Cornwall LivingAutumn 2021
Plan your dream day
Just a few ideas to help you plan the perfect Cornish wedding.
With so much to think about, getting your wedding plans underway is no easy task. Fortunately, we’re here to help! From venue ideas in some of the most beautiful Cornish locations, to table decorations; from catering options to keep energy levels topped up into the evening, to ideas for keeping your guests entertained, we’ve curated just a small selection of what Cornwall has to offer those planning the ultimate wedding by the sea.
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?
Offering unique photo booth experiences, Flicksbox are primed and ready to add that little bit of extra magic to your special day. Providing an artisan photobooth with fun props and striking backdrops, the team is on hand to ensure your experience is the best it can be, and their studio-quality images make for a special memory you can treasure forever. So, if you’re looking for something different to take your celebrations to the next level, welcome to Flicksbox. To find out more, visit:
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 April 2022, you can save 10% by simply quoting ‘Cornwall Living’! To find out more, email email@example.com or visit the website.
Let them eat cake!
Polly Webb Cakes
What wedding would be complete without the stunning centrepiece of a delicious wedding cake? Specialising in beautifully bespoke and utterly unique cakes, tailored to suit any need, Polly Webb uses the highest quality ingredients which are locally sourced wherever possible. Finished to an exceptionally high standard, each cake is sure to take your breath away, not to mention tasting just as good as they look. Whether it’s a traditional white wedding cake or a colour extravaganza, Polly can design the cake of your dreams for your special day.
Art of Weddings
Cornwall is renowned for offering a diverse, talented and comprehensive array of professional wedding suppliers providing valuable services to couples marrying in this glorious county. AOW in association with Absolute Canvas and Wed Magazine bring you their combined experience and knowledge to create truly memorable wedding shows designed especially for the discerning couple looking to plan a magical wedding day. With the Ultimate Wedding Show taking place on 16th and 17th October at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Jules and Martin Hayden look forward to welcoming all visitors.
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. A heady mix of talent, this motley crew of musicians’ background of ska, blues, reggae, pop, rock, funk
and soul all comes together in unique ‘Skankster’ style.
Whether you are 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’s Gig List online to see where they are playing next, and their Sounds and Vision page for a sample setlist and taster of what they look and sound like.
As the band always say:
“You’ll know the words, you’ll love the tunes but you’ve never heard ’em quite like this before.”
Verity Westcott Photography
Verity is a Cornish wedding and elopement photographer whose chief aim is to tell your wedding story with fabulous photographs. Describing herself as a ninja with a camera and a rebel heart, she very much loves colour, non-traditional and relaxed weddings. She likes to marry artistry with the beautiful golden natural beach vibes that Cornwall has to offer. All with a slight edge that hints at the wild at heart, rebel-artist spirit. She captures all that she sees throughout your wedding day, documenting the good, the bad, the sad, and most importantly, the love.
A dream venue
Just a two-minute drive from the harbour town
of Porthleven, you’ll find Beacon Crag, a one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast perched on the cliffs of Cornwall’s south coast. Set within five acres of private grounds, the newly 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. There are also more intimate wedding and elopement packages available, with use of a new hot tub overlooking the Atlantic. It truly is a wildly romantic place to wed.
Laura Martin Designs
Looking for the perfect wedding gift? If so, check out the unique sea glass and pebble artwork all handmade in Cornwall by Laura Martin. Inspiration comes from each piece of foraged sea glass, and no two designs are the same. Whatever the occasion, you’ll be sure to find something the recipient will love – making Laura’s pieces the perfect gifts for weddings and other special occasions. Or who could blame you for keeping it for yourself as a precious new addition to your home? For more information follow ‘LauraMartinDesigns’ on Facebook.
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.