Cornwall LivingIssue #119
Plan your dream day
If you recently said ‘yes’ but donít know where to start planning, look no further!
Getting your wedding day plans off the ground is no mean feat. Not only do you need to consider the venue, dress, cake and photos, as well as who and how many to invite, you also need to think about how you’ll feed and entertain them all! Fortunately, Cornwall is home to a raft of brands and businesses who specialise in making your dream wedding come true, and we’ve chosen just a small selection here so that you can start filling that binder!
Giving you the scoop
Callestick Farm Ice Cream
Give your guests a true taste of Cornwall with Callestick Farm’s fabulous ice cream trike! Providing a fantastic addition to your wedding, birthday party or any special occasion, the trike comes packed with your choice of flavours from a selection of seven different ice creams and a range of delicious spring water sorbets. Make sure to get in touch to hire now for any event in Cornwall.
A dream venue
Just a two-minute drive from the harbour town of Porthleven, you’ll find Beacon crag, a one-of-a-kind wedding venue perched on the cliffs of Cornwall’s south coast. Set within five acres of private grounds, the licensed wedding venue boasts staggering views across the sea and rugged cliffscape with its own access to the rocky coves below, while its terraced gardens are perfect for a marquee reception with ocean views. The Cliff Top Elopement package means you can even bring your dog, and with use of a new hot tub overlooking the Atlantic, it truly is a wildly romantic place to wed.
Iconic ice cream
Mr B’s classic 1970s Mk1 Transit Ice Cream Van is all kitted out to serve six delicious homemade ice creams of your choice to your guests. For two hours the team will serve unlimited portions on waffle cones or in tubs, topped with a crisp, personalised wafer and Cadbury 99 flake. With a range of 200 flavours to choose from, including dairy-free and sorbet options, Mr B’s ice cream will be a hit at your wedding. The best part is, if you book before December 2022, you can save 10% by simply quoting ‘Cornwall Living’! To find out more, email email@example.com or visit the website.
Also known as mermaid’s tears, Karen Athey’s sea glass is naturally tumbled by the waves and collected from beautiful Cornish beaches by friends and family. Her bespoke designs are crafted by hand, either simply drilled through or set into sterling silver. With all commissions large and small welcome, Karen can even use your own sea glass for added sentimentality. With no two pieces the same, Tumbled Treasure offers something truly unique for a special occasion.
A delicious centrepiece
Polly Webb Cakes
When you invite your guests to gather round for one of the most photographable of moments in your special day, ready to make that first cut hand in hand with the love of your life, you’ll want to make sure that the centrepiece of your big day is one to remember. Specialising in bespoke cakes tailored to your every want and need, made using luxury, high quality ingredients, Polly Webb’s showstoppers taste every bit as beautiful as they look.
Made to measure
Bringing the very best cloth and measuring expertise to you, Ferguson Nash are primed for whatever your clothing requirements might be to make sure you look your best on a day you’ll remember for the rest of your life. With a belief that the Groom should shine alongside his partner, attention to detail is vital at Ferguson Nash, and investing in a timeless wedding suit, through preparation with your tailor, is the key to a perfect day.
Hand crafted locally in Cornwall, multi-award-winning Alchemy Tiles creates bespoke wedding plaques with your choice of words, dates, names and images to commemorate your magical day. Alternatively, you could give your guests a little wedding favour of Cornish love, each one lovingly hand carved to celebrate and take home as a memory. Using ancient 13th century inlay techniques, each and every piece is unique and cannot be replicated, capturing the magic of your special day and held eternally in earth and time.
With approval for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships in four separate locations within the complex, Carnglaze Caverns offers a unique alternative to your wedding day. Indeed, why settle for the norm when you and your guests could make lasting memories with a wedding day like no other at this fascinating heritage slate cavern?
Up for a party!
Go Go Skank
Brass-led and up for a party, Go Go Skank mash up a mix of 80s pop classics and the occasional ‘banger’ from an older generation… and rain them down in their own high-energy, inimitable style. Whether you’re looking for a band for a wedding, birthday celebration, a pub night or party, Go Go Skank will get you and yours up on the dance floor. They are based in west Cornwall but more than happy to fire up the Go Go Bus and play further afield. Check out the band online, where you’ll find their upcoming gig list, plus a taster of what they look and sound like!
Tiaras and Vines
Tiaras and Vines create bespoke and handmade bridal accessories, including tiaras, combs and beautiful cascading vines for your special day, inspired by the Cornish coast and countryside. Designer and creator, Louisa, works with you, the bride, to make these bespoke pieces extra special, creating a unique keepsake that can be passed down. Louisa uses a wide range of Swarovski crystals, gemstones, coloured glass beads, pearls, shells, seaglass, pebble beads and silk petals to complement your chosen colour scheme.
Love and light
St. Eval Candle
The St. Eval team create beautiful handmade candles using sustainable energy on their farm in north Cornwall, perfect for adding a touch of natural elegance to your wedding day. Inspired by nature and born from a love of traditional candle making, St. Eval has been using artisan methods to hand-craft high-quality candles for over 25 years. Add both atmosphere and individuality to your day with a choice of over 30 fragrances inspired by the beauty of nature, plus a wonderful unfragranced Church Pillar collection.