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Wedding at Boconnoc, Cornwall

House Style

Classic styling, fine food and the dream fairytale setting of Boconnoc made for a dream wedding for Lucie and Ross

“I lived with one of Ross’s school friends at university and, for my 19th birthday, we invited our friends from home for a night out,” says Lucie, reflecting on her fortuitous first meeting with Ross. “Whilst it might be cliché, it was love at first sight for me, I knew I was going to marry him. We've been together since that night nearly 12 years ago!”

After Ross proposed and wedding planning began, the couple discovered their vision for the day was quite traditional. “We wanted to have all of the typical elements included which set the tone for a timeless, classic wedding theme,” says Lucie.

Boconnoc proved the perfect backdrop. “Boconnoc was the first venue we viewed online and fell in love with the character and charm of the entire estate,” she says. “It offered the traditional but relaxed vibe we wanted with the use of the house and cottages over a whole weekend.”

The elegant interiors and picturesque grounds needed little in the way of styling. “It’s so stunning it doesn’t need masses of dressing, so we opted for a neutral colour scheme,” explains Lucie. “My flowers were all white with sprays of eucalyptus and ferns while the bridesmaids wore dark taupe dresses. All the additional décor was white with soft accents of taupe and silver to tie it all together.”

The couple were forced to change their original plans for a large-scale wedding due to Covid, reducing their guest list to 30. “In the end, this was the best scenario because we had the chance to really feel at home at Boconnoc with our friends and family,” concedes Lucie. “It felt as if we had just invited our closest friends to come for a weekend’s stay with a wedding thrown in!”

After their church ceremony, guests mingled over canapés and champagne in the sunshine to the stirring sounds of acoustic artist Rebecca Puckey. “This was such a wonderful part of the day as it gave us a chance to revel in what we had just done and speak to all of our guests,” says Lucie.

With food being a top priority for the couple, the reduced numbers meant they were able to indulge their guests with a menu that is still being raved about today. Starting with a supper on the Friday evening, the weekend served up round after round of culinary delights from dawn to dusk, which Lucie cites as a particular highlight. “I still have people now talk about the deep-fried mac and cheese sticks we had as one of our canapés!” she giggles.

And, while their wedding was not what they’d originally planned, the couple wouldn’t change a thing. “We were able to spend time with all of our guests throughout the weekend without feeling rushed and we could relax into the fact we were about to head into one of the biggest days of our lives,” she says.

Photography Nick Walker Photography
Venue Boconnoc House & Estate
Catering Fee’s Food
Dress Pronovias from The Wedding Company
Bridesmaids’ dresses Ghost
Groom’s outfit French Connection
Hair The Big Day Stylist
Make-up Stacey Cremin
Décor hire Miss Carlysle and Co
Flowers St Mellion Flowers
Signage Vintage Sign Writing
Cake Boo To A Goose
Entertainment Rebecca Puckey
Videography Noah Werth