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Real wedding at Restronguet Barton, Cornwall

Real wedding at Restronguet Barton, Cornwall

Best of Both

Emily and Blake’s Cornish clifftop marquee wedding

Having docked at Pendennis Shipyard, Blake – who hails from Australia – set eyes on Emily during a night out in Falmouth with the crew of the superyacht he was working on. The pair then saw each other every day until he had to leave. “I flew out to visit him in various places and he would come to see me in the UK when he had time off,” says Emily. 

Bride and bridesmaids in gold get off a horse drawn carriage ready for the ceremony

Bride's bouquet of yellow and white flowers

Some years later, the couple went for a dog walk to Pendennis Point. “It was one of the first places where we went for a date. Blake had made a ‘marry me?’ sign spelt out in lights and a picnic basket with champagne and all of my favourite foods,” she reminisces. “We then went to Gylly Beach Café in Falmouth where he had organised for our friends and family to meet us.”

Bride and groom under a floral arch of yellow and white during their wedding ceremony

Choosing Restronguet Barton as the venue for their ceremony and marquee reception, Emily’s favourite colour – lemon – was woven throughout the day, from the lemon yellow décor, flowers and bridesmaids’ dresses to the dried lemons adorning the cake. 

Bride and groom ride in a horse and carriage pulled by two white horses with a stunning view of the sea in the background

Bride and groom stand pose under a yellow and white floral arch with their dog

The wedding began with an outdoor ceremony, on what was one of the hottest days of the year. Emily’s arrival was a standout moment, with the bride-to-be surprised by her mum with a horse and carriage to travel in! “When Emily realised she was arriving by horse and carriage, she couldn’t believe it,” says Blake. “She always joked about having one but never thought it would happen. Her mum booked it as a surprise and nobody knew.”

The bride poses in her white wedding dress

The marquee laid up for the reception with wooden chairs and trestle tables with a colour scheme of yellow

Bride and groom pose under the veil

“We had a ceremony that was very light-hearted and personal to us, thanks to Sabine Smith, our amazing celebrant,” continues Blake. The couple celebrated their newlywed status with welcome drinks and grazing platters, as saxophonist Daniel Costin provided the soundtrack and guests soaked up the beautiful weather before the wedding breakfast.

Bride and groom stroke the two white horses that pull the carriage

A surf board is used the guest book

The bride smiles with her four bridesmaids who are dressed in gold

“Blake being Australian meant we had lots of guests from Australia, so it was only right The Aussie Smoker did our catering!” says Emily of the barbecue sharing platters that guests feasted upon.

The bride and groom smile at each other

The three tiered wedding cake adorned with sliced lemons

The wedding car with a stunning coastal backdrop behind it

A live band played an acoustic set and evening guests started arriving as Emily changed into her second dress of the day. The dance floor opened with the couple’s first dance to Toploader’s Dancing in the Moonlight, and the guests kept the floor buzzing until midnight.

A black and white image of the happy, smiling couple

The bride and groom smiling, at each other, walk hand in hand across the field with a coastal backdrop behind

Looking back, the couple are thrilled with their magical wedding. “Our whole day was so relaxed and laidback, which is exactly what we wanted,” says Emily. “We had guests from all over the world travel to Cornwall so we felt very lucky. We also had our boxer dog Belle as our ring-bearer. She is our baby so it meant everything to us that she was part of our special day.”

The wedding marquee all ready for the wedding reception

The bride and groom kiss

The stunning table setting with decorations of lemons and greenery

The couple’s top tip for other busily planning couples is to book a videographer, if budget allows. “The day goes by so quickly, it’s such a special thing to be able to watch and relive the day,” she says. 

The bride and groom embrace with a stunning coastal backdrop

The wedding marquee ready for the reception with laid out tables and the Australian flag hanging up

The bride and groom dance at their evening reception

Photography Jessica Apps Photography
Venue Restronguet Barton
On-the-day coordination Out of the Ordinary Wedding & Events
Dress Made with Love, St Ives Bridal Boutique
Hair Becca Tremayne Hair
Make-up Suzi Winter
Celebrant Perfect Day Ceremonies

Flowers Wildrose Cornwall
Catering The Aussie Smoker
Cake Amy’s Cornish Cakes
Décor & tableware hire Abbotts Event Hire 
Stargazey Decor Hire 
Out of the Ordinary Event Hire
Horse & carriage Equus Carriages
Transport Wedding and Executive Car Hire

Entertainment Daniel Costin 
Dance Floor Fillers
Videography Dove Films
Drone footage James Matthew