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Pimms, Prosseco & long summer days all add up for a Glorious Wedding in Cornwall!

Last month we hosted the wedding of Matt and Ellie and possibly the hottest wedding that we have ever had, but what an amazing wedding it was!

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We first met Matt and Ellie at our very first open day in January 2016 and it has been fantastic to get to know such a wonderful couple and their young family throughout all our renovations and building works.  They fully trusted in us and our vision from the very start, each time we met they were able to see a bit more of their dream wedding taking shape! Never once were they put off by some of the very extensive building works we had going on (although it probably helps that Matt is a master carpenter and knows the building trade!), even when they had to walk on the safety boards over open trenches with pipes and building works going on everywhere, the happy couple, smiled and said “we know it will look amazing”

Oh and how it did! Ellie and Matt styled the venue amazingly, bringing in blush pinks, greys and copper tones, with personal touches throughout. Beautiful uplighting added by Love Weddings Cornwall. Flowers by Val trailed greenery and ivory adding flowers with subtle muted tones to bring the whole wedding to life!

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Being so blessed with the weather meant that they could set up the wedding ceremony the day before knowing they were in for a glorious wedding day!

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The Groom spent the morning getting ready at home with his Ushers, while it was an early start for the Bride and her Bridesmaids who got ready in the bridal suite.

Ellie looked breathtaking in a elegantly simple fishtail gown detailed with a bejewelled belt and finished with a waist length veil.

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The Bride walked down an aisle lined with lanterns and flowers accompanied by her bridesmaids, flower girls and some rather dashing page boys! The first thing I spotted when greeting Matt and the couples 2 boys as they arrived for the wedding, were their adorable matching mini brogues!

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It was an absolute pleasure to see the happy couple taking their vows under the wooden arbour in the walled garden, surrounded by friends and family. Their eldest son even had the important job of remembering the rings!

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It was then out into the courtyard for Pimms and Prosecco!

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And of course some time to explore the grounds!

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Guests were called in to take their seats for the wedding breakfast- even on the hottest day of the year, the roast dinner served by one of our recommend suppliers Oaktree Occasions went down very well!

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Matt and Ellie really wanted a relaxed wedding and what better way than to keep the kids – and big kids!- Happy! Guests enjoyed a bouncy castle, lawn games and even mini golf out on the lawn in front of the new Reception Barn and what a perfect day it was to be out relaxing on the lawn!

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Their gorgeous monochrome and copper cake was made by the fabulous Hannah Cornish Cakes– who got the style of the wedding perfectly!

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The gorgeous images you see were all taken by one of our fabulous recommended photographers Rebecca Roundhill, her style is always so natural and we love it!
Rebecca- “This was my third wedding at Launcells Barton for Ellie and Matt’s wedding day and it was a joy to be back! Lara and Matt have created such a stunning and equally relaxing space. I love the backdrops of the lovingly restored barns and the elegance of the main house. For a wedding photographer it is a dream venue. Ellie looked stunning too, the whole day was perfect even in the 30 degree heat!”

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A few words from the happy couple themselves-  Lara & Matt – thanks again for all of your help leading up to & on our Wedding day. It was a pleasure meeting & getting to know the both of you. We instantly fell in love with Launcells Barton when we came to visit in January 2016 & have really enjoyed seeing it transform over the past year and a half. We really could not have found a more stunning venue for our Wedding! It really was just perfect and how lucky were we with the sunshine!!  We really couldn’t have been happier honestly it was all perfect and so many people have said to us it’s the best wedding they have been to as it was all just so relaxed & that’s exactly how we wanted it- Ellie & Matt x ‘

The whole day was a joy to be a part of and we loved seeing Ellie and Matt enjoying their day!! Congratulations to the both of you!

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7 reasons to get married in Cornwall

The wedding industry is booming in Cornwall at the moment, and we’re not surprised. More and more couples are choosing to have their special day in the county as they realise how special Cornwall is, or return to their family roots in the Duchy. Everyone has their own reasons for getting married in the South West, but here are just a few extra things to convince you that this is the place to say “I do”.

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The beautiful surroundings

Cornwall is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places in the country. Woodland, beaches, and countryside are all easily found and can provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding. As well as the breath-taking natural surroundings, there are also an abundance of beautiful buildings and historical areas.

One of those places is Launcells Barton. Set amongst acres of countryside, with stunning coastal views, our venue captures the beauty of Cornwall in one location and is also easily accessible from the main routes into the county.

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The independent suppliers

Suppliers in Cornwall are some of the most passionate you will ever meet. Working together to create beautiful weddings and events is something we take to heart, and makes sure that your wedding day will be like no other. There are no large corporations that have no personality, just independents who truly care and want to make your day as special as possible with those extra touches.

We work with some wonderful suppliers here at Launcells Barton and are always happy to recommend those that will give you a service that is second to none.

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The weather

Cornwall gets up to 1,600 hours of sunshine every year…and that’s almost 200 more than in London! You’ll also find the mildest UK weather here, with winters being less extreme than in many other areas. If you want to increase the chances of glorious sunshine on your big day, then Cornwall is the place for you.

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The unique venues

As a county with plenty of character, you won’t be surprised to discover that Cornwall is packed with unique and impressive venues. Just a short walk from Launcells Barton is the Parish Church of St Swithin’s which dates back to the late 15th century. The romantic setting is filled with historic artefacts, adding a unique touch to your day.

Back at Launcells Barton, you’ll find the large Manor House which dates back to the 14th century, alongside a purpose built Events Barn, a newly converted 19th century Mill Barn, and beautiful grounds and countryside.

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The serenity

Cornwall isn’t all tourist hot spots; it can also provide peace and quiet for your wedding day. Launcells Barton ensures you have exclusive use of the venue, meaning you can completely relax and enjoy your day with your nearest and dearest without intrusive noise from elsewhere.  With just the sounds of the countyside, you will have a completely undisturbed day.

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The unique touches

The people of Cornwall are unique, and we know that our couples are too. That’s why we made our venue to be as flexible and unique as you need and want it to be. Whilst we provide you with everything you’ll need for your wedding day if you need it, we are a blank canvas, so you can make your day truly personal to the both of you.

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The sense of community

There is a strong sense of community in Cornwall. The growing wedding community is tight knit, and if someone can’t do something then they will know someone who can! This means that during the planning stages your suppliers will most likely know each other and be able to collaborate, making your day a lot less stressful.

If you’d like to find out more about getting married at Launcells Barton, contact us on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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Planning your perfect wedding in Cornwall from afar….

Planning a wedding can be stressful at the best of times, but when a couple lives far away good communication, support, and help, becomes more important than ever. At Launcells Barton, we do just that. Even if you live out of the county, hundreds of miles away, you can still say “I do” in Cornwall.

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Solvable problems

Many couples dream of getting married in the South West but think that the planning would be too complicated and stressful, however the reality is quite different. Whether you’ve spent many summers of your childhood on the coast, had a romantic trip with your other half here, or are returning to your home county, it is entirely possible to organise the day of your dreams from afar.

More and more couples are now choosing to marry away from home. Many of our couples live in other areas of the country so we understand the importance of having regular contact with our brides and grooms. It’s our job to make sure that you can easily and successfully plan your big day, no matter where in the world you are.

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Regular contact and support

After your initial visit we’ll stay in touch through phone calls and emails in the lead up to your wedding. From questions about the venue itself, to guidance on where guests should stay, we’re more than happy to give you as much information as we can.

If you’re unable to travel down to us again, then don’t worry. Whilst it can be helpful to re-visit Launcells Barton, we’ll be able to help you plan and organise through frequent phone calls and emails. If you are travelling down for visits to relatives or holidays, let us know and we’d love for you to pop in and say hello.

Our couples are our priority, so we will always respond to your questions and queries as soon as we can; you’ll never be left waiting for weeks on end.

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Recommended suppliers

Not all of our out-of-county couples have relatives or friends in the area, which can make selecting suppliers confusing and difficult. You don’t want to run the risk of turning up to your big day and having the wrong coloured flowers, or caterers providing poor service. This is why we have a list of recommended suppliers. We’ve worked with these carefully picked professionals many times, and we will only ever suggest the very best that the county and surrounding area has to offer.

Florists, photographers, wedding planners, caterers, and even stationary, can all be organised from afar. You can view our list of recommended suppliers on our website http://launcellsbarton.co.uk/recommended-suppliers, but if you’re looking for something else then just ask, we’re bound to know the right person!

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No “one-size fits all”

As an exclusive, private venue we offer our couples a space that is completely customisable. The flexibility of Launcells Barton allows you to make it your own, but we know you can’t bring everything so we’re happy to provide plenty of the basics.

Chairs, tables, PA systems, and more, are all included. We know that some of these items can cause big issues when planning from a distance, which is why we make sure that they’ll be ready for you on your special day.

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If you live outside of Cornwall and are considering having your wedding at Launcells Barton, get in touch on 01288 352352 or hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk to discuss how we can help you.

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You’re invited to our Exclusive Open Day!

On the 29th of January we will be holding our Exclusive Open Day, where couples are invited to take a sneak peek at how our Brand New Events Barn is coming along and meet our hand picked local suppliers- some of whom will have delicious tasters for you to try!

We will also have our rustic bar open, where couples are encouraged to taste our house wine  and try our specially designed Launcells Barton Cocktails!

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The day is by appointment only, so to book your mini show around of the House, Mill Barn and Grounds please email- hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Beautiful Autumn Wedding in Cornwall

And here it is! our very last wedding of 2016 and
what a wedding it was to end on!

Kate and Geoff live just around the corner from Launcells Barton, with the place holding a special place in Kate’s heart. After finding out shortly after getting engaged that we were renovating the farm to offer weddings, Kate and Geoff knew straight away that they wanted their wedding here!

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Kate and Geoff first met or rather spoke 6 years ago, when Geoff rang kate’s office with a business enquiry. He was smitten straight away with the friendly, charming girl on the end of the phone, but it wasn’t until months later, at a party, that Geoff discovered that he was speaking to the same girl that he had taken a shine to on the phone months earlier!

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With the couple having a rather large wedding guest list and the New Events Barn not opening until 2017, Kate and Geoff asked if they could have a marquee for their w edding breakfast and use the grounds and Mill Barn for their welcome drinks reception, as well as the house for their close family and friends to stay. It was a pleasure working with Kate and Geoff as they were so relaxed and had complete faith in our vision for the place, popping in every few months to see the progress.

 

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Kate and Geoff’s family and friends all got really stuck in and helped the couple to set up before the wedding. They even raided Kate’s mum’s garden of all her potted plants to decorate the entrance to the marquee!. I love that the couple included all guests in their day, even the little ones by giving them their own “kids corner”
Kate had a tree that had fallen down and she wanted to use the branches as a canopy in the marquee. All her friends and family were drafted in to strip the branches of leaves and although it took at least a day to do, the result was simply breathtaking! The lovely ladies from Bleujen Florists brought the place to life by styling the branches and tables with beautiful blooms. All I heard as people walked in was “WOW!!”

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Geoff got ready at his home, while Kate got ready surrounded by her family, bridesmaids and some rather cute flower girls. It was so relaxed with everyone laughing, joking and enjoying a glass of bubbly as they got ready!

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Just as Kate was about to leave the house and make her way to the church, the heavens opened and it tipped down with rain. I just couldn’t let that beautiful dress get wet, so picked up the dress and assisted Kate to the car as I knew her Bridemaids were already waiting down in the church for her. I asked Kate if she would like me to run down and meet her at the church to help her out, but Kate simply said “don’t be silly, get in the car with us” It was an honour to be in the bridal car and enjoy that special moment as the Bride made her way to the church with her father. As Kate made it to the church door and I was just about to run back up to Launcells Barton to make sure the welcome drinks were being set up, Kate asked if I would like to stay and watch the ceremony! It was an absolute pleasure to watch such a wonderful couple saying their vows to one another!

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Not only had the couple been busy organising their wedding this year, but also opening a brand new garage workshop just across the road from Launcells Barton. With the garage being such a massive part of their lives, they wanted to include their business in their day, so after the ceremony Kate and Geoff drove their beautiful red vintage Porshe to the garage, for some time, just the two of them! I simply adore the photos in the workshop!

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While the couple enjoyed some time alone, guests enjoyed drinks and canapés in the courtyard and Mill Barn, with the Bride and Groom joining them soon after for a glass of fizz!

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As the guests made their way through the garden into the marquee, it gave the Bride and Groom the perfect chance to take a moment together, before heading over to be welcomed by their guests!

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Oaktree Occasions provided the catering and really made the whole meal so much fun! Each table was served a whole roast joint, but it was up to the designated carver on each table who wore their own apron and chefs hat, to serve each guest. We were lucky enough to be offered a plate full and I can honestly say that I haven’t tasted a roast that good in a very long time! It was amazing and certainly got us ready to welcome another 150 guests to the evening!

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Kate and Geoff’s vision for their wedding, was very simple. They wanted great food and to keep the drinks flowing, with fantastic company! Well they certainly achieved that! The day had a fantastic atmosphere and Kate and Geoff were beaming all day! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of the wedding and the lead up to it. With family and friends even welcoming both Matt and I to enjoy aspects of the day with them! We wish Kate and Geoff all the happiness in the world as they start their married life together!

Wedding Cake CornwallBeautiful caramel drizzled cake by Hannah’s Cornish Cakes.

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The beautiful images that you see are all thanks to Pete Cox Photography. He captured the couple and the day just perfectly with his natural, relaxed approach to photography.

A few words from Kate:We fell in love with Launcells Barton at our first viewing. The owners, Matthew and Lara, have put so much love and effort into creating the most perfect of wedding venues. Relaxed, yet efficient, they put you at ease with their willingness to please and friendly can-do attitude. Nothing is too much trouble and they are on hand to help and advise from the day you book, right up to your wedding day.  Throughout the actual day, Matthew and Lara made sure that all aspects ran smoothly with no disruption to ourselves or our guests. Lara even got soaked helping me into the car whilst it was raining so that my dress and I stayed dry. “It’s been almost month now since our wedding and we’re still receiving comments from our friends and family complimenting Launcells Barton on their fabulous service and striking setting. We really did have the best weekend, above and beyond all our expectations.”

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Beautiful Cornwall Wedding whatever the time of year!

Who says you need to get married in the Summer? With beautiful autumn colours and crisp winter days you can still have your perfect day whatever the time of year!

Wedding Flowers CornwallThe majority of people think that summer is the only time of year to get married. With British weather being notoriously bad during the rest of the year, an autumn or winter wedding seems like a bad idea. However, that just isn’t true! Your big day can
take place any time and still be a wonderful and beautiful event.

At Launcells Barton, we’ve made sure that our venue is suitable for weddings all year round. So whether you’re after a winter wedding or a summer ceremony, we can help.

So what makes us an all-season wedding venue?

Multiple buildings

We have a choice of three indoor locations for you to say “I do”. Regardless of the weather outside, inside you and your guests will be warm, dry and having a wonderful time.
For intimate ceremonies the manor house is the ideal venue and for larger parties, the mill barn is perfect, without fear of the season interrupting your special moment.

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Blank canvas

Launcells Barton is a blank canvas. You can decorate it as you wish, which means that it’s appearance and style is completely compatible with seasonal stylings.
A winter wonderland can easily be created in the same space that hosted a summer festival theme wedding. There really are no limits on what you can do!

 

Outdoor options

If the heavens aren’t opening, then there’s always the option to have an outdoor ceremony at Launcells Barton. Even in the autumn, winter, and spring months we have days withowedding venue cornwallut rain, so wrap up and tie the knot in our beautiful walled garden.
Tended all year round with seasonal plants, the walled garden is the perfect setting to exchange vows and take photos.

 

Rooms filled with light

Whilst you may not be lucky enough to have a dry day, our mill barn allows you to bring the outdoors indoors on your wedding day.
Large French doors let natural light flood the room, making it feel open and airy, even if it is tipping it down outside.

Extra space

We are lucky enough to have 220 acres for you to enjoy! If you are opting to get married in the warmer months or don’t mind wrapping up for an autumnal evening and want to make the most of the outside, then why not treat your guests to an open wood- fired oven on the field in front of the events barn? Your guests can enjoy some delicious food while watching the sunset behind the rolling countryside. Beautiful!

Whatever time of year, your wedding will be personal to the both of you!

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What a night to celebrate our Newly Opened Wedding Venue in Cornwall!

A few weeks ago we had a big end of season party for everyone that has been a part of our first year! There are so many people that have worked their socks off to make our first year happen and who went above and beyond to make it possible!

We had builders, plumbers, electricians, work men- and women, who stayed late into the night and sometimes early morning, giving up their weekends – even bringing their children in to work with them in some cases, just so we could be ready for our first weddings! There were many nights where I would be running around taking food orders from everyone as we were all still working late, or times where I would be stood at the aga with a line of work men waiting for bacon sandwiches as they had come in at the weekend and needed to be well fed!

There was such a great atmosphere on site throughout the whole first phase of our build, with everyone laughing and joking and music blaring out all over the place. My personal favourite was hearing all the builders singing along to material girl!

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It wasn’t just the work force that made our first year happen though, but also wedding industry professionals who gave us so much help and advice along the way and supported us on our first few weddings! Always at the end of a phone too giving us a pep talk when we needed it the most!

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So, to thank everyone and show how much we appreciate everything everyone did, we had a “Big Thank You Party” to end our very first wedding season!

Below is a picture taken at our party of all our builders, plumbers, electricians, maintenance guys and farm workers who worked on the renovation works! It took a lot of people to make it look the way it does today!

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Mark Devosnhire from the amazing woodfired kitchen provided the catering for the evening. He put together a spectacular selection of rustic woodfired pizzas, along with shoulders of lamb, handmade cumin pitta breads and spiced potatoes! All I could hear all evening were people saying how much they enjoyed the food! It was wonderful having smells of the wood fire and delicious food wafting around the courtyard! – a great idea for future brides and grooms!

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The evening’s music was kicked off by local musical maestro Bradley Cook, who performed a beautiful acoustic set in the Mill Barn, I think it’s safe to say that Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” went down very well!

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The night ended with Inspired Party getting all the builders up on the dance floor and busting some moves to a few classic 90’s hip hop tunes… I think “Cotton Eye Joe” may even have got an outing too if I remember correctly…well we are in Cornwall after all!!

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We have now closed for weddings over the autumn and winter months as we build our brand new events barn ready to re-open next April. We are still open for show around appointments and have a few dates still available in 2017, so get in touch!

Look out for all the updates and build news on our Facebook page and blog!

Lara & Matt
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Beautiful September Wedding with a Sunset Tractor ride in Cornwall

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of hosting the wedding of Lizzie & Tom. We first met Lizzie back in January when she travelled over from Australia to start planning their wedding in Cornwall. Tom didn’t see Launcells Barton until May of this year but had complete trust in Lizzie’s vision of what the day was going to look like. Since Lizzie’s first visit we kept in contact with them regularly. They were so excited to visit Launcells Barton every few months, and as building works progressed, they were able to envisage their dream day more and more.

Lizzie and Tom are both resident Doctors in Australia, with Lizzie working in a busy ER and Tom working in the Intensive Care Unit at their local hospital. Tom has family close by in Cornwall, while Lizzie’s family live in the South East of England. With some family members unable to make the journey to Australia, the couple decided to have their wedding back home, surrounded by their friends and family.

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Lizzie and Tom first met while at university and soon became inseparable, sharing each others love of adventure! The couple are keen travellers and rack up many air miles travelling all over the world! Each table of their seating plan was even named after their favourite beaches from their many travels together, each one having a sentimental meaning!

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The morning of the wedding Lizzie got ready in the house with her bridesmaids. They all looked fabulous in their matching floral pyjamas! Tom spent the night with his friends at a nearby hotel – I don’t think they all had matching floral pyjamas, but they did have some rather funky, colourful socks on for the occasion!

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Lizzie wore a simple, elegant gown, finished beautifully with a cathedral length veil and a burst of colour with flowers in her hair

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Lizzie and Tom were married at St Swithins church, which is just down the path from Launcells Barton house. After walking up from the church, they followed their ceremony with drinks and canapés in the courtyard.

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The couple and their close friends had so much fun going off for photos while guests were enjoying drinks.

Lizzie and Tom’s wedding was certainly international! Not only had all their university friends traveled from across Europe to be with them, but they had over 50 doctors attending their wedding, some of whom had traveled from as far away as Australia and New Zealand to be with them on their special day!

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The couple were able to sneak off into the garden for some quick photos, while all their guests were taking their seats for the wedding breakfast in the Mill barn.

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The couple chose from one of our recommended suppliers Beautiful and the Feast to caterer for their wedding. They were kind enough to plate us up a selection too and i have to say the food was so good it was out of this world!

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This wedding was so much fun to be apart of, as you could really feel that the day was a real celebration of the couple and every detail was personal to them. Lizzie’s best friend even got everyone involved in making a video about the couple and their wasn’t a dry eye in sight, even from us!

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Lizzie and Tom really wanted to have some time together just the two of them, so Matt offered to drive them to the top of the farm in our tractor so they could watch the sunset over the sea. They told us afterwards that they were so glad that they had taken that time and it really had made their day! Tom was asking Matt on the drive if it is difficult driving such a er….” vintage” tractor, so Matt said “see for yourself” and let Tom drive his new Bride back to the party Cornish style!

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These absolutely stunning images were taken by the Oli from McGivern Photography, who is actually relatively new to the wedding world of photography, but is clearly amazing! The images have captured the day so perfectly and Oli really did think outside the box when looking for original and creative ideas. Oli even came the day before and went for a walk around the farm scoping out the perfect locations. Lizzie and Tom were so happy to go with his -at times- crazy ideas, but i have to hand it to him, they are simply breathtaking!

Lizzie and Tom have taken a much needed rest and have jetted off on a 3 month honeymoon travelling around South America! Since their wedding they have already been trekking in jungles and national parks around Columbia!

We wish them every happiness as they enter into married life together and thank them and their family for welcoming us in to their celebrations, even encouraging Matt and I to take part in their cultural traditions and enjoy a drink with them all!

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“Thank you again for such a magical wedding, the day went perfectly thanks to you, Matt and all involved. Still can’t get over it!”- Lizzie 

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The Perfect August Wedding in Cornwall

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of holding Jessica & Matthew’s beautiful outdoor wedding and what a beautiful wedding it was! Jessica and Matthew live in London, so we kept in contact a lot over the months leading up to their wedding to make sure their day ran as smoothly as possible. We really got to know Jessica, Matthew and all their family during the lead up to their wedding, so we were so delighted to be apart of their special day and watch as they took their next step together.

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It was great helping Matthew & Jessica set up the day before and seeing all their ideas coming together. Emma from Brompton buds created the most beautiful flower wreath for the  Mill Barn. Jessica styled the tables with large gold candelabras and simple jars of sweet peas, which looked absolutely stunning as the wax melted during the meal.

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Jessica got ready in the bridal suite with her sister, bridesmaid and mother close by her side, I had the privilege of seeing the breathtaking flower crown unveiled and being positioned perfectly in place on the Bride. Jessica looked truly stunning in a simple classic gown, finished beautifully with an elegant lace cathedral length veil.

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Matthew & Jessica had a celebrant wedding, which was just so personal to the both of them. It was great to hear about special moments that they had shared together during their relationship. wedding venue cornwall

After the ceremony, Matthew and Jessica took some time just the two of them. I always think it’s such a great idea. A wedding can be so busy, that it really is important to try and find some time away and enjoy time together.

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After drinks in the courtyard it was time for all their guests to takes their seats. Matthew is a self-confessed pie connoisseur, so Good Food Catering put together an amazing menu, taking into account all the different dietary requirements and Matthew’s favourite fillings! It was then out into the courtyard for mini “make your own” eaton mess!

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The evening was so relaxed. All the children loved the outdoor space, playing and jumping around on the hay bales, while the Bride and Groom mingled with their friends and family as the evening entertainment was being set up. We really enjoyed getting to know their guests, who had heard so much about Launcells Barton and wanted to know all about the history and renovations.

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Matthew & Jessica chose Andrew from Travers and Brown to capture their special day and he really did get some amazing natural shots of the day. He even used the old calf pens and barns for stunning backdrops for the couple. There are so many different places on the farm, so it’s great to see different peoples ideas and creativity!

It truly was a perfect day and we wish Jessica and Matthew every happiness as they start their married life together!

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Weather proofing your wedding in Cornwall

On a regular day we can adjust our outfits, plans, and location to suit the weather, but when it comes to the day you’ve been planning for months, your wedding in Cornwall, some things can’t be changed.

The British weather is notoriously unpredictable, and even if you pick a date in the middle of the summer there’s always a chance you’ll get some rain on your wedding day. Luckily, there are some things you can do to weather-proof your wedding. We may not be able to change the weather, but we can ensure that you still have a fantastic day, come rain or shine.

Know your options

It is important to have a backup plan if you intend on having your ceremony outdoors. At Launcells Barton, we have three indoor venues. Because the entire site is yours for your wedding, there will be no problem in moving indoors. Keeping an eye on the forecast and staying in touch with your venue will allow them to make any necessary changes Launcells Barton - Wedding Venues Cornwallin advance. This will keep the morning of your wedding stress free, leaving you to relax and enjoy the day without having to think about us moving things around.

Photos don’t have to be outside

Whilst your heart may be set on photos in the grounds or in the walled garden, bad weather may stop this from being possible. Luckily, we have the exquisite manor house which can be used for photos.If you’re worried about the weather affecting your photos, have a chat with your photographer and come up with a plan of back up locations for your shoot.

Get glamorous with umbrellas

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Umbrellas aren’t the most elegant things in the world, but sometimes they are a necessity. Invest in a few clear, large umbrellas for the bride and bridesmaids to ensure a dry arrival. After a morning of hair and make-up they won’t want it ruined by rain, particularly if it could have been prevented.
Don’t forget, umbrellas needn’t be dull like the weather, why not get creative and use them as accessories? Pick some pastel shades or throw in a selection of classy coloured parasols,not only do they look great in photos, they’ll brighten those gloomy skies!

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Don your wellies!

Whether you’re travelling to Launcells Barton from near or far, Wellington boots go hand-in-hand with umbrellas, so embrace the weather and wear your pair of wellies with pride — Launcells Barton is a former dairy farm after all!

Create an ‘emergency’ kit

Wind, rain, and heat can all damage the bride’s beautiful hair and make-up. Ask your make-up artist and hairdresser for advice on what products and items you should keep at hand should the weather take a turn for the worse. Make sure your bridesmaids know where the kit is at all times should you need some help!

Stay hydrated

As well as rainy weather, we can occasionally have incredibly hot days. Mixing heat with excitement and alcohol can cause more problems than good, so make sure you have a large selection of soft drinks and water so you and your guests can stay hydrated throughout the day.

Don’t worry!

You can waste hours and hours worrying about whether the sun will be out on the big day, but all that really matters is that you’re marrying the person you love. No matter what the weather is like, you’ll still have a fun and memorable day. If it tips it down with rain laugh it off, you’ll probably still be laughing in years to come!

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For more information on viewing and booking our wedding venue in Cornwall, no matter what the weather, please give us a call on 01288 352352.

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