Falling for the gardens and sense of space at Scorrier House, their "vintage and polka dots meets guitar" themed wedding made for a creative and eclectic backdrop to their day. Featuring oodles of mismatched china and lashings of lace, doilies, floral prints and polka dots, the pretty springtime palette was carried in the posies of flowers and an array of handmade details including the bunting, table cloths and stationery.
"I used plectrums and musical notes to bring in the guitar theme, and we had a 'sign our guitar' as a guestbook," says Lily, the creative whizz behind PrettyThingsFromPickle. "Our tables were named after brands of guitars and even our table plan was in the style of a gig set list!"
Keen to add character to every aspect of the day, Lily had her gown customised by Anna D'Souza, who added embellishment and made a polka dot tulle veil and bolero. Fittingly, her ensemble was finished with a pair of blue polka dot shoes purchased in Rome. The bridesmaids added to the polka dot pretty in their colourful Vivien of Holloway dresses teamed with Crown and Glory bows.
The relaxed day began with an informal ceremony in the drawing room; guests then spilled outside into the sunshine for the drinks reception by the pool followed by a tea party picnic, which included everything from antipasti and mini quiches to meats, cheeses, sandwiches and salads. The Cornish ice cream dessert was rounded off with tea served from vintage teapots.
Live singers Osian and Jemima provided the chilled out ambience for the drinks reception before DJ Tom Blee introduced Adam's band, Broken Down, who played a very special set. "It was lovely!" recalls Lily. "Then Tom carried on the party until late!"
Lily is armed with advice for other couples. "Book a videographer!" she urges. "It may seem like an extra expense, but it's so worth it! Being able to watch the ceremony and the speeches again is just priceless."
"Also, spend as much time together as possible. We made sure we didn't keep getting separated and talked to friends and family together," adds Lily. "On a few occasions we stepped back, looked around at everything that we, our friends and family had worked so hard to put together, and said 'This is our wedding day'."
Photography Linda Ellis
Venue Scorrier House www.scorrierhouse.co.uk
Catering The Round Kitchen www.theroundkitchen.com
Dress The Bridal House of Cornwall www.thebridalhouseofcornwall.co.uk
Bolero and veil Anna D'Souza www.annadsouzadesigns.co.uk
Bridesmaid dresses Vivien of Holloway www.vivienofholloway.com
Flowers Cornish Cutting Garden www.thecuttinggardencompany.co.uk
Stationery and details PrettyThingsFromPickle www.ptfpickle.co.uk
Entertainment Broken Down www.brokendownhq.co.uk
DJ Tom Blee Perfect Party Cornwall www.perfectpartycornwall.co.uk
Copyright Wed magazine 2015