In October we saw the beautiful autumnal wedding of John and Carly who we first met last year, before the new Reception Barn was yet to see any of it’s foundations laid. Carly grew up on a farm herself and wanted that countryside feel for their wedding. Luckily, being used to rural life meant they could see past all the mud as renovations got underway!
John is a master distiller and recreated the original recipe of Trevethan Cornish Gin from the 1920’s, bringing it back to life and giving it the iconic art deco look you see today!
John & Carly’s close friends and family helped them set up the day before their wedding, so on the morning of their wedding, Carly and John only had worry about getting ready and enjoying their big day!
The ceremony was held in the Mill Barn and was decorated simply with lanterns lining the aisle and small bud vases filled with flowers on the registrar table, gorgeous for an October wedding and the duskier light.
Once Craig Chapman had put the finishing touches to Carly’s hair and make up, it was then time for the bridal party to make their way to the ceremony! Carly’s Bridesmaids and all the Groomsmen were in navy and burgundy, which was just perfect for their autumnal wedding and brought Carly’s stunning beaded blush gown out beautifully!
The sun was just popping it’s head out after the ceremony, so guests were able to go outside into the courtyard and garden to enjoy their welcome drinks reception, and what else would you expect the newlyweds to offer their guests other than a G&T made with their own amazing gin!
The newlyweds even snuck off for some time to themselves!
It was then time to ask their guests to make their way to the reception barn for their meal! John & Carly kept everything really simple with fairy lights draped across the beams and Bleujen popped in on the morning of their wedding and styled the tables with church candles and foliage, with subtle navy touches.
Rocs Catering rustled up a beautiful BBQ style wedding breakfast for everyone, with geusts being able to help themselves from the sharing platters.
After speeches- where tears of laughter rolled down my eyes from the Father of the Brides speech! Everyone mingled in the bar while their band Riviera dogs set up for the evening! Everyone was up on the dance floor singing and dancing the night away, to all the classics!
A few words from the happy couple– John and I both grew up within an hour of Bude and we wanted a venue that epitomised both my rural upbringing and Johns love of the countryside. Launcells Barton did just that. The amazing view from the front of the house across fields and fields of Cornish countryside was the first thing that struck us as we pulled up for our first viewing. The Farm House and the surrounding Barns were also beautifully renovated but still in keeping with its farming history. On the day Lara and Matt were the perfect hosts, allowing us enough space to conduct our Wedding just how we had imagined it; but never be too far away if we needed help and assistance. The planning and timing on the day was perfect and it made such a difference having Lara on hand to make sure we didn’t miss a thing. We wouldn’t have changed one single thing about the entire weekend.
Congratulations to John and Carly, we wish you every happiness in your married
These gorgeous images were all snapped by Rachel Amos Photography.