Wedding at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall
Fleur and Mark’s intimate wedding at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens“We had been together for some time and already had a beautiful baby girl together, so it wasn’t an out-of-the-blue surprise,” admits Fleur of Mark’s written-in-the-stars proposal.
“With neither set of parents living close by, we had an unusual opportunity for a night out when my parents came to stay one weekend. It seemed the obvious opportunity, but certainly wasn’t planned. We stayed until all the other customers had left the tapas restaurant, then Mark made a makeshift ring out of a couple of paper napkins!”
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens was the venue of choice for the couple’s intimate wedding, where nods to vintage style met gorgeous floral arrangements of dainty white blooms and eucalyptus. “We both like vintage style, especially art deco. Although this wasn’t an overt theme for the day, it certainly influenced our decision-making,” says Mark.
A ceremony in the pagoda presented guests with the garden’s sublime surrounds along with an ambient soundtrack by Kaj, who helped define the mood of the day with his stirring acoustic guitar and vocals.
Readings from Fleur’s brother and Mark’s father added to the personalised proceedings, after which al fresco drinks and canapés were enjoyed while admiring Tremenheere’s sweeping views across Mount’s Bay.
Heading to Marazion Beach for a fun-filled reception, guests young and old enjoyed a variety of games while tucking into the delights of Fortnum & Mason hampers filled with scrumptious goodies.
“After a couple of hours, we made our way back to The Godolphin Arms for dinner and speeches, which were enjoyed downstairs overlooking St Michael’s Mount before guests (including some very tired children!) dispersed,” says Fleur of the final part of their fabulous celebrations.
“Whilst on the beach, a complete stranger came up to us and presented us with a pencil sketch he had drawn of the scene of our wedding party, which we absolutely adore and is now framed and taking pride of place on our mantelpiece!” she reveals.
She also cites her walk toward the pagoda as Kaj played ‘Ho Hey’ by the The Lumineers (“accompanied by the guests Ho-ing and Hey-ing!”) as another of her personal highlights, while Mark fondly recalls playing with the children on the beach.
“Make a plan, and select people who you think understand what you want and how stressful it can be organising things on top of your normal, busy lives!” says Fleur of how to create a stress-free planning environment. “Going through a wedding planner really helped accelerate our plans by linking us to service providers we could trust and took a lot of stress out, especially with getting married in an area we didn’t know. Also, we found that working with a coordinator on the day means you have support to deal with getting those last minute details right,” she adds.
“Finally, remember that you can only plan so much…so when the gazebo flew away on the beach, we weren’t too worried about it!” laughs Mark.
Photography Joey Lamb Photography joeylambphotography.com
Venue Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens tremenheere.co.uk
Wedding planner Phoebe Rubinace at Piccolo Weddings piccoloweddings.com Petite Weddings petiteweddings.co.uk
Dress The Aisle theaisle.online
Groom’s outfit Hackett hackett.com shoes Russell & Bromley russellandbromley.co.uk tie TM Lewin tmlewin.co.uk shirt Charles Tyrwhitt ctshirts.com hat Laird London lairdlondon.co.uk
Hair So-Buff so-buff.com
Flowers Tide Flowers tideflowers.co.uk
Games & props Stargazey Wedding Décor Hire stargazeyweddingdecorhire.co.uk
Transport Celebration Cars weddingcarscornwall.co.uk
Hamper Fortnum & Mason fortnumandmason.com
Cake Cupcakes & Coffee cupcakesncoffee.co.uk
Stationery Zazzle zazzle.co.uk
Entertainment Kaj kajmusic.co.uk
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