Cornwall Living 2018

Weddings: News & views

From fabulous dresses, and makeup to beautiful venues, some great ideas for your big day!

Celebrate at the glorious Lamorran Garden, St Mawes

Do you aspire to an occasion which is unique and intimate, a fairy-tale wedding in magical surroundings? Look no further than Lamorran – a subtropical garden with uninterrupted views over St Mawes Bay and to the St Anthony’s Headland, with its iconic lighthouse. In fact, we reckon you’d be hard pushed to find a more awe-inspiring vista than this one – the perfect setting in which to share your special day with your loved one.

Lamorran is a Mediterranean garden set in the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, surrounded by the sea, with extensive views out over to the Lizard. Built in an Italianate style and planted in the style of the great gardens of the Italian Riviera, the intimate four-acre garden winds down the hillside to the sea.

If you’re in search of a personal, exclusive and truly memorable location for your wedding, speak to the team at Lamorran Gardens to make it a magical, unforgettable occasion.

For more information visit or call 01326 270800


Absolutely Budeiful dresses and delicious ice creams!

Budeiful Brides is a friendly haven for brides on The Strand in Bude. The team pride themselves on their unique service, taking the time to understand your needs to provide you with the experience you deserve for your special journey.
Budeiful Brides offers an extensive range of bridal gowns from some of the best American and British designers for under a £1000. “We also offer a beautiful range of gowns for bridesmaids, beautiful jewellery of all kinds including one-off pieces made by us in-house”, explains Emily from the boutique.

What’s more, Budeiful Brides offers fully bespoke gowns to achieve your dream look, by perfectly fitting your gown to make your own masterpiece. “Here at Budeiful Brides we never turn away a bride who needs help”, says Emily. “Weddings can be stressful, and even if you have not purchased a gown from us, we offer our full alteration service to everyone.”

And, for that extra something a little bit special on your big day, why not book Benny’s ice cream bike? This vintage-style tandem bike serves organic Cornish ice cream made in Boscastle and served in Benny’s ice cream parlour in Bude. The box is an original 1950s Wall’s box.

For more information call 01288 353660 or visit

For Benny’s Ice Cream call 07805 121005


Make-up artist Suzi Winter launches new website!

Every bride wants to look their best on their wedding day and if you have your wedding make-up applied by Suzi Winter, you’re sure to look like a movie star! Suzi trained at The Delamar Academy of Make-up (a complete make-up artist training programme) and at The London School of Beauty and Make-up and is one of Cornwall’s leading make-up artists. Originally from London, Suzi has worked on film sets, magazines, fashion shoots and many, many, weddings. She always keeps up to date with the current make-up trends and latest products and is a MAC and Bobbi Brown pro member. Take a look at Suzi’s new website where you’ll find all the details you need for arranging your wedding day make-up as well as plenty of inspiration on the ‘press and praise’ section.

To read more about Suzi turn to page 66 where she talks to our editor, Mandy.


For more information call 07723 029548 or visit


Bespoke bridal beauty boutique opens in St Ives

There’s exciting news for Cornish brides with the opening of Beautopia Belles, an innovative venture that will have ‘brides to be’ flocking to the door. Beautopia stocks off-the-peg, vintage, and one-off sample dresses and accessories. This is a new concept for brides looking for a mix of current and vintage style bridal wear from dresses, separates and tiaras to unique veils and boleros; all available to purchase in store. If you find the dress of your dreams but it doesn’t quite fit, Beautopia can also put you in touch with their seamstress for any alteration services.

You are welcome to browse the beautiful unique dresses at any time during the boutique’s opening hours or you can arrange an out-of-hours appointment for evening and weekends.

Beautopia also offers beauty therapy services for your big day, including bridal make-up, nails, spray tanning and lashes. A bespoke bridal package for the bride and her bridesmaids can also be arranged, with a glass of bubbles and some Cornish nibbles on arrival.

For more information, call 01736 794050

Beautopia Belles

5 Fernlea Terrace, St Ives TR26 2BH


One Bridal, Charlestown’s independent boutique

One Bridal is a lovely, independent bridal boutique based at The Old Workshops in the historic port of Charlestown. Opened in 2011, the boutique is run by a mother and daughter team, stocking a small but varied collection of stunning wedding dresses and accessories.

“Our approach is for the bride to create her own unique dress”, explains Lynn from the boutique, “and so the collections include a range from Romantica of Devon called Infinity Bridal” ( There are eight classically elegant styles in the collection made from beautiful soft satin. Cleverly, these can either be worn alone, or the bride can design her own dress by using the Infinity Accessories collection with up to 50 separate items and embellishments to customise the dress, making it truly unique and one-of-a-kind. Or, the bride-to-be can have a bespoke dress made by One Designs, courtesy of Lynn’s mother; each dress is made only after getting to know the bride and so is guaranteed to be a one-off design.

One Bridal now stocks the iconic shoe brand Irregular Choice (created by Dan Sullivan in 1999), adding to its other collections of stunning wedding shoes by Rainbow Club and Perfect Bridal. Each year, Dan creates over 600 different styles and is constantly jotting down styles, photos and sketches. From embellished heels, ornate woodcarvings, tiny intricate charms and lavish fabrics to the memorable colour combinations; everybody has an ‘Irregular Choice’ favourite shoe or story.

For more information visit or call 01726 338085






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