We provide a few ideas to help make your special day perfect… and completely personal to you.
We challenge you to find a more beautiful location to get married than Cornwall. With rolling countryside surrounded by miles of enchanting coastline, there are stunning backdrops at every turn. Whether planning a grand event or something much more intimate, Cornwall has something for you. Over the next few pages of our wedding planner, you’ll find a selection of great ideas for your big day. If you want to create an occasion that everyone will be talking about for years to come, why not stage the celebrations in a tipi and embrace the great Cornish outdoors? Or if a historic setting is more your thing, you’ll be smitten with Trereife, a gorgeous country house by the sea. Here you’re guaranteed to make memories to last a lifetime. We also provide some tips on suit hire from Simpsons and picking up accessories and favours from the new weddings emporium, Lace & Garter.
Wild and wonderful
Looking for a wedding with a difference? Wild Tipi provides alternative spaces for couples looking for unique and once in a lifetime weddings in beautiful locations across Cornwall and the south west. The team at Wild Tipi are dedicated to helping you create your enchanting and elegant tipi wedding. From clifftops to woodland Sam and Tim work alongside their couples to bring together a wonderful team of suppliers, making your wedding dreams a reality, whilst sprinkling some magic along the way. Giant tipis are both versatile and visually stunning. From single hire to multiple tipi set ups, the possibilities are endless. With lanterns, open fires, fairy lights and natural walkways the team can help create any type of wedding. The Wild Tipi ethos is simple… it’s about immersing yourself in nature, with the clear message that getting outside is good for us all.
Suits you, sir!
Of course, it’s inevitable that everyone wants to talk about the dress, but this doesn’t mean that the men shouldn’t be looking dapper. So, to ensure the groom, best man, ushers, and respective fathers are suitably attired, pay a visit to Simpsons of Cornwall to arrange suit hire. Established in the 1860s, Simpsons is an agent for the celebrated Peter Posh collection of men’s suits, with a huge range of styles, colours and choices for every type of occasion, whether formal or relaxed, traditional or contemporary, and with accessories to match the chosen palette. Whether you’re going for full tails or a simpler look, you’ll find what you’re looking for among the collection. Simply pop in store to get everyone measured up and select your chosen suits for the big day. With stores in Penzance, Falmouth and Truro, Simpsons is your local solution wherever your Cornish wedding might be.
Everything but the dress
Searching for that special something to add a little extra sparkle to your wedding day? Enter Lace & Garter, a wonderful independent boutique located in Camborne’s Trevithick Market (behind Argos). This one-stop wedding accessory shop specialises in bridal accessories, hen party novelties, garters, hair jewels, fascinators and car ribbons, all in a range of colours and styles to match your theme. Lace & Garter is the brainchild of Bethan Pugh and Callum Pollard, who use their retail and event experience to make your big day as glorious as it should be. Bethan tells us: “We can also offer accessories to match proms and gala dinners, with a small selection of seasonal products for events such as the Masked Ball.” Lace & Garter is open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, with late night shopping every Tuesday until 8pm, and private hen and bridal party viewings available on request.
What could be more romantic than celebrating your big day at a Cornish country house that’s exclusively yours? Enter Trereife, a beautiful Queen Anne manor house steeped in history, in the heart of west Cornwall, just a stone’s throw from the coast.
Of all the essential ingredients of a wedding, it’s the venue that brings everyone together, acting as the backdrop for the all-important photographs – and, trust us, you’re truly spoilt for choice within the gardens and house!
You’d be hard pushed to find a more charming location, where you’ll make memories to cherish for a lifetime. Whether an intimate gathering or larger celebration, you can tailor your day exactly as you have envisaged it. With Trereife licensed for civil ceremonies, you can get married in the drawing room or in a gazebo in the grounds.
Start the way you mean to go on, with bridal preparations in the historic, French style ‘pink room’ – a room fit for royalty. Following bubbles and canapés on the lawn, dine in the historic drawing room, which can accommodate up to 25 guests or, for larger events, put up a marquee in the grounds. What’s more, selecting your own caterers means that you can create the exact food offering and banquet that you desire.
Following the evening’s celebrations, the special couple will then retire to the romantic Coleridge Suite, complete with freestanding bath and stunning views over the grounds. What’s more, with exclusive use of seven bedrooms, your close friend and family can enjoy the house for up to three nights – perfect for guests who have travelled from afar!
If you’re looking for a unique, exclusive and intimate location to get married in Cornwall – a relaxed yet traditional setting, offering the best of coast and country – you’ve just found it.
Penzance TR20 8TJ