Wedding at Place Manor, Cornwall
Long Time Love
Bryanna and Will's Cornish-inspired celebrations paid homage to family and friends to ensure a creative day filled with food, drink and singing aplenty!
Having first met as students at Truro College, it wasn’t until years later when Bryanna and Will were both living in London that they reconnected on Tinder and went on their official first date. “Our third date was Boxing Day at Will’s parents’ house in Cornwall and our fourth date was New Year’s Eve in London with my friends! We bought our East Dulwich flat together two years later along with our little Frenchie dog, Frank,” says Bryanna.
Selecting St Just in Roseland Church as their venue to tie the knot was an easy choice, as Bryanna explains. “I knew since being a little girl that I would always choose to get married in this beautiful church in the village of my family home. With its subtropical gardens and amazing creek views – and most importantly its sentimental value – it was just perfect.”
The couple also fell for the waterside charms of Place Manor for their reception venue, which provided a beautiful backdrop for three days of extended celebrations during their “relaxed, fun, festival-themed wedding with botanical touches.”
“Our main inspiration was Cornwall!” says Bryanna, who walked down the aisle with her dad to ‘Cornwall my Home’ performed by her Uncle Brian’s choir, Rhos Keur, ahead of further Cornish singing at the church and “big singalongs to ‘Trelawny’ during the reception drinks. I wrote everyone’s place name in an oyster shell and my mum – whose creativity was key in the overall ‘look’ of our wedding – made some amazing signs, including the table names of our favourite Cornish beaches. Will is a keen surfer so we had a surfboard as our guest book, which now takes pride of place on our living room wall!”
Infusing a botanical look through white and green floristry accented with blush pink and oranges, many of the flowers were sourced from Bryanna’s late gran’s garden. “We had lots of her rosemary and peonies incorporated into our bouquets, which was so special,” notes Bryanna.
The Tregony Teachers performed classic covers during the drinks reception as guests drank Prosecco, ale, lager and elderflower spritz alongside a tantalising menu of cocktails from Airstream bar, The Buffalo.
The Hidden Hut cooked up a feast outdoors, “which added to the mini-festival feel,” presenting canapés followed by a selection of paellas and various sides and salads, all rounded off with a smattering of desserts including cheesecake, apple pie and chocolate cake.
The Choons got the party started in their signature energetic style, giving guests an entertaining evening that featured more delights from The Buffalo alongside a hog roast, pasty supper, cheeseboard, wedding cake and a fireworks finale.
“Our overall favourite moment is probably when all our guests gathered together at our reception drinks and joined in with the singalong to ‘Trelawny’ and ‘South Australia’,” reflects Bryanna of her unforgettable wedding day.
“Pick suppliers you have confidence in and trust, and book them well in advance where possible – this means less to worry about,” she says by word of advice. “Take a moment to yourselves as newly-weds at some point during your day to go off and let the ‘wow this is our actual wedding day!’ feeling sink in. Plus, it’s a great photo opportunity.”
Photography Toby Lowe Photography tobylowephotography.co.uk
Venue St Just in Roseland Church & Place Estate placeestate.co.uk
Marquee Coast2Coast Marquees coast2coastmarquees.co.uk
Catering The Hidden Hut hiddenhut.co.uk
Kernow Hog Roast hogroastingcornwall.co.uk
St Mawes Bakery instagram.com/stmawesbakery
Dress & veil Suzanne Neville from Amanda K Bridal
Shoes Monsoon Bridal monsoon.co.uk
Bridesmaids’ dresses TFNC London tfnclondon.com
Groom’s outfit Riki Brockman
Hair Ro Hair rohair.co.uk
Make-up Suzi Winter makeupartistcornwall.co.uk
Flowers Amanda Taffinder Flowers amandataffinder.com
Transport Harris Watson
Bar The Buffalo thebuffalo.co.uk
Cake Miss V’s facebook.com/MissVsVintageHighTea
Order of service Creationery etsy.com/shop/Creationery
Table plan Mee and Es Designs meeandes.com
Entertainment Rhos Keur facebook.com/rhoskeur The Tregony Teachers facebook.com/tregonyteachers The Choons thechoons.co.uk
Videography Motion Farm Wedding Films motionfarmweddingfilms.co.uk
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