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in this issue... REGULARS 8 What you need to do & when 16 Ask the experts We are so excited to bring you our second Cornwall edition of the Silverlinings Wedding Guide. We were overwhelmed with the response to our first edition, so can only thank our readers and advertisers for this.

22 Questions to ask your wedding venue

23 Cornwall wedding venues 48 Mood boards 80 Wedding showcases & open days in Cornwall

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I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at how the trends for the year are developing - clean lines and toned down colours seem to be coming forward. Metallic detail, particularly bronze and copper, continue to be a strong styling theme. And let’s give a big whoop to influences from the 80s and 90s - balloons and neon signs! Our own exciting development is our website. Our beautiful new website goes live in April, so if you’re still looking for your team of wedding professionals, head over to silverlinings.co.uk and check out our Wedding Directory. You’ll also find wonderfully inspiring blogs and practical planning downloads. Our magazine has been a successful planning tool for our brides and grooms for over 15 years in the Midlands, and we truly hope you’ll find this guide useful in planning your special once-in-a-lifetime wedding day.

Cover photo: Griffin Photography griffin-photography.co.uk Venue: Porthmeor Studios porthmeorstudios.com Bridal: Bridal Studio St Ives thebridalroomstives.co.uk Hair: Zebrafinch zebrafinchhair.co.uk Makeup: Makeup by Sjani sjanimakeup.com Flowers: Tide Flowers tideflowers.co.uk

CONTACT US Editor Emma Tuckley hello@silverlinings.co.uk Art Director Chris Bunt - Desine adcopy@silverlinings.co.uk

Venue spotlight: Caerhays Estate 12 The great outdoors

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28 The four seasons 40 Venue spotlight: Tredudwell Manor 44 Countdown for the groom 54 Budgeting for wedding flowers 70 The tipi rises

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76 Supplier focus: Zebrafinch 79 Behind the scenes of our photo shoot

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68 Harriet & Dominic Pencarrow

64 Katie & Michael Port Issac

72 Andrew & Pum Pendennis

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Your wedding day is everlasting. It’s the start of the next chapter in your story. English Heritage’s historic wedding venues share this unique sense of the everlasting. With this Tudor castle rising above the Cornish coast, Pendennis Castle gives you a connection to the past and an inspiring setting for your future. www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennisweddings


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The recent spell of wonderfully warm and spring-like weather has sparked interest in having an outdoor ceremony. So just how do you go about it? Many licensed venues will have an outdoor structure which will be licensed for civil marriage. The couple, the two registration officers and, in some areas, the two witnesses all have to be within this structure in order for the marriage to be legally contracted. The numbers of guests at these ceremonies will be limited to the numbers that the licensed venue can accommodate within one of their licensed rooms – this is your wet weather option! You need to discuss numbers with your chosen venue early on in your planning. For more adventurous couples wanting a more bespoke ceremony with their ceremony in a stunning location which is not licensed, a celebrant led ceremony would enable them to have their wedding celebration exactly where and when they want it. A Celebrant led ceremony offers freedom of location – gardens, beaches, woodlands and moorlands – which also offers the freedom to choose the content of your ceremony. Most celebrants will work with you to put together your perfect ceremony which completely reflects your vision.

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Independent Celebrants are also able to include rituals such as handfasting, “tying the knot”, unity ceremonies, as well as working with multi faith couples to include religious, spiritual or cultural elements to respect familial beliefs and history.

TOP TIPS WHEN PLANNING YOUR PERFECT OUTDOOR CEREMONY Be prepared! This is England, and here in Cornwall we are blessed by wonderfully verdant countryside, but that comes at a price – it rains! The weather is the one thing no one is able to control, so hope for the best and prepare for the worst! We have seen couples provide flip flops, rugs, pashminas, wellies, plastic festival macs and umbrellas. Lots of these have a dual purpose – keeping the sun off the shoulders of guests, providing shade or keeping the rain off and keeping guests warm. Have water available to ensure everyone keeps hydrated, and some sunscreen is always useful! Heat can be exhausting so think about providing some shade with a pop up gazebo. Walk through the plans for the day with your venue thinking about a dry and wet day. Hay or straw bales look great for seating – cover them with blankets or old curtains for a festival feel. Remember your older guests as bales are low so they may be more comfortable with chairs. Think about arranging seating in a semicircle rather than formal rows; we have even seen seating arranged in a spiral! Think about who will put seating out and take it back, will the chairs, if used, also be used for the wedding breakfast? Let your guests know about the access to the site and the conditions they can expect underfoot, how far they will need to walk – this will allow them to choose the best and most

suitable footwear. If the ceremony area is some way from the car park use signage to show them the way. Even the most sat nav savvy guest can be led astray, so a map with directions to the venue on the invite can be useful - especially good for Cornwall’s notoriously windy lanes! Appoint ushers with clear instructions about their duties on the day. They are invaluable for an outdoor setting for getting guests to the ceremony area on time. They can also provide assistance as guests arrive pointing them in the direction of the facilities, where to get a drink, etc. One of the fun elements having chosen an outdoor ceremony is to think about the decoration of the area. The sky’s the limit, from floral arches, to twisted willow arrangements to give a focal point for the ceremony. Think about how they will react in a breeze, or in direct sun. Make the most of the natural setting you have chosen and what will enhance it. Fire pits, fairy lights and lanterns can all look magical once the sun has gone down and the party is getting started. On a practical front, check the availability of power for a PA system for music and lighting. Some celebrants come prepared with battery operated PA systems which may be used for playing music too, but you will need to check this with them beforehand.

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Your cake designer can guide, advise and make suggestions during the design process which will result in a cake that will reflect you and your day perfectly.

CAKES - THE CORNISH CAKERY Find a designer whose style fits in with you and your day. Once you have, meet with them if possible, either at a wedding fayre or a consultation. This will give you the opportunity to see if they are someone with whom you can easily communicate your design ideas to and feel comfortable in doing so. Share any pictures and ideas you may have, not just of cakes, but anything that may give a good indication for the feel of your wedding.

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STYLING - HAZEL PARSONS When considering which style of decor to have for your wedding, start by working with what your venue provides in terms of furniture, decor and feel. Then you can put together a Pinterest board, where you can pin the ideas you love of anything from dresses to flowers and everything in between. You can then update this with actual photos and ideas as you go along your planning journey and even share it with suppliers who are working on your day to help you create your look.


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VENUE - TRENYTHON MANOR When you have contacted a venue/met with the wedding planner – did you feel a good rapport with the wedding planner and did they make you feel confident in their ability to deliver the wedding day that you are hoping for? This is my top tip, as many of our bridal couples come to Trenython, over other venues, not just because Trenython is lovely but also because we take the time to understand our clients and to listen to how they want their day to go – rather than stating that “this is the way each wedding runs”.

PHOTOGRAPHER ELIZABETH MELVIN PHOTOGRAPHY Choose your photographer with your heart first, budget second. Do your research, ask for recommendations and visit wedding fairs. Meet your favourites - totally ignoring prices for the moment. I suspect that you’ll know instantly that you’ve found “the one”! Now is the time to ask about costs and packages. It isn’t always the case that the most costly is best. However, if you think that you can’t afford them, ask what offers they have, choose fewer hours, or save up a little more budget, to have them.

It’s a bit like shoes really. You can buy a cheap pair. They’ll do the job - but you won’t feel special in them and they won’t last long.

Or, you can slip into a pair of Jimmy Choos stylish, great fit, make you feel special, last years and have everyone admiring them every time you bring them out. I think that for your special day, you should have the equivalent of your “Jimmy Choo” photographer! HAIR & MAKEUP YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAY UK As both makeup artists and wedding planners, we’d say one of the crucial things to think about when choosing a makeup artist is how well you get on with them, and ultimately, how much you trust them. Having someone plan your wedding or do your bridal makeup is a pretty big thing, so communication, understanding and trust is key to having a successful working relationship. You need to feel comfortable telling them what you like and want, and feel confident they can, and will, deliver exactly that.

FLOWERS - TRACY Q’S WEDDING FLOWERS Although most flowers are available throughout the year, seasons still play an important role in the florist calendar. Certain flowers i.e. peonies and tulips are only available for a few short weeks at their best. Your florist will be able to advise you on seasonal blooms or an alternative flower if your first choice is not available. Flower prices can also be seasonal, so when choosing your wedding date be aware that around such times as Valentines, Christmas, Easter and Mothering Sunday, prices can come at a premium. This is when the florist expert knowledge will be invaluable.

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Venue spotlight There aren’t many venues in Cornwall that can boast of having an abundance of wedding venues within one estate. But this is true of the Caerhays Estate, a Regency house built in 1810, which is tucked away in a Cornish cove at Porthluney beach. They have 5 spectacular venues within the Estate plus Burncoose House just outside Falmouth.

You’re assured of their team’s undivided attention during your wedding preparations and on the day itself - despite the distance between each of the areas within the Estate, they will only have one wedding party at a time.

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THE VEAN The Vean is a beautiful restored Georgian country house nestled in the wooded Porthluney valley. It provides seclusion without isolation and also privacy with luxury. This exclusive use house is ideal for a small intimate wedding within the house, or a marquee on the lawn for up to 150 guests. The house is available for you and your guests to stay, with accommodation for up to 16 guests.

THE CUTTING A reception venue with a sea view, the Cutting is a green field site within the castle grounds. At the Cutting your wedding party will experience the dual aspect views of the castle and the sea, as well as stunning views of the lake and deer park. BEACH MEADOW A truly stunning beachside location, with sea-views, Beach Meadow overlooks Porthluney Cove. This is also close to the quaint Beach Cafe where guests can be found having pre-wedding drinks! This beautiful meadow is the perfect venue for receptions, and is popular with couples wanting an outdoor ceremony.

The Coastguard’s Lookout can accommodate up to 20 of your closest family and friends for a unique and unforgettable wedding ceremony.

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THE COASTGUARD’S LOOKOUT The Coastguard’s Lookout is a small and magical building, perfect for an intimate ceremony. Situated on the rural headland, The Coastguard’s Lookout offers stunning views over Veryan Bay and beyond; on clear days you can easily see as far as Falmouth Docks and the Lizard Peninsular.


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BURNCOOSE HOUSE Burncoose House is set within 30 acres of mature woodland gardens offering privacy, tranquility and wonderful views from every window. With decor to reflect its Georgian heritage but with all the modern touches you could wish for. There is a sense of occasion as guests arrive at the house along the sweeping magnolia and rhododendron lined driveway. Burncoose House provides an elegant backdrop for marquee receptions for up to 150 guests on the lawn, while the house is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 50 guests. As with The Vean, your Bridal Party can stay in one of the 7 beautifully furnished bedrooms.

 The Vean is a versatile, fully serviced luxury country house retreat with stunning views over Caerhays Castle spring gardens. Its idyllic rural location is less than a mile from Porthluney beach on the south coast of Cornwall. When booking your wedding at The Vean you have exclusive use of the whole house which includes 8 luxurious en-suite bedrooms. The Vean is available for a civil ceremony only, reception only or civil ceremony followed by a reception. Tel: 01872 501310 | Email: weddings@caerhays.co.uk visit.caerhays.co.uk/the-vean


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Is VAT included in the prices quoted?

How much is the deposit to secure our date?

Will there be someone from the venue present on our day?

Are there any restrictions on decor?

How long will you provisionally hold a date for?

If the venue isn’t Exclusive Use, who else could be there on my wedding day?

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What is your cancellation policy?

What time does our evening reception need to finish?

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venues CORNWALL

Areas represent local Registration Office

Bodmin

TA MILL 01840 261797

PENSTOWE MANOR 01209 219292

BEDRUTHAN HOTEL & SPA 01637 861227

tamill.co.uk

penstoweholidays.co.uk

bedruthan.com

THE MILL HOUSE 01840 770200

THE CASTLE 01288 357302

BODMIN JAIL 01208 76292

themillhouseinn.co.uk

thecastlebude.org.uk

bodminjail.org

THE OLD SCHOOL 01208 880721

THE EDGCUMBE 01288 353846

CORNISH TIPI WEDDINGS AT TREGILDRANS QUARRY 01208 880781

theoldschoolhotel.co.uk

edgcumbe-hotel.co.uk

THE WATERFRONT, POLZEATH 01208 869655

THE FALCON HOTEL 01288 352005

cornishtipiweddings.co.uk

KING ARTHURS GREAT HALLS 01840 770526 kingarthursgreathalls.co.uk

LANTEGLOS COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL 01840 213551Â lantegloshotel.co.uk

PADSTOW HARBOUR HOTEL 01841 532486 harbourhotels.co.uk/ hotels/padstow

falconhotel.com

waterfrontpolzeath.co.uk

TREGULLAND COTTAGE & BARN 01566 770880

TREVIGUE 01840 230492 trevigue.com

tregulland.co.uk

WEDDINGS IN THE WYLDES 01566 781737

TRERETHERN FARM 01841 532781

weddingsinthewyldes.com

trerethernfarm.com

WIDEMOUTH MANOR 01288 361207

TREVIBBAN MILL VINEYARD 01841 541413

thewidemouthmanor.co.uk

trevibbanmill.com

Camborne Pool, Redruth

PENCARROW 01840 250118

TREWORNAN MANOR 01208 812359

weddingsatpencarrow.com

trewornanmanor.co.uk

BURNCOOSE HOUSE 01872 870675

PENGENNA MANOR 01208 612221

WATERSIDE CORNWALL 01208 831808

burncoosehouse.co.uk

pengennamanor.co.uk

watersidecornwall.com

GWEL AN MOR 01209 842354

PRIDEAUX PLACE 01841 532411

WELL PARC HOTEL 01841 520318

gwelanmor.com

prideauxplace.co.uk

wellparc.co.uk

HEARTLANDS 01209 722325

ST MORITZ HOTEL 01208 862242 stmoritzhotel.co.uk

ST NECTANS WATERFALL 01840 779538 st-nectansglen.co.uk

Bude

heartlandscornwall.com

AN MOR HOTEL 01288 356300

KEHELLAND TRUST 01209 613153

anmorhotel.co.uk

kehellandtrust.org.uk

LAUNCELLS BARTON 01288 352352

LOWENAC HOTEL 01209 719295

launcellsbarton.co.uk

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Cornwall venues PENVENTON PARK 01209 203000

PENRYN TOWN HALL 01326 373086

TREGOOSE FARMHOUSE & BARN 01326 574270

penventon.co.uk

penryntowncouncil.co.uk

tregooseweddings.co.uk

POLTAIR HOLIDAY 07766 850351

ST MAWES HOTEL 01326 270170

poltairholidaybarns.com

stmaweshotel.com

ROSEWARNE MANOR 01209 610414

ST MICHAELS RESORT 01326 312707

higherchurchtownfarm.co.uk

rosewarnemanor.co.uk

stmichaelshotel.co.uk

THE EAGLE HOUSE HOTEL 01566 774488

SCORRIER HOUSE 01209 820264

THE FALMOUTH HOTEL 01326 312671

theeaglehousehotel.com

scorrierhouse.co.uk

falmouthhotel.co.uk

THE OLD QUAY HOUSE 01736 753445

THE GREENBANK HOTEL 01326 312440

quayhousehayle.co.uk

greenbank-hotel.co.uk

boconnoc.com

THE ROCKPOOL 01736 757809

THE ROYAL DUCHY 01326 313042

CARNGLAZE CAVERNS 01579 320251

therockpoolbar.co.uk

brend-hotels.co.uk/theroyalduchy

carnglaze.com

TRICKY’S AT THE TOLGUS INN 01209 219292

THE THIRSTY SCHOLAR 01326 372996

COMMONWOOD MANOR 01503 262929

trickyscornwall.co.uk

thethirstyscholar.co.uk

commonwoodmanor.com

Falmouth

TREBAH GARDEN 01326 252200

HANNAFORE POINT HOTEL 01503 263273

trebahgarden.co.uk

hannaforepointhotel.com

BUDOCK VEAN HOTEL 01326 250288 budockvean.co.uk

Helston

Launceston

HIGHER CHURCHTOWN FARM 01566 781437

Liskeard

BOCONNOC HOUSE 01208 872507

KILMINORTH COTTAGES 07850 553280

AMÉLIES 01326 554000

kilminorthcottages.co.uk

cosawesbarton.co.uk

ameliesporthleven.co.uk

MERCHANTS MANOR 01326 312734

CORNISH CAMELS 01326 231302

LAKEVIEW RESTAURANT & BAR AT COLLIFORD TAVERN 01208 821335

merchantsmanor.com

cornishcamels.com

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM 01326 313388

PENGERSICK CASTLE 01736 763973

nmmc.co.uk

pengersickcastle.com

PENDENNIS CASTLE 01326 310106

POLDARK MINE 01326 573173

THE STUDIO AT FRIEDA & THE MOON 01503 221015

english-heritage.org.uk/ pendennisweddings

poldarkmine.org.uk

friedaandthemoon.co.uk

POLURRIAN BAY HOTEL 01326 240421

TREDUDWELL MANOR 01726 870226

polurrianhotel.com

tredudwell.co.uk

THE GUILDHALL 01326 572063

TRENDERWAY FARM 01503 272214

helston-tc.gov.uk

trenderwayweddings.co.uk

COSAWES BARTON 01872 864026

PENMORVAH MANOR 01326 250277

lakeviewrestaurant.co.uk

TALLAND BAY HOTEL 01503 272667 tallandbayhotel.co.uk

penmorvah.co.uk

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Cornwall venues TREVENNA 01579 320013

TREGENNA CASTLE HOTEL 01736 795254

THE EDGCUMBE ARMS 01752 822294

trevenna.co.uk

tregenna-castle.co.uk

edgcumbearms.co.uk

WHEAL TOR HOTEL 01579 363401

TREMENHEERE SCULPTURE GARDENS 01736 448089

WHITSAND BAY FORT 01752 822597

bodminmoorhotel.co.uk

Penzance

BOHO CORNWALL (WAS BOSCEAN COUNTRY HOUSE) 01736 788748 bohocornwall.co.uk

CAPE GOLF AND LEISURE 01736 788611 capecornwallgolfclub.co.uk

CARBIS BAY HOTEL 01736 795311 carbisbayhotel.co.uk

CHYPRAZE, HOME OF WEDDINGS 01736 788312 thecornishweddingbarn.co.uk

TREREIFE HOUSE & GARDENS 01736 362750 trereifepark.co.uk

Saltash

landsendhotel.co.uk

whitsandbayhotel.co.uk

St Austell ATLANTIC HOTEL 01637 872244

atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk

pentirehotelnewquay.co.uk

BOSCUNDLE MANOR 01726 813557

CHINA FLEET COUNTRY CLUBS 01752 854668 (opt 5)

boscundlemanor.co.uk

china-fleet.co.uk

CAERHAYS CASTLE & ESTATE 01872 500025 visit.caerhays.co.uk

LITTLE FOX HOTEL 01503 230863

CARLYON BAY HOTEL 01726 812304 carlyonbay.com

MOUNT EDGCUMBE 01752 822236 mountedgcumbe.gov.uk

OLD VICARAGE HOTEL 01736 796124

WHITSAND BAY HOTEL 01503 230276

CALSTOCK ARTS 01822 833183

littlefoxhotel.co.uk

LAND’S END HOTEL 01736 871844

whitsandbay-weddings.co.uk

tremenheere.co.uk

CARNMARTH HOTEL 01637 872519 carnmarth.com

PENTILLIE CASTLE & ESTATE 01579 350044

EDEN PROJECT 01726 818771

PORTH-EN-ALLS HOUSE 01736 762014

pentillie.co.uk

edenproject.com/weddings

prussiacove.co.uk

POLHAWN FORT 01752 822864

FIR HILL ESTATE 07831 800701

QUEENS HOTEL 01736 362371

polhawnfort.com

firhillevents.com

queens-hotel.com

PORT ELIOT HOUSE 07561 129938

FOWEY HALL HOTEL 01726 833866

ST IVES HARBOUR HOTEL & SPA 01736 795221

porteliot.co.uk

foweyhallhotel.co.uk

ST MELLION 01579 352011

GLENDORGAL HOTEL 01637 874937

st-mellion.co.uk

glendorgal.co.uk

THE CARDINALS HATT 01752 845888

GREAT WESTERN HOTEL 01637 872010

oldvicarage.com

harbourhotels.co.uk/hotels/st-ives/

THE GANNET INN 01736 795651 gannetstives.co.uk

thecardinals-hatt.co.uk

greatwesternnewquay.co.uk

TREGANHOE FARM WEDDING & EVENT VENUE 07929 968703

THE COW SHED AT FREATHY 01752 823167

HOTEL BRISTOL 01637 875181

treganhoefarm.co.uk

thecowshedweddings.co.uk

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Cornwall venues HOTEL CALIFORNIA 01637 872798

THE FOWEY HOTEL 01726 832551

HOTEL TRESANTON 01326 270055

hotel-california.co.uk

thefoweyhotel.co.uk

tresanton.com

HOTEL VICTORIA 01637 872255

THE HEADLAND HOTEL 01637 872211

LAMORRAN HOUSE 01326 270800

hotel-victoria.co.uk

headlandhotel.co.uk

lamorrangardens.co.uk

KNIGHTOR WINERY 01726 851101

THE LLAWNROC HOTEL 01726 843461

MOUNT PLEASANT ECO PARK 01209 891500

thellawnroc.co.uk

mpecopark.co.uk

THE OLD QUAY HOUSE HOTEL 01726 833302

NANCARROW FARM 07876 390231

knightor.com

LOWER BARNS BOUTIQUE WEDDING VENUE 01726 844881 lowerbarnswedding.co.uk

nancarrowfarm.co.uk

theoldquayhouse.com

LUSTY GLAZE BEACH 01637 872444

THE SCARLET 01637 861800

ROSE IN VALE COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL 01872 552202

scarlethotel.co.uk

roseinvalehotel.co.uk

THE VEAN 01872 501918

SEINERS ARMS 01872 573118

caerhays.co.uk/thevean

seiners.co.uk

polpier.co.uk

THE WATERWHEEL INN 01726 67435

SHIP AND CASTLE 01326 270401

PORTH AVALLEN HOTEL 01726 812802

thewaterwheel.co.uk

coastandcountryhotels.com

porthavallen.co.uk

TRENANCE COTTAGES 01637 859496

ST MAWES HOTEL 01326 270170

PORTH VEOR MANOR HOTEL 01637 873274

trenancecottages.co.uk

stmaweshotel.com

porthveormanor.com

TRENYTHON MANOR HOTEL & SPA 01726 814797

THE ALVERTON 01872 276633

lustyglaze.co.uk/weddings

PENTIRE HOTEL 01637 872334 pentirehotelnewquay.co.uk

POLPIER & PENPOL

SANDS RESORT HOTEL 01637 872864 sandsresort.co.uk

SANDY LODGE HOTEL 01637 872851

WATERGATE BAY HOTEL 01637 860543

sandylodgehotel.co.uk

watergatebay.co.uk

SEA HOUSE 01726 68966 seahousecornwall.co.uk

THE COASTGUARD’S LOOKOUT 01872 500025 caerhays.co.uk

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THE ROSEVINE 01872 580206 rosevine.co.uk

THE SMUGGLERS DEN 01637 830209 thesmugglersden.co.uk

BLUE BAR 01209 890329

TRERICE 01637 875404

blue-bar.co.uk

nationaltrust.org.uk/trerice

DRIFTWOOD SPARS 01872 552428

WOODLAND VALLEY FARM 01726 884127

driftwoodspars.co.uk

woodlandvalley.co.uk

THE CORNWALL HOTEL SPA & ESTATE 01726 874050

HENDRA BARNS 01872 510884

thecornwall.com

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WEDDINGS AT TRENYTHON MANOR

An iconic Cornish manor house set in 24-acres of glorious gardens & ancient woodlands. The elegant manor house has been lovingly restored and sympathetically converted to a hotel and luxury lodge resort. Many of its historic features, including intricately carved oak panelling, sweeping staircases, decorative ceilings and marble columns, have been carefully preserved.

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WHEN CHOOSING THE SEASON TO GET MARRIED, THERE ARE MANY ADVANTAGES IN EACH OF OUR EVER-CHANGING SEASONS.

WHO DOESN’T LOVE SPRING!

The month when you can wear those gorgeous pastel colours like pistachio, dusky pink, and duck egg blue. The spring flowers are out with gardens in full bloom, the hedgerows and fields are a carnival of gorse and daffodil yellow, and the lighter mornings and evenings are finally encouraging us to get up, get out, and enjoy everything that Cornwall has to offer. Choose between daffodils, bluebells, rhododendrons to Peonies. If flowers aren’t your thing, embrace greenery, moss, and herbs and succulents. Spring is all about rebirth and renewal. The best season to start your life together as a married couple. With perfect temperatures that are not too hot and not too cold,

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your signature cocktail will be cooled by ice with a fresh spring menu of new potatoes, asparagus, sugar snap peas, baby carrots, strawberries, apricots, and rhubarb. Photographs are always so gorgeous during the spring months with Cornwall bursting into life and colour. From spring flower shows, walking weeks and art exhibitions to the annual and utterly Cornish centric, World Pasty Championships, Trevithick Day, May Day, Flora Day and St Piran’s Day – there’s a jam-packed and eclectic schedule of entertainment and events across the county. Two bank holidays so your guests can enjoy a really lovely long weekend.


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THE MOST POPULAR TIME OF YEAR TO GET MARRIED!

Summer is when those who are planning their wedding envisage hot days, the possibility of sipping drinks outside and entertainment that goes on long into the evening. Heat up the celebrations with outside locations either in marquees or beautiful gardens. Summer weddings lend themselves best to beachside locations, barn style venues and pimms on the lawn of a country estate. Look for mobile bars, ice filled buckets of beer and gin fizz ice lollies to really make the most of the season.

Summer is the best time of year to have traditional games on the lawn and outside acoustic vibes. Festoon lighting surrounding low hanging floral arrangements or dressed pergola lined with bright posies on chairs, or natural foliage. As the nights extend into the late evening your cocktail bar is in full swing! If you are a family with lots of children a summer wedding could work perfectly for you and your guests. School children and teachers can all enjoy an extended holiday sightseeing beautiful parts of Cornwall. On the other hand if you are not a fan of children attending the wedding, then guests will find it difficult to attend or to find childcare during the holidays.

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COULD THERE BE A MORE BEAUTIFUL SEASON TO GET MARRIED THAN AUTUMN?

As the nights start to draw in and a crisp chill hangs in the air, gather together your closet family and friends for a cosy celebration. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your floral arrangements. Take your inspiration from the rich and sumptuous reds, oranges and golds of the autumn leaves to create a warm and inviting ambience for your Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast. Bathe your celebrations in soft candlelight to create a warm, intimate atmosphere. Autumnal weddings lend themselves best to rustic, barn style venues. Look for original beams, low ceilings and open fireplaces to really make the most of the season. Autumn is also a lovely time of year to use fairy lights to decorate your chosen wedding venue, both inside and outside. As the nights are drawing in and it will get dark earlier, you could also decorate any outside spaces at your venue with fairy lights and/or candles to make the best possible use of the space.

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The best thing about an autumn wedding is the food and drink! Break with tradition and serve warm, Cornish spiced mulled cider or winter Pimms during your drinks reception instead of prosecco. Who wouldn’t look forward to a smooth, full-bodied glass of red wine and a hearty portion of pie and mash or slow braised beef followed by apple and blackberry crumble on a chilly autumn evening? Autumn really is the perfect time of year to serve all of the delicious, crowd-pleasing dishes that your guests, young and old, will love. An autumn wedding also takes the pressure off the weather being such an important part of your day. If you are not expecting glorious sunshine, then you won’t be disappointed if you don’t get it; but on the other hand, if you do get lucky with some hazy autumnal sunshine, it will be an unexpected bonus! You can still get some gorgeous weather in September and October and autumn weddings tend to be more reasonably priced and less booked up than weddings in July and August. By autumn a relentless, frantic summer of weddings will have come to an end and everyone will be in a calmer, more relaxed frame of mind. With the excitement and anticipation of Christmas just around the corner, give your family and friends something to look forward to before the long, hard winter months take hold.


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THE COLDEST OF THE SEASONS, WHERE THE DARK NIGHTS ARRIVE EARLY AND EVERYBODY HUDDLES TOGETHER AS ONE FOR WARMTH.

A winter wedding is a true highlight of everybody’s year, primarily because it is a chance for celebration during what many find to be a lonely few months (well, except for Christmas!) When it comes to the wedding entertainment, most alfresco ideas are unfortunately out of the question, but venues do tend to be cheaper at this time of year and you can still book entertainment of all sorts to wow your guests. Winter weddings are becoming more and more popular for a number of different reasons. When you’re looking for venues, check out ones that are particularly suited to the winter season. Castles and stately homes that have big hallways dominated by an open fire place. As your guests arrive at the reception, serve mulled wine or Cornish Cider in the warm and later on you could use this area as a chill-out area for offering tea, coffee, cake and maybe a nightcap.

If your venue has a Christmas tree, all the better! A fireplace to welcome your guests in from a the cold. If you’re lucky enough to get a dusting of snow on your big day then your photographs will really make your wedding day look like a winter wonderland. For Cornwall we rarely get snow, however when we get it, we really get it! So take into consideration guests commute on a winter’s day through the country roads that do not normally get gritted. The light can be amazing for a winter wedding, think of all those candles, tea lights, open fires and lanterns, but remember to book an early wedding ceremony, otherwise you will run out of daylight. If you go for a 3pm ceremony the light will be gone by the time you get out of the church. Winter weddings also work well for smaller more intimate groups as you’ll already have a cosy atmosphere to start with.

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GETTING MARRIED IN

It was at the beginning of the 20th Century that a number of artists started to call the small fishing village of St Ives home, attracted by the quality of the light which even now lends a particular vibrancy to colours.

Bernard Leach opened his famous pottery in 1920, and in 1928 Ben Nicholson first met local artist Alfred Wallis there, setting the foundations for the St Ives Society of Artists. In 1939, at the outbreak of WW2, Nicholson and sculptor Barbara Hepworth, his wife, moved permanently to St Ives and the artists’ community continued to work in and around St Ives for many years. Today, much of the art made during that time can still be appreciated in the surroundings in which it was created. The Leach Pottery is still a working pottery as well as museum and Barbara Hepworth has a museum dedicated to her work. Nicholson, Wallis, Heron, Lanyon and other St Ives artists are well represented on the walls of Tate St Ives. As well as being a favourite of artists; more recently, it has become a destination high on the wish-lists of brides. With its stunning coastline, superb venues and enchanting heritage, St Ives really does have it all when it comes to planning the perfect wedding. silverlinings.co.uk

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For the ultimate seaside wedding, head to the award winning Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa, named Best Coastal Wedding Venue at the 2018 UK Wedding Awards. There, you can actually exchange your vows with the sand of their privately owned 25 acre beach between your toes. The Carbis Bay Hotel has always been an artists’ favourite; Virginia Woolf stayed here and was inspired write To The Lighthouse by the view of Godrevy lighthouse from her window. Cornwall’s third largest wedding venue, St Ives Harbour Hotel, sits perched on the cliff and offers 180 degree panoramic views of St Ives Bay. Pre-wedding relaxation can be had in their luxorious HarSpa using world renowned ESPA products and treatments.

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For a slightly more quirky, intimate venue, have a look at The Gannet Inn. This venue is also licenced for ceremonies but is more relaxed and casual; and the Inn and its 16 luxury bedrooms can be hired on an exclusive basis. Part of the Carbis Bay family, you’ll still get to enjoy the highest quality catering and access to the private beach.

CONTRIBUTORS: PHOTOGRAPHY: Griffin Photography griffin-photography.co.uk VENUE: Porthmeor Studios porthmeorstudios.com BRIDAL: Bridal Studio St Ives thebridalroomstives.co.uk HAIR: Zebrafinch zebrafinchhair.co.uk MAKEUP: Makeup by Sjani sjanimakeup.com JEWELLERY: Stephanie Johnson stephaniejohnsonjewellery.com FLOWERS: Tide Flowers tideflowers.co.uk STYLING: Jo Chatterley chatterley.eu CAKE: St Ives Bakery stivesbakery.co.uk OYSTER CANDLES: Cornish Oysters St Ives via Facebook CROCKERY & CUTLERY: Abbotts Event Hire abbottseventhire.co.uk GLASSWARE, THROW & PROPS: Cream Cornwall creamcornwall.co.uk

For a truly unique venue, you could book the St Ives Island Chapel for a blessing. Situated on the headland overlooking St Ives Bay, it has stood for over 500 years and is now available for celebrations, although not yet licenced for the legal marriage ceremony itself. But that is an opportunity in itself as you can have your ceremony at one of the town’s licenced venues then head up to the Chapel for a very special blessing, with the memories captured in some outstanding photographs.

If you really want to bring St Ives’ artistic heritage to your wedding, consider the nearby Porthmeor Studios for your reception or evening celebration (just a short walk from the Island Chapel). By day the home of the St Ives School of Painting, you can hire one of their studio spaces for a really special venue. Head down to Porthmeor Beach for some photographs and you’ll have the famous Tate St Ives as your backdrop.

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If you’re still searching for your perfect wedding gown, St Ives could be the perfect destination for that too. The Bridal Room St Ives has a ‘no interruptions’ policy which means you will have exclusive use of the boutique during your appointment and you will be able to choose from a whole range of designer gowns including Sassi Holford and Eliza Jane Howell, who has twice been named Best Bridal Designer at the UK Wedding Awards. One of the advantages of planning a wedding in Cornwall is that, although many suppliers such as florists, hair and make-up artists and entertainers might not be based in your chosen destination, they will be happy to travel to meet you and be by your side on the big day.

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WEDDINGS FOR THE COMMUNITY

DID YOU KNOW ried at By getting mar , couples or an Tredudwell M g ute to supportin actually contrib e th d t an the environmen local community

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To Valerie and Justine, the Estate is far more than just a business. Tredudwell Manor is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Fowey and Looe, and entirely protected on one side by National Trust land (having been donated by Justin’s grandfather to Project Neptune in the 1950s) and by their private organic farmed land on the other. For the past decade, the “custodians” Justin and Valerie have been working with their local community to entirely renovate the Manor house and build the Tredudwell Pavilion, along with their latest projects – the garden follies and landscaping. They have been keen to nurture a happy workplace by encouraging ideas and creativity through teamwork within this broad community. Every team member is based locally, with an above average hourly rate and the necessary flexibility to fit around family life. This strong belief in a happy, motivated team contributes to making every wedding feel even more special.

Tredudwell Estate is a working organic farm with HLS level farming which implies that the mission of preserving wildlife is vital. The “great journey” Justin and Valerie are on is an exciting one with visible benefits every day, with the increased number of birds, bees and butterflies visiting Tredudwell’s meadows and farmland. Their main reason for getting up every day is preserving this exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt area.

The wedding venue, The Pavilion, is at the heart of the Estate and any improvements on its landscape has to be coherent with their environmental mission. When couples choose to get married at Tredudwell, it supports the investment in planting of a wildflower meadow for wildlife and, of course, great for photographs too! When couples say yes to getting married at Tredudwell they can plant native species trees and create a pond where they can integrate wildlife – the fountain attracts dragonflies, the housemartins enjoy cool dips in the water and, of course, our couples exchange vows in a completely idyllic setting, as well as creating a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photography. silverlinings.co.uk

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CO R N I S H W E D D I N G S F O R CO R N I S H Tredudwell Manor’s wedding packages have been created for the Cornish couple, ensuring local couples can afford to get married in Cornwall all year round, including the peak season. Understanding wages in Cornwall are lower than elsewhere in the UK while living in a county which is one of the most desirable places to get married, Justin and Valerie wanted their venue to address the gap between what other wedding venues offered in the area and what the market demands. With only a £500 difference in prices between the peak season and less popular times of the year, they continue to offer the same quality of service and care all year round with the same luxury accommodation. Everyone can get married any month of the year at Tredudwell without being limited due to a sharp increase of the peak season prices.

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COUNTDOWN FOR THE GROOM

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JOB: CHOOSE YOUR TEAM WHEN: AS SOON AS YOU GET ENGAGED It’s time to decide which of your friends gets elevated to best man status. Think long and hard about who you want by your side on your wedding day. Make sure your wingman knows his best man duties, especially if he has a busy life too.

Top tip: Be clear from the start what you need from your team which will save any issues further down the line; don’t be disgruntled if they feel it’s too much for them to take on. JOB: ARRANGING THE LEGAL PART WHEN: DECIDE WITH YOUR FIANCE THE TYPE OF SERVICE YOU WANT AND DO YOUR RESEARCH Whether you’re going religious or civil, the rules vary accordingly, so research the specifics for your ceremony. For a civil ceremony, you must both give notice of your plans to wed in person at the local registry office at least 15 days beforehand (but you can do it as far as a year in advance). For a Church of England ceremony, you need to have the Banns read in both the parish where you live and the one where you’re getting married. They’re read out for three Sundays during the three months before the wedding and most clergy will expect you to attend these services (as a minimum).

Top tip: Most registry offices will provisionally book your registrar before you can give notice, so during the busy months make sure your date and time has been pencilled in.

JOB: SUITED & BOOTED WHEN: 6 MONTHS BEFORE You want to look your best on your wedding day and your suit will be the most important outfit after the bride’s dress, of course! So make sure you get a well-fitted suit that complements the style and feel of the wedding as well as the colour scheme. Unlike a bride’s wedding dress, your suit can be worn again, so it’s worth considering investing in a beautiful bespoke suit which will be your ‘best suit’ for years to come. Bespoke formalwear can take upwards of eight weeks but ideally, allow four to five months for the whole process. If you’re going for off-the-peg, hiring in peak busy periods can reduce your choices so make sure you put your orders in early. JOB: SORTING THE TRANSPORT WHEN: 6 MONTHS BEFORE It can be a logistical headache! You’re in charge of booking the wedding cars for the day including arranging transport for your bride, your mothers and fathers, and the wedding party to and from all venues throughout the day. From home to the ceremony location, onward to photographs, to the reception and then home again. If you’re thinking this is a great reason to hire a Ferrari for the day, don’t forget you’ll be there earlier than most of the guests so no one will see you arriving in style!

Top tip: If you’re using the family’s classic E-type or rugged Defender, make sure you’ve got a backup! JOB: HONEYMOON SHOPPING WHEN: SIX TO EIGHT MONTHS IN ADVANCE IS OPTIMUM TO MAXIMISE AVAILABILITY, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SPECIAL OFFERS AND/OR SET UP A HONEYMOON GIFT-LIST SERVICE. Traditional wedding etiquette holds that one of the groom’s responsibilities is planning the honeymoon as a surprise for his bride. But today, most couples want to take on the honeymoon planning together. And even if your bride is involved, you can still plan fun excursions and dates she won’t know about until you get there.

Top tip: If the weather at your honeymoon destination isn’t at it’s best when you get married, have a mini-moon after the wedding and save your honeymoon for when the weather is perfect. silverlinings.co.uk

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In th e la st co u p le o f w ee k s, se n d y o u r b ri d e, h er mum and h er M O H o ff o n a d est re ss sp a d a y if y o u ’v e fo rg o tt en to d o so m et h in g y o u m ig h t b e fo rg iv en !

JOB: RINGS WHEN: SIX MONTHS BEFORE This is something you will want to do with your fiance; she will be wearing it for the rest of her life so it should be something she loves! Once you’ve decided on the style, make sure you order the rings at least six weeks before the wedding to leave plenty of time for sizing. Most importantly, make sure to store them in a safe place and don’t forget to bring the rings on the big day!

Top tip: Just before your wedding, arrange for your fiance’s ring to be cleaned as it’ll be on show all day. JOB: WRITING YOUR SPEECH WHEN: TRY NOT TO LEAVE THIS ONE UNTIL THE NIGHT BEFORE! The groom’s speech is one part of the day guests look forward to. This is your chance to thank everyone for attending, and all the people involved in helping out with the wedding. It’s also your chance to tell your wife how much you love her! Unlike the best man’s speech, there is no pressure to make everyone laugh; speaking from the heart is the best route to go. Finally, give yourself plenty of time to prep and practice. Feeling prepared is your best weapon against nerves.

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JOB: GROOMING WHEN: 12 MONTHS IF YOU WANT TO LOSE A FEW POUNDS OR DO ANY DENTAL WORK Many guys feel awkward putting effort into their appearance, with many of those who do getting ripped into by their mates. But who cares? This is your wedding and you deserve to look and feel as great as your fiancé. You’ll be photographed hundreds of times and the wedding photos are something you’ll be proud of for the rest of your life. Good wedding day grooming is essential - as a minimum a great haircut and clean shave are a must.

Top tip: Take your groomsmen to the barbers in the morning for a hot towel shave and an ale! JOB: ENTERTAINMENT WHEN: 6 - 12 MONTHS BEFORE This one should be made a priority - it’s often difficult to get the band of your dreams on the right date. Same goes for your ceremony music and DJ if you intend to have one, or both. Separating a professional wedding DJ from a record-spinning basement junkie can help you avoid a wedding with bad music, a DJ who shows up late or not at all, a DJ that doesn’t take guest’s music requests or a DJ with improper equipment.

Top tip: Personal recommendations from friends and family are essential - no one will care if they’ve seen a cracking band at the last 3 weddings they’ve been to!


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GREEN hilalandmoses.com, AGP Collective, Sweet Beginnings by Elaine, Faye Renee, Etsy - Love of Creating

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MUSTARD Etsy - sweetcarolinestyles, thebridescafe.typepad.com, Flora Bloom Photography, Lindsay Hackney Photography, afloral.com, Nicole Castonguay Photography, celebratemag.com

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Flowers

SO YOU’RE PULLING TOGETHER YOUR WEDDING BUDGET, BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS A REALISTIC ALLOCATION FOR FLOWERS? 10% of the overall budget is a figure widely used as a general rule of thumb, but it ultimately depends on how much you want flowers to feature on your big day and there are a large number of variable factors that will affect the final cost. I recently had an open conversation with one of my lovely

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brides about why wedding flowers cost what they do and how being honest about the budget from the outset saved both of us any misunderstanding or potential for disappointment later down the line. It’s all about managing expectations – and it’s a two-way street.


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My biggest piece of advice is don’t try to guess the price based on how much a gift bouquet costs if you buy one from a florist shop or what a hobbyist who does ‘a bit of flower arranging’ says it might cost. Why do wedding flowers cost more? From consultation right through to clearing the venue afterwards, you are asking an expert to spend time designing, planning, preparing for and creating your dream florals. It’s a full service that you are paying for that takes many hours of hard work behind the scenes, not just the cost of the flowers themselves. I’m lucky enough to absolutely LOVE my job, but, like you, I can’t work for free. Other factors to bear in mind will be the season, size and style. For example, red roses around Valentine’s Day are always going to be more costly due to popularity. Elaborate designs are more labour intensive. Adding premium, statement blooms such as garden roses, peonies, orchids or tropicals will increase the cost. A good florist will be able to recommend and select the most beautiful flowers to suit your budget and colour palette. Most of us will ask you to book a consultation either face to face or over the phone before providing a detailed quote. It’s very difficult to give an accurate cost for bespoke services without taking a full brief first. If you’re not quite at that stage, don’t be afraid to ask for pricing information and minimum spends to help you in the meantime. Many florists now have this information on their websites or available on request. They’re a great place to start, but any pricing information at this stage is generally ‘starting from’, or ballpark ranges. Remember all those variable factors I mentioned? Working with your florist. Before meeting with your shortlist of florists, do some research and gather your ideas. Create a list of your must-have items, such as bridal bouquet, buttonholes, ceremony arrangements and table centres. Anything you feel is essential for the look and feel of your day. Then have a think about your wish-list – what are those special statement pieces? A beautiful flower-filled archway? Or maybe a hanging arrangement over the top table?

PHOTOGRAPHY: Griffin Photography griffin-photography.co.uk

By this point, you will have booked your venue and should have a rough idea of what you are comfortable spending on flowers. Tell us! It saves a lot of time and will allow us to maximise the impact of your spend right from the outset. We are here to guide you through all the possibilities and come up with creative designs that work hard for your budget and overall look. Be aware, there’s only so much magic we can work and if you have your heart set on a big installation but the cost is prohibitive then you may need to compromise on other areas. Personally, I’d ask do you really need those aisle flowers and pedestal arrangements if you have a totally banging ceremony arch that will grab everyone’s attention? Be flexible, trust your florist and enjoy the creative process. Remember it’s a two-way street, so help us to help you bring your dream day to life. silverlinings.co.uk

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Inspiration

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This aspirational shoot has the dreamy gloss of movie star glamour. A destination elopement in Penzance, a place usually known for pirates of tales gone by. Here sits Jubilee Pool, one of Cornwall’s most iconic locations and one of England’s most breathtakingly beautiful Lido’s. Steeped in history, its Art Deco architecture dates from 1935.

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Inspiration

THE ART DECO VIBE GAVE A PERFECT TOUCH OF CLASSIC GLAMOUR WITH A MODERN TWIST.

Its white curving walls, crisp waters and perfect beach location could almost be mistaken as being under the Grecian skies.

CONTRIBUTORS: VENUE: Jubilee Pool jubileepool.co.uk PHOTOGRAPHY: John Hersey, Holes In The World Studio holesintheworld.com ASSISTED: Skye, Chasing The Light chasingthelight.net STYLIST & PLANNER: The Unique Cornish Event theuniquecornishevent.co.uk BRIDAL WEAR: The Bridal Room St Ives thebridalroomstives.co.uk DESIGNERS: Sassi Holford, Raspberry Pavlova, Jesus Peiro, Eliza Jane Howell FLORIST: Tide Flowers tideflowers.co.uk MAKE UP: Tamsyn Siddiqui Makeup cornwallweddingmake-up.co.uk HAIR: Zebrafinch zebrafinchhair.co.uk JEWELLERY: Forest & Fawn forestandfawn.co.uk RIBBON: Little Acorn Silks etsy.com/shop/littleacornsilks STATIONARY: Mathilda Ludlin mathildalundin.com MODELS: Beatrice Blaj & Zeb Luke Gethen silverlinings.co.uk

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WE WANTED TO CAPTURE THE QUIET BEAUTY OF THE LIDO IN THE MORNING WINTER SUN WITH THE STILL WATER GLISTENING LIKE GLASS.

> This wonderfully still setting created a stunning backdrop to the beautiful flowing skirt by Sassi Holford and soft elegant shrug by Jesus Peiro.

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> The elegant florals, with soft peach and nude tones added to the simplicity of the natural, luxe styling.

With tablescapes for two, this elopement shoot had a peaceful intimacy. With slate placemats, golden cutlery and natural linens, complimented by stunning ceramics created by the talented Michel Francois. The stationary had a high luxe feel with the gold on dark navy and the romantic style of sensational calligrapher Mathilda Ludlin.

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SHOOT WAS TO HIGHLIGHT THE PEACEFUL INTENSITY OF THE MODERN ROMANCE.

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Kate and Paul knew they wanted to get married in Cornwall - it’s where they started their relationship many years before and wanted to begin their married life in Cornwall. They traveled down to Cornwall from London and viewed lots of venues in the gorgeous Cornish sunshine - then they visited Trenderway in miserable grey rain but loved it! Their requirements were for a venue which was flexible, where they would have control, and feel like the space was their own - one they could put their fun spin on it. Trenderway really stood out as the only place they could imagine tying the knot.

A friend helped them by researching Cornish photographers and sent them a few links. “As soon as we clicked through to the Enchanted Brides website, having only seen the home page I knew this was the style for us. The composition of her pictures, use of colour and texture was so impressive.” Kate and Paul spoke with Jo and they loved that she was relaxed, positive, a genuinely lovely person. They opted to have an engagement shoot before as neither of them had ever had a professional photo shoot, so it gave them a heads up for their big day.

“Paul looked at me with a wry smile on the drive back from the farm and I knew that he’d made his choice. And that was before we even realised we had the option to get married on the outside decking! It had the perfect mix of expansive stunning landscapes and a gorgeous timeless inside space.”

“We needn’t have worried though as Jo was such a pleasure. She knew when to leave us to our day and capture things organically, but also when to step in and direct for a winning shot. We couldn’t be happier with the pictures of the day. When we looked through them for the first time, it was “wow”, “wow”, “wow” to each shot. Jo really went the extra mile to capture the essence of our day.”

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Before Kate even got engaged, she knew that she didn’t want to walk down the aisle in a white dress. When Kate’s quest for her ideal dress started, she went to dozens of bridal gown shops and tried on well over a hundred dresses! There were shades of ivory, magnolia, wheat, but none of them were anywhere near what Kate had envisaged as her perfect wedding dress. Kate was then put in touch with an amazing costume designer, Anne-Sophie Cochovelou, who also makes bespoke wedding dresses. “It was such a great journey over cups of coffee, whilst I gawped in awe of the creativity of her costumes around her studio. Anne-Sophie listened to everything I wanted from the dress, used her years of experience to add suggestions and pointers for our kind of wedding on a farm, and turn it into a reality. I was gobsmacked as I saw it at each stage of the journey, but it was a surprise that it turned out far nicer than I could have ever imagined. At the start of the process when I initially met with Anne-Sophie I knew I wanted the dress to be gold and have some glamour and sparkle to it. She added her flair and went the extra marathon, rather than a mile, hand sewing sequins in varying patterns, with varying shades of gold to produce a very special piece. On the day I just wanted to look down at what I was wearing and admire all the intricate patterns and different pieces used.”

WHO THEY USED: PHOTOGRAPHER: Enchanted Brides enchantedbrides.photography VENUE: Trenderway Weddings trenderwayweddings.co.uk BRIDALWEAR: Anne-Sophie Cochovelou sophiecochevelou.tictail.com WEDDING HAIR: Number 8 Hairdressing number8hairdressing.com WEDDING MAKEUP: Julie Wiz Makeup juliewizmakeupartist.com FLOWERS: Family

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FOR YOUR WEDDING And you must have a wedding that is unique. A wonderful day and a lifetime of memories. At Trenderway we understand this. And we’ll welcome you to our wonderful place. We’ll help make your wedding unforgettable. Please visit us and see for yourself. trenderwayweddings.co.uk

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CHURCH & VENUE St Michaels Church is possibly one of the most beautiful churches in Cornwall. We loved the outlook over the beach, even though it only JUST fit all our guests in. The inside is so intimate. We barely decorated it because the views did all the talking. Just some flowers and a ton of church candles. We were Katie Cadwallader & Michael Snell. We merged our surnames, so became Mr & Mrs Cadwell.

We had our reception in Port Isaac Village Hall. This was a blank shell really, to do what we wanted with. Again, beautiful views across Port Isaac harbour and a real seaside charm, porthole windows and painted periwinkle blue with beautiful wooden floorboards.

FLOWERS Jen captured the vision perfectly – we had no idea what we liked, but knew what we didn’t so we got there through process of elimination. The biggest part of the flowers was the centerpiece in the hall. We used the existing lighting rigs to create a ceiling centrepiece, and dangled glass baubles from it (like the great hall in Harry Potter! Note the 1st September date...) It needed a VERY big ladder and a very steady hand, Jen in her dungarees the day before zipping up and down is a stand out memory. It made the hall, so it was beyond worthwhile. The church flowers were classic and understated, and the boys button holes were like Cornish wildflowers & lavender.

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Adj’s photography style is super documentary, which we loved. I wanted to look through the photos and feel like we were travelling through the day again. His is a rare website that shows the case studies in chronological order. For a tall, bearded Cornish man, he was so inconspicuous on the day. But then in other moments, such an important part of the action. At 10pm I caught Adj at the bar and said “Why are you still here?!” and he said “Each time I try to leave, something brilliant happens”! The photographs are like outtakes, we couldn’t be happier.

CAKE We’re both creative so we loved placing complete trust in our suppliers. So when we saw Emily Hankins on Instagram, we thought her cake painting was perfect. We had an idea to create a big wave, using every shade of blue imaginable and a gold leaf quote at the bottom. We briefed Emily and she nailed it from the sketch alone. The flavours were insane; chocolate orange, lemon & blueberry, and carrot cake. The quote said “Oh the places we’ll go” from Dr Suess – our lives so far have been pretty eclectic, so we thought it suited our next chapter.

VENUE STYLING & COORDINATION We hired Jenny Wren to help with the venue styling which was the BEST decision we made for the wedding. We hired things from all over the place, always looking for something different. Jenny found gold cutlery in Devon, and sent it to me straight away on Instagram, so decisions like that helped style the rest of the decor. Mike and I collected gold vases from car boots for along the tables, and picked shells from the beach each wedding visit for place names. Then we did the usual things like hiring a drinks globe and ordering giant disco balls for the stage! It was a real mixture of things we collected and hires from suppliers, friends & family... but between us and Jenny, we managed to coordinate everything together. The result was beyond what we could’ve imagined. CATERING The FOOD! The food was the best bit. We’re such foodies, picking a caterer seemed a nightmare decision. We were sat in the Chapel Cafe in Port Isaac eating fish finger sandwiches when we saw Cheryl (a volunteer at the hall); she said that their chef sometimes caters weddings. We’d only eaten his fish finger sandwiches before then – they’re award winning, but we met Chris and loved him instantly. Cornish through and through, he knew the hall and it’s limitations and got super excited with us. His canapes were outstanding, and we had pan-friend sea bass, polenta mash and a crab bisque for main course. Then essentially cream tea meets trifle for pudding! Every single plate was empty, out of this world how he managed with barely any kitchen.

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Elizabeth Melvin Photography

You will look your very best on your wedding day - it’s totally ageless. I will capture every exciting, emotional moment, as if seeing everything through your eyes. You won’t really notice me. Yet I’ll always be there for any request. Nothing is too much trouble - just ask.

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Whether it’s creating the perfect look for your bridal makeup or helping you plan your wedding down to the last detail, our aim is to truly make it Your Beautiful Day Our accredited make up artiste and planning team covers Cornwall, Devon and beyond. We love what we do and it really shows! Can we help you too?


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Having visited Pencarrow countless of times, both adoring the setting, the nature, and the house, as soon as they were engaged it was their only real option. Their photographer was Laura Buffrey Photography; initially, Harriet and Dominic filtered down their options based on styles they both liked and met a few of their favourites. Upon meeting Laura it was clear she was by far the best option for them as she totally understood what they wanted from the day, the key shots they were looking to capture, and how they wanted them to look.

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Real weddings Suppliers were selected in a similar way - “We narrowed down a shortlist of our favourite suppliers and then met as many face-to-face as we could, it is crucial to having confidence that the person on the other end of a phone has a true understanding of how you want your day to be (special mention to our caterers The Good Food Company and videographer Dove Films who were amazing throughout the process)” Harriet’s dress was a Pronovias gown made of layers of chantilly lace and large floral embroidered lace laid over the top. It was the illusion neckline and beautiful back detailing that made Harriet fall in love with it. “I absolutely loved my dress and it was the exact opposite of what I thought I wanted”.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR TOP TIP FOR BRIDES? “My advice would be is to get an accurate estimate of how much your alterations are going to cost before you purchase the dress (and don’t be afraid to shop around)...I had already bought mine when I found out that the alterations would cost the same amount as the gown itself, which was way outside of my budget!”

WHO THEY USED: VENUE: Pencarrow weddingsatpencarrow.com CATERING: The Good Food Catering Co thegoodfoodcateringco.co.uk PHOTOGRAPHER: Laura Buffery Photography laurabufferyphotography.co.uk VIDEOGRAPHER: Dove Films dovefilms.co.uk HAIR: Vicki Lord Hair vickilordhair.com FLOWERS: Victoria Wren Flowers victoriawrenflowers.com CAKE: Claire’s Sweet Temptations clairessweettemptations.com TRANSPORT: Roaring 30’s roaring30.co.uk GUITARIST: Steve Osman steveosman.com ENTERTAINMENT: Los Amigos Band

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR TOP TIP FOR GROOMS? “Many people will tell you how you should expect to feel the morning of the wedding, none of them will be correct for you, just trust that how you are feeling is normal and own it!”

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The true beauty of a tipi wedding (aside from the awe-inspiring beauty!) is the versatility that it offers in terms of location, space and styling. Giant Hat tipis can be configured in numerous ways and linked easily to midi-tipis (the smaller sister tipi; perfect for a chillout area or the band etc) and to your catering tent to allow for the interior set up you need. One Giant Hat is typically suitable for around 50-70 seated guests, but there is no limit to how many can be connected together, so the sky is your limit in terms of numbers and layout. A single Giant Hat tipi requires a 10.3m ground area and as long as the pegs can be fixed into the terrain, they can be put up virtually anywhere (and taken down with little trace); as a result, Wild Tipi’s have graced the (listed) lawns of Dartington Hall and been perched high up on the Cornish cliffs with the Atlantic waves crashing far below. We’ve hosted a four-day festival wedding in three, rolling green fields and have been tucked away for a magical woodland wedding too. The Tipi also ticks the eco-friendly box; all Wild Tipis are made from sustainably sourced, UK pine poles which are kinder to the environment and wherever possible, we endeavour to repair our canvases rather than replace them.

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Of course, we have to talk about the magic of a tipi wedding; here at Wild Tipi, we aim to awaken the senses; immersing our guests in nature and creating a truly memorable day. We never tire of the first time a couple comes to view a tipi set up; there are usually gasps of joy as they gaze up in childlike wonder, high into the tipi canopy. This is typically followed by squeals of delight at the fairy lights adorning the poles, the glitter ball’s reflections dancing off the canvas, whilst the other exclaims, “blimey, how heavy are these poles?”. And as the guests first arrive at the venue, their shoes crunching on the gravel, smoke drifting up from the fire-pit through the tipi crown, a tipi makes a truly stunning first impression, forming an immediate talking point and creates lasting memories too.

A tipi wedding also opens up endless possibilities in how you shape your day; from the interior décor and styling, to the possibility of a late night party (venue dependant!), or perhaps turning it into a week-long festival.


Planning So what about the practicalities of a tipi? The set up of a tipi can take longer than a traditional marquee and as each pole weighs a massive 50 kilos, we typically need a team of 6 working for two days to get a three tipi configuration complete. You will also need to factor in the cost of hiring the venue too; in Cornwall, a farmer may charge anywhere between £500 to £2000 for the use of their field, but this can vary depending on location.

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Most tipis come with lighting and flooring, but you might want to opt for sumptuous extras like hardwood flooring or solid wood doors. You will also need to think about access, water, toilets, power and heating, but you shouldn’t be left in the dark about this; a good supplier will be able to support and guide you as to your requirements and ensure you stick within your budget too.

Yes, if you dream of a relaxed and informal day, have a dream location in mind, or perhaps desire a high-end wedding but you still love to feel the grass between your toes and you don’t mind chucking wellies on if the heavens open. If you like to dream a little wild and want a venue that is definitely not ‘off-the peg,’ then a tipi might just be the perfect place to start.

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As with any wedding, it’s a good idea to have a Plan B in mind should the weather turn. A tipi is actually a remarkably weather-proof structure; cool in the summer and snug in the winter. The sides of the tipi can be lifted or taken down depending on the sun, views, rain and wind and can withstand storms up to certain wind load. We always advise that you take out wedding insurance; the most important thing is to keep you and your guests safe and sound, to always ensure you have a back-up plan and the one thing no marquee or tipi supplier can control is the weather!

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ANDREW & PUM 29TH SEPTEMBER 2018 (OR 2561 IN THE THAI CALENDAR) We chose Pendennis Castle for a number of reasons. Pum wanted to wear a traditional western style dress; she had seen films and documentaries with grand weddings in cathedrals or castles, and wanted something along those lines. In addition, the ceremony where the prospective groom asks the bride’s mother for permission to marry her daughter is at least as important to Thais as the actual wedding, and all the elders from the village turn out to bless the couple and, literally, tie the knot. As this had been held in Pum’s home village we were both happy to have the wedding in the UK to balance out. We both agreed that it would be lovely to have the wedding in Cornwall, as I originate from there. At the time that we started searching I was in Cornwall being looked after by my parents as I had unfortunately broken

my shoulder and wrist in a cycling accident. A Google search for Cornish wedding venues had Pendennis top of the results. I took various photos and sent them to Pum via WhatsApp, and she enthusiastically endorsed my suggestion immediately! Pum came over a few weeks later, and drove us down to Cornwall as there was a wedding fair on at Pendennis. The wedding fair sealed the deal, and we had the chance to talk to the various suppliers as well as see the venue decorated as if for a wedding. Because we were based some distance away we opted to purchase a package from English Heritage, as it made everything so much easier than having to chase several different suppliers. We also opted for having the fire lit in the keep entrance room, and having the main gun Long Tom fired after the ceremony.

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The ceremony started promptly at 4:29pm rather than 4:30 as 9 is a lucky number in Thailand, whereas 0 is unlucky. All important ceremonies, blessings etc tend to start at a time with more 9s than 0s in the number, and normally ending in a 9 as well. The foundation blessing ceremony for our house for example started at 9:09am. Glynn (caterer) turned out to be a bit of a godsend - he was able to put together a menu with Thai style starters, and a traditional English roast main course. He was also easily able to cater for allergy sufferers and vegetarians with no fuss and without drawing attention to them (my son is allergic to both eggs and nuts and hates eating out as he ends up eating plain sandwiches or similar so sticks out). All fresh, cooked on site and delicious! We chose Khalile Siddiqui as the photographer because we both really liked his cheerful demeanour - he really put us at ease as soon as we started chatting - as well as the lovely photos on his stand, where the couples seemed to have such natural, happy expressions rather than the forced poses you sometimes see. An added bonus was that his wife Tamsyn is a make-up artist as well as a 2nd photographer, so they made the perfect team. All the guests commented on how Khalile made them smile and feel at ease, plus they stayed late to get pictures of the reception and to change Pum’s make-up when she changed into an evening outfit. The cake was made for by Sophie Faldo, recent winner of the Great British Bake off final. She is a friend and member of a cycling team that I sponsor, and Pum also knew her as she had been to Mallorca for 2 weeks on a cycling trip with the team. Sophie has been incredibly busy since her rise to fame; it all ended up a bit last minute but she and the cake arrived during the ceremony! Choosing the bride’s car was very easy - we own a blue Ferrari California T. Pum’s brother in law drove her to the castle - he was absolutely

made up at getting to drive a Ferrari including some practice miles the day before! In the lead up to the big day, having Trenton Spear, the Hospitality and Events Coordinator, at the end of the phone proved invaluable. As Pum was forced to spend much of her time before May in Thailand it fell to me to ‘organise’ the wedding, and I became increasingly pleased that we had chosen the wedding package rather than individual, unknown suppliers. The seating plan was based on a map of Thailand - 8 tables all named after places we had visited, and the map position corresponded roughly to the position of the tables. Naturally the bridal party was on the table called Chaiyaphum! Pum’s niece Ketsara designed and printed something for each table showcasing some of the attractions of each area, such as the Red Lotus Sea for Ubon Thani, and the stone formations Mo Hin Khao for Chaiyaphum. What would I do differently? Not much to be honest. The only advice I would give would be perhaps to Google advice on planning a wedding, or obviously reading your guide, but mostly to just ensure that the person you are marrying is someone you genuinely love and adore. That way the day cannot possibly be anything but perfect. It sounds clichéd but, for me, the most memorable moment was seeing how stunning and radiant Pum looked as she walked down the aisle. My brother, standing beside me as Best Man, remembers me saying ‘Oh my God’ out loud when I caught sight of her.

WHO THEY USED: VENUE: Pendennis Castle english-heritage.org.uk/pendennisweddings BAR: Bars with Legs barswithlegs.co.uk PHOTOGRAPHY: Khalile Siddiqui Photography weddingphotographyincornwall.co.uk CATERING: Wellington Catering Company wellingtoncatering.co.uk MAKEUP: Tamsyn Siddiqui Makeup Artist cornwallweddingmake-up.co.uk MENSWEAR: Moss Bros moss.co.uk FLOWERS: George Mackay Flowers georgemackayflowers.com CAKE: Sophie Faldo Couture Cakes sophiefaldocouturecakes.com TRANSPORT: King Harry Coaches kingharrycoaches.com ACCOMMODATION: St Michael’s Resort stmichaelshotel.co.uk

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Where did you start your career in hairdressing? I started in my late teens in Nottingham and did my first wedding within a year of starting to train in hairdressing, and quickly realised that styling was my passion. I have to ask...any celebrity clients? Yes, I’ve had some lovely celebrity clients! My favourite is the amazing Surrane Jones; I cut and styled her hair for years in Manchester and London and really saw her career evolve. I also did Mel C’s hair (Sporty Spice)...and when you grew up in the 90s it’s a huge thing! I even got the pleasure of doing Kate Moss’s daughter’s hair and even Liam Gallagher! Don’t believe the hype, some of the biggest celebrities are often the nicest to work with. I also traveled with my job, styled hair for fashion shows and shoots all over including a show for fashion TV at Cannes Film Festival. What is the inspiration behind the ‘salon’? I really wanted a relaxed environment that people could really feel at home in but also feel pampered. I love interior design so it was such a pleasure to be able to create my own working environment! The salon has the feel of a Georgian country house full of warmth and beautiful things.

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What do you love most about wedding hair styling? I really love being able to play such a huge part in the day of so many amazing people! Choosing the right stylist and makeup artist is really important because you basically spend the whole morning of your wedding with them and you have often only just met! So personality is as important as skill when it comes to getting the right stylist. Are there any trends for wedding hair? The thing that makes me happiest right now is people are doing their own thing much more and aren’t so led by trends. There was a point where you would be doing the same hair on practically every bride. But times have changed with celebrity culture now where they all change their hair every few weeks; it has opened people up to so many different looks! silverlinings.co.uk

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PHOTO SHOOT CREDITS: PHOTOGRAPHY: Griffin Photography griffin-photography.co.uk VENUE: Porthmeor Studios porthmeorstudios.com BRIDAL: Bridal Studio St Ives thebridalroomstives.co.uk HAIR: Zebrafinch zebrafinchhair.co.uk MAKEUP: Makeup by Sjani sjanimakeup.com OYSTER CANDLES: Cornish Oysters St Ives via Facebook FLOWERS: Tide Flowers tideflowers.co.uk CAKE: St Ives Bakery stivesbakery.co.uk JEWELLERY: Stephanie Johnson stephaniejohnsonjewellery.com CROCKERY & CUTLERY: Abbotts Event Hire abbottseventhire.co.uk STYLING: Jo Chatterley chatterley.eu GLASSWARE, THROW & PROPS: Cream Cornwall creamcornwall.co.uk silverlinings.co.uk

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• Directions to business* * Where applicable

www.silverlinings.co.uk/wedding-directory Are you a wedding business looking to reach more engaged couples? If so contact us at hello@silverlinings.co.uk or 07732 285617


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Silverlinings Cornwall Wedding Guide - Spring 2019  

Free wedding magazine for engaged couples in Cornwall, looking for practical wedding planning information and advice, wedding inspiration, d...

Silverlinings Cornwall Wedding Guide - Spring 2019  

Free wedding magazine for engaged couples in Cornwall, looking for practical wedding planning information and advice, wedding inspiration, d...