got wed

Real Weddings in Cornwall and Devon

Wedding at The Carnmarth Hotel, Cornwall

Wedding at The Carnmarth Hotel, Cornwall

Made With Love

Steffi and Lee threw a dazzling wedding to remember at The Carnmarth Hotel

Lee organised an unforgettable proposal during a clifftop dog walk just over eight years after the couple first met and fell in love. "I was telling him all about my week when in the background the drone of a plane became louder," says Steffi. "I looked up to the sky as Lee got onto one knee and the plane flew above us with a banner attached saying: 'Steffi, will you marry me? Lee'."

Fulfilling a long-held dream to be wed in the village of St Mawgan where she grew up, Steffi also managed to achieve another personal wish - to get married on her 30th birthday.



The entire wedding was homemade by Steffi and Lee with the help of family and friends. From the stationery and centrepieces to the sweet shop and photo booth, the day was brimming with handmade and brilliantly personal details with a twist of 'rustic vintage chic' style; they even incorporated copper and piping into the centrepieces in homage to Lee's plumbing background. "It consumed a lot of time and energy but I wouldn't change it for the world," comments Steffi. "Lee even knocked up two four-foot high 'L' and 'S' letters complete with fairground lights!"

The details tied in beautifully with the wedding wear - the mint green chair bows echoed the bridesmaids' dresses, while the white and gold feathers on the napkins were a nod to Steffi's showstopping Gatsby-inspired gown, which was embellished with feathers and beads. Not to be outdone on the fashion front, Lee donned a dapper, made-to-measure suit.

After the ceremony, guests gathered at the Carnmarth Hotel where the Prosecco was flowing as Joe Hurworth lent a chilled out soundtrack to the celebrations; a magician then entertained guests during a wedding breakfast featuring the likes of homemade fish cakes, poached supreme of chicken and Toblerone sticky toffee pudding.



A quick change for Steffi signified the start of the evening reception, when the newly-weds performed their choreographed Charleston style first dance to Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'. A silent disco followed, so that "people could talk and catch up and the babies could sleep," says Steffi. "The dance floor was packed all night! It was a massive gamble that we took but it paid off!"

Reeling from her wonderful wedding, Steffi highlights her mum's heartfelt speech as one of the day's standout moments. "Her speech was in the style of a poem about from my life from birth to my 30th birthday/wedding day," she explains. "It took her a year to write. There was not a dry eye in the house."

She also recommends taking a DIY approach to other couples. "It brings such an element of achievement with all your hard work coming together. It's also amazing spending quality time together with your fiance during the build-up to the wedding," she says. Steffi has since created The Wedding Co so that other couples can hire props like the ones featured (find her on Facebook as The Wedding Co or email

Photography Ross Talling
Venue The Carnmarth Hotel
Dress Sottero and Midgley
Bridesmaid dresses ASOS
Hair and make-up Blush Hair and Beauty
Brides make up done by Emma Wood of Beautique
Groom's outfit Victor Valentine
Flowers (bride's bouquet, buttonholes and corsages) Kelly Ann's Flowers
Entertainment Joe Hurworth
Fistral Stereo
I Do Film Weddings
Transport Cornish Classic VW

Copyright Wed magazine 2016

Featured Directory Links...