Wedding at Trenderway Farm, Cornwall
Anna and Ben's three-day wedding at Trenderway
“We met in Manor House Warehouses in London – a communal living set-up where old warehouses have been converted into creative spaces to live,” says Anna of her first fortuitous encounter with Ben.
Their love story continued in the same adventurous vein when Ben proposed along the Yarra River in Melbourne, paving the way for a picturesque and fun-filled wedding day at Anna’s mum’s farm and wedding venue, Trenderway.
Nestled between Polperro and Looe on Cornwall's picturesque south coast, the 200-year-old restored stone barn provided the celebratory space for the couple and their guests – a global gathering of family and friends from the far-flung realms of Australia, Israel and the US, who all congregated to enjoy three days of celebrations.
“We didn’t have a theme as such, just a beautiful location that set the perfect tone,” says Anna. The naturally rustic backdrop was adorned with eye-catching floristry both indoors and out, encouraging guests to roam between spaces and make the most of the venue in its spellbinding entirety.
A glamping field dotted with bell tents was set up for the duration of the event, and the Friday evening welcomed the first arrivals with a barbecue that perfectly primed the party mood of the weekend.
The following day Anna and Ben staged an outdoor ceremony – “the most special moment” says Anna, who stunned in an off-the-shoulder lace gown. Ben’s outfit comprised a green three-piece suit, brogues and orange-gold tie, while the bridesmaids wore mismatched blue-green frocks. The groomsmen completed the look with dapper blue waistcoats and sand-coloured chinos.
Drinks and nibbles were devoured post-ceremony, as guests played lawn games in the sunshine ahead of a buffet lunch and “the most incredible cocktails made by my brother Tom!” recalls Anna. Moving freely between the banquet table and indoor chill-out zone complete with pouffes and sheepskin-covered sofas, and the outside area featuring festoon lighting, hay bales and chairs, everyone enjoyed the variety of stylish scenes on offer.
An electric mix of a live circus act-style performance, magician, open bar and DJ set provided the unforgettable evening of entertainment as the culinary delights continued with the cake: a fabulous macaron tower.
The Sunday presented another feast in the form of an incredible ‘Melbourne brunch’ as guests continued the festivities. Looking back, Anna offers busily planning couples just one top tip on how to best organise your wedding: “Get your mum involved!”
She is also keen to highlight the importance of a collaborative effort and embracing help – both emotional and organisational – from those closest to you. “My sister Ella and my brother Tom were the biggest support throughout the whole event,” she says.
Photography Toby Lowe Photography tobylowephotography.co.uk
Venue Trenderway Farm trenderwayfarm.co.uk
Catering Cooplet & Co Catering & Events cooplet.com
Dress Grace Loves Lace graceloveslace.com
Groom’s outfit Calibre calibre.com.au
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