Cornwall LivingAutumn 2019

Wedding planner 2019

Just a few ideas to help you plan your dream Cornish wedding.

Whether your plans are well underway or you’ve yet to make a start, we’ve gathered just a few Cornish ideas to help make your dream seaside wedding a reality. Choose your venue, pick your flowers and settle on the menu – all with the help of this issue’s dedicated Wedding planner.


A blossoming bouquet

In Bloom

A florist for two decades, Lisa Cadman provides bespoke hand-tied bouquets and arrangements tailored to you. Lisa will take the time to discuss the various options available for your wedding, from bouquets to table centrepieces. To see her extensive collection of beautiful plants and flowers in person make sure to visit her shop in Porthleven, where she stocks a selection of locally grown flowers alongside top quality Dutch flowers, as well as an unusual selection of houseplants and an eclectic mix of pots and vases.

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Married at the manor

Tredudwell Manor

To tie the knot at Tredudwell is to marry in the midst of its breathtaking surroundings. Weddings here are completely bespoke, and the manor itself makes for a spectacular backdrop. Whether you want to be married inside or out, there’s an option to suit everyone, with both the barn and a gorgeous outdoor temple available. Flexibility and a down-to-earth approach are what matter most to owners Justin and Valerie, who are there to offer the most relaxed wedding experience; to help you make memories that you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives.


Get wedding ready

Aesthetic Solutions

Aesthetic Solutions can help you achieve a natural and refreshed appearance on your wedding day and their Coolsculpting treatment will help you fit into the dress of your dreams perfectly! Treatments range from laser hair removal, anti-wrinkle injections and hydra facials, to electrolysis and non-surgical facelifts. The experienced team promote a friendly, calm and warm environment at the clinic where an unhurried consultation makes you feel at home. One client says: “I absolutely recommend Aesthetic Solutions and the Coolsculpting treatment!”


Wed by the water


Offering both small and larger scale weddings, accommodating between 20 and 85 guests, Amélies on Porthleven’s harbourside can help you plan the wedding day you’ve been dreaming about. With views across the glittering harbour, this is a wonderful venue in which to get married, and thanks to the team’s foodie ethos that naturally incorporates the freshest local produce, including fish landed just yards from the door, your special day will be one that guests are talking about for years to come!


Bespoke weddings

Harbour Hotel

Nestled into the cliffs of Newquay harbour, The Harbour Hotel could be the perfect venue for you. Ideal for small, intimate weddings from 10 to 75 guests – weddings are designed for each individual couple and provide you with the opportunity to curate your own personal menu with an award-winning chef. Allowing you to make the most of the freshest seafood and fish, directly from the harbour. Not to mention the boutique hotel rooms with private balconies designed to soak up the stunning views of Cornwall’s rugged north coast.


A sweet deal

Mr B’s

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 2019, you can save 10% by simply quoting ‘Cornwall Living’! To find out more, email or visit the website.


Floral designers

Flowertime Florist

Run by husband and wife Mark and Rebecca Nicholas, Flowertime @ The Big Pink Tree provides a bespoke floral design service. The dedicated team of florists will personally work alongside you to create a tailored display for your wedding. Specialising in: bridal flowers, floral archways, garlands, table centerpieces, thank you flowers and corsages – Flowertime brings the beauty of flowers and foliage together, to create floral wedding displays that are simply stunning, individual and unique to you and your wedding.


Married by candlelight

St. Eval Candle Company

St Eval Candle Company create the most beautiful handmade candles, perfect for adding a touch of natural elegance to your wedding. Inspired by nature, each candle is hand poured with a unique wax and fragrance blend, resulting in a premium quality candle that’s guaranteed to burn for a long time.

St Eval’s candles have been handmade on the team’s sustainable farm in north Cornwall for more than 25 years, using traditional artisan methods to ensure superior quality and a personal touch for each and every customer. They’re the perfect way to add both atmosphere and individuality to your special day, with 29 captivating fragrances to choose from, as well as an extensive unfragranced collection.

Check out the beautiful pictured candle, as displayed at a recent wedding in a marquee from Monksmoor Marquees. To explore the full range of candles, be sure to head to the St Eval Candle Company website.


From cakes to canapés

Weddings Made in Cornwall

Whether you’d like someone by your side throughout your wedding planning journey, to co-ordinate the day itself, or you want to know that everything will be taken care of the day after; Jen can assist, and take your worry away. Weddings Made in Cornwall works across the county to offer an authentic and personal approach to wedding planning, making everything you ever imagined a reality regardless of your budget or style. “So glad we had Jen co-ordinate our wedding day.” – Mr & Mrs Stone.


A venue like no other

Carnglaze Caverns

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 mine?


Exquisite, exclusive

Ta Mill

Tucked away in a peaceful valley in north Cornwall, discover this secluded, hideaway wedding venue. Tie the knot, celebrate and stay at Ta Mill – an idyllic setting with accommodation for up to 60. Bring your own style to this enchanting venue and ensure your most special of days is tailor made and absolutely unique. The team, who know what it takes to make your big day that extra bit special, will happily work with you so your ideas can become a reality. To find out more contact Helen on 01840 261797 or email 


A country house wedding

Scorrier House & Gardens

Scorrier House’s Grand Hall provides a breathtaking theatre in which to get married. Or, on a hot summer’s day, why not tie the knot outside in the estate’s beautiful 10-acre garden? Scorrier’s sheer size exempts the need for a marquee; instead, the Grand Hall can seat 120 and the Drawing Room is simply perfect for your first dance. There’s also accommodation for up to 20 and being just moments from the coast, you couldn’t ask for a better backdrop for those all-important photos.


A verdant venue

Enys Gardens

Tucked away in the countryside between Falmouth and Truro, Enys Gardens – considered to be some of the oldest in the Duchy – make a unique wedding reception venue that’s perfect for a creative couple. The derelict yet enchanting manor house, located within the gardens, has capacity for 200 guests and is available to hire for wedding receptions and blessings throughout the year. Hire of the house includes access to the largely wild and tranquil gardens and there’s even space for a marquee on the old tennis court.


Clifftop romance

Beacon Crag

Just two minutes’ 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. It’s a wildly romantic place to wed, whether the stormy seas are crashing or the sun is glinting on calm waters.


Sea view splendour

Crantock Bay

If you want a small, intimate wedding in an unrivalled setting, C-Bay at Crantock, near Newquay, is perfect. Winston Graham wrote some of his Poldark books here, inspired by its stunning, romantic backdrop. Newly extended and offering excellent food and drink, C-Bay is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies for a maximum of 20 people, and receptions for up to 40 guests. Spectacular, exclusive and with a variety of packages available, it is simply a magical place in which to say ‘I do’.