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GLADRAGS & GLITTERATI screen siren Starry-eyed styles forma brides, million-dollaromsids and Hollywood hunk gro

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You’re getting married. Your thoughts are full of the future – you’re

8 AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Glittering gowns with a twist of Hollywood glamour

thinking about planning your ceremony, your reception, your


honeymoon, and, then, just in case you’ve forgotten, there’s your

Simple steps to a sexy screen siren look

forthcoming life with your new spouse.


Crown your gown with a sparkle

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But while you’ve been busy looking forwards, we at wed have been looking back: back to vintage Hollywood glamour, classic cars and the stirring

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Forget ‘less is more’. Our bridal shoot showcases the most intricately detailed, beaded and bejewelled wonders we could lay our hands on for a look of lipsmacking 1940s’ glamour, while our grooms sport styles so sauve, they’d out-

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Suave looks for the man of the moment


Our pick of the season’s flowers

With dishes to tease your taste buds, cakes that ooze sophistication, wheels to whisk you to the wedding and live bands to get the joint grooving and feet moving, we’ve covered all bases to ensure your wedding exceeds your wildest dreams.

20 BACK TO THE FUTURE A tale of three dresses


We help you pick your wedding wheels


The return of the classic wedding breakfast

If you’ve got any comments, ideas or simply fancy a chat, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team here at wed. We aim to please...


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There are exciting changes afoot at Vu’s Bridal in Wadebridge. The bridal shop has recently taken over new premises and fitting rooms for their dressmakers, which means they will now be able to actually make wedding and bridesmaid dresses as well as alter them. The shop, which stocks a range of collections including Essense, Veromia and Chanticleer, are eagerly awaiting the new ranges from Pronovias and La Sposa. And judging by the amount of enquiries received by staff, so are you! The divine dresses are expected in October so go to Vu’s and prepare to swoon.

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Penzance’s new and only bridal shop, Bride!, has opened. Located at 45 Market the elegant new boutique boasts a spacious and laidback atmosphere. With

individual dressing rooms away from the shop floor, budding brides can try on a range of dresses in privacy with mums and bridesmaids in tow. Owner Linda Foster is now the exclusive Cornish stockist of Charlotte Balbier, Simply Stunning and Stevie’s Gowns, as well as a collectio n of vintage dresses, while bridesmaid dresses come courtesy of D’Zage, Simply Stunning and Henry Kaye. The shop is chock full of other beautiful things including a range of embroidered and beaded shoes, jewellery from Bijou Box, Julia Burley and Sarah Drew, and hats and veils by Richard Designs. Bride! also offers some fantastic bespoke services such as shoe dying, the incorporation of a favourite piece of jewellery into a specially designed tiara, or the design of a handmade bespoke veil.

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A unique, lovingly crafted wedding dress handmade in Cornwall can now be yours. Experienced textile artist Emily Harnett heads new Penzance-based dressmaking service, Airloom. Having recently put the finishing touches to her first dress, ‘Tying the knot’, comprising an embroidered bodice and full skirt made of raw silk, she is looking forward to pouring her creativity and passion for fashion and theatre into more beautifully crafted works of art. Emily takes her inspiration from classic vintage styles and finishes her unique pieces with antique jewellery.

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Feel every inch the stunning starlet with these simple steps to a sexy screen siren look.

words Rebecca Matthews

Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller are just

The eyes…

pencil slightly lighter than your natural brow colour

two stars currently taking their style cue

Go for muted greys and chocolate browns to

to fill in between the hairs. Blend it in well.

from 1940s’ screen beauties Veronica Lake

enhance your eyes. Benefit’s Big Beautiful Eyes kit

and Katharine Hepburn. It might be a high

makes it easy to define, contour and enhance with

It doesn’t matter how many tears you shed if you

maintenance look but the keynotes of ‘40s

a concealer, pink base, cocoa shimmer shadow

apply a coat of Benefit’s magical makeup sealer, She-

style – matte skin, smouldering eyes and

and chocolate brown liner shadow for soft and

laq. Be it shadow, mascara or liner, it will stay put,

bold lips – spell sensuality, radiance and

sultry definition.

allowing you to blub away to your heart’s content.

femininity. Bring this classic glamour to your bridal makeup with a chic twenty first

When it comes to lashes, size is everything. Use

century twist.

a heated curler and apply a few layers of BADgal

The lips…

lash from Benefit, concentrating particularly on

Lips should be luscious, full and soft. While bold

The skin…

your top lashes for a beautiful bridal flutter. For

pillarbox red lips epitomised ‘40s glamour, all

Enjoy a matte and smooth complexion from

a more dramatic look still, apply some individual

kinds of red tones were used to accentuate the

nuptials till night time with MAC’s Studio Fix

false lashes.

mouth. Use a lipliner to fill in your lips, slightly

Fluid. This classic foundation provides buildable

exaggerating your top lip for a sensual look, then

coverage for a flawless, velvet finish.

finish with MAC’s Viva Glam lipstick, available in a Lash Jewels Eye Accents from Revlon lend a

range of hues including outspoken red, ravishing

Give your cheeks a tender, dewy flush with soft

tantalising touch of twenty first century sparkle to

rose and pearlescent plum.

red and pink undertones. MAC’s Blushcreme will

your lashes. The luscious liquid formula crystallises

do the trick in luxuriously creamy style.

into delicate droplets on lash tips, leaving you with a

bejewelled flutter – and everyone’s eyes on yours.

The nails…

A broad spectrum of colours adorned the nails of

Dab away shine, redness or blemishes with

our ‘40s style gurus who effortlessly matched nail

Benefit’s fabulous Get Even powder. Keep it in

Put down those tweezers. Natural brow shape is

colour to lip colour, clothes and accessories. From

your bag for touch ups throughout the day.

back. For fullness and a beautiful accent use a brow

ruby reds and luscious lilacs to vampy blacks and

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perky pinks, Nails Inc have a range of luxurious

sensational Soap and Glory. Enriching clapped-out

emulsion, conditioner, hand and foot creams,

hues, allowing you to coordinate your nails to the

hair with moisture, use this repair mask treatment

complete with Philosophy’s trademark words of

overall vision of bridal brilliance.

regularly in the run-up to the wedding for bridal

wisdom, this kit should have you looking – and

bounce and glossy shine.

feeling – ravishing.

The classic styles of soft, feminine curls and long

The body…

The fragrance…

waves dancing at the shoulders is so now, so

Banish those dimpled bits for the honeymoon.

Forget smelling like Katie Price or Shilpa Shetty.

romantic and so perfect for the bride who wants

Slim Wear Slenderising Body Balm from Soap and

If you want to exude a classic, chic aroma

to exude romance and femininity. The screen

Glory is chock full of peptides which drain that

on your wedding day, opt for a Penhaligon’s

starlets of yesteryear swore by Yardley’s English

troublesome lymphatic fluid beneath the skin’s

perfume. Now a fashionista favourite, Kate Moss

Lavender Brilliantine to add shape, shine and

surface, thus reducing the appearance of cellulite,

and Sienna Miller are amongst fans of Bluebell,

fragrance to their ‘dos – today it’s still deemed an

leaving you with premium bikini condition skin.

a delicious galbanum, jasmine, rose, clove and

essential product.

cinnamon combo. New fragrance, Lily & Spice,

The hair…

marries an English garden freshness with a hint of Philosophy’s Here Comes The Bride is perfect for

sensual sauciness.

Enjoy the luscious locks of a screen starlet by

an all-over treat. Comprising all manner of potions

indulging your barnet in some Hair Supply by the

from moisturiser, cleaner, shower gel, body


! s u o l l e v r a M g Bloomin SEASONAL FLOWERS

getting cooler The weather might be tting warmer. but floral colours are ge own on the wed gives you a rund hues of the season. words Charity Wilson

Rose The rose is thought to suggest love, though

much depends on the colour: reds and corals for true love and passion, white for purity and yellow for friendship. Choose deep red roses for a rich autumnal impact.

trees from vivid greens With the turning of the deciduous trend for flowers has to soft browns and golds, so the y to soft, rich and rusty. moved from bright and summer ms in shades to reflect Autumn brides will find a variety of bloo urs to a delicate range of this magical progression from loud colo proving popular are soft mature auburns, tans and russets. Also such as apples, berries, and scents to complement the bouquet, for table centrepieces. infused candles and cinnamon sticks

Gerbera The ever-smiling gerbera announces


a loyal match, and gives bouquets a dramatic and modern touch. A rainbow of colours, and the arrival of the new mini gerbera for more dainty arrangements, means there’s a wide choice.



Orchid The orchid symbolises a majestic elegance.


If that sums you up, this exotic flower makes a striking bouquet, particularly in white or bold pink.


Let us introduce you to the stars of autu

Dahlia Signifying good taste, the dahlia is a full-bodied flower available in a variety of rich autumnal hues. It looks pretty on a pew or as a table



Calla Lily Representing magnificent beauty, the glorious calla lily is currently very popular for bridal


bouquets, partly for its distinctive funnel-shape which also makes a fine focal point for a centrepiece.

Hydrangea The hydrangea, bursting with blossom, can mean either understanding or heartlessness. Its pretty pastel-coloured blooms make for a dazzling bouquet or centrepiece arrangement.


Gladioli The proud staff of the gladioli is thought to denote strength, befitting a gladiator. Available in a pretty palette of colours, it lends a dramatic touch to reception arrangements.



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and bronze beech leaves would nestle quite happily amongst the stems, or a couple of fig rolls if you feel a bit peckish during the ceremony…

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Back To The FUTURE words Hannah May

Fuse the cream of past and present for a look which oozes individuality. Let this story of three dresses be your inspiration. Vintage is not as easy as it may sound. It is a single word that encapsulates a number of times and styles, which can be mixed, adapted and altered to suit specific tastes. Within a single decade, there may be a plethora of looks to inspire and borrow from, whether you choose to wear your grandmother’s gown or simply wish to recreate your aunt’s hairstyle. To help you get started, we’ve asked three Cornish ladies, married across half a century, to share their stories and wisdom on the ultimate of wedding banes and triumphs: the dress.

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So go dig out those old family photos and get set to become seriously stylised: the past has never been so coolly presentable.

Dorothy ’s was a simple, fuss free event reflective

The look was completed with a pearly flowered

Dorothy (née Jordan) and Jimmy Lockett - 26th June

of the time, but this didn’t mean that it wasn’t

headdress and light veil, simple fabric court shoes

executed in the classiest style available. Starting

and a pearl necklace bought for her 21st birthday. A

1954, Madron Church

from scratch and with severely limited resources,

family orientated occasion, Dorothy borrowed her

Dorothy had to use her imagination to specify

sister Joyce’s petticoat from her wedding day and

With the country still in post-war disarray,

to the seamstress exactly what she wanted from

carried a horseshoe for luck given to her by two-

marriage was not the grandiose affair as it

her dress. With eight yards of ivory, grain grow

year-old niece, Elizabeth. Dorothy fondly recalls

often is today. Dorothy had to source the

watermarked style fabric, Dorothy was certain of

that although “plain, it was very elegant”, ensuring

material for her dress from Falmouth; with

how the end result should appear.

that for her and all involved, it was a “lovely day.”

– items were scarce and priorities had shifted

The final creation was a classic made to measure,

Clamouring to replicate such minimalist and

elsewhere. In short, as Dorothy comments,

cover up gown whose understated simplicity

graceful style, modern designers’ takes on post-war

“you had to have what you could get.”

showcased both individual style and fashionable

make-do chic are similar in their simplicity, with


particular regard to long lengths and sleek lines.

like that,” and Dorothy is matter of fact in

Long sleeved with a point, floor-skirting and fitted,

If yours is a no faff, highly personal and classy do,

remembering the build up to the day. She

Dorothy was “very pleased” with the end design.

a made to measure original such as this should be

worked until 7pm the evening before so that her

A slight train and buttoned up, horseshoe high

high on the tick list. A modestly sassy frock will

colleague could have the time off the next day to

neck added a little detail to the gown without

appeal, oozing charm and sophisticated style not

attend the ceremony.

engulfing it in unnecessary ado.

only on the day, but for decades long after.

rationing, it was difficult to find anything locally

There were “no bridal boutiques or anything

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Polly (née Parry) and Andrew Wilson - 9th May 1970, St John’s Church, Newport

a flower design. “The design was quite popular

Tradition and correlation was maintained in a

at the time, and I just fell in love with this one,”

number of ways, “My something old were my

Polly recollects. A high, satin-collared neck

satin slippers that I’d worn to a ball; I borrowed

gave a buttoned up, dressed up look that was

my mother’s gold watch; my something new was

a trendsetter at the time. The long sleeves had

the dress itself; and my something blue was part

long satin cuffs (echoing a bridal version of John

of my lingerie.”

Amidst the free-spiritedness of the times,

Travolta’s Saturday Night Fever chic coolness)

there’s always a hippy, earth mother vibe

with tiny pearl buttons – an intricate detail that

Polly admits that, “on the day I got married,

associated not only with the culture, but also

continued down the back of the dress, which was

like any bride, I felt really special.” With a

with ‘60s/’70s fashion.

one of Polly’s favourite features.

fantasy element combined with individual and naturally inspired elegance, it’s no wonder why

In the realms of marriage material and style, it

“I wanted a skirt that had a train behind, not

the look is so identifiable but also personable.

largely found form in a mixture of textures and

too long, nothing ostentatious, just simple and

If you’re keen to merge the unembellished

flowery, whimsical detail. Some favoured basic

elegant,” which completed the overall modish

effortless look with added intricacy, then

anti-statement, but trends generally prevailed with

image that Polly achieved with beautiful ease.

search for similar dresses inspired by this era that are being romantically replicated by

the former. Under Polly’s net veil, she wore her long hair up

fashionistas. Think whimsical yet distinct, and

Polly’s pure white dress was made of slub satin,

in curls with tiny satin flowers pinned in, continuing

wallow in the style that defined an age and

incorporating a bodice of Nottingham lace with

the subtle design whilst elaborating detail.

fuelled feminine clout.

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Her dream dress was duly customised. But it

Ange says that jewellery and accessories were

Andrea (née Rowling)

wasn’t until three days before the wedding that

simple and minimalist – a plain gold cross necklace

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she noticed her flawlessly fitting dress had been

and blue garter, because “it was all about the

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ripped in the process.

dress.” Her prince charming style satin shoes

Scoffing convention and getting down on

A last minute fix two days before the event ensured

clipped back at the sides. The only overkill was

one knee, Andrea proposed to Chayne in

that it was restored to its ideal best – a self-flaunting

the make-up, which Ange reapplied when she

February 1992 – a leap year, so the role

runched number hotly typical and hip at the time.

got home from having it professionally done as it

reversal was traditionally allowed.

Ange had swapped her every day tube skirts and

wasn’t heavy enough. In full ‘80s/’90s crossover

backcombs for a dress she fondly describes as, “puffy

style, she layered on the blusher and eye shadow

The post-Christmas slump was the perfect pick-me-

sleeves, big frills, fairytale style – what I imagined it

in the iridescent name of “the works.”

up time to shop for the wedding, and Ange stumbled

would be.” With a real stand out, million dollar feel,

into ‘the one’ following months of hunting.

she “felt beautiful” on the day, having achieved the

The result? A fantasy, attention grabbing gown

fairytale look that she had always desired.

whose ruffles and airy style aptly reflects the era’s

were flat, and her perm was tamed by being

trends as well as materialising the bride’s personal

“I had tried lots on and was with my mum and Gran at the time,” she recalls with renewed

A big, hooped underskirt with netting over the hoop

fancies and image. If looking like a princess is

excitement. Having spotted the dress, she fell

and the ivory dress flung over the top, Ange didn’t feel

your aim, something akin to this blooming beauty

in love with it straight away,” and despite it not

weighted by layers of puffed underskirt, recalling instead

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initially fitting, was determined to make it hers.

that it was a “lovely feeling to walk in – really floaty.”

flounced allure and retro-rooted charisma.

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Hair is big. And however you wear it this autumn, be prepared to flash your follicles with über sass and

attention. Binding your treasured

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ring may be, but the only bling factor? Certainly not.

Vintage is a look that stems from the head and trails to the tail - which means dressing your locks with the utmost savvy. Personal style is easy as it’s not about copying catwalk trends so much as individualising them. Borrow the latest ideas to carve your own look and you’ll net the eye of all who swoon in your dazzling wake.

Detail is definitely a large dress code factor, but it’s a less fuss, more style statement business to attend to. The current scene is preoccupied with texture and colour – sweeping, bold and luscious – with feathers, diamonds, crystals and anything else that crowns your beauty and announces your bridal best.

Choose tiaras and combs for pure ed

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Continue to undo the understatement, but in a stunning simplified way, by cranking your cranial décor with drop crystals and intricate metal framework. Matching sets are always a sure fire winner as they link thematic edges. This dainty lily tiara from Tombodama makes a ravishing and radiant statement, while these crystal earrings and necklace give your lobes and décolletage a touch of sparkle to swoon for.

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d and your outfit – do it the other way roun gear you’re in danger of letting your head overpower your look. rather fussy, As a general rule, if your outfit is a a simple hat; detailed affair you should opt for s livening up, on the other hand, if your outfit need stakes. go for something dramatic in the hat

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5. You have a gap in the wedding preparations and find yourself free to watch some TV, but what programme do you choose?

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3. And to wash it down? Pinot Grigio – it is fish, after all Red wine – you prefer it A good house white Elderflower cordial Gin and tonic to start, then something more interesting

4. It’s a warm evening, how would you prefer to pass the time? Invite friends over and see where the evening takes you Straight in the hot tub with a glass of

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7. You are flicking through a wedding night underwear catalogue, but what should a bride be hiding under that dress? A bodice, suspenders, and most importantly, a garter What underwear? Pretty undies, preferably locally made (no sweat-shopping) Something small and naughty It deserves as much attention as the dress – it

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LAY ER CA KE Over the top? There’s no such thing. Go all the way with your wedding cake this season. words Hannah May

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Forget comfort eating. This autumn reaches a new level of slobberdom that follows on from the layer cakes of summer, but gets even grander. Prepare to replicate Jenga with full on topply towers of palatable indulgence. It’s an all-out cake flaunt where every aspect is edible, every detail delectable, and every guest will be wiping their mouth with cream-filled appreciation.

With taste and texture back on the hit list, it’s not so much about shape (even though the move from traditional round to current trendy square/hexagonal is still hot on the scene), but feeling. Oh yes, it’s amazing what a cake can do.

Autumn is unashamed. With stacked cakes, multiple tiers and a multitude of flavours, ingredients and decorations, it’s a veritable taste sensation.

The market is seeing genoise (light sponge cake) as a base for three or more different layers so that guests can choose their favourite flavour (or, if you’re like me, are given the opportunity to devour all available options…).

Whimsy is still popular but with greater regard to a real decorative edge – the matching of thematic details, which especially with vintage style includes embellishments such as flowers, ribbons and jewellery. Effectively and beautifully achieved by edible paint or pulled sugar, gumpaste and scrollwork, the finish is a modern take on a vintage age that is also totally digestible. Bonus.

Consider mocking up or drawing jewellery or dress details atop your cake for a unique congruence of style. Crown your cake in the same way that the bride would wear jewels to exemplify specific, memorable features.

Deep, lush colours with tantalising toppers – figurines or other decorations – are in design demand. That way, image is fused with flavour, incorporating individual style with snippets of a bygone era in order to merge the past with the present in a wholly stylistic and personal way. Everything beckons a rather grandiose yet tasteful affair.

Don’t fear decadence. Dive in and feed your ultimate cravings. It’s where the wedding night truly begins…


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Tina’s Celebration Cakes 01637 873361

Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Becky 01637 851653

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RECEPTIONS: MUSIC Music might be the food of love

– but it is

ion. And the essential ingredient of celebrat r wedding choosing the right music for you ere is crucial in creating an atmosph ic in and kick starting a party. Live mus g people particular is a brilliant way to brin ging in together, whether they are jitterbug on down in a tea dress and heels or getting your music a mini and platforms. Whatever scene has taste, the vibrant Cornish music a lot to offer...


Twenties and Thirties Jazz


Don’t underestimate the importance of music at your wedding. WED looks at some foot-tapping, booty shaking and downright funky acts to provide your party soundtrack.

words Jen Wight

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ts the The jazz of the 1920s and ‘30s represen years, bubbling enthusiasm of the inter war If this is the tempered with the bite of the blues. er than vibe you want to create, look no furth ed after the Funny Feathers Jazz Quintet. Nam Victoria a blues song recorded in the 1920s by urites Spivey, the jazz maestros will play favo from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Billie er. If you Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald and Fats Wall ‘Feathers are planning a more intimate affair, the also perform as a quartet. First dance: You Brought A New Kind

Of Love

m. To Me; I Got My Love To Keep Me War ard Gere To get into the mood: Watch Rich starring in The Cotton Club (1984).

Contact: Kernow Entertainment


0845 458 3311 or Fifties Swing If swing is your thing, then the Drat

Pack could

, swing be the band for you. Cooler than cool ‘30s and bounced onto the music scene in the R&B swing has evolved over the decades to the

RECEPTIONS: MUSIC music in the charts today. This five-piece celebrates

guests will be boogying the night away nonetheless.

the music associated with the Rat Pack at the height

First dance songs: Oh What A Night; Love To

of their popularity in the ‘50s and specialise in Frank

Love You Baby.

Sinatra numbers.

To get into the mood: Watch Travolta’s Saturday

First dance songs: I’ve Got You Under My Skin;

Night Fever (1970).

Come Fly With Me.

Contact: 01209 215236 or

To get into the mood: Watch the Rat Pack in

action in the original Ocean’s Eleven (1960).

Contact: Kernow Entertainment on 0845 458 3311 or

Top tips on bookin

g a live band…


Seventies Funk

If you fancy some sweet soul music then opt for

Gang, Funkadelic and Earth, Wind and Fire. From

pulsating eleven-piece band Heart and Soul. Music

the hipper side of ‘70s music, funk blends soul, jazz

innovators, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke, first

and R&B to get your guests moving.

blended blues and gospel music creating soul, which

First dance songs: Ain’t No Stopping Us Now; I

was described at the time as ‘music of the church

Want To Take You Higher.

with devil’s words.’ This combo specialise in tracks

To get into the mood: Watch the original Shaft (1971).

Contact: Kernow Entertainment on 0845 458 3311 or So choose the music you love, the band to

I Love You); How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You.

complement and, whether it’s the Mashed

To get into the mood: Watch The Blues

Potato or the Hustle, inform your guests to

Brothers (1980).

polish up on the dance craze of the time.

Contact: 07792 028384 or Seventies Disco From the decade that taste forgot, the irresistible disco beat always gets the dance floor jumping. ‘70s band Disco InKernow not only get top marks for their ingenious name, their repertoire of Bee Gees, Village People and Donna Summer classics cannot fail to get your guests moving. So you may not have the dance floor that lights up, but you and your

compare to a live

y adore the sound of a particular group bu t consider whether the group in question will be received quite so enthusiastically by your guests. Also consider whether the performance will cross over from a local pub into your wedding venue environ ment.

no further than nine-piece 4 Tons of Funk who

First dance songs: I Never Loved a Man (The Way

you an idea of the

You and your fiancé ma

Fancy funking up your wedding party? Then look

Mayfield, to your celebration.

While listening to

repertoire, it doesn’t

re-create the magic of James Brown, Kool and the

Aretha Franklin and the Godfather of Soul, Curtis

act perform

before you book them. a sample CD can give

Sixties Soul

from the ‘60s, bringing the songs of Otis Reading,

It is advisable to see an

It is advisable to book

your act

approximately twelve

months in advance

of the wedding. Altho

ugh agencies such as

Kernow Entertainmen

t have acts available

at shorter notice, you

may not secure the

act you have your heart

set on.

Bear in mind that you

will have a greater choice of acts if your we dding is not on a Saturday.

If you choose a band ba

sed outside the

county, ensure they ha

ve good directions

and allow plenty of tim

e for possible

hold-ups – this is parti if you’re having a sum

cularly important

mer wedding. Also, it is worth considering using equipment supplied locally. Most groups perform so it is worth booking compere.

two one-hour sets a DJ to act as a



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Gentry does it Georgian or Victorian? Coastal or country? wed takes a sneaky peek inside the county ’s historic wedding venues. words: Rebecca Matthews photography: Simon Green

There is a certain mystique about tying

the knot in a building with a story. And it’s not just about having a complementary backdrop for your vintage inspired dress. It’s in the touch of grandeur an old property exudes, the timelessness of the setting, and, of course, the unmistakable sense of romance.

Cornwall isn’t just about rugged cliffs and seascapes; the county boasts some spectacular historical buildings that cannot fail to infuse your day with atmosphere, romance and all the components necessary for an elegant shindig. We’ve nosed around some of the best examples for you.

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For country elegance…

Trereife House If you want to infuse your wedding with a sense of timeless style, wind your way up the drive to Trereife House and you’ll undoubtedly find it. Flanked by mares and foals grazing the lush grounds, you’ll feel you’ve stepped into a classic

Bridal preparations take place in the pink

approximately 200 guests can be accommodated.

bedroom, a beautiful boudoir that retains its

Trereife is very much an individual experience and

historic character in the drapes sweeping the

you can tailor make your day to your vision. And,

bed, the dressing table and looking glass. Views

if you’re a horse owner and cannot bear your

over the grounds and the blue ribbon of Mount’s

favourite mare to miss out, Tim Le Grice is happy

Bay should be some antidote to any pre-wedding

to accommodate it in the adjoining stables.

romance novel.

nerves as you put the finishing touches to your dress. The ceremony takes place in the drawing

Authentic historic character? Check. Picturesque

Located in a secluded spot on the outskirts of

room, a light and atmospheric setting with muted

backdrops for the photographs? Check.

Penzance, the grounds are cradled by woodland,

green walls and a grand fireplace which can

Atmosphere in abundance? Check. Trereife House

the ambience is peaceful and the atmosphere

accommodate 60 guests.

is the elegant answer for you romantics who want

of the house warm and inviting, partly thanks to it still being home to the Le Grice family. The major part of the house dates from the early 18th century when the dwelling was developed into a fine example of a Queen Anne manor house. The classical symmetry of the frontage looks out over the gardens and surrounding parkland.

to put an individual stamp on your nuptials. Photographic backdrops are plentiful against the Victorian walled garden, the frontage of the

Trereife House, Penzance

house and the grounds; guests are free to roam

around and enjoy the surroundings. The garden is the setting for a marquee where the celebratory shenanigans take place into the night, where



For utter romance…

Scorrier House

For anyone who gushes at the romance of the Austen era – at love played out against the setting of grand country retreats, at horses grazing in the grounds, at the panelled walls, huge draped windows and portraits of a bygone era – there can be few more elegant nor romantic settings for you to marry your Mr Darcy than Scorrier House. Set amidst 450 acres of woods and parkland, Scorrier House marries splendour with a laidback atmosphere. Like Trereife, Scorrier House benefits from the personal character of being a family home, the Williams family who live there being direct descendants of the John Williams who made his fortune from mining and built the property back in 1778.

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photography Simon Green

The most striking feature of the house is

and flower-woven arches of the conservatory

undoubtedly the staircase in the hall – a

are lit up.

graceful backdrop for the photographs and a fantastic centrepiece for the wedding celebrations when entwined with flowers and

Scorrier can accommodate 160 guests in the house, with 110 guests seated in one room for

foliage. The ceremony may either take place

the meal. A marquee can be used for additional

here or, for smaller weddings, in the adjoining

numbers. Recently converted adjoining stables

drawing room before a window boasting a

offer seven en suite bedrooms, allowing you

magnificent view of the grounds. The wedding

to extend this exquisite experience after the

breakfast also takes place in the hall.


Guests are free to roam around the

Timeless setting? Check. Flexibility? Check. A

surrounding woods and parkland and, should

touch of grandeur? Check. Scorrier House marries

the sun come out, to enjoy drinks around the

a magnificent location with a relaxed ambience for

pool or even a game of rounders of cricket. In

a dreamy day.

the evening, the drawing room becomes the ballroom as the dancing kicks off, while the sense of romance is heightened as the house

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For ocean views…

The Atlantic Hotel

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You want a seascape backdrop? You got it. Perched on a cliff top high above the bustle of Newquay and overlooking an expanse of Atlantic Ocean and the cliffs of the north Cornish coastline, the setting of this historic hotel could hardly be more impressive. Built in 1892, the building exudes a Victorian grandeur in the dark wood panelling of the halls, the high ceilings and chandeliers, the magnificent

main function room, a room of historic and elegant

crash out after the shenanigans. As well as the

character with panoramic views over the coastline.

Classic and Superior suites that retain the historic

Evening entertainment often takes place in the

character of the hotel, the brand spanking new

ballroom, a spacious, rather glamorous room with

Balcony suites are incredibly snug and stylish places

lit tableaus, doors opening onto a veranda and

to stay, combining state of the art bathrooms,

flooring made for dancing feet.

leather suites and LCD televisions with views over the ocean and the town’s beaches.

This serves as a stark contras t to the chic, contem porary styling of the hotel’s bistro,

A sense of historic grandeur? Check. A choice of

Silks, where smaller weddin g celebra tions may

traditional and contemporary accommodation?

take place. The bistro exudes a distinct ively

Check. Ocean vistas? Check. The Atlantic Hotel is

staircase and the opulent drapes that frame the

modern vibe with monoch rome upholst ery

the ideal venue for the bride and groom who want

tall windows.

and sky-high palms.

the best of both worlds.

The hotel caters for small weddings through to big

The advantage of opting for a large hotel is the

The Atlantic Hotel

plentiful accommodation for your guests and The

Newquay, 01637 872244

Atlantic now provides a wide choice of places to

celebrations for approximately 200 guests. The ceremony and large receptions takes place in the



For rural relaxation…

Penmorvah Manor Hotel photography Simon Green

The first thing that strikes you on arriving at Penmorvah Manor Hotel is the sense of peace. With little more than the sound of the breeze rustling the leaves of the surrounding woodland, stepping into this Victorian hideaway

home to a colonel during the Second World War, a Church of England children’s orphanage, a country club and even a nightclub. Now it’s a getaway for guests who don’t want to choose between the appeals of coast and country – and, of course, a wedding venue.

Falmouth might be a short distance away – Pendennis Castle can be glimpsed from the hotel’s upper floor – but slipping into the tranquil seclusion of the gardens, you

Weddings take place in a large function room with tall draped windows opening onto a patio, the gardens with its giant rhododendrons, magnolias over Maenporth beach, it is an idyllic spot for

photographs and kicking back with a glass of bubbly.

Cloaked in creeping ivy, the charming Victorian

Up to 250 people can be accommodated for a

manor house still feels more like a home than a

cocktail reception or 120 to feast on a banquet.

hotel. It has nestled amidst this secluded corner of

The hotel’s chefs offer an extensive menu chock

Budock Water since 1872; in that time it has been

full of locally sourced produce and a range of meat,


the day and a stage and large dance floor for bopping antics come nightfall.

the option of the recently converted barns should your guests desire a bit of rural rejuvenation.

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and camellias beyond. With a swing seat and views

wouldn’t know it.

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lounge area for supping and chit chat throughout

The hotel has 27 en suite rooms and there’s also

is tantamount to a massage for the senses. The vibrant maritime town of

fish and vegetarian options. There’s a comfortable

Secluded and peaceful location? Check. Beautiful

backdrops? Check. Intimate and historic character?

Check. Penmorvah Manor is the perfect place

for the couple in search of a pretty, personal and

peaceful venue.

Georgian or Victorian? Coastal or country? wed takes a sneaky

Penmorvah Manor Hotel

Budock Water, Falmouth

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The Venue

Civil venue listings




Tregolls Road, Truro

Pendennis Castle 01326 310106

Polhawn Fort Military Road, Rame, Torpoint 01752 822864

Alverton Manor Hotel 01872 276633

Blue Hayes Private Hotel Trelyon Avenue, St Ives 01736 797129

Atlantic Hotel Dane Road, Newquay 01637 872244

St Mawes Castle St Mawes 01326 310106

Overlooking the seductive view of St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse, this small

Country Clubs

Cape Cornwall Golf and Country Club

but perfectly formed treasure of a hotel epitomizes seaside luxury and exclusivity. The ideal setting for an intimate wedding,

St Just

Perched on a cliff top above Newquay and

the total number of guests is limited to

01736 788611

boasting dramatic ocean views, the location

ten people including the bride and groom,

of The Atlantic Hotel takes some beating.

making for a small but special celebration

With a large function room and glamorous

designed to your tastes.

China Fleet Country Club Saltash

ballroom, as well as Silks, a contemporary

01752 848668

styled bistro for intimate weddings, celebrations large and small can be catered

Lakeview Country Club

for. Choose from the hotel’s traditional

Old Coach Road, Lanivet, Bodmin

suites and brand new balcony suites for an

01208 831808

experience that epitomises comfort.

Lostwithiel Golf and Country Club Lostwithiel 01208 873550

Barrowfield Hotel Hilgrove Road, Newquay 01637 878878

St Mellion Hotel Golf and Country Club

Bedruthan Steps Hotel


01637 860555

Atlantic Road, Tintagel 01840 770202

Carbis Bay Hotel Carbis Bay, St Ives 01736 795311

Carlyon Bay Hotel St Austell 01726 812304

Mawgan Porth, Newquay

01579 351351


Camelot Castle Hotel

Chy-an-Albany Hotel Albany Terrace, St Ives

The Beeches Hotel

01736 796759

60 Charlestown Road, St Austell


01726 73106

Cliff Head Hotel

Upper Castle Road, St Mawes

Sea Road, Carlyon Bay, St Austell

01326 270800


01726 812345

Boscundle Manor

Feock, Truro

Tregrehan, St Austell

01872 862248

01726 813557

Trevarno Manor

Budock Vean Hotel

Trevarno Estate and Gardens, Helston 01326 574274

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Mawnan Smith, Falmouth 01326 250288

The Cove Lamorna, Penzance 01736 731411

Crossroads Lodge Hotel Scorrier, Redruth 01209 820551

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.

Eagle House Hotel  

Green Lawns Hotel

3, Castle Street, Launceston 01566 772036

Western Terrace, Falmouth 01326 312734

The Falcon Hotel

Hannafore Point Hotel

Breakwater Road, Bude

Marine Drive, West Looe 01503 263273

01288 352005

Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel

Headland Hotel

Lanteglos Country House Hotel Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Camelford 01840 213551

Lowenac Hotel Basset Road, Camborne 01209 719295

Newquay 01637 872211

The Old Custom House Hotel

01326 318084

Hotel California

South Quay, Padstow

Pentire Crescent, Newquay 01637 872798

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth

Hotel Riviera Lusty Glaze, Newquay 01637 874251

Hotel Tresanton 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

Old Quay House 28 Fore Street, Fowey 01726 833302

Hotel Victoria East Street, Newquay 01637 872255

Hustyns St Breock Downs, Wadebridge 01208 893700

Combining sleek, contemporary style with awe-inspiring waterside views, The Old Quay House is a chic and alluring wedding

Land’s End Hotel Castle Beach, Falmouth

Lower Castle Road, St. Mawes 01326 270055

celebration to remember.

The Falmouth Hotel

01841 532359

venue which caters for up to 100 guests. The ceremony and delectable wedding


breakfast from the Remy Martin award-

01736 871844

winning restaurant take place before the

01326 312671

tranquil estuary waters. With each room

Fowey Hall


typifying comfort and style, a stop over is

Hanson Drive, Fowey 01726 833866

Pedn-Olva Hotel

Glendorgal Hotel Lusty Glaze, Porth, Newquay 01637 874937

Godolphin Arms West End, Marazion 01736 710202

Greenbank Hotel Harbourside, Falmouth 01326 312440

The Warren, St Ives Get wed before the infamous granite cliffs of Land’s End, one of the planet’s most dramatic backdrops. From a celebration for two to a party for 500, The Land’s End Hotel will deliver a wonderful wedding tailored to you. With a vast choice of menus, a heady dose of atmosphere and an incredible sunset, you’ll be hard pushed to find a more romantic setting.

01736 796222

Penmere Manor Hotel Mongleath Road, Falmouth 01326 211411

Penventon Park Hotel West End, Redruth 01209 203000



The Venue

Civil venue listings

Penmorvah Manor Hotel Budock Water, Falmouth 01326 250277

The Seiners Arms

Godolphin House

Beach Road, Perranporth

Godolphin Cross, Helston

01872 573118

01736 763194

St Michael’s Hotel

Mount Edgcumbe House

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth 01326 312707

The Slipway Hotel The Harbour Front, Port Isaac 01208 880264 Located in a peaceful and secluded

Trenython Manor

location, this Victorian manor house

Tywardreath, Par

boasts a warm atmosphere, beautiful

01726 814797

gardens and views over Maenporth beach. A large function room can accommodate

Tregenna Castle

250 guests for a cocktail reception or

Treloyhan Avenue, St Ives

120 to feast from the hotel’s extensive menu of fine cuisine. The hotel or the recently converted barns offer a choice of accommodation for your guests.

01736 795254

Watergate Bay Hotel Watergate Bay, nr Newquay 01637 860543

Cremyll, Torpoint 01752 822236

Pencarrow House Washaway, Bodmin 01208 841369

Prideaux Place Padstow 01841 532411

Rosteague Portscatho, Truro 01872 580346

Trematon Hall Saltash 01752 842351

Polurrian Hotel

Well Parc Hotel

The Lizard Peninsula, Mullion

Trevone, Padstow


01326 240421

01841 520318

Kestle Mill, Newquay 01637 875404

Porth Avallen Hotel

White Hart Hotel

Sea Road, Carlyon Bay, St Austell

Church Street, St Austell

01726 812802

01726 72100

Porthminster Hotel

Widemouth Manor Hotel

Scorrier, Redruth

The Terrace, St Ives

Widemouth Bay, Bude

01736 795221

01288 361263

Queens Hotel

Windward Hotel

The Promenade, Penzance 01736 362371

Rose-In-Vale Country House Hotel Mithian, St Agnes

01637 873185

Whitsand Bay Hotel Portwrinkle, Torpoint 01503 230276

Wringford Down Hotel

Royal Duchy Hotel


01326 313042

Sands Resort Watergate Road, Porth, Newquay 01637 872864

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Alexandra Road, Porth Bay, nr Newquay

01872 552202

Cliff Road, Falmouth

Scorrier House

01752 822287

Manor Houses Boconnoc House Lostwithiel 01208 872507

Surrounded by 450 acres of idyllic woods and parkland, this 18th century house offers splendour, romance and plentiful backdrops for photographs. Adopting a flexible approach to weddings, Scorrier offers a highly individual celebration complete with a sense of timeless elegance. Extend your exquisite experience by staying in the en suite accommodation in the property’s recently converted stables.

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.

Restaurants & Inns The Bowgie Inn

West Pentire, Crantock, Newquay 01637 830968

Bullers Arms Hotel Marhamchurch, Bude 01288 361277

The Edgcumbe Arms Cremyll, Torpoint 01752 822294

Fistral Blu Fistral Beach, Headland Road, Newquay 01637 879444

The Liscawn Inn Crafthole, Torpoint  

Trevigue Farmhouse Crackington Haven, Bude 01840 230418

Upton Farm Delabole

Mill Hill, Polperro 01503 272362

…at these delightful register offices in Cornwall.

01840 770225

Bodmin 01208 73677

…And Something A Little Different

Bude 01288 353209

St Neot, Liskeard

Falmouth 01326 312606

Carnglaze Caverns

01579 320251

Jetty Cottage St George’s Island, Looe 07812 009384

01503 230863

The Old Mill House Inn

Get registered…

National Maritime Museum Cornwall Discovery Quay, Falmouth

01326 214557

The Port William

Camborne 01209 612924

Helston 01326 562848 Launceston 01566 772464 Liskeard 01579 343442 Penzance 01736 330093 Saltash 01752 842624 St Austell 01726 68974 Truro 01872 322241

Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel 01840 770230

The Smokehouse The Harbourside, Porthleven 01326 562407

The Spaniards Riverside Inn Fore Street, Cargreen, Saltash

Are you looking for a romantic, imaginative, original venue with incredible views, first class facilities and a waterside

01752 842830

location? Would you like to arrive by boat,

Rural Locations & Private Estates

and sweep your friends and family off

Broomhill Manor Poughill, Bude

offer local Cornish food to your guests their feet with a wedding to remember? Look no further: contact the Maritime Museum’s wedding planner on 01326 214557 or

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

01288 352940

Porth-en-Alls House

Pencalenick House

Prussia Cove, Penzance

Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Fowey

01736 762014

01726 870869

Tregoddick Farm

Poldark Mine

Madron, Penzance

Wendron, Helston

01736 361301

01326 573173


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BEDROOM FANTASY Let’s face it: as newly weds you should be spending a bit of time in the bedroom. wed shows you how to do it in style.

words Rebecca Matthews

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few choice items of furniture. Available in white

reveals that, as a nation, we should be

lacquer, oak, cherry, walnut and black stained oak,

Bespoke bedrooms. As the place where

getting a whole lot more shut-eye. Our

this Bo Concept nightstand from Iroka will make a

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The colour purple – in all its forms – is where it’s at this season. Rich, extravagant and bang

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Poppy by Monsoon With splashes of berry, red, blue and pink against a cream background, this stylish poppy print is a riot of ravishing and radiant colour. Crafted from 100% cotton sateen and silk, this perky poppy number will surely establish your bed as the centrepiece of your room.

Tamsin by Monsoon This flirty fuchsia bed set will warm up your room in striking style. Embellished with tapework detail and French knots for a decadent finish, this is a high impact and high quality option.

Autograph Silk Border by M&S Edged with a sumptuous silken border, this rich chocolate brown and cream colour combo is a luxurious choice for fans of neutral tones.

Kimono by Monsoon Bring a touch of the Orient to your boudoir with this beautifully finished set. Embroidered with flowers against a duck egg and taupe background, this is detailed, distinctive and divine opulence.

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Images courtesy of The Designer

Add a touch of vintage styling to

Choose a very contemporary fabric for antique

Adding old (or new) lace to the edge of cushions,

your home and it will instantly shout

style chairs and sofas in need of re-upholstering.

or even across the face, will give pane cushions

individuality. An eclectic ensemble of

This is an excellent way of giving the piece a

a sense of elegant and classic detail. Make beds

ultra modern and retro designs teamed

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cushions on top in colours that pick out those in

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upholstered chair can be seen on page three.

the curtains or wallpaper.

There is an array of sumptuous vintage-

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The happy couple Laura and Christian Browne from London Laura and Christian wanted an intimate celebration, their only guests being the great outdoors: the spectacular landscape of the south Cornish coastline, the sea and the sunshine. With the sun dancing on the water as a backdrop, their humanist ceremony took place in the grounds of The Driftwood Hotel. It was a relaxed and personal occasion, the barefoot bride clutching daisies to accompany her designer frock, with photographer Dave Mann as their witness. The ceremony was followed by a smoked salmon picnic on the beach washed down with lots of Champagne.

Laura and Christian are holding a big party in London for approximately 200 family and friends to toast their union, and are particularly looking forward to diving – perhaps literally – into the chocolate fountain they have opted for instead of a cake.

The newly weds claim they wouldn’t change one thing about their wedding day. And their top tip? “Don’t think about anyone else on your wedding day but each other. It is your day and belongs to only you.”

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This was the ultimate surprise celebration. Both Roger and Layla’s families had arranged a holiday in rented cottages in the picturesque village of St Anthony-in-Meneage on the Helford Creek. On the eve of the wedding, the pair announced that they had a special announcement. Their families assumed they were getting engaged – no one had guessed they were going a step further and tying the knot!

Unsurprisingly, no one had packed their best wedding togs, so the wedding day was very much an impromptu, laidback affair with guests donning their shorts and T-shirts for the celebrations.

Forget haute cuisine and silver service. The wedding breakfast comprised pasties from The Horse and Jockey Bakery in Helston, served by the newly weds in paper bags. A novel and savoury alternative to cake, a specially made giant pasty was washed down with lots of Champagne, while an ice-lolly from the shop on the harbour ensured sweet tooths were satisfied.

Layla comments, “It was a real mission to get everything organised in secret but the day was fantastic: no pressure and lots of fun.”

The venue Helston Registry Office followed by St Anthony-in-Meneage 01326 563848 The dress Pronuptia 01872 273970 The flowers Jeffery Florists, Penzance 01736 364710 Photography John Wood Photography 01209 831219

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The Beach Bash The happy couple Emma and Jon Timms from Newquay

Emma and Jon married on a beautiful summer’s day. After a church ceremony, the extreme sports enthusiasts enjoyed a laidback celebration with a real beach vibe. Overlooking the sands of Lusty Glaze, guests tucked into a sumptuous fish and Thai barbecue supplied by Lusty Glaze Restaurant.

Evening gave way to dance floor antics, with The Mahoon Brothers supplying the perfect soundtrack to fit the chilled out mood of the day, the first dance being ‘Something In The Way She Moves’ by The Beatles. As the atmosphere reached its peak, dedicated photographer Andrew Hawker was hanging off the rafters for photo opportunities.

It was no cheap and cheerful weekend in Devon for Emma and Jon’s honeymoon; the pair travelled around the world for a year with destinations including Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Would the newly weds change anything about their day? “Not a thing,” comments Jon, “it was all perfect.” And their top tip? “Do it your way. Everyone always has their own ideas – try not to get swayed by other people.”

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