

Having grown up in Falmouth, Gemma has always admired The Greenbank because of the views and incomparable dining. The discovery of intimate sundeck ceremonies instilled further the dream of a waterside wedding: “We didn’t look at any other venues as I always had it in my head my wedding would be at The Greenbank.”

Seeing Steve at the altar as she took her excited steps toward matrimony in an elegant, minimal gown with pearl accent is a memory cherished to Gemma, as well as their close family meal and a unique first dance to Muse’s cover of Frankie Valli’s ‘Cant Take My Eyes Off You’.

Although living in Kent at the time, Steve and Gemma (and The Greenbank kitchen team) went the extra mile with their wedding meal, offering multiple choices for each course, including seafood terrine, hake, chicken and pork; not forgetting the sweet selection of Eton mess or traditional apple crumble for dessert – and a sophisticated cheese board for those with savoury tastes.

A honeymoon in Dubai awaited the newlyweds (a surprise delivered with flowers during Gemma’s hen weekend), and to quote Gemma: “The guests enjoyed the relaxed feel to the whole day, from start to finish there was no stress or drama…just the perfect day”.

We don’t rest until your wedding is just as you always imagined, and our Wedding Co-Ordinator, Jane, lives, breathes and sleeps Greenbank weddings.

We love talking about Greenbank brides, so if you’ve been blessed with a ceremony or reception by the waterside, please get in touch via telephone (01326 312440), email, Facebook or Twitter!

All images courtesy of Brian Robinson Photography.