Wedding blog from Nancarrow Cornwall with Alexa Poppe Photography (20)
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If you love flowers, designer gowns and wedding pics that tell a real story, you’ve come to the right wedding blog today! I absolutely loe everything about Claire & Mike’s wedding at Nancarrow Farm. They are such a lovely couple – and they’ve styled everything with so much personality, I love it. The portraits are gorgeous, the story of their day comes across wonderfully in the images by lovely Alexa Poppe Photography. Claire’s Catherine Deane gown is exquisite, matched only by the fabulous style of Mike’s Beggar’s Run bespoke suit! All the love for this beautiful day – enjoy!

Claire xx

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We loved the venue for its natural rustic charm and decided to leave it as simple as possible to speak for itself. Mike’s mum bought all the flowers to be used in the bouquets and tables from a wholesale flower warehouse. She (with the help of bridesmaids and Claire’s mum) assembled all the table arrangements the day before. We also had a florist come and put white flowers around the arch to the big barn doorway where our ceremony took place. And she also did big, bright, colourful arrangements in the big milk urns in front of the barn doors – George Mackay.

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I’m secretly loving the fact that it’s not only wedding season right now, it’s beginning to feel like elopement season too. If you’re considering it – just do it! And if you need convincing, check out this week’s TWO elopement features on the English Wedding Blog. The first we featured on Tuesday (Daryl & Kathryn in Canada) and the second is here for you right now. Gorgeous girls Marta & Zoe have been together for 9 years, but with Marta’s family being in Brazil the girls won’t have a big wedding over here. Instead, wedding photographer Verity Westcott and a team of lovely suppliers joined forces to create a beautiful elopement styled shoot with all the ‘trimmings’!

Cornwall is the most beautiful location, don’t you think? Where would you elope, if you could?

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Polhawn Fort wedding in Cornwall with Martin Dabek Photography on the English Wedding Blog (34)
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The Cornish coastline is a beautiful location to be married, and beautiful bride Nazia and husband Martin made the most of it with a perfectly planned, stunning celebration in sunset colours. Their portraits by Polhawn Fort wedding photographer Martin Dabek are wonderful; the story of the day just flows through the pictures and I know you’ll love the rather spectacular ending to today’s blog post!

Polhawn Fort wedding in Cornwall with Martin Dabek Photography on the English Wedding Blog (7)

I actually designed my own wedding dress, I wanted to have a beautiful white wedding dress but also wanted to have a bit of my heritage incorporated into it, so I did this through the embroidery. I used the same Asian dress makers who made my sister’s and my sister in law’s wedding dresses, so I already knew they would do a great job. (Chiffons, 121 Green Street, London.) They did an amazing job in making what I had drawn on paper into reality, each time I went for a fitting and saw more and more of the dress come to life I fell in love with it even more. It was perfect, so unique and exactly what I had imagined.

Cornwall wedding blog with Alexa Poppe Photography at The Green (15)
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Happy Monday everyone! I thought we’d kick off this week with a really special wedding – one with the loveliest personal touches and a gorgeous bride and groom, in not-so-sunny Cornwall! Proof if ever it was needed that rain won’t spoil your wedding – because the memories captured and the landscape and styling of Chris and Lorna’s day are all so beautiful.

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Words & images: Alexa Poppe Photography

It was forecast to rain all day for Lorna and Chris’ wedding in Cornwall which was a bit of a worry for me as the photographer as well for the couple, but we must have been in a ‘magic pocket’ as the heavy rain turned into slight drizzle for a few hours just when we left St Sampson’s church after the ceremony to head to The Green for the reception and photos. The venue was only a few miles from where Lorna spent her childhood and she loved the familiar scenery. Although the setting was countryside, Lorna and Chris wanted to incorporate a few personal touches related to their connections to sailing- they both wore their sailing boots for the photos in the field. As the weather was very unpredictable Lorna’s mother’s parasol which she had on her wedding day came to good use!

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I love the look of today’s wedding: the perfect mix of elegance in a country venue; with foliage throughout the styling and some beautiful forever memories. The flowers are divine, the cake just perfect, and our bride and groom such a gorgeous couple! This is how paper lanterns look beautiful: in a blank canvas venue to add shape and colour where it’s needed! Watch out for the loveliest dog ever…

Images are by Tracey Warbey Photography, who is based in Cornwall. Visit these links to see more of her beautiful weddings and images:

www.traceywarbeyweddingphotography.com
Facebook.com/TraceyWarbeyPhotography
Twitter.com/traceywarbey

Helen and Mike had planned a lovely outdoor ceremony but when the heavens opened they luckily had a plan be and moved proceedings indoors to the Garden Room, which was beautifully decorated to match the wedding colour scheme of ivory, cream and green.

Helen wore an elegant, sleek wedding dress from Sam Cox Bridal, with dusky blue suede sling-back heels to match the colours in her bouquet. She opted for pastel shades for her wedding flowers, which were provided by St Mellion Flowers and consisted of roses, stocks, and blue thistle, tied with hessian and a pastel blue ribbon.

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I am totally biased – May is my favourite month of the year because it’s my birthday month. I love everything about this time of year: the sudden heatwave we always seem to get before June arrives; the long evenings outside with friends; the fabulous colour of spring flowers… and top of my list, bluebells.

Love and bluebells - a dreamy springtime wedding shoot in Cornwall with Andrea Kuehnis Photography (24)

These beautiful flowers are an annual favourite. For my birthday last year we were in Cornwall, exploring coastal paths where the sight and fragrance of thousands of bluebells was unforgettably breathtaking. And so this shoot takes me right back to those magical paths and adventures.

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Love and bluebells - a dreamy springtime wedding shoot in Cornwall with Andrea Kuehnis Photography (20)

The bride and groom are a real couple; Emilie and Darren had a shoot with lovely photographer Andrea Kuehnis after their wedding. I think it’s a wonderful way to get a beautiful collection of couple images without all the pressure of wedding guests waiting for you to get back to the festivities!

Love and bluebells - a dreamy springtime wedding shoot in Cornwall with Andrea Kuehnis Photography (19)

All images are by Andrea Kuehnis Photography; a full supplier list is below.

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Weddings full of personality are the absolute best! Today’s gorgeous bride and groom had a relaxed, outdoor/festival style theme and being big cider lovers they incorporated this into the day. I adore the sunflowers and mixed wildflower bouquet and table arrangements – they add fun and sunshine in the loveliest way ever! And isn’t Nicola beautiful? Honestly, such a gorgeous couple and I’m thrilled to be sharing their wedding with you all today!

A fabulous summer wedding with cider and scarecrows! Emma Stoner Weddings (18)

“We were privileged to have Kirsty Andrews from Escential Blooms do our flowers. An absolutely fantastic lady who is so great to work with and brings your ideas to life. We wanted wild flowers and Kirsty used those that were in season at the time. We didn’t want a set colour theme and Kirsty listened to this and used so many different colours with a range of beautiful smells! From the wedding arbour to the tables and the addition of flowers to the cake and table plan. Even some for my hair. Just stunning!

A fabulous summer wedding with cider and scarecrows! Emma Stoner Weddings (22)

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.emmastonerweddings.com

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A few weeks ago I shared the most charming luxe barn wedding inspiration from Cornwall with you – the wonderful, cosy lighting and sumptuous bouquet were so popular on our Instagram and I just can’t help coming back to this shoot over and over again. So I’m thrilled to be able to share something gorgeous with you today – a highlights film by lovely Baxter & Ted to transport you lovely people to Cornwall for another look. Those breathtaking views…

“The Cow Shed is a beautiful, unique venue located on the Rame peninsula in Cornwall – full of rustic beauty, rural romance and a perfect location for small, intimate weddings.” ~ Baxter & Ted

Discover more from Baxter & Ted here:

www.baxterandted.co.uk
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Facebook.com/baxterandted

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Wonderful British flowers for a Cornish wedding inspiration shoot at Tregothnan with Olivia Bossert Photography (3)

I’m lucky being able to do what I do, travelling the country virtually through all the fabulous weddings and shoots which land in my inbox every day. Cornwall is one of my favourite parts of the UK and I’ve gotten to know some incredibly inspiring Cornish wedding suppliers over recent months. I adore discovering Cornwall’s coves and beaches – there seems to be something new and exciting around every corner of the landscape. To learn that there’s a beautiful botanical garden with acres of tea plantations was a wonderful surprise to me… the Tregothnan estate is the home of British tea, (who knew?! over a hundred acres of tea plantations!) and a perfect setting for today’s gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot filled with beautiful botanical styling. I adore the calligraphy by Megan Riera, and oh, that cake….

Wonderful British flowers for a Cornish wedding inspiration shoot at Tregothnan with Olivia Bossert Photography (20)

Words and images by the fabulous Olivia Bossert Photography

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I love Suzanne and Dan’s wedding – it’s relaxed, homemade, filled with DIY and the loveliest personal touches. It’s also at a winery… which ticks every box for me!

Wildflowers, DIY and the loveliest barn wedding venue for a relaxed summer wedding, with Alexa Poppe Photography (13)

“My mum did our flowers as she’s a horticulturalist and I knew that no-one could do them better. We had Cornish wildflowers in a blue, pink, lilac and white colour palette, and they were arranged in sweet little jam jars.

The venue was a converted barn with beautiful exposed bricks, so we just added lighting, bunting, flowers on the windowsills, and the table decorations. The whole venue and setting was very picturesque, so we didn’t want to gild the lily.

Wildflowers, DIY and the loveliest barn wedding venue for a relaxed summer wedding, with Alexa Poppe Photography (25)

I made the invitations, bunting, table plan display, and cutlery pouches, which also served as name place settings at the table. I did enjoy them as I allowed myself plenty of time to complete them – I’m sure it would have been much more stressful if I’d had to rush.

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Wedding photographer’s website:

www.alexapoppeweddingphotography.com

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Today’s gorgeous real wedding is all about beautiful bride Leigh and her gorgeous groom Karl, their minimal, elegant wedding with a divine bouquet, fabulous stationery and the most breathtaking coastal location you can imagine. Oh, and it’s hard to believe this is true, but they married in November. Just look at those endless blue skies…

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We chose to get married at Talland Bay Hotel http://www.tallandbayhotel.co.uk. We looked at a few other venues around Cornwall but Talland was the perfect fit for our small wedding. It is a stunning Cliffside boutique hotel. We booked the whole hotel for 2 nights allowing our guests to travel down from the West Midlands and have plenty of time in Cornwall.

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Talland is such an eclectic mix of paintings, pictures, ornaments etc that we didn’t need to style the rooms at all. I added the flowers and a few decorations around the fireplace only. We chose not to have a cake, but we did have delicious desserts and a Cheese Board at the end of the Wedding Breakfast.

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Welcome back to the English Wedding Blog! If you were here yesterday you’ll have seen the first of our weddings of the year – Jess and Rich’s fabulously colourful vintage wedding in London. Today we’re in Cornwall for a beautifully whimsical, DIY-filled country wedding which I know you’ll love.

“We didn’t really have a theme, everything was very ‘us’. I suppose, understated, elegant, natural, romantic. We made a lot of elements ourselves, we love that sort of thing. We made our wooden signs and painted them ourselves, including the menu and table plan which were made from wooden pallets, and the Bride and Groom signs on the backs of our chairs.

Try not to get overwhelmed by the amount that’s on offer to buy or hire for your big day. It’s not about how much decor you have or having things because you’ve seen them on Pinterest and you feel they are compulsory, it’s about your friends and family being together to celebrate your love. Will and I saved so much by spending time on making our decor, thoroughly enjoyed it along the way, and felt so proud on the day because it was all a result of our partnership.