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STYLE

WELCOME

10. TRUE ROMANCE Dramatic dresses with an opulent edge 20. BILLBOARD BEAUTY Cutting edge styles for fashion-forward fillies 26. SHADY LADY Colourful gowns for brilliant brides 34. WED’S BOUDOIR Tips, trends and pretty pickings Editor

36. VANITY HAIR Elegant up dos with a romantic twist

Rebecca Matthews

38. RAINBOW BRIDE Sassy accessories for a splash of bridal colour

Editorial Team Charity Wilson, Hannah May

40. LET IT SHINE Lustrous palladium wedding rings

Contributors Robin Fuller

42. WED’S FRAGRANCE FIX Signature scents for choosy brides

Design

50. TOP GEAR Fabulously feminine bridesmaid styles

Matt Sanwell, Design UNLTD

68. FLASH DANCE Sharp suits and top tartans for the groom’s party

Advertising & Management Brendan Sleeman Publisher

FEATURES

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44. THEME SUPREME The themed wedding laid bare

F3 Champions Yard Causewayhead

57. BUDGET BRIDE Celebrate in style without splashing the cash

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new romantic

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Cover image Dresses Madeline, Blue Orchid Gowns www.blueorchidgowns.com Maggie Sottero, The Bridal Sweet www.bridal-sweet.co.uk

We might be hotfooting it towards winter – but that doesn’t mean we’re going to curl up and wallow in subdued shades here at wed. Quite the opposite. This issue, we revel in opulence, in luxe layers of lace, extravagant hair and the chic

Claire, Blue Orchid Gowns

new shapes of the season. As for colour, prepare to be positively drenched

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in the stuff as we cast the zestiest of hues, the richest jewel tones and the

Models Fiona Marshall,

boldest of brilliant details your way.

Charlotte Lodey, Zoe Perry Photography Simon Green www.simongreenphotography.co.uk

‘True Romance’ conjures up visions of timeless grandeur with a swoonsome selection of heart-stopping gowns, while ‘Billboard Beauty’ showcases the hippest styles currently

74. TWILIGHT DELIGHTS Mouth-watering inspiration for your evening nibbles 77. A QUESTION OF CAKE A quiz to suss out your sweet-toothed style 82. PRECIOUS PETALS Revel in rich jewel tones with these seasonal blooms 84. CHIC AND PETITE Intimate venues for a cosy celebration 100. EAT, DRINK AND BE MARRIED Satisfy your inner foodie with a restaurant reception 105. FLY ME TO MOON Mini moon ideas for time-deprived newly weds

razor-sharp grooms wear – and you have yourself one fabulous fix of fashion inspiration.

108. WISH LIST Chic, kitsch and foodie finds for gift list inspiration

The small and luxurious celebration is currently rocking the wedding world, and we've

111. THE BRIGHT STUFF Vibrant solutions to lighten your living space

strutting the wedding scene. Throw in some gorgeously girlie bridesmaid looks and © wed magazine. All rights reserved. Nothing in this magazine may be published without written permission. While reasonable steps are taken to check the accuracy of the content within this publication, wed magazine cannot take any responsibility for any mistakes or omissions or the views of our contributors or advertisers. All views expressed in wed are not necessarily those of wed magazine.

64. GROOMS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES Meet the male wedding planner extraordinaires

nosed around Cornwall's most intimate venues for locking lips and living it up. We also hail the rise of the restaurant reception by showcasing some of the county’s lipsmacking lovelies for toasting your union in style. Prepare for budget ideas aplenty should your pennies be feeling the pinch and a fun quiz to make your cake quandary that bit easier. And ladies, we have evidence of a remarkable new breed of groom who actually wants to get stuck into the wedding planning - I kid you not. Meet these magnificent men on p.64. We’re a small, independent team here at wed on a mission to bring you the freshest ideas on the wedding block. We hope you like it.

REGULARS

6. BRIDAL BUZZ What’s new, what’s hot, what’s on 62. CAPTAIN COLDFEET Remedies for those big day jitters 92. THE VENUE Where to do the deed in Cornwall 119. GOT WED Newlyweds share a glimpse of their day 126. TROUBLE OR STRIFE? Your wedding dilemmas resolved

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z z u b l a d i r b BRIDAL BUZZ

hot dates

What’s on in wedding world...

The Real Brides Show, Westpoint, Exeter 4-5 October 10am-4pm 0845 345 1624

CELEBRATIONS AT BRIDE! Bride! is marking its first anniversary in style.

As part of the birthday celebrations, Penzance’s only bridal shop recently held a competition to

find the face of Bride! who will star in the shop’s advertising for the coming year.

Rosewarne Manor Marquee Wedding Fair, Hayle

Owner, Linda Foster, has been enthused by the

5 October 11am-4pm 01209 610414

response, "We have had a lot of interest in the competition with applications from as far away as

Penventon Park Hotel Wedding Fair, Redruth 12 October 10am-3pm 01209 203000

Bridgewater, and we are very pleased to congratulate Esther Caulfield on becoming the face of Bride!" Esther, who has no previous modeling experience, comments, "I thought the day I got married was the only chance I would have to wear a wedding dress.

Queen’s Hotel Wedding Fair, Penzance

I can't believe my luck that I am going to be able to play dress up in designer wedding dresses for the next 12 months!" Bride! has a growing reputation

12 October 11am-4pm 01326 313029

for alternative as well as traditional wedding gowns.

Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club Wedding Fair 19 October 11am-4pm 01208 262570

As Cornwall’s sole stockist of many labels including Charlotte Balbier, Benjamin Roberts and Stevies Gowns, the shop continues to expand its range, offering customers a diverse and swoonsome selection of dresses to lust over. New arrivals include the Mori Lee bridesmaid range and the 2009

Porth Avallen Hotel Wedding Fair, St Austell 19 October 11am-4pm 07922 105053

collection from Charlotte Balbier. The team at Bride! would like to thank all their brides from the past year and look forward to meeting many more over the coming months.

01736 364500 www.brideincornwall.com

Greenbank Hotel Wedding Fair, Falmouth 2 November 11am-4pm 01326 312440

St Piran Wedding Fair, Seiners Hotel, Perranporth 16 November 10am-4pm 01872 572466

Kingsley Village Wedding Fair, Fraddon 25 January 11am-4pm 07922 105053

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Wedding Superstition: The first of the newly married couple to make a purchase after the wedding will be the dominant partner.

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LICENCE TO THRILL It’s been the setting of many a fabulous wedding reception, and now Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club may be the backdrop of the celebration from start to finish. Having recently secured a civil ceremonies licence, the ‘I dos’ may be uttered within the setting of the super stylish hotel, which is nestled amidst a spectacular stretch of countryside near Bodmin. Offering a fusion of mouth-watering cuisine, chic and comfortable accommodation and a rare attention to detail – not to mention endless golfing opportunities for enthusiasts – Lanhydrock Hotel is up there with Cornwall’s top countryside wedding venues.

01208 262570 www.lanhydrockhotel.com

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l u f i t u a e b g n i NICE ‘N’ SPICY t n u b Nothing says ‘party’ quite like a vibrant string of bunting.

Transforming your venue with a fabulous flourish of colour, bunting also infuses your wedding with that all-important personal touch.

Cornish company The Big Beautiful Bunting Company design, make

and hire a quality and utterly unique selection of bunting flags. Choose from a range of gorgeous designs or, for a truly individual touch, have your bunting designed and made according to your specifications.

Whether you envision delicate vintage pastels, lustrous Indian silks or

romantic hearts draped from trees, the results will be magical. What’s more, the company is passionately eco-friendly; using 80% reclaimed and vintage materials and sourcing 90% of materials locally, you can enjoy your distinctive decorations safe in the knowledge that the carbon footprint is minimal.

01326 281390 www.bigbeautifulbunting.co.uk

If you wish to flavour your wedding with heavenly wafts of aromatic spices and tantalize your guests’ taste buds with a feast of zesty, colourfu l dishes, look no further.

A unique new catering service has hit the Cornish wedding scene and it’s set to draw you into its dreamily delicious world of Asian cuisine. Spice House was born one lazy summer ’s evening as close friends Karen, Pat, Steve and Celi wer e tucking into curried fish on a local beach. The y decided Celi’s distinctive homema de Asian and Indian curries were simply too good not to share. A childhood in the Phili ppines had sparked Celi’s passion for creating delicious dishes, and years of experime nting in creating complementing flavours has developed her signature style for utte rly sumptuous cuisine. Spurred on by a mutual love of Celi’s food and a drive to deliver the very best in service, the four frien ds have teamed up to provide authentic Asian wedding feasts using local produce. Should some of your guests not subs cribe to the wonderful world of spicy cuisine, Spic e House also offers traditional British dishes. Having thoroughly enjoyed some sam ples of Celi’s cooking, I can assure you the taste is heavenly - so whether it’s a form al dinner or relaxed buffet, expect fine food, optional waitress service and a kick of spice to your wedding.

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COUTURE WEDDINGS

Planning a truly fabulous wedding? Then make a note of 1st March 2009 in your diaries now as it marks a brand new event in the wedding calendar. The Cornwall Couture Wedding Show will take place in the spectacular surrounds of Bedruthan Steps Hotel in Mawgan Porth. Overlooking majestic sea views, not only does it comprise a great opportunity to explore the super chic hotel, the very best in bespoke wedding suppliers will be on hand to discuss your celebration and showcase their wares. Register for show information and tickets on the website below.

07912 288601 www.couture-weddings.com

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BRIDAL BUZZ

CORNISH COLOURS It’s distinctive, dashing and makes a stylish statement of Cornish identity. You

probably don’t need a further reason to don a kilt for your nuptials, but Cornovi has provided it anyway with the recent addition of the Piran tartan to its range. A sophisticated and stylish number, the striking black and white hues of St Piran are interwoven with fine lines of red, to symbolise the legs and beak of the chough, and dark green, to symbolise St Piran’s Irish heritage.

01209 860702 www.cornish-tartans.co.uk

BLUE ORCHID BOUTIQUE

fantasyfrocks Head to Lavender Rose over the coming weeks and expect to be met by visions of utter gorgeousness. The Penryn bridal company has recently welcomed the arrival of the San Patrick collection from exquisite Spanish designers Pronovias. A magnificent marriage of luxurious fabrics, intricate lace detailing and elegant silhouettes, the selected styles are sure to prove seductive stuff for brides-to-be. Prices start from £1100. 01326 379138 www.lavender-rose.co.uk

Building on the success of the home visit service, which allows budding brides the chance to view dresses in the comfort of their own homes, Blue Orchid Gowns has opened a brand new and beautifully styled boutique in Torpoint, giving brides the opportunity to choose between a shop and home visit experience. The boutique will be running a fantastic promotion to celebrate the opening, offering a 20% discount on the entire range for any orders placed within the boutique throughout October. Get down and grab a bargain!

01752 811146 www.blueorchidgowns.com

BESIDE THE SEASIDE This year’s St Piran Wedding Fair is shaping up to be a beauty, not least for the dramatic backdrop of Perranporth Beach.

STIRRING STRINGS

Boasting spectacular views

If you’re seeking to lend some soulful sounds to your day, the mellow and

November. Organised by Lightbox

soothing ambience of the classical guitar is a good place to start.

Photographic, a range of top

across the golden sands, The Seiner’s Hotel will be hosting the event, which takes place on 16th

quality exhibitors will be present

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With over 30 years experience behind him, classical guitarist Peter Richardson has

to help you organise every aspect

an extensive and varied repertoire of both classical and popular music to heighten

of your day. Combine a day out in

the sense of occasion at your wedding. Whether it’s love songs, classical favourites,

the seaside town, perhaps enjoy

Spanish and Latin American music or 1960s’ numbers that tug on your heartstrings,

some refreshments at The Seiner’s

Peter’s music will prove a stirring soundtrack, perfect for a number of aspects of the

Hotel and devour plenty of food

day, from the entrance of the bride at the ceremony and the signing of the register

for sweet wedded thought. The fair

through to the drinks reception.

will take place from 10am to 4pm.

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e c n a m o r e tru Bridal fashion falls for opulent gowns with lavish layers of lace and a glamorous hint of gold

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Green Models Charlotte Lodey, Matthew Lodey, Fiona Marshall, Zoe Perry, Chris Holmes Photography Simon Green 01736 366626 www.simongreenphotography.co.uk Shoes Ongaro

Moda 01872 263743

www.ongaromoda.com Styling Jack

Britten, Rebecca Matthews Dress stockists: Blue Orchid Gowns Enterprise Court, Marine Drive, Torpoint 01752 811146 www.blueorchidgowns.com

The Bridal Sweet 36 Fore Street, St Blazey 01726 812919 www.bridal-sweet.co.uk

County Cream Penmount Farm, Newquay Road, Truro 01872 262271 www.countycreambridalhouse.co.uk Suit stockist Little

Anne Maids

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BILLBOARD BEAUTY Make a statement in the sassiest shapes of the season

Venus Bridal The Wedding Company

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Pronovias Vu's Bridal | Shoes Ongaro Moda Hair Heidi

McDonald The Lounge 01872 321222 www.theloungetruro.co.uk Makeup Victoria Penrose 07787 900744 www.victoriapenrose.co.uk Model Katie Oborn Photography Kirstin Prisk 07881 817275 www.kirstinprisk.com Shoes Ongaro Moda 01872 263743 www.ongaromoda.com Dress stockists Vu’s Bridal Boutique Harbour House, Molesworth Street,Wadebridge 01208 815440 www.vusbridal.co.uk The Wedding Company 1 The Piazza, Bodmin 01208 75544 www.weddingcompanycornwall.co.uk

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FEATURE: AISLE STYLE - COLOURED DRESSES

True Bride Lavender Rose www.lavender-rose.co.uk

Colour me bad. Colour me pretty. Either way, colour’s been making some serious demands. Everyone’s gagging for a hit of it in their lives and right now it’s time to lay some serious tint into your wedding gown. Be amongst the new wave of blushing brides by going chromal and stirring the most recent trends into your individualised mix. With the wedding scene currently presenting a vast and varied market to rummage round, there simply is no Shangri-la – the final choice and tone is distinctly yours to bag with super sassy style.

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SHADY LADY Forget the white wedding. Colour is the big news for 2009 and the dress is the perfect place to start. wed shows you how to rock the trend. words Hannah May


FEATURE: AISLE STYLE - COLOURED DRESSES Alfred Angelo Elegant Brides

True Bride

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Lavender Rose www.lavender-rose.co.uk

s Jewel Tone ....................... ....................

Adorning gems is no longer strictly about raiding your jewellery box. Maggie Sottero The Bridal Sweet www.bridal-sweet.co.uk

Why confine the rock to your finger when you can take the crystal colours from the stones and pour them into your apparel with hip self-styling? Any colour can be incorporated into your outfit with the appropriate coordination but ruby red, sapphire blue, topaz yellow, amethyst purple and jade, emerald and tourmaline greens are le rigueur right now.

Alfred Angelo Elegant Brides www.elegantbrides.co.uk

Jazz up your look by accessorising or using flashes of colour: underskirts, ribbons and other embellishments such as beading are popular manifestations. Alternatively, keep the colour all over and you will become bejewelled in the most spectacular and modish of ways. If you go for complete dress colour, shape is best kept simple. Overly ornamental styles and sculpted looks may over complicate and smother, so consider a sheath, strapless or column dress for a flattering and dazzling shape. In addition, don’t get too detail happy. Patterns, embroidery and layering can swamp your body and appear over-the-top unless achieved with minimalist suggestion.

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SHADY LADY FEATURE: AISLE STYLE - COLOURED DRESSES

wedding. Colour r 2009 and the ct place to start. w to rock the

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No longer a futuristic or entirely niche look, metallics have nestled their way assuredly to the fore of wedding fashion. The style can be subtle or signature: the odd glitzy detail or full on head-to-toe colour can incorporate the trend to maximum statement-making

Benjamin Roberts Bride! www.brideincornwall.com

output. Forget the chav factor: gold is making a comeback. It’s all about the way you

Jenny Packham County Cream www.countycreambridalhouse.co.uk

wear it, and gold – and its cousin hue, champagne – are timeless classics and recently revived colours to work with. The spectrum runs from pale yellows through to shiny medallion-esque metals in satin and silk in order to fuse a textural quality and add dimension. Sleek, figure-skimming numbers and bold, innovative designs complement the colour, while sharp-cut skirts, architectural layering and mixed tiers can impose a dramatic silhouette. The bronzes of this year have replaced the chocolate browns of last, which aptly reflect the Grecian style that has stormed wedding boutiques the world over. A more muted metallic style, it is usually infused via jewellery and

Impression Bridal

accessorising rather than complete dress colour, though copper – from

Bliss Bridal www.bliss-bridal-gowns.co.uk

pale to platinum – is worth considering for a more vintage look.

Justin Alexander Vu’s Bridal www.vusbridal.co.uk

Alfred Sung The Wedding Company www.weddingcompanycornwall.co.uk

Whether inspired by sublime images of moonbeams and starlight or a blissedout love of bling, silver is the ultimate metal to opt for. It’s a limelight-hogging look that can be selected to suit all skin tones and body shapes. Iridescent silver will be shimmying its way onto the rails and metallic threads will be weaving their designs into gowns, dazzling dresses with delicate details or wowing with their ultra defined lightreflecting ways. Glamorous and distinctive – from pencil greys to shiny silvers – it’s a glitzy affair. Romanticise your form with a floorsweeping length or mermaid cut and take metallic couture to another, and entirely individual, level.

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FEATURE: AISLE STYLE - COLOURED DRESSES Maggie Sottero The Bridal Sweet www.bridal-sweet.co.uk

Ellis Bridal County Cream www.countycreambridalhouse.co.uk

SHADY LADY

Petals Pastels And ....................... ....................

If it’s a real en vogue effect you’re seeking, then boldly follow where Jade Daniels Little Anne Maids www.littleanne-maids.co.uk

fashionistas have been hot stepping this year and canvas some cool colours. With brights striking a buzz, the more subtle alternative of pastels can be easily overlooked – but now is their time to shine. More understated shades of the au courant colours particularly flatter fuller figures and pale skin tones, sprucing up your look without putting it into overdrive. Soft pinks, lilacs, mossy and mint greens, sky and baby blues are all abounding as savvy shades to flaunt on your frock.

True Bride Lavender Rose www.lavender-rose.co.uk

As fashion’s obsession with floral prints continues, petally patterns are edging into bridal wear. Without first ripping down your curtains in a Von Trapp mimicking moment, consider cool, collected prints and pretty designs. Cute, kitsch and effortlessly feminine, floral prints fuse design and colour without potentially flooding you with a single, sweeping shade.

Justin Alexander Vu’s Bridal www.vusbridal.co.uk

Along these modish lines, also consider ‘50s styles. Undeniably fun and most definitely designer, the era is prompting frills and spills of all sorts, featuring full, flirty knee-length skirts and polka dot prettiness. Throw in a pop sock and spark off swoons aplenty.

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FEATURE: AISLE STYLE - COLOURED DRESSES Pronovias

Blue Orchid Gowns

Vu’s Bridal

www.blueorchidgowns.com

www.vusbridal.co.uk

And The Details…

........................................... However you indulge in a little colour therapy, there are distinctive trends that will ensure you are nothing but classily au courant when it comes to the day of ‘I dos.’ Once you’ve decided on your direction

Jenny Packham

– i.e. a predominant pigment, whether incorporated through

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material, pattern or accessory – there are other aspects that may

finalise your look.

Details can seal the deal in a way tradition often overlooks. Beads,

rhinestones, gems, brocade accents and floral appliqués can intensify or

e big news for 2009complement your overall appearance. th is ur lo Co g. in dd we ite wh e Forget th White and ivory gowns are receiving the monochrome treatment, with black accents making a sophisticated style statement. Splashes of colour by way of sashes, bows, ribbons and corsages are also tipped to feature in new lines of designer dresses this season and beyond. Necklines are another show-stealing feature. Trends include off the shoulder, v-necks, sweetheart and keyholes, which carve further delicate shapes into your gown’s design, subtly highlighting your collarbone and cleavage as desired. Posh Frocks County Cream www.countycreambridalhouse.co.uk

Don’t be afraid to mix fabrics and shapes. Ruching, ruffles, draping, overlays, lace, feathers, chiffon and bows (the bigger, the better) are all making a beeline for the forthcoming year’s top gun spot. Don’t compromise when it comes to donning the dress. It has evolved from all white to heart-pounding spectacular

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r i o d u o b s ’ d we FEATURE: BEAUTY BUZZ

trends , s p ti y aut be l a Brid A-List Smile If you feel self-conscious about your crooked teeth, don’t sit in dread of the looming paparazzi onslaught – get it fixed. Cast aside those visions of metal train tracks and fiddly elastic bands for St Piran Dental Practice in Perranporth has just introduced a highly effective system which results in beautifully straight teeth minus the hassle. Clearstep is a series of simple and affordable clear positioning trays which exert gentle pressure upon the teeth to guide them into the desired position. They appear almost invisible and can be removed for social occasions if necessary, providing you with the flexible ticket to straight sparklers.

01872 573993 www.stpirandental.co.uk Correction Perfection If those under eye shadows, stubborn red patches or – heaven forbid – spots threaten to ruin your complexion for the big day, do not fret – help is at hand. Fix those flaws with these concealing sensations… Erase Paste by Benefit This creamy and blendable beauty expels stubborn shadows and discoloured patches in one super-strength sweep. And it even comes complete with a step-by-step lesson and mini spatula. www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk Airbrush by Clinique Delivering the triple benefits of concealing, contouring and highlighting, this makeup marvel comes in a handy portable pen, making it a must-have for your bridal bag. www.clinique.co.uk Trick and Treatment by Soap and Glory The love affair with Soap and Glory continues. Specially formulated to counteract those pesky dark under eye circles, the yellow toned formula banishes the signs of fatigue with cool and kitsch ease. www.boots.com

Heavenly Creatures The limited edition Avalon Palette from exclusive Aussie cosmetics brand BECCA will leave you looking a vision of ethereal beauty for your wedding day. Inspired by that classic look of bridal prettiness, the palette contains a series of sumptuous shades – from rosy nude to warm brown – for eyes and cheeks, leaving a dreamily romantic and otherworldly finish.

www.beccacosmetics.com Luscious Lips Shimmering nudes are having a bit of a makeup moment, and the natural and ultra feminine hues make a perfect palette for your bridal makeup. The new lip gloss shade from NARS, humorously titled ‘Female Trouble’, is a gorgeous take on the look, gliding on in a super shiny sweep of lilac mauve for ultra kissable lips www.narscosmetics.co.uk ‘Pretty Please’ from MAC is a luscious pearly pink shade for barefaced chic

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wed’s

FRAG RANCE FIX

Your bridal fragrance will bring your wedding memories flooding back in a rush of clarity and emotion in years to come. Make it a signature scent that says something about you... TOP TIP Give your fra

grance stayi power by sp ng raying a fin e mist onto your under wear, the lin ing of your dress and yo ur veil. Tha t way, you’ll be treating your guests to a heaven waft every ti ly me you move . And don’t forget to take a bo ttle that fits into your ha ndbag for to uch ups throughout the day.

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FEATURE: THEMED WEDDINGS

DREAMING OF A WEDDING THAT STANDS OUT FROM THE REST? FORGET THE FORMULA AND GO ALL OUT WITH A THEMED AFFAIR. Words Rebecca Matthews

E M E TH The Surf Wedding The style

culture with a Reflect the mellow vibe of surf down beach chic. look that epitomises dressed ing Grecian style A simple sheath dress or flow ries and sexy teamed with statement accesso goddess, while tousled hair spells beach bride -surf hair should be casual suits and fresh-from-the oms party. Weave the order of the day for the gro reclaimed rope seashells into the bouquets with yet chic look. or carry a single lily for a simple r colourful sun Encourage your guests to wea flops. dresses, board shorts and flip-

The transport

original 1967 Arrive in laidback style in an Kernow splitscreen VW camper van from s.co.uk Kampers www.kernowkamper

Photo Andrew Hawker You know the routine: you’ve admired one strapless ivory number

The reception

after another, you’ve washed down countless prawn cocktails with copious glasses of bubbly, you’ve tittered at innumerable speeches and pulled frankly too many embarrassing air guitar moves to ‘Summer of 69’. You’re suffering from a bout of wedding fatigue. And there’s nothing like attending one indistinct wedding after another to make you crave a wedding with a difference.

odd pursuit of a small and obsessive number. The recent wedding celebration in Surrey saw the groom dressing as Han Solo, the bride as

ham

of Bramwell Brightey and Tamsin Lofts – whose Star Wars themed

Jenny Pack

Themed weddings may once have been perceived as the rather

Princess Leia and their guests as the likes of Yoda and Chewbacca – may be a case in point. Although few may go to such intergalactic lengths, an increasing number of couples are rejecting the traditional wedding

The entertainment

formula in a bid to make their celebration personal and distinctive. As a result, themed weddings have seen a dramatic rise. Whether it’s 1920s’ flapper chic or lavish medieval gowns, vintage and medieval weddings are currently en vogue with those yearning for the

Little Britain’s Matt Lucas who threw a pantomime-themed fancy dress party for his civil partnership reception in 2006. Whether you opt for an all-encompassing thematic wedding or a subtle consistency of style, choosing a theme for your wedding instantly injects your celebration with an identity around which you can plan all the details, from the bridal hairstyle to the music. Most importantly, you can guarantee your wedding will be a memorable occasion that your guests will be talking about long after the hangovers have subsided.

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elegance and atmosphere of a bygone era. Fancy dress weddings have also seen a surge in popularity, thanks to inspiration from the likes of

fect opportunity A surf wedding presents the per t and locally for a barbecue chock full of mea beer and exotic caught fish washed down with surfboards and cocktails. Arrange the feast on urite beaches. name the tables after your favo netting and even Incorporate driftwood, sand, ngements. Opt lobster pots into your table arra e complete with for a bespoke surf themed cak spouse from figurines of you and your new design.co.uk. For Cakes by Design www.cakes-by ssage in a bottle’ wedding favours, make a ‘me k you note and a for your guests by slotting a than bottles. sprinkle of sand into miniature

venue, organise If you’ve chosen a beachside a game of beach a sandcastle competition and r guests bonding. volleyball or cricket to get you en TV during the Play surf movies on a flat scre Johnson, Donavon reception. Whether it’s Jack s, ensure your Frankenrieter or the Beach Boy vibe. Rev up soundtrack epitomises that surf upbeat live music. the evening antics with some s a range of Kernow Entertainment supplie cool funk and soul musical acts, including some nment.co.uk. combos www.cabaretentertai

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Set the scene…

FEATURE: THEMED WEDDINGS

A string of bespoke bunting works wonders for a themed wedding. Not only does it infuse your venue with an instant party vibe, it makes a statement of theme and style in an oh so attractive way. The Big Beautiful Bunting Company work closely with clients to create magical and beautifully coordinated décor. 01326 281390 www.bigbeautifulbunting.co.uk

The 5 ' 0s wedding The style The ‘50s was the era of celebrating womanly curves, so rest assured

that the styles will flatter most body shapes. Choose from a palette of soft pastels or bold brights and think full netted skirts, polka dot

prints, lots of lace, netted hats and Audrey Hepburn hair. Accessorise your ensemble with an authentic nosegay bouquet. Team bridesmaid

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dresses with ankle socks and kitten heels for a cutesy cool finish. Check out Candy Anthony ’s collection of ‘50s-‘60s style fashions

for inspiration www.candyanthony.com Quiffs are not – I repeat not – necessary for the grooms party, but a sleek suit and maybe even

some wing tip shoes will ensure the boys look the part.

The transport Choose the rather fabulous 1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe from

Nifty Fifties for an authentic and stylish arrival. www.nifty50ies.co.uk

The reception Name the tables after ‘50s icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn

Monroe, Grace Kelly, James Dean, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly. Go for hearty meat and veg dishes such as meatloaf, hot pots and

Yorkshire puddings followed by sponge pudding and custard. Or give the menu a stateside flavour by opting for classic diner dishes such as

burgers and hot dogs (chock full of real meat, naturally) served with fries. Book an ice cream bar to whip up sundaes and knickerbocker

glories for dessert. The Incredible Ice Cream Co. offers an appropriately colourful option. www.incredibleicecream.co.uk

The entertainment It’s a ‘50s icon, it provides the tunes and makes a spectacular party centrepiece to boot. Hire a jukebox to spin some records during the

The Incredible Ice Cream Company

Posh Frocks

drinks reception and wedding breakfast www.jukeboxhire.co.uk. Come the evening, a jive or swing band guarantees an upbeat party.

Five-piece band The Drat Pack specialise in Rat Pack style numbers such as Fly Me to the Moon and New York, New York, plus funk

and motown numbers. www.thedratpack.co.uk Keep the dance floor swinging into the night with Falmouth-based DJs The Funkin

Pussies who play an upbeat selection of vintage vinyl from ‘20s through to ‘60s, from the Boogaloo to the B52s www.myspace.com/

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The Cornish wedding The style

h reflects the colours of A black and white colour scheme, whic way to give your wedding St Piran, is a simple and sophisticated bang-on-trend monochrome a Cornish twist. Choose one of the your gown a black accent dresses currently on the market or give t. Opt for some super chic detail such as a sash draped at the wais locally sourced flowers in black bridesmaid dresses teamed with want to go the tartan route the bouquets. Alternatively, you may bouquets and the bridesmaids’ by threading some ribbons into the get their legs out and wear hair. Encourage the grooms’ party to tion of different tartans at Cornish tartan kilts. Check out the selec Finish with a set of tin pasty Cornovi www.cornish-tartans.co.uk ftytin.co.uk cufflinks from South Crofty www.cro

photo John Wood

The transport

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uce including locally caught Imagine it now: a feast rich in local prod ies. And the focal point? fish, Cornish beef and – naturally – past ps of Rodda’s clotted cream A tower of scones served with dollo of Cornish goodness such as and jam. Set up a bar serving potions Rattler, and an ice cream van Cornish mead, local wines, ales and m. Opt for Cornish cheeses serving Roskilly’s or Callestick ice crea d range from piskie charms and wine for the evening. Favours coul .trenancechocolate.co.uk. to fudge or Trenance Chocolate www places in Cornwall and cover Name the tables after your favourite k sashes. Alternatively, give the seats in sleek white fabric with blac chest table centrepieces the party a pirate edge with treasure serve rum based cocktails. overflowing with chocolate coins and

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My Themed Wedding Jo Horsey and Simon Dobson chose the summer solstice weekend for their extravaganza of a wedding. The theme for the Saturday was, rather appropriately, ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’, follwed by a ‘Mad Hatter ’s Tea Party’ the next day. Jo reveals all about her wonderful wedding… Why did you feel it was important to have a theme? We hadn’t actually intended to have a themed wedding, but once we had set our date and chosen our venue, it seemed the perfect thing to do. Our venue was a medieval farmhouse and walled garden near Port Isaac, so turning it into something akin to A Midsummer Night’s Dream was never going to be too difficult. We were also having an outside wedding, including a hand fasting ceremony, so it all fell into place. 

How did you incorporate the theme into your wedding? As we had legally married the day before in a registry office, we were able to do exactly what we wanted for our ceremony. We tried to give every aspect of the wedding a magical and surreal edge. My dress was inspired by Titania, queen of the fairies: seven layers of floaty antique fabric handmade by Mari at Sow’s Ear in Penryn.  Simon made programmes for each of the guests, breaking down the day into acts. They were written in calligraphy, tea died then rolled into scrolls and tied with

Forever Yourschamber orchestra ribbon. A baroque Agreeted Perfect Choice and they were served people Turkish delight on silver trays. Our ceremony kicked off with a verse heralding Titania and her fairies (my six bridesmaids) given by an actor friend. Our guests sat on hay bales while our friend married us under a willow

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and elderflower heart shaped arbour that he had made that morning. Then our family tied our hands together with ribbons in a hand fasting ceremony. It certainly felt magical.  The theme really came into its own in the marquee. We treated the decoration as set design and were lucky enough to have a very talented friend who works in theatre to project manage the whole event. Around 100 beech trees lined the

Photography Haley Wood

edge of the marquee so that it felt like a clearing in a forest. A beech tree in a picnic basket stood on each table, strung with crystals, feathers and ribbons. Our stage was built from plinths, wound with ivy and painted with peacocks. We named our tables after characters from Shakespeare’s play: the top table was called Bottom! We had mirrors and ornate picture frames hanging in the trees. One of our favourite details were the luggage tags which were handed to each guest to write good luck messages and wishes for us and then hung in the trees. Reading these later was so moving. The bar also tailored cocktails to our theme. Most of our friends and family are musicians so we had five or six bands play into the small hours.  

Would you recommend a themed wedding to other couples? Deciding on a theme really helped everything to flow and fall into place – we could narrow

Jo and Simon’s wedding was created with the help of the

down our choices into what fit in with the theme. We would definitely recommend it as

The food The Round Kitchen www.theroundkitchen.com

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the best day of our lives: our dream wedding. We didn’t do anything simply because it’s expected at a wedding. We stayed true to what we wanted, which was basically to throw the best party anyone had ever been to – and that’s exactly what it was!

following: The dress Sow’s Ear www.sowsearstudio.co.uk Photography Haley Wood haleywoodphotography@yahoo.co.uk Set design and project management Ian Summers international_summers@hotmail.com


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FEATURE: BRIDES ON A BUDGET

We may love fabulous frocks and frolics here at wed, but while Mr Brown smiles benignly, our pennies are undergoing some serious pinching. If you would prefer not to have a post-nuptial credit card bill the size of the yellow pages leaving a serious dent in your doormat, wise up with these budget savvy tips. words Charity Wilson Watching my now sister-in-law glide down the staircase on the morning of her wedding looking nothing less than glorious, two truths became apparent to me, truths that would dawn on the fidgeting members of the congregation in the not too distant future as they waited, watching my dear brother adjusting and readjusting his morning suit. Truth 1: The dress was fabulous, a floor length cascade of intricate lace, with a tapered silhouette and hidden bodice, shimmering with tiny beads from bust to scalloped hem. Truth 2: She would have looked beautiful in anything. And here is the problem: a bride does not wear just anything.

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FEATURE: BRIDES ON A BUDGET

BUDGET BRIDE It is perhaps the most significant dress you ever

gorgeous gown without sacrificing the fun (and the

couples don’t often budget for. If you want to give

hope to wear. It is significant not only in colour, style

inevitable blubbery mother moment) of the bridal

out a personal memento of the day, think simple

and feature, but in price. A recent survey by Mintel

boutique experience. A number of local boutiques

and inexpensive: funny pictures of the happy

revealed that the average bill of sale for a wedding

stock stylish budget ranges, and some will allow you

couple taken on a digital camera can be tagged with

dress is now creeping towards £900; that’s roughly

to buy sample gowns at a significant discount. Find

personal messages or names for place settings.

£100 for every hour of wear, unless you happen to

out when stock clearances and discount days are

Printed on photopaper (about passport size) they

be one of the very few brides to actually go through

taking place, and always have a good rifle through

make cute tags for individually wrapped sweets.

with the promise “I know it’s more than I budgeted

those sale rails.

The cost of these tasty keepsakes is about £10

for… but after the big day I’ll dye it and wear it to

instead of £200.

parties.” When you hear yourself saying this, do as

If you’re a fan of vintage, root around in the attic

Phil Mitchell might recommend: ‘ave a word with

for your mother’s wedding dress and get it updated

yourself! The more you spend on it, the less likely

both in style and fit. Wearing a family heirloom is

you are to ever bring a pair of scissors to it.

chic, budget-savvy and eco-friendly to boot.

A dress for less

Wallet friendly favours

A bride recently appeared on a daytime TV chat

Little gifts for guests soon become a headache for

show having purchased her brand new dress on the

tired brides and grumpy grooms. What do you give

web for less than you might spend on the Padstow

people in exchange for their attendance? You’ve

Park and Ride. It was exactly the style and size she

already bought them dinner, snacks and enough

had been looking for and couldn’t believe her luck.

bubbly to fit in with Fiddy Cent and his bihatches.

Neither could we. If you have the patience, auction

What else do they need? Probably not sugared

sites can be a fantastic way to start shopping. Just

almonds. A shocking statement for a wedding

remember to proceed with caution: for every

magazine to make, we know. What about mini

buoyant bride who bags an unbelievable bargain,

picture frames? Well, the answer is in the question.

there’s another bemoaning the quality, cut and

That leaves keyrings. Least said, soonest mended.

colour of the dress that arrives on her doorstep. Pre-packed and delivered wedding favours that Besides, the web isn’t the only route to a bridal

are designed to meet your theme will set you back

wear bargain. You can still get a great deal on a

between £1.50 and £2 per guest – an expense

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Heard of the pentav

ret?

The pentavret comprises

wedding expenditures,

tantalise and ultimately

the five big designed to tease,

break your budget, then your bank balance… They include: the dress, venue, cateri ng, car hire and entertainment. If you’re watching your pennies, consider your pentavret and choose two to prioritise . You must then compromise on the rem aining three, opting for less pricey but nevertheless stylish options.


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BUDGET BRIDE ‘Tis the season to be thrifty

If you want to supplement the crooning with some upbeat tuneage, hiring a DJ

We who are lucky enough to reside in God's country (otherwise known as

is a more budget-conscious solution than a live band. If the budget won’t stretch

Cornwall) are perhaps more easily persuaded than any other Brit to staycation:

that far, consider an iPod disco. Ask your guests to choose their favourite tracks

ditch the passport and take in the local spots. However beautiful, we are sadly

(probably best to mention the words ‘upbeat’ and ‘party’ in your request:

subject to the British weather and this year’s statistics indicate that we have as

Radiohead might be a great band but Mr Yorke’s wails aren’t conducive to

yet only enjoyed 30% of our average yearly sunshine, with no immediate sign of

setting the dance floor alight). Upload the tracks to your technology of choice,

improvement (come on December!). With that in mind, a summer wedding is

attach some speakers and hey presto! Something to satisfy everyone and no

becoming more difficult to justify. The expense casts a clout over any semblance

excuse for an empty dance floor.

of a sunny day: prices are hiked up, visitors pay premium rates and train fares are nudged from extortionate to outright mugging. Couples opting for an off-peak ceremony will find more companies willing to be flexible on timing and price because there are fewer bridal parties to contend with. The Newlyn School of Art would never have been so successful if they had packed up their paint pots in autumn: Cornwall has the best quality of light in the world, so pick a date off-peak and save pounds.

Let me entertain you Well not me, I’ve made babies cry with a well-intentioned verse or two. You entertain instead. Karaoke might not be your idea of classy, but if it’s good enough for Coleen… You might not have the mighty larynx of Westlife killing you softly, but you do have ushers and they would no doubt love to perform something in your honour, then there are the bridesmaids, father of the groom, and on it goes. This is not perhaps an all-evening entertainment choice but hosted properly (perhaps by the best man) it will last long enough to cut down the bill for the professional band. If the idea of getting up to do the first dance is making you squirm, what better way to detract from your performance than a well-chosen swing time number courtesy of Grandma’s friend from the social club?

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'Couples opting for an off-peak ceremony will find more companies willing to be flexible on timing and price'


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… considers t ee f ld o C in a t p a C

JITTER S E I D E M RE Feeling nervous about the big day? Alleviate the pre-marital jitters with these simple steps…

Engage in thirty minutes or more of outdoor exercise on the morning of the wedding... Exercise is constantly advocated as a key antidote to stress and worry because it transports mind and body to the physical job at hand, leaving all one’s problems temporarily in its wake. Try worrying about the big day when you’re huffing, puffing and pedalling your way up a 1 in 17 on your mountain bike or facing an 8ft wall of water on your mini-mal surfboard. You won’t get far in your thoughts but you will get some break time, a sense of self control and freedom, coupled with a calm and cleansing release of physical energy.

Share your fears with your married mates... Hell, they’ve been through it and lived to tell the tale, so they will be an excellent source of reassurance. A word of warning: stay away from the emotionally battle scarred and embittered, otherwise known as the divorced ones, for they’re likely to say your jitters are the sane little people in your head screaming run for your life!

Remember it’s just a ring Yes, yes, it’s so much more than a ring and for God’s sake don’t tell her that, but for the purpose of killing those critters called pre-marital jitters strip the concept of marriage down to its bare bones. It’s metal bands on fingers, some touching words of agreement, signatures on dotted lines (check the small print) and a bloody great knees up. Oh, and a halfway decent holiday in Bali if you’re lucky. The relationship won’t change because of a couple of 'I dos'. It will get better and better.

Hit the spa Rest assured: admitting you enjoy a seaweed facial or lavender oil massage will no longer invite a deluge of doubts about your sexuality. Take your betrothed to a spa a few days before the wedding and spend some quality and seriously chilled time together. Time out from jitter-boosting influences – whether it’s your highly strung future mother-in-law flapping about the favours or your best man stressing about the speech – will do you the world of good. Plus some bonding time with your soon-to-be Missus will give you a fresh perspective on what this marriage lark is really all about, leaving a more relaxed, rejuvenated and mellow you for the nuptials.

Fear is healthy Accept that pre-wedding jitters are a natural part of the wedding process. Your intended is probably the best person to speak to: the one you’ve always confided in and the one you are in a loving partnership with. She will appreciate your honesty and empathise completely – because chances are

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FEATURE: GROOMS

The wedding planning, preparation and preening is no longer solely the bride’s domain. A new breed of groom is rising – and he’s taking control. words Rebecca Matthews

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FEATURE: GROOMS The question has been popped, the

‘I went on the Gillian McKeith diet for a year to get in shape for the wedding day.’

celebratory champers has been swigged, and the wedding planning is about to begin. Traditionally this is the point where the bride-to-be embarks on a solo flight – poring over bridal magazines and waltzing off to wedding fairs, florists and dress shops – while the groom has little more to worry about than deliberating between Prague and Amsterdam for his stag do. The time has come to cast aside this rather outdated allocation of the wedding duties, for, as Bob Dylan so lyrically put it, the times they are a-changing. wed meets five new generation grooms.

‘The only aspect of the planning I didn’t get involved with was the dress.’

Ben and Sam Irwin Married at Boconnoc House in August.

After a spontaneous Christmas engagement in Lanzarote in 2005, the preparations for Ben and Sam’s wedding began. From the start, the process was very much a collaborative one; Ben joined his fiancé in poring over magazines and attending wedding fairs. He had a pivotal role in making those all-important decisions

Scott and Katie Lewis

concerning the menu, the caterers, the cake and even

Married in July at St Petroc’s Church,

the flowers. Furthermore, he welcomed the chance to

Padstow followed by a marquee

flex his creative muscle, ‘I’ve spent a lot of time up to

reception at Constantine Bay.

my ears in fabric roses and gold edging which we used to make the invitations, the place names and thank you

Scott proposed to Katie at a family gathering

cards, each of which had personalised messages.’ The

in December 2006. Within moments of Katie’s

handiwork didn’t end there. ‘I helped make the chocolate

emotional acceptance, wedding fever gripped

truffle wedding favours and ten bottles of elderflower

the pair and the planning process began. ‘From

champagne for the drinks reception – there was none

the moment myself and Katie were engaged

left at the end so it obviously went down well.’

we were both very excited to start planning the wedding,’ Scott comments. ‘I was involved

Decorating the elegant venue of Boconnoc House

in every aspect of the planning, except for the

proved another creative endeavour for Ben; he

dresses, as I wanted that to be a surprise.’ Those

wrapped voile around the columns and tied bows to the

aspects include the photography, the flowers,

seats, creating a truly spectacular wedding setting. He

cars and suits and, with their parents’ assistance,

without us both having to be involved.’ Scott

also fulfilled the traditional grooms duties of choosing

the marquee, catering and entertainment.

adds, ‘I felt that my help with the preparations

the suits and arranging a honeymoon in Rhodes. ‘I loved

Even the creative stuff didn’t have this keen-as-

took the pressure off Katie.’ And, to round it

the process of planning the wedding,’ enthuses Ben. ‘I

mustard groom running for the hills. ‘I had a lot

all off, Scott also fulfilled the traditional groom’s

can’t imagine not getting involved in the process. It was

of input into the table dressing and decorations.

duty of booking the honeymoon.

great bringing those special touches to the day.’

name placement cards and the table planner.’

While he didn’t indulge in a bridal beauty regime,

In order to look his beautiful best for the big day, Ben

And Katie was quite happy to be relinquished of

Scott ensured he was looking his best on the

joined Sam by going on the Gillian McKeith diet a year

the bridal burden, ‘Scott saw the preparations

day, ‘I tried to eat a lot better leading up to the

prior to the wedding, and managed to shed a stone.

as part of the wedding and was always excited

wedding and worked out regularly from home.

He also enjoyed some pre-wedding pampering the

to visit wedding fairs and shops. I had plenty

As I have quite a physically demanding job that

week before the wedding when he took Sam to The

to sort out with dresses, fittings and the like,

also helped. I didn’t want to get too bogged

Bay Hotel in Newquay for a birthday treat. They both

and, though we made the decisions together,

down with it – I wanted to enjoy the lead up to

indulged in a pre-wedding chill out session at Fistral Spa,

I appreciated the fact that Scott sorted things

the day and the day itself.’

which included a sorely needed back massage.

Between us, Katie and I made all our invitations,

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Marcus and Rebecca Karenin Married at Prussia Cove in August.

‘I made my baby son’s wedding outfit and don’t ask how lo-ng I’ve spent browsing freeze’. dried rose petal websites

and made cider, quantities and delegated prep tasks, m wedding drea her of ils deta the ed shar cca Rebe urs as well as chutney and sauces for wedding favo . She envisioned with Marcus the first week they met Internet gave the 8lb ‘on top of the world’ cake.’ The at the same ption rece and y mon cere a t, roas hog a fireworks, sky Marcus a helping hand, ‘I purchased and an ‘on top venue, a village fete style atmosphere ried petals for lanterns, a bubble machine, freeze-d a hemisphere ated rpor inco h whic , cake ld’ wor the of e pots for stew confetti, fairy lights, huge catering grad and groom of the world with a miniature bride ing and jars and mulled cider, bias binding for bunt sy nuptials fanta her on, s year Five top. on ding stan gle Earth's for the chutney online. I even used Goo knot, thanks to became reality as the couple tied the t tool to work out how much on on the part distance measuremen arati prep and ning plan , arch rese ful care developed bunting my fiancé needed to make and we'd both of her fiancé. ‘I probably did more than tated Google Map of the venue, g up a lot of my an interactive anno takin was son baby our but , liked have made various which proved very useful!’ Marcus also cus. ‘I have the fiancé's headspace and time,’ says Mar to assist ns other maps, plans and artists' impressio ssions were discu so e, hom from king wor of ry luxu ed and planning and visualization, and research tion why I was on tap and there was no one to ques but not least, booked a choir, band, DJ and PA. Last sites.’ web l peta rose dried ze free at ing look son from the he made a pair of dungarees for his same material as his suit was tailored. groom get up So what exactly did this industrious invitations, to? Take a deep breath: ‘I designed the inclination – And did Marcus have the time – or the dation bookings mmo acco track to base data a ted crea ‘I drank a lot for a pre-wedding grooming regime? , arranged the and payments, researched the caterers ming in the sea more water than usual and went swim ring equipment, cate and hine mac t roas hog a of hire a sauna a few to get in shape; I also had a haircut and l organic pigs and arranged the purchase of some loca days before the wedding’. , calculated went to meet them, planned the food

‘I got so into the preparations, I’m going into the wedding business!’ Ceri and Rachael Pashley Married at Hassop Hall in Derbyshire in July.

Ceri and Rachael had been together for eight years when he proposed during a holiday in the Maldives in November 2007, and the hunt for a venue started almost immediately. Although the couple live in Cornwall, they both grew up in Derbyshire and settled on Hassop Hall as a setting to tie the knot. They booked one of the few remaining summer dates and were left with only six months to plan the wedding. ‘Right from the beginning I wanted to be involved in everything and the limited time we had made this even more important,’ comments Ceri. ‘I wanted it to be as perfect as possible for Rachael. We had a lot of support and help from our families and I felt it was only right to do my bit. I could not imagine letting someone else do things I had so much passion about.’ ‘After talking through the ins and outs with our parents, I made spreadsheets for the guest list and

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our guests and I’m now hoping to design bespoke wedding stationery for other couples.’ ‘From start to finish, I did most of the corresponding with the florist, venue, band, photographer and registrar. I organised fittings for the suits, arranged meetings with the florist and drew up our bespoke ring designs. We made virtually all the decisions together; the only things I did not get involved in were Rachael’s dress, bridesmaids

checklist of jobs. I then began researching the men’s suits, florists and rings and we looked for bands

dresses, hair, makeup and the favours.’

together.’ Ceri, a graphic designer, and Rachael, an interior designer, had a strong vision on how

And did Ceri manage to squeeze in a pre-wedding fitness regime? ‘I swam three times a week, but this

everything should look. ‘We discussed the colours and ideas for the flowers, stationery and cake. One

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into the design and printing to get them exactly as we wanted them. We had an unbelievable response from

of my most involved roles was designing the invites, place settings and the like; I put a huge amount of time

was more for general fitness. I also had a hair cut the week before the wedding and that’s about it for the aesthetics!’


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RECEPTIONS: FOOD - EVENING MENU IDEAS

TWILIGHT DELIGHTS Stuck for evening buffet inspiration? wed serves up some scrumptious food for thought. words Hannah May photography Simon Green

It can be a bitter experience listening to the bride’s Great Uncle Derek raving about the mouth watering sit-down dinner when, as an evening guest, you’re faced with one of the remaining slivers of cake and a defrosted sausage roll. I know – I’ve been there. Easy as it is to get seduced by visions of a succulent beef dinner or an exotic Moroccan feast for your wedding breakfast, don’t neglect the lip-smacking potential of the evening buffet. If you’re expecting extra guests at your evening reception, or should the scheduling of the wedding breakfast make peckish guests a likely prospect, it’s time to get down to some delicious deliberations.

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Italian. Not only is it the capital of romance, you went to an Italian restaurant on your first date A series of food stations including Sushi, Mexican, Indonesian and Cornish Beach barbecue chock full of local meats and freshly caught fish Vintage high tea, complete with dainty sandwiches and fondant fancies 6. Which is your perfect wedding setting? Manor house surrounded by gardens and a lake Beach bar Grand castle A marquee or white space which you can deck out according to your creative fantasies Rustic barns set in woodland 7. What style is your fantasy wedding dress? Ball gown with netting, flowers and lots of sparkly embellishments Slinky and simple sheath style Floaty empire line with delicate floral details Structured and understated A-line, preferably designer Knee-length halter-neck, preferably in a bright colour 8. Your fiancé’s sweet but excitable younger sister announces that she has organised a hen night which involves cruising around Newquay in

a limo before hitting the bars and clubs into the small hours. The fancy dress theme is cowgirls. How do you react? You’re mortified and struggle to conceal your disappointment that you won’t be getting the afternoon of spa treatments and champagne you envisioned. Cowgirls? Newquay?! Doesn’t she know you at all?

You struggle to contain your excitement. But you change the fancy dress theme to fairies and dress in a

cute dress with tonnes of glitter and sparkles

It’s not exactly what you had in mind but you

throw together a cool-cowgirl outfit and request that you hit only the funkiest of bars and live music venues You jump up and down with glee and crack open the bubbly before lunch. It’s your party and you’re going to ride it

You suggest starting off at the chilled surf hangouts before the celebrations spill onto the sand 9. Your mum suggests you compile a CD of the soundtrack of your romance and give them to your guests as wedding favours. How do you respond? It’s out of the question. You’ve already giftwrapped 200 sets of scented soaps and candles in the exact shade of lilac to coordinate with your colour scheme You’ve been planning this CD since your third date and you’ve already downloaded 41 love songs. Now you’re agonising over which tracks to leave out You laugh. Hysterically. Then you realise she’s serious and laugh even more You can’t be bothered. Besides, wouldn’t everyone prefer the hand-painted pebbles your fiancé is working on? You inform her that your great aunt Hilda might not appreciate a CD of house, drum’n’bass and happy hardcore tunes 10. You decide it would be fun to learn a special routine for your first dance. What tickles your fancy? A slow and romantic fox trot to 'Rule The World' by Take That A classic waltz to 'Fly Me To The Moon' by Frank Sinatra The funky moves from the Austin Powers intro 'Soul Bossanova'. Groovy baby! A sexy shimmy to 'God Only Knows' by The Beach Boys Start with a waltz to ‘Unchained Melody’ and cut into Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller ’ routine – no one will be expecting that bad boy.

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Mostly purples

Photo: Tara

You ooze class, taste and sophistication from every polished pore. Taking your style cue from the likes of Carla Bruni and Audrey Hepburn, you embrace a timeless and understated elegance with a stylish salute to tradition. Your wedding will

A vintage bride and groom cake topper makes a classic and tastefully traditional finishing touch.

Mostly blues If you were a colour you would be pastel pink. A chick-flick watching, ballad-loving romance junkie, you embrace your

Cake style: Your cake should be straight from the pages of a fairytale, a girlie fantasy of soft pastel shades: think baby pink, mellow peach and luscious lilac. Up the romance factor further by opting for ornate embellishments of petals and roses. Pretty cupcakes with iced petals make a suitably sumptuous alternative.

Mostly greens You’re a spiritual child of the ‘60s, a hippie chick whose style fluctuates between free and easy wild child and floaty and funky earth mother, the natural world stirring your free-spirited, zen-loving soul. Your wedding will be eclectic and effortlessly stylish with an eco chic twist, reflecting your passion for travel, exotic cultures and organic living. Cake style: Think of your cake as an ethereal celebration of nature. Opt for a palette of earthy hues, whether it’s fresh greens and lily whites, or warm browns and zesty oranges. For adornments, think fresh fruit, bright flowers and iced natureinspired motifs such as leaves, birds and butterflies.

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Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Becky

second of the wonderful wedding ride.

Just Desserts Wedding Cakes Photo Tara

day since your first childhood crush; now your prince has come, you’re living out your fairytale and relishing every last

Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Becky

femininity in every whimsical way and frolic in a world of frills, frocks and flowers. You’ve been daydreaming of your wedding

Just Desserts Wedding Cakes Photo Tara

whether it’s royal-icing pearls, Swiss dots or a vintage lace-inspired design – will add a touch of elegant embellishment.

Clare's Cakes

Cake style: Choose a classic round or square tiered cake enveloped in white or ivory icing. Flourishes of dainty detail –

Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Becky

be exquisite in every sense, and you’re perfectly poised for the world to swoon in your graceful and utterly ladylike wake.


Your wedding matters...

At the Best Western Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel we have a respected reputation of hosting weddings of all sizes and we are confident that your wedding with us will be a happy, memorable and successful occasion... no wedding too large or too small choice of rooms for your civil ceremony dedicated evening reception facilities spectacular location experienced and professional wedding team excellent leisure facilities in-house hair and beauty salon all events organised in accordance with the Greener Events Guide

Best Western

FALMOUTH BEACH RESORT HOTEL & APAR T M E N T S Gyllyngvase Beach, Sea Front, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4NA T: 01326 310500 F: 01326 319147 E: info@falmouthbeachhotel.co.uk www.bw-falmouthbeachhotel.co.uk 79


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Mostly reds

Utterly Sexy Cafe

Nobody puts you in the corner. You’re a funloving filly with fashion-forward taste; you scoff in the face of tradition and throw caution to the wind. You relish the offbeat, the modernist and the bespoke, and you crave a wedding that reflects the colour of your party-animal personality. Cake style: Let your imagination run wild! Whether it’s a square geometric, a hip hexagonal or another modernist creation whipped in the depths of your imagination,

Jon Rendle, Rayner Photography

consider an alternative cake shape to echo your passion for the offbeat. A novelty cake with bespoke figurines will reflect your funloving nature or a tiered cake embellished with a stark contemporary pattern or splashes of bold colour make an arty and playful statement you’ll love.

Cakes By Design

Mostly yellows You’re an easy, breezy beach-loving chick who embraces that quintessentially Cornish vibe. You’re at home amongst the elements, the surf stirring your soul, your kicks coming thick and fast from sports and adrenaline-fuelled antics. Having mastered the art of effortless style with your coolly casual blend of barefoot chic, you envision a dreamy wedding which tugs on your oceanic heart strings. Cake style: Your cake should be simple

Clare's Cakes

and stylish, characterised by clean lines and minimal fuss. Shades of soft blues, pale greens, fresh whites and a hint of yellow hit the marine-inspired mark. Opt for oceanic embellishments such as shells and starfish or a nautical chic navy and white striped affair. Cup cakes crowned with iced shells make an appropriately aquatic alternative. Clare's Cakes

Contacts: Cakes By Design 01209 717717 www.cakes-bydesign.co.uk

Clare's Cakes 01736 755581 www.clarescakes.co.uk

Just Desserts Wedding Cakes 01209 712366 www.justdessertsweddingcakes.com

Jon Rendle 01752 294394 www.cakessince1982.com

Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Becky 01637 851653 www.trulyscrumptiouscakes.co.uk

Utterly Sexy Cafe 01747 870812 www.utterlysexycafe.co.uk

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Stylish wedding flowers created by specialists

01736 362526

17 Causewayhead, Penzance, TR18 2SP

www.flowersboutiquecornwall.co.uk.com

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FLOWERS

Add a luscious twist to your bridal blooms with a palette of rich jewel tones.

words Rebecca Matthews Photography Simon Green

Jewel tones seem to be having som ething of a fashion moment. Whether it’s dazz ling emerald, ravishing ruby or to-die-for amethys t, think beyond gems and infuse your wed ding flowers with the colours of opulence. As the bright shades of summer give way to the soft, rich and rusty tones of autumn, the time is ripe to go all out for deep, extravagant colo urs. It’s also the perfect season to maximise your folia ge so go to town with lush and plentiful flourishes of green. Mix in berries, seedpods and twigs for a distinctive twist of earthy texture and fruitful colour. For a fragrant complement to your centrepieces, cons ider adding apples, candles and cinnamon sticks. These striking arrangements have been created by The Flower Boutique to stir your crea tive juices. The luxurious combination of lyzianthu s, veronica, vibernum berry, sedum, roses and skele ton leaves makes a sumptuous – and beautifully colourful – statement.

The Flower Boutique 01736 350727 www.flowersboutiquecornwall.co .uk

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Let wed introduce you to the stars of autumn‌

Calla lily Currently a hugely popular wedding bloom, the distinctive funnel shape of the calla lily makes a fabulous focal point for a table centrepiece. Symbolic meaning: magnificent beauty

Rose A truly classic wedding flower, the rose whispers romance with every softly scented petal. Available in a wide spectrum of colours, choose deep red for a rich autumnal impact. Symbolic meaning: love and beauty

Gladiolus Available in a wide range of colours from soft pastel shades of pink and peach to vibrant reds and purples, the gladiolus is an endlessly versatile flower. It lends a particularly dramatic touch to reception arrangements.

Symbolic meaning: strength Hydrangea Bursting with blossom, the pretty pastelcoloured blooms of the hydrangea make for a dazzling bouquet or centrepiece arrangement. Symbolic meaning: understanding or heartlessness

Gerbera The large beautiful bloom of the gerbera infuses bouquets with a dramatic and modern edge. A rainbow of colours, and the option of the mini gerbera for dainty arrangements, means there’s pretty choice aplenty. Symbolic meaning: beauty and innocence

Orchid This exotic flower makes a superbly striking bouquet, particularly in fresh white, hot pink or vivid purple. But be warned: it is not a budget option. Symbolic meaning: majestic elegance

Dahlia The dahlia is a full-bodied flower available in a variety of opulent autumnal hues. It works particularly well as a pew decoration or table centrepiece. Symbolic meaning: good taste

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An increasing number of couples are choosing to forgo the big fancy wedding in favour of an exclusive celebration with a select few. Why? Because the number of small and luxurious new venues means you have some truly staggering settings to choose from. Because a small wedding generally gives you license to be highly creative with the way your day pans out. And because you get to say ‘I do’ in a relaxed environment in front of a few cherished close family and friends. Pretty seductive stuff eh? Feast your eyes on these wonderful venues and expect to fall hook line and sinker for the charms of a cosy celebration.

all re a Small weddings y cos gets d e w the rage. mate inti 's y in the count venues. a Matthews

words Rebecc

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VENUES: ?

Photography Pencalenick House

For utter seclusion…

PENCALENICK HOUSE Few wedding venues come as dreamily distinctive as Pencalenick House.

your vision from the food to the décor, you can expect a lavish but laidback

Built into a creek across the water from Fowey, this sleek and striking

celebration for up to 30 guests. A group of 16 can be accommodated in the

example of contemporary architecture has been designed to blend

house; extra guests may choose to stay in Fowey and arrive at the wedding by

seamlessly into its woodland surrounds. Tucked away from the hub-

boat. The groom may even decide to spend the night before the wedding on the

bub of modern life, expect privacy, tranquillity – and something quite

yacht with friends.

extraordinary. On the day itself, the bride may choose a dramatic arrival by boat for the A wall of glass beckons in natural light and seductive views across the estuary.

ceremony, the views of the estuary making a romantic backdrop to the ‘I dos’.

The interior epitomises the height in contemporary chic with its open plan

A drinks reception and bespoke banquet will follow, the celebrations no doubt

living space, suspended walkway and the soft neutral tones of the furnishings,

spilling into the spectacular surrounds. Watch the sun slip behind Fowey as the

while each of the seven bedrooms boasts views over the creek and chic

party continues into the night, and, should you need yet another reason to tie

minimalist styling.

the knot in this exceptional house: the wine cellar is at your disposal – and you can make as much noise as you want.

You want luxury? You’ve got it. Offering the perks of a five star hotel without the other guests, a house manager and chef will give you the warmest of

Combining an insanely romantic location with a laidback brand of luxury,

welcomes, providing the ultimate in service and fine cuisine. A 47ft 1930s

Pencalenick is an enchanting setting for a super chic wedding.

motor yacht is also at your disposal for cruises around the coast, complete with picnics and champagne. A wedding at Pencalenick is as personal as they come. Entirely designed around

Pencalenick House Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Polruan 01726 870869 www.pencalenickhouse.co.uk

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For shoreline indulgence…

THE LUGGER HOTEL

Photography Eliot Siegel 07768 816749 www.eliotsiegel.com Weave your way through the charming village of Portloe on the

Ceremonies may take place in either the restaurant or the conservatory

Roseland Peninsula, and you’ll find The Lugger Hotel tucked into the

before a staggering seascape backdrop, with a maximum of 60 guests in

edge of the tiny cove. The hallmarks of the quintessentially Cornish

attendance. On a sunny day, celebrations may spill onto the cliff side terrace.

fishing village are all here: the jumble of whitewashed cottages, the fishing boats unloading the day’s catch at the shore, the green-blue

Expect a delicious feast of a wedding breakfast. With flexibility being the

waters lapping at the rocks. And the hotel is perfectly positioned to

buzzword, the chef will concoct a menu to suit your tastes. Given the

drink in the tranquillity, natural beauty and distinctive character of

unfeasibly close proximity of the fishing boats, anchored a few yards from the

this idyllic setting.

hotel, freshly caught seafood is something of a speciality.

A 21st century facelift has licked The Lugger into a stylish shoreline

Retire to a heavenly retreat of a room: a mellow palette of pale woods, crisp

sanctuary, characterised by simple elegance and crisp colours. Formerly

white, burnished brown and clotted cream with a soundtrack of the sea.

a 17th Century smugglers inn, the sense of history still echoes from the

Slip into an even deeper level of relaxation at The Lugger Spa which offers a

building’s low ceilings, winding corridors and wonderful nooks and crannies.

range of sumptuous treatments.

The cosy sitting room is an eclectic assortment of antiques and furniture scattered around an open fireplace, while the restaurant is a modish marriage

Endlessly ambient and coolly quirky, The Lugger Hotel is a blissful spot to

of clean whites, aged exposed beams and gull’s nest views over the cove.

lock lips and live out your escapist fantasies.

The hotel is available on an exclusive hire basis for weddings, so your

The Lugger Hotel, Portloe, Truro 01872 501322 www.luggerhotel.co.uk

family and friends may enjoy the run of the cluster of buildings in privacy.

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Celebrate, Indulge, Enjoy... The Penventon Experience

TH E P E N V E N TO N PA R K H O T E L

www.penventon.co.uk

West End, Redruth, Cornwall, United Kingdom. TR15 1TE. Tel : +44(0)1209 203000 Fax : +44(0)1209 203001 email : info@penventon.com

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For waterside style…

The Old Quay House

photography The Old Quay House

Don’t let the title ‘Old’ Quay House mislead you. The interior of

The 2006 Remy Martin Award winning restaurant and its double Rosette

this waterside stunner epitomises contemporary metropolitan

winning chef offer a scrumptious choice of top quality dishes. Whether you

style, with a vibrant element of quirkiness thrown in for alluring

want an informal buffet of canapés or a sit-down three-course meal, you are

measure.

assured a banquet of a delectable standard.

Located in the historical heart of fashionable Fowey, the hotel boasts an

Retiring to your room after the celebrations will prove a treat in itself. Many

idyllic view of the landscape that so enchanted a certain Ms Du Maurier,

of the twelve individually designed rooms – each demonstrating painstaking

while the winding streets on one side and passing boats on the other exude a

and tasteful attention to detail – boast awe-inspiring views over the Fowey

typically Cornish charm.

estuary from their balconies and the soothing soundtrack of the lapping waters below. The distinctive style of these elegant sanctuaries ranges from

There can be few more tranquil nor beautiful settings to get married than

opulent luxury through to seaside serenity. In short, you won’t want to leave.

before the hotel’s waterside terrace. Perfect for small, intimate weddings, flexibility is the buzzword at The Old Quay House and every aspect of your day will be tailored to your vision. Book out the whole hotel and you can assure the exclusive use of the facilities for you and your guests.

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For cliff top luxury…

Blue Hayes Hotel

Tucked away on the cliff tops above Porthminster Beach, the Blue

The event promises to be a sensuous delight from start to finish, with a Cornish

Hayes Hotel is something of a well-kept secret amongst those who

cream tea greeting you on arrival, optional cocktails served on the terrace and a

appreciate a touch of seaside luxury. The décor of this 1920s’ building

wide choice of sumptuous specialities on the menu.

is sleek and spacious. The atmosphere is tranquil. And the building whispers luxury and exclusivity from every light, airy and effortlessly

Every suite typifies opulence and comfort, but expect to feel very special

stylish corner.

indeed as you settle into the Master Suite with its four-poster bed, spacious ensuite facilities and French doors opening onto a private balcony

But the winning feature of this small but perfectly formed treasure is the

overlooking the sea. It is, quite simply, a spectacular place to start your

location. Overlooking the seductive view of St Ives Bay and Godrevy

marriage.

Lighthouse, the palm trees and golden sands of Porthminster are just a five minute walk along the coastal path.

Children under ten years old are not permitted, so this isn’t one for the kiddies. This is about relaxation, informality and a generous dose of

A wedding at the Blue Hayes is a truly intimate occasion. The hotel’s wedding

splendour for you devotees of the finer things in life.

package provides for the exclusive use of the facilities for a choice of one or two nights, and requires all five rooms to be booked as part of the package. This limits the total number of guests to ten people, including the bride and groom, making for a small celebration, scheduled and designed to your personal tastes.

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Blue Hayes Private Hotel Trelyon Avenue, St Ives 01736 797129 www.bluehayes.co.uk


One location, three venues

just 200 yards from fistral beach civil licence

a unique indoor wedding venue

overlooking the beach and golf links

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VENUE DIRECTORY

Civil venue listings

The Venue Castles

Pendennis Castle Falmouth 01326 310106 www.english-heritage.org.uk

Polhawn Fort Military Road, Rame, Torpoint 01752 822864 www.polhawnfort.com

St Mellion Hotel Golf and Country Club

Blue Hayes Private Hotel

Saltash

01736 797129 www.bluehayes.co.uk

Trelyon Avenue, St Ives

01579 351351 www.st-mellion.co.uk

Gardens Lamorran

Upper Castle Road, St Mawes

St Mawes Castle St Mawes 01326 310106 www.english-heritage.org.uk

01326 270800 www.lamorrangardens.co.uk

Trelissick Feock, Truro

Country Clubs

Cape Cornwall Golf and Country Club St Just 01736 788611 www.capecornwall.com

China Fleet Country Club Saltash 01752 848668 www.china-fleet.co.uk

Lakeview Country Club Old Coach Road, Lanivet, Bodmin 01208 831808 www.clubdomaine.co.uk

Lostwithiel Golf and Country Club Lostwithiel 01208 873550 www.golf-hotel.co.uk

Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club

Overlooking the seductive view of St Ives

01872 862248 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse, this small

Trevarno Manor

epitomizes seaside luxury and exclusivity.

Trevarno Estate and Gardens, Helston 01326 574274 www.trevarno.co.uk

Hotels

but perfectly formed treasure of a hotel The ideal setting for an intimate wedding, the total number of guests is limited to ten people including the bride and groom, making for a small but special celebration designed to your tastes.

Alverton Manor Hotel Tregolls Road, Truro

Barrowfield Hotel

01872 276633 www.alvertonmanor.co.uk

Hilgrove Road, Newquay 01637 878878 www.cranstar.co.uk/barrow

Atlantic Hotel Dane Road, Newquay

Bedruthan Steps Hotel

01637 872244 www.atlantichotel.co.uk

Mawgan Porth, Newquay 01637 860555 www.bedruthan.com

The Bay Hotel Esplanade Road, Pentire, Newquay

The Beeches Hotel

01637 852221

60 Charlestown Road, St Austell

www.newquay-hotels.co.uk

01726 73106 www.thebeechescharlestown.co.uk

Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin 01208 262570 www.lanhydrockhotel.com

Boscundle Manor Tregrehan, St Austell 01726 813557 www.boscundlemanor.co.uk

Budock Vean Hotel Situated overlooking Fistral Beach, The

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth

Your wedding ceremony may now take

Bay Hotel offers idyllic ocean views from

01326 250288 www.budockvean.co.uk

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family-run Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf

bedrooms. Enjoying a glowing reputation

Camelot Castle Hotel

Club. Situated in the heart of Cornwall’s

for its stylish interiors, delicious food and

Atlantic Road, Tintagel

rolling countryside, the lush rural back-

premier Spa, The Bay offers a professional

01840 770202 www.camelotcastle.com

drop makes a simply spectacular setting to

and friendly wedding service and can cater

say ‘I do’, while the luxurious and stylish

for up to 160 people. Call The Bay for

new hotel offers a supreme standard in

more information on civil ceremonies and

cuisine and service for your celebration.

evening celebrations.

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Civil venue listings

The Venue Carnmarth Hotel

The Esplanade Hotel

Headland Road, Newquay

Esplanade Road, Pentire, Newquay

01637 872519 www.carnmarth.com

01637 873333 www.newquay-hotels.co.uk

Fowey Hall Hanson Drive, Fowey 01726 833866 www.foweyhallhotel.co.uk

Glendorgal Hotel Lusty Glaze, Porth, Newquay 01637 874937 www.glendorgal.co.uk

Godolphin Arms West End, Marazion 01736 710202 www.godolphinarms.co.uk

Overlooking Fistral Beach, The Carnmarth Hotel combines a relaxed and personal wedding with a stunning location. New addition ‘The Marquee’ offers the flexibility of a marquee setting with the amenities of a hotel. Large numbers can be catered for, whether it’s a sit-down dinner or alfresco BBQ before sea views on the terrace. Cool and contemporary styling is blended with a beachside vibe for a chic celebration.

Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell 01726 812304 www.brend-hotels.co.uk

Chy-an-Albany Hotel Albany Terrace, St Ives 01736 796759 www.chyanalbanyhotel.com

Cliff Head Hotel Sea Road, Carlyon Bay, St Austell

One of Newquay’s premier 3 star hotels, The Esplanade is situated a stone’s throw from Fistral Beach and offers

ideal venue for both your civil ceremony and reception, and can cater for up to 250 people. Combining contemporary interiors with a relaxed charm, it makes a supreme setting for a stylish wedding celebration.

The Falmouth Hotel

Greenbank Hotel boasts a dreamy setting.

Castle Beach, Falmouth 01326 312671 www.falmouthhotel.co.uk

Dating as far back as 1640, the historic

Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth 01326 318084

The Falcon Hotel Breakwater Road, Bude 01288 352005 www.falconhotel.com

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Complete with a glowing reputation for supreme cuisine, a private quay and small beach and a fine standard in service, expect a ravishingly romantic celebration.

www.bw-falmouthbeachhotel.co.uk

Green Lawns Hotel Western Terrace, Falmouth 01326 312734 www.greenlawnshotel.com

Hannafore Point Hotel Marine Drive, West Looe 01503 263273 www.hannaforepointhotel.com

Crossroads Lodge Hotel

01566 772036

building is rich in character, its interior styling typified by a rare level of elegance.

01736 731411 www.thecovecornwall.com

3, Castle Street, Launceston

Perched on the side of a harbour with views across the Fal estuary, The

Lamorna, Penzance

Eagle House Hotel  

01326 312440 www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk

lounge and bedrooms. The hotel is an

The Cove

01209 820551 www.hotelstruro.com

Harbourside, Falmouth

awe-inspiring views from its restaurant,

01726 812345 www.cliffheadhotel.com

Scorrier, Redruth

Greenbank Hotel

With beautiful gardens and the golden sands of Gyllyngvase Beach at its doorstep, Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel boasts a stunning setting, spacious function rooms, plentiful accommodation and superb leisure facilities. Catering for a maximum of 150 guests for a sit-down meal and 180 in the evening, the experienced team guarantees a celebration to remember.

Headland Hotel Newquay 01637 872211 www.headlandhotel.co.uk

Hotel California Pentire Crescent, Newquay 01637 872798 www.thehotelcalifornia.co.uk

Hotel Riviera Lusty Glaze, Newquay 01637 874251


VENUES: TREREIFE

The perfect setting for the perfect day.

The romantic Land’s End Hotel sits proudly on 200ft granite cliffs where Cornwall meets the mighty Altantic Ocean.

views across the Atlantic towards the Isles of Scilly, the Longships Lighthouse and beyond.

Your wedding day should be a day to remember and the

This atmospheric Victorian hotel also features beautiful

Land’s End Hotel can provide one of the most romantic

en-suite bedrooms, including Four posters, and together with

settings to make this day the one you’ll cherish forever.

a quality menu offering the finest local ingredients and a

Fully licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, the hotel offers a number of function rooms which command spectacular

carefully selected wine list, all combine to make it the truly perfect setting for the perfect day.

For further information about tailored wedding packages call 01736 871844 or visit www.landsendhotel.co.uk The Land’s End Hotel • Land’s End • Cornwall • TR19 7AA • Fax 01736 871599

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Civil venue listings

The Venue Hotel Tresanton Lower Castle Road, St. Mawes 01326 270055 www.tresanton.com

Penventon Park Hotel West End, Redruth 01209 203000 www.penventon.co.uk

Hotel Victoria

Watergate Road, Porth, Newquay 01637 872864 www.sandsresort.co.uk

Hustyns

Land’s End Hotel Sennen 01736 871844 www.landsendhotel.co.uk

Lanteglos Country House Hotel Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Camelford 01840 213551 www.lantegloshotel.co.uk

The Seiners Arms A spectacular converted Georgian mansion set in acres of parkland, Penventon Park Hotel makes a dreamy backdrop for a wedding. Whether it’s an intimate wedding for two or a lavish celebration for up to 200 guests, the hotel’s experienced team can offer a package tailor made to you, allowing you to relax and enjoy the luxurious surrounds and superb facilities of this exceptional setting.

Lowenac Hotel Basset Road, Camborne 01209 719295

The Old Custom House Hotel South Quay, Padstow 01841 532359 www.smallandfriendly.co.uk

Old Quay House 28 Fore Street, Fowey

Pedn-Olva Hotel The Warren, St Ives 01736 796222

Penmere Manor Hotel

Penmorvah Manor Hotel Budock Water, Falmouth

Tregenna Castle Treloyhan Avenue, St Ives 01736 795254 www.tregenna-castle.co.uk

Polurrian Hotel

Porthminster Hotel The Terrace, St Ives

awe-inspiring waterside views, The Old

01736 795221 www.porthminster-hotel.co.uk

Quay House is a chic and alluring wedding venue which caters for up to 100 guests.

Queens Hotel

The ceremony and delectable wedding

The Promenade, Penzance 01736 362371 www.queens-hotel.com

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Tywardreath, Par 01726 814797 www.trenython.co.uk

Trevone, Padstow 01841 520318 www.wellparc.co.uk

Combining sleek, contemporary style with

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Trenython Manor

Well Parc Hotel

01726 812802 www.porthavallen.co.uk

recommended.

The Harbour Front, Port Isaac 01208 880264 www.portisaachotel.com

01326 250277 www.penmorvah.co.uk

Sea Road, Carlyon Bay, St Austell

typifying comfort and style, a stop over is

The Slipway Hotel

Watergate Bay, nr Newquay 01637 860543 www.watergatebayhotel.co.uk

Porth Avallen Hotel

tranquil estuary waters. With each room

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth 01326 312707 www.stmichaels-hotel.co.uk

Watergate Bay Hotel

01326 240421 www.polurrianhotel.com

winning restaurant take place before the

St Michael’s Hotel

01326 211411 www.penmeremanorhotel.co.uk

The Lizard Peninsula, Mullion

breakfast from the Remy Martin award-

Beach Road, Perranporth 01872 573118 www.ccinns.com

Mongleath Road, Falmouth

01726 833302 www.theoldquayhouse.com

Cliff Road, Falmouth 01326 313042 www.royalduchy.co.uk

Sands Resort

East Street, Newquay 01637 872255 www.hotel-victoria.co.uk

St Breock Downs, Wadebridge 01208 893700 www.hustyns.com

Royal Duchy Hotel

Rose-In-Vale Country House Hotel Mithian, St Agnes 01872 552202 www.rose-in-vale-hotel.co.uk

White Hart Hotel Church Street, St Austell 01726 72100 www.smallandfriendly.co.uk

Widemouth Manor Hotel Widemouth Bay, Bude 01288 361263 www.widemouthmanor.co.uk

Windward Hotel Alexandra Road, Porth Bay, nr Newquay 01637 873185 www.windwardhotel.co.uk

Whitsand Bay Hotel Portwrinkle, Torpoint 01503 230276 www.whitsandbayhotel.co.uk

Wringford Down Hotel Cawsand 01752 822287 www.cornwallholidays.co.uk


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wish you were here ? Unique Intimate Exclusive Weddings

Pencalenick House Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1NH 01726 870 869 www.pencalenickhouse.com

A Special Venue for a Special Day At The Royal Duchy Hotel, we’re well rehearsed in helping big days run smoothly, whether it’s a traditional wedding breakfast, an intimate celebration or an outdoor extravaganza for friends and family. We’ll provide:

Dedicated wedding planners Fine dining at our award-winning restaurant � Spectacular red carpet arrival � Floral displays � Calligraphy service � Complimentary stay for bride and groom � Discounted rates for guests � �

For a wedding day to remember, contact us on 01326 313 042 or visit royalduchy.com/weddings

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VENUE DIRECTORY

VENUE DIRECTORY

Would you like to see your wedding venue profiled here? Phone Brendan on (01736) 368899

Castle or country club? Historic home or hotel? The choice of approved premises in Cornwall is vast. Here’s a rundown.

Manor Houses Boconnoc House

Lostwithiel 01208 872507 www.boconnocenterprises.co.uk

Scorrier House Scorrier, Redruth 01209 820264 www.scorrierhouse.co.uk

Godolphin Cross, Helston 01736 763194 www.godolphinhouse.com

Mount Edgcumbe House

Surrounded by 450 acres of idyllic woods

Cremyll, Torpoint 01752 822236 www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk

and parkland, this 18th century house

Washaway, Bodmin 01208 841369 www.pencarrow.co.uk

Pentillie Castle and Estate St Mellion, Saltash 01579 350044 www.pentillie.co.uk

Prideaux Place Padstow 01841 532411 www.prideauxplace.co.uk

Trematon Hall

offers splendour, romance and plentiful

Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel 01840 779190 www.fentafriddle.com

plete with a sense of timeless elegance. Extend your exquisite experience by staying in the en suite accommodation in the

Porth-en-Alls House

property’s recently converted stables.

Prussia Cove, Penzance 01736 762014 www.prussiacove.co.uk

Trerice Kestle Mill, Newquay 01637 875404 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Restaurants & Inns

Portscatho, Truro 01872 580346

Marhamchurch, Bude 01288 361277 www.bullersarms.co.uk

West Pentire, Crantock, Newquay 01637 830968 www.bowgie.com

Blue Bar Porthtowan 01209 890329 / 777 www.blue-bar.co.uk

The Edgcumbe Arms Cremyll, Torpoint 01752 822294

Fistral Blu

sea views. All principal rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies, as well as the rustic thatched summerhouse, set in a 17th century walled knot garden. The Music Room, a converted barn overlooking the French Garden, is ideal for small receptions,

Fistral Beach, Headland Road, Newquay 01637 879444 www.fistral-blu.co.uk

The Liscawn Inn Crafthole, Torpoint   01503 230863 www.liscawn.co.uk

The Old Mill House Inn Mill Hill, Polperro 01503 272362 www.oldmillhouse.i12.com

while the croquet lawn overlooking the sea makes a perfect setting for a marquee.

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Poughill, Bude 01288 352940 www.broomhillmanor.co.uk

Fentafriddle

Bullers Arms Hotel

in its own rolling farmland with dramatic

Broomhill Manor

offers a highly individual celebration com-

Rosteague

with medieval origins, Rosteague is set

Rural Locations & Private Estates

flexible approach to weddings, Scorrier

The Bowgie Inn

A large, romantic, Elizabethan manor house

The Spaniards Riverside Inn

backdrops for photographs. Adopting a

Saltash 01752 842351 www.trematonhall.co.uk

www.rosteague.co.uk

The Harbourside, Porthleven 01326 562407

Fore Street, Cargreen, Saltash 01752 842830 www.thespaniards.co.uk

Godolphin House

Pencarrow House

The Smokehouse

The Port William Trebarwith Strand, 01840 770230

Tregoddick Farm Madron, Penzance 01736 361301

Trevigue Farmhouse Crackington Haven, Bude 01840 230418 www.trevigue.co.uk

Trevenna St Neot, Liskeard www.trevenna.com 01579 320013

Upton Farm Delabole 01840 770225 www.upton-farm.co.uk

…And Something A Little Different Carnglaze Caverns

St Neot, Liskeard 01579 320251 www.carnglaze.com

Jetty Cottage St George’s Island, Looe 07812 009384

Pencalenick House Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Fowey 01726 870869 www.pencalenickhouse.com

Poldark Mine Wendron, Helston 01326 573173 www.poldark-mine.co.uk


a unique, beautiful, romantic hotel... fabulous rooms, compelling views, romantic surroundings and an unrivalled, bespoke service. As guests succumb to the charms of the hotel, our wedding co-ordinator will ensure that everything runs like clockwork

...come and tie the knot at one of Cornwall’s finest

See www.greenbank-hotel.co.uk for more details, and to download our full Weddings and Celebrations brochure.

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EAT, DRINK AND BE MARRIED

Love your food? Choose a restaurant reception for an exclusive celebration chock full of delicious delights. words Rebecca Matthews

Wasn’t it over a plate of spaghetti and meatballs that Lady and the was Tramp fell into a dewy-eyed reverie? Perhaps your own romance The nurtured over a series of Sunday roasts and Chinese takeaways. deal may even have been sealed with a proposal over a candlelit

dinner.

ul web Suffice to say, the act of eating is intrinsically interwoven in the wonderf and of courtship and romance. Given the rich history shared between food l’amour, what better place could there possibly be to celebrate your nuptials than in that Elysium of foodie delights: a restaurant? ll, the Now the chic eatery scene has well and truly exploded here in Cornwa influx county is awash with trendy diners. One of the outcomes of this foodie of might be an increased number of Lloyd Grossman types debating the merits

grooms the scallops starter, but it also means – my peckish brides and ravenous – that you have the pick of some supreme restaurant settings to enjoy an intimate and delectable wedding celebration. Here’s a taster…

THE EXOTIC

Located in the heart of Truro, Asian fusion eaterie Chantek is all about funky of the interiors, exotic food and zesty cocktails. Having established itself as one ns to city’s most enticing restaurants, Chantek is now hosting wedding receptio of couples that fancy an exclusive post-wedding party with a tantalising twist eastern influence. parties A recently opened dining room makes a beautifully styled setting where of between 25 and 60 can tuck into a bespoke package, whether it’s sharing a platters or original menus. The trademark Chantek dishes are inspired by

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range of Asian and Pacific Rim countries including Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, sure Singapore, Indonesia and China, and the scents from the kitchen alone are e. to infuse your celebration with a romantic ambienc weds Renowned for its superb selection of cocktails and booze juices, the newly may choose to sup on some specially designed cocktails to toast their union. e juices And a tip from Chantek’s mixologist: the non-alcoholic fruit and vegetabl will help sustain energy for the wedding night – so there’s no excuse. ng

On an ethical note, Chantek adopt a buy local philosophy, as well as supporti l, fair trade initiatives and organic produce, making the restaurant a colourfu conscience-free and truly distinctive way to celebrate in style.

15 New Bridge Street, Truro 01872 225071 www.chantek.co.uk


The team at Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club is celebrating! We have just acquired our civil ceremony licence You may now enjoy your wedding ceremony and reception in the heart of Cornwall’s rolling countryside...

Our luxurious new hotel combines contemporary style with rural relaxation. Boasting sensational views, ďŹ ne cuisine, chic accommodation and warm hospitality, Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club is the idyllic venue for your wedding.

Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin

01208 262570

www.lanhydrockhotel.com

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RES NATIONAL TREASUrd should tickle nu from Custa This sample wedding me s… those very British taste bud

Starters b terrine with piccalilli Farmhouse pork and her Prawn cocktail sage soup, curried seeds and Roasted butternut squash Mains k chips cress, tartare sauce and thic Salmon fishcake with water apple with celeriac, mustard and Slow roasted pork belly h courgette and cheese sausages wit Glamorgan leek, thyme and tomato etables Selection of seasonal veg Desserts d Apple crumble and custar h vanilla ice cream Hot chocolate mousse wit tney Cheese selection with chu

THE BRITISH Fancy something quintessentially British for your wedding breakfast? Custard may well be the answer. Located near the harbour front in the heart of Padstow, the über trendy diner oozes a casually vintage appeal with its button-back leather booths and Cath Kidston fabrics, its twinkling chandeliers lending a touch of glamour. Onto the menu. Custard is all about simple and seasonal food, and the menu is a sumptuous array of hearty British dishes, ticking all the boxes where it comes to locally sourced and seasonally fresh ingredients. Whether it’s Cornish Ribeye Steak, Newlyn Hake or Cornish Wood Pigeon, this is the sort of food that warms your cockles and stirs your memories. With the likes of steamed sponge puddings and fruit crumbles, the desserts are the sweet treats of your childhood – and naturally, custard features on the list of delectable delights. If you adore things retro, the intimate and utterly chilled appeal of Custard promises to cut the matrimonial mustard.

1A The Strand, Padstow 0870 1700 740 www.custarddiner.com

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THE CONTEMPORARY Tucked away amidst the chic interiors of Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club, The Nineteen Bistro is a minimalist and coolly contemporary space for a small and lavish do. A fusion of rich toned leathers, dark polished woods and sumptuous fabrics gives the intimate setting a plush and luxurious edge, while a dramatic wall of glass beckons in expansive views across the golf course and rolling countryside. Should the sun shine, the full width doors may be opened onto an outdoor seating and dining area, allowing the celebrations to spill out into the lush rural surrounds. Nineteen has earned a glowing reputation for its fine brand of contemporary English cuisine, chock full of local produce and fresh ingredients. Tuck into the likes of Seared King Scallops, Marinated Spiced Lamb and Rib-eye Steak cooked to succulent perfection. With an ethos of ‘affordable luxury’, your guests may retire to stylish and comfortable accommodation post-celebration. What’s more, Lanhydrock Hotel has just secured its civil ceremony licence so you can do the deed and get down to some serious celebrating in one sensational spot.

Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin 01208 262570 www.lanhydrockhotel.com

EAT, DRINK AND BE MARRIED

Love your food? Choose a restaurant reception for an exclusive celebration chock full of delicious delights. words Rebecca Matthews

THE CONTINENTAL Nestled amidst the Victorian splendour of the Atlantic Hotel, Silks Bistro boasts

Stuffed Aubergine, fresh fish such as Salmon and Cod, or more traditional

a wholly more contemporary appeal – but the same spectacular cliff top setting.

dishes such as Sirloin Steak and Lamb Shank, the menu will be designed around your vision.

Light pours into the airy space from huge windows framed by lavish drapes. The styling is a modern fusion of monochrome fabrics, sleek polished floors,

Also a renowned Champagne bar, Silks is an ideal setting to kick back and sup

lush greenery and swirly metallic furnishings, while a grand piano adds a touch

on some of the finest bubbly around – all before that swoonsome view. And,

of splendour.

with The Atlantic’s choice of accommodation options, your party won’t need to go far to crash out in style.

As for the food, expect a laidback array of continental tastes inspired by the sunbaked tastes of the Mediterranean. From tapas rich in Chorizo Sausage and

Dane Road, Newquay 01637 872244 www.atlanticnewquay.co.uk

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Incomparable honeymoons

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HONEYMOONS: SHORT HAUL POST WEDDING BREAKS

Can’t get the time off for a long haul honeymoon? Go short haul then jet off to farflung climes when the boss (and funds) allow. wed picks the dreamiest destinations for your mini moon – and you won’t even have to venture up the M5. words Rebecca Matthews

Get Romantic In Paris e fusion of art, With the French capital’s seductiv cuisine, you’ll history, glamour and delectable y dewy-eyed be getting down to some seriousl Enjoy a relaxing moments of l’amour in no time. ks of the Seine, few days wandering along the ban boutiques and mooching around the über stylish charm. supping on that irresistible Parisian e Cathedral for DO Climb the tower of Notre Dam a cruise along spectacular views across Paris. Take mian streets the Seine and explore the chic and bohe a feast at a of Marais. Finish each day in style with n with fine wine, traditional Parisian bistro washed dow ic French kissing then indulge in some shamelessly publ on the way back to your hotel. ac, an intimate STAY Lap up the luxury of Hotel Balz with its townhouse hotel which oozes elegance ical styling and opulent fusion of rich fabrics, neo-class us suites boast modish flourishes. Many of its sumptuo lbalzac.com. views of the Eiffel Tower www.hote w.flybe.com FLY Flybe from Exeter Airport ww

Go sightseeing in BA

RCELONA

Sunny Spain’s hip and happenin’ capital of cool, Barcelona has it all: labyrinthine medie val streets, sandy beaches, incredible contemporar y architecture, buzzing nightlife and cutting edge urban style. Spen d a dreamy few days wandering the Mediterr anean shores and sampling the city’s ric h culture. DO Gaudi’s superbly sur

real temple Sagrada Fam ilia, ion, is a must see; arrive

which is still in construct

early to beat the crowds

and venture up the tower for breathtaking city views . Catch some rays in the fantastical Parc Güell then watch the street entertainers and soak up the history of the medie val quarter, Barri Gòtic. Visit The Palau de la Musica Catalana for a spine-ting ling evening’s entertainme nt from classical guitar and orchestra to flamenco. STAY If you like your loc ation central and your interiors super chic, che ck in at Hotel 1898 on Barcelona’s buzzing La Rambla. Unfeasibly comfortable with a spa and rooftop pool amongst its facilities, a stylish honeym oon is guaranteed www.hotel1898.com. FLY Ryanair from Newquay www.ryana ir.com

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Byron and Bernard Shaw waxed lyrical about this ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, and, wander along the streets of this history-soaked town wedged between the hills and the coast, you’ll see why. Fast becoming an A-list hot spot, the fortified Croatian capital has history, culture and romantic ambience in awe-inspiring abundance. DO Wander through the old town, take a walk along the city walls and sup on Dubrovnik’s intoxicating charm. Catch the ferry to the uninhabited island of

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Lokrum; wander the botanical gardens and monastery ruins then chill out on one of the secluded beaches. Watch the sun set from the Buza Bar, an atmospheric and achingly romantic spot perched on rocks beneath the city walls. STAY Check into the Dubrovnik Palace and expect to feel very special indeed as you watch the sun slip beneath the sea from your private balcony. The newly styled hotel is primed for pleasure-seeking newly weds, boasting an outdoor pool, dive centre and spa amongst its charms. www.dubrovnikpalace.hr. FLY Flybe from Exeter www.flybe.com

Taste the high life in GENEVA

As far as swoonsome honeymoon settings go, Geneva takes some beating. Located on the banks of Lake Geneva and nestled amidst the foothills of the Alps, the city oozes a chic, cosmopolitan vibe. Explore the mountains, stroll the promenade and chill out before the magnificent views of this lakeside lovely. DO Catch the gondola to Mont Salève, and marvel at the breathtaking views over the city and surrounding Alps. Up the romance factor another notch by

Get cultural in DUBLIN

visiting the tiny Rousseau Island in the river of Le Rhône. Mooch around the boutiques of Rue du Rhône and round off the day with a wine tasting tour at a local vineyard.

The Irish capital is emerging as one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Friendly and compact, Dublin is famed for its unique

seeking activity, culture or gastro delights, dally

with a flourish of contemporary style. A haven of luxury and tranquillity to toast your nuptials www.dangleterrehotel.com FLY Flybe from

around Ireland’s fair city and you’ll find it. And

Newquay www.flybe.com

charm, elegant Georgian architecture, history, museums, shops and galleries. Whether you’re

don’t forget the pubs… DO Lap up the culture on one of the city’s many tours then head to St Stephen’s Green and take a romantic trip of the city in a horse drawn carriage. Visit the Guinness Storehouse and drink in panoramic city views with a pint of the black stuff in the glassed Gravity Bar. Stop off at Ireland’s oldest pub, The Brazen Head, for good food and foot-stomping music washed down with the finest of Irish tipples. STAY Honeymooners with a taste for things hip will fall in love with boutique hotel The Dylan. Expect fabulously funky interiors, delectable food and a cocktail menu to die for, as well as honeymoon treats such as chilled champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries www.dylan.ie. FLY Air Southwest from

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STAY Boasting magnificent views over Lake Geneva, Mont Blanc and the city’s 140ft fountain Jet d’eau, Hotel d’Angleterre fuses historic elegance

Newquay www.airsouthwest.com


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THE WISH LIST words Rebecca Matthews

THE KITSCH LIST Dotty about polka dots and vintage-inspired prints? Then I suggest you plant the words ‘Cath’ and ‘Kidston’ into the minds of your guests. The home of shabby chic and fabulous florals, the distinctive range of home ware and accessories is now available at a new shop in St Ives. These heavenly paisley and rose bedding sets will pour a classic touch of colour and style into your home, while these pretty spotted and floral bowls are sure to stir memories of childhood meals at your Granny’s house. And the pièce de résistance? This wonderful Sprig Blue Roberts Radio. Get down to St Ives and feast your eyes.

67 Fore Street, St Ives 01736 798001 www.cathkidston.co.uk THE FOODIE LIST The Artisan Cookshop in Truro is a veritable treasure trove of culinary finds. Expect the foodie in you to quiver with lip-smacking glee as you feast your eyes on an array of colourful crockery, glinting silverware and those all-important kitchen accessories. A wonderful hunting ground for wedding gifts, tableware from the likes of Emma Bridgewater and Fairmont and Main make gorgeous table toppers, while KitchenAid’s range of indispensable domestic appliances, such as this red hot toaster and blender, make a super cool flourish to your work surface. Then there’s the ‘Baby Ivory’ and ‘One Touch Cappuccino’ machines from coffee specialists Gaggia, which will satisfy the caffeine-junkie in you in super sleek style.

17 Pydar Street, Truro 01872 261040 www.artisancookshop.co.uk THE CHIC LIST Looking for something utterly unique and endlessly stylish to jazz up your home? New to Falmouth, Quay West Living is a veritable Aladdin’s cave filled with highly individual dining ware, tableware, glassware, porcelain and modern giftware. Brides and grooms with an eye for style with love the dining, glass and giftware from Rosenthal, which include patterns from Andy Warhol, Versace and Donna Karan (DKNY), while the quirky Scandinavian tableware and awardwinning Svaja glassware is designed to bring an unusual and contemporary touch to your living space. If you’re looking for something a little different to adorn your walls, artwork from Portugal’s The Polo Art may well fit the beautiful bill. The family-run business offers a highly personal gift list service to direct your guests towards those pieces you have your heart set upon.

28 Killigrew Street, Falmouth www.quaywestliving.co.uk

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HOMES: COLOURFUL INTERIORS

words Hannah May

THE BRIGHT STUFF Jazz up your living space with vivid fabrics, brilliant furnishings and vibrant knick-knacks. Illuminate your domestic sphere with some dazzle and dress up your interiors with colourful aplomb. Whether you opt for clash or coordinated, the general gist resides in a few signature, stand out features that resemble the spoils of a decent jumble sale rifling. Think patterned fabrics, bold furniture and blocks of brights. Whether you opt for all white with a single jot of colour through to technicolor trip out, the choice is deliciously all yours… Forget plain fabrics – it’s all about the busy flirt. With patterns aplenty, artwork is sporting its way coolly into interiors like never before. Paintings are no longer confined to the wall and patterns no longer restricted to wallpaper – where it comes to showcasing in style, fabric is where it’s at. Whether via Russian doll kitsch, curvy sexy or floral chic, Voyage has elegantly raised the bar by fusing function with super stylish design.

Iroka Interiors www.iroka.co.uk These visions of ceramic beauty will add a sensational splash of colour to your home. Handmade in Cornwall by Julie Murdoch-George, inspiration is derived from elaborate fabrics and wallpaper to create these fabulously feminine and effortlessly cool pieces.

JMG Ceramics www.jmgceramics.co.uk

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Place your posterior on one of these stunning sofas from Iroka. Splicing white insides with colourful panels in a range of bright hues, this clean lined, colourful creation is a boxticking classic: the ultimate way to bag yourself something you can both cosy into and admire from afar.

Iroka Interiors www.iroka.co.uk These glazed photographic ceramic wall tiles are sure to make a stunning floral focal point to any room. Advocating a more liberated approach to interior design, each of Penelope Cazeaux’s tiles is a celebration of colour, light and pattern. And, if you want an utterly unique design, bespoke tiles can be commissioned.

Cazeaux Design www.cazeauxdesign.co.uk A contemporary take on a classic British wall adornment, these duck hooks from hot Cornwall-based designer Jethro Macey come in a range of shades for a quirky and practical flourish of colour.

Jethro Macey www.jethromacey.com

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After their engagement in April this year, Natalie and Dylan booked their wedding on 30th August, leaving them just four months to make all the preparations. After a summer of washout weddings, they happened to pick the only dry and sunny Saturday for months. The bride and groom, along with their best man, bridesmaid and partners, all stayed at Park Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, close to Pencarrow House, the night before the wedding. On the big day, a light lunch was washed down with Camel Valley’s ‘Cornwall’ as they made their preparations. Natalie held a bouquet of country garden flowers, and, rather practically, her Maggie Sottero dress had been shortened to tea length for ease of walking and dancing! The wedding party arrived at Pencarrow House in style: the groom and best man in a red Caterham 7, and the bride and her father – who built both vehicles – in a black Caterham 7. The civil wedding ceremony took place in the elegant setting of the garden arbour before 70 guests, some of whom had travelled from as far as Germany and New Zealand. A drinks reception followed in the Italian garden where guests supped on Camel Valley and nibbled canapés by Gourmet Barbecues, while classical guitarist Steve Lawrence heightened the ambience. The speeches and toasts took place in a grand setting from the garden steps; guests then tucked into a barbecue buffet which included Caribbean-marinated chicken, fresh fish, prawn and beef kebabs, followed by strawberries, clotted cream and Cornish cheeses. As day gave way to evening, the wild dancing began, The Jive Jacks belting out a soundtrack of jazz, swing, soul and funk. Looking back, Natalie enthuses, “We both had an absolutely fantastic day.”

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Both Tiffany and Paul spent the night before their wedding at The Watergate Bay Hotel – but, in the name of tradition, they had separate rooms. Waking at 6am, Tiffany enjoyed a bubble bath while gazing out at dramatic sea views. While his bride-to-be tucked into a champagne breakfast, Paul ventured into the surf to calm his jitters. Taking inspiration from the light beige wedding dress, the wedding styling took an ‘old meets new’ theme, with vintage style flowers, hair and pearl accessories, and chocolate brown grooms wear to match the sepia tones. A vintage surf image was used for the invitations and customized surf wax wedding favours. The intimate ceremony took place before spectacular sea views with 45 close family and friends in attendance. The first moments of married life were toasted with Pimms and the wedding breakfast included sumptuous dishes such as sea bass and roast duck followed by the likes of strawberry trifle and chocolate fondant. The evening revelry included lots of music, more food and something a little special from Tiffany and Paul: the reenactment of the classic ‘Dirty Dancing’ routine after a series of weekly lessons from a choreographer friend in their local scout hut. Tiffany donned a more practical Baby style dress while Paul dressed as Johnny – and the performance was met with a rapturous reception. To mark the summer solstice, around 20 of the party rounded up the antics with a midnight swim, which Tiffany described as, “freezing but truly hilarious!” The fun didn’t end there: the newlyweds then set out on the trip of a lifetime: a five-week tour of Europe in their VW campervan.

   The venue Watergate Bay Hotel 01637 860543 www.watergatebay.co.uk The dress Pronovias Prudence Gowns, Plymouth 01752 558858 www.prudencegowns.com The flowers George Mackay Flowers 07852 405311 www.georgemackayflowers.com Photography Rayner Photography 07912 288601 www.raynerweddings.com

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Charlotte and Ross Pope Ross proposed on Christmas morning 2005 by hiding an engagement ring in Charlotte’s cracker complete with a little scroll that read ‘Will you marry me?’ After booking Scorrier House for their reception, the couple decided on a country theme which ran through the flowers, butterfly decorations, accessories and the favours: laurel leaves tied to little mint parcels. Charlotte rejected a veil and tiara in favour of a natural hairstyle and flower hair slide made from the choker that came with her dress. Like many couples that married this summer, they woke to rain on 5th July but refused to let it ruin their day – and at least the ivory umbrellas they hired were put to good use. Having spent much time in Gwithian at the start of their relationship, Gwithian Church proved the perfect setting for the couple to marry. After an emotional ceremony, the newlyweds traveled to Scorrier House in an ivory Daimler and enjoyed a bottle of champagne together as Mr and Mrs. The romance of Scorrier was enhanced further by tulle drapes adorning the staircase and chair backs and lots of fairy lights. The guests enjoyed a delectable feast courtesy of Jane Meredew Catering Company, which was followed by the speeches, including a very special one from the bride. The evening reception saw further guests arrive and the party spilled out into the conservatory and gardens; the revellers danced the night away – a particular highlight was a ‘90s hour, which well and truly filled the dance floor. Charlotte comments, “We had such an amazing day and made sure that we took ourselves off to be alone together at regular intervals during the celebrations.”

The venue Gwithian Church followed by Scorrier House 01209 820264 www.scorrierhouse.co.uk The dress Ian Stuart Fantasia Bridal, Lostwithiel 01208 872202 www.fantasia-bridal.com The flowers Bloomsberry Flowers 01326 569191 www.bloomsberryflowers.co.uk Photography David Willcocks Photography 01209 861044 www.davidwillcocks.co.uk

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THE CHILLED GARDEN BASH

Emma and Gennaro (Jamie) Autiero

Emma and Jamie, who have been together since they were 16, envisioned a relaxed wedding with lots of flowers and people having a good time – and that’s what they got at their shabby chic style garden party. The reception venue – Emma’s parents’ garden – was decked out during poor weather the week before the wedding. Luckily, the day itself dawned absolutely glorious and, after the beauty preparations took place, the bridal party did the last minute touches to the garden in their pyjamas complete with flawless hair and makeup! The ceremony took place at St Keverne Church, the bride arriving in a 1970s’ beetle. The party then kicked off in the magical garden setting, which was decorated with hundreds of flowers spilling out of tin buckets and watering cans, floral bunting strewn across the party tents and marquee, ribbons tied to trees and lanterns hanging from shepherds crooks. Emma describes the food, which was provided by The Lime Tree in Penzance, as “incredible”. In homage to Jamie’s Italian roots, the cuisine was a fusion of Italian and English: bruschetta was followed by rack of beef, red mullet, squid and luscious side dishes; sweets included strawberries and cream, lemon tarts and chocolate and cherry brownies. A series of buns and French fancies took the place of a traditional cake, which Emma and friends decorated the night before the wedding. In the evening, around 200 revellers partied the night away to a disco. The newly weds spent the week after the wedding in Italy to visit the members of Jamie’s family who couldn’t make the celebrations. Looking back, Emma enthuses, “The day was wicked! It just went too fast.”

The venue St Keverne Church followed by a reception at the bride’s parents’ house in Gwenter, Coverack The dress A Perfect Choice, Carbis Bay (now closed) The flowers Flowers by Clowance 01209 831317 www.flowersbyclowance.co.uk Photography Kirstin Prisk 07881 817275 www.kirstinprisk.com

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beautiful’ wedding theme with a potent Cornish flavour. Cornish language was

included in the invites and Order of Service, Lisa’s brothers wore Cornish hunting tartan with ‘Proper Cornish’ boxers underneath, and the groom’s party received Cornish tin cufflinks as gifts. A locally sourced menu,

bubbly from Camel Valley, local fudge favours, black and white umbrellas to fend off a brief spell of rain and Lisa’s father’s ‘Oggy Oggy’ toast enhanced the Cornish theme further. The setting of Trebah Gardens fitted in perfectly with the ‘pink and beautiful’ theme, with its array of blooms and idyllic backdrop. The bouquets, cake and table arrangements were full of gorgeous pink peonies and hydrangeas. En route to Kenwyn Church in a Princess Limousine, Lisa realised she had forgotten the bouquets; by the time she had a mobile signal, she learned that her Mum and Step Dad had been dispatched to collect them. Not one to usually be late for anything, this meant she was 40 minutes late for the service! The guests travelled to Trebah by King Harry Coaches; on arrival, the party walked through the beautiful gardens to the beach where they enjoyed Camel Valley and canapés. The meal of Cornish smoked mackerel salad, Trebah chicken, fresh fruit and meringues came with a piano soundtrack from Paul Simmons. A disco revved up the evening celebrations and after the party the newly weds joined their guests on the coach back to Truro. Lisa’s parents threw a barbecue the following day, while Lisa and Tom left for a honeymoon in Tuscany. Lisa comments, “The atmosphere was perfect. We truly had a day that we will never forget”.

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