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Wedding at Treduwell Manor, Cornwall

Wedding at Treduwell Manor, Cornwall

Champagne and White Roses

Lydia and Craig's dreamily romantic wedding at Tredudwell Manor

Lydia and Craig first set eyes on each other at the hair and beauty salon she worked in at the time, and Craig seized a romantic moment to propose during a two-week tour of Italy. “The proposal took place in Sardinia,” reveals Lydia. “We visited Venice, Florence, Rome and finished with a week on Sardinia. One evening, we were sat outside enjoying the view with a bottle of wine and Craig popped the question.”

Bride and groom in their outdoor ceremony with their wedding guests watching on

Bride's white bridal shoes with personalised heart detailing with the bride and groom's initials and the date of the wedding on them


Tredudwell Manor was the scenic backdrop for their clean and classically styled wedding, which saw the venue adorned with a colour scheme of white and gold. The simple yet striking floristry comprised just one bloom: white roses, which were scattered everywhere from the bridal bouquet, buttonholes and pew ends to the tabletops and gorgeous tiered cake. 

The beautiful outdoor ceremony space at Tredudwell Manor

Bride and groom being showered with confetti by their guests

The reception room all set with white clothed tables laid out and floral centrepieces

The attire was equally as stylish, featuring the bridesmaids’ silk gold cowl neck frocks, Craig’s classic tux and Lydia’s scooped sweetheart gown with floral embroidery and delicate off-the-shoulder tulle sleeves. 

Bride and groom smiling walking back up the aisle to the guests clapping

Table Plan at the reception

Bride and groom walking hand in hand outside their country venue

Lydia and Craig handmade much of the décor themselves. “We created our own welcome signs, menu and order of the day,” says Craig of the lovingly homespun look and feel of their day.

The reception chairs decorated with flowers

The bride and groom embracing

Opting for an al fresco ceremony full of ambience, the couple exchanged their vows surrounded by friends and family along with the wild natural beauty of Tredudwell. “We placed white rose petals on either side of the aisle and the pagoda where we were married was decorated with lots of white roses and greenery,” adds Lydia. 

The bride with her bridesmaids in bronze dresses, all holding their bouquets

The three tiered wedding cake adorned with flowers

the bride and groom standing facing each other on the steps outside the venue

Confetti, photos, garden games, champagne and canapés followed. The cutting of the cake took place before a sit-down meal of Devonshire slow-roasted Dexter beef brisket accompanied by garlic crispy roast potatoes and slow-roasted San Marzano tomato, with the wedding cake served as dessert. 

The reception room set up with white clothed tables and floral displays

Bride and groom with the caricatures

The speeches paved the way for a moment which stands out for the couple and guests alike. "Our favourite moment was when Craig and his groomsmen and friends stood up and sang the folk song Little Eyes," says Lydia. "There were probably 20 of them and everyone started joining in on the chorus. I had no idea he was going to do it, so it was a complete surprise!"  Eva Cassidy’s Songbird made for an equally memorable first dance. “The song has lots of meaning for me and we choreographed a little routine with a few dips and lifts in it,” she reminisces. A bespoke playlist meant the dance floor was in full swing throughout the evening's festivities.

The bride and groom dancing during their first dance

Looking back on their wedding journey, Lydia and Craig suggest taking a bite-sized, step-by-step approach to the planning process. “We did a little every evening,” she says. “We put aside an hour to work through the spreadsheet and make sure that we had everything in order, without it building up.”

bride and groom embracing under a lit up arch

Photography Grant Lampard
Venue Tredudwell Manor
Dress Kiva & Zen Bridal Cornwall
Suit Cornwall Suit Room
Hair Anna Ingram Hairstylist
Make-up Balance of Beautee
Styling Emily Rose Event Hire
Sign printing Cornwall Signs
Flowers Country Flowers Florist
Cupcakes Kim's Cakes and Bakes
Catering Cru Events
Artist Cornwall Caricatures
Games Cornwall Hire
Cake Kiara Rae Cakes
Entertainment Jodie Mark
DJ & light show John Green Dynamic Entertainments
Videography Chris Mace