Month: August 2016

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!

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall like to discuss your big day with us give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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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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A perfect day at our wedding venue in Cornwall

We did it!

This weekend we welcomed in our very first wedding here at the Launcells Barton wedding venue in Cornwall and our very first Launcells Barton Bride, just so happened to be my friend Rosie and her lovely groom Leigh. I was honoured to be Maid of Honour and be able to share their special day with them. It was so lovely to be apart of the bridal party, for our very first wedding and was amazing to see the place through the eyes of a guest. The sun was shinning and it was an absolutely magical day!

Rosie got ready with all her friends and family around her, in the private bridal suite and I think we can all agree she looked truly beautiful in her vintage lace ball gown.

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The place was filled with gorgeous blooms by the amazingly talented Emma from Brompton Buds. Jars filled with beautiful pinks and greens hung from shepard’s hooks & lined the Aisle, while the wooden arbor was entwined with flowers and framed the couple beautifully!
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After the ceremony, guests enjoyed welcome drinks in the Courtyard and relaxed on hay bales outside our rustic bar which is hidden just under the Mill Barn!

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Rosie decorated the Mill Barn beautifully, with dusky muted tones and country garden flowers, adding so much attention to detail with special personalised gifts for everyone. Each seat was decorated with a hessian and lace sash, which were all handmade by the Bride! They also hung festoon lighting from the beams which made the barn look absolutely enchanting!

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Rosie & Leigh had afternoon tea in the barn and then encouraged guests outside into the courtyard for Cornish ice cream, a pig roast and a mobile pizzeria! I think its safe to say that no one went hungry!

Rosie chose Rebecca Roundhill to capture her special day and as you can see, she certainly didn’t disappoint! The photo’s speak for themselves and are simply breathtaking, but it’s Rebecca’s professionalism on the day, that really made these photos so beautiful! Rebecca went above and beyond to capture the very best photos for Rosie and Leigh, even climbing over bushes & fences to get that perfect shot!

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The evening was kicked off by inspired Party who have an amazing set up with their rustic themed DJ booth.

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The whole day went perfectly and we were so pleased to welcome in a new chapter at Launcells Barton. It has been such hard work getting the place to this stage and a lot of people behind the scenes have made it happen. We’ve had builders, plumbers ,workmen (and women) here until midnight helping us get everything ready, we have called in friends to help plant flowers, family friends have given up their weekends to help limewash the barn, friends have even dropped everything last minute & come along with a baby strapped to their front to help set up the bar!  We really couldn’t have done it without everyones support, so from all the team at Launcells Barton, a massive THANK YOU to everyone that has helped make our dream a reality!

If you’d like to talk to us about our Cornwall wedding venue and your big day then please give us a call on 01288 352352.

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