February 1, 2020

In September last year, Erica and Elliot tied the knot in the Mill Barn and danced their way down the aisle as their guests cheered them on!

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Erica got ready in the house with all her friends and family around her and looked absolutely beautiful in a long sleeved lace gown.

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As Erica added the finishing touches, Elliot arrived with his ushers to greet all their guests in to the Snug Bar.

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The Mill Barn had been decorated by Erica and her family the day before, with beautiful cascading drapes and greenery.

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There are moments at every wedding where you feel so privileged to be a part of someone’s special day. One of those moments is witnessing the pride and love that the Bride’s family feel when they see her for the first time.

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Another one of those moments is as I walk the Bride to the ceremony. It’s usually a very emotional time and one where the Bride can become a bit overwhelmed by what’s about to happen, but we normally find ourselves talking absolute rubbish and laughing and joking about something totally irrelevant and, by the time we get to the ceremony, all the anxiety has gone and excitement has taken over.

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As Erica and her Father made their way down the aisle, Elliot waited excitedly for his beautiful Bride. They made their ceremony so personal with songs that have special meanings for their signing of the register and personal vows to one another.

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As the Launcells Barton team lined all the guests up along the lane, their ushers made sure all their guests had confetti at the ready!

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Canapés and drinks started to flow as live music filled the Courtyard, while guests enjoyed chatting and getting competitive with the garden games!

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As guests were happily mingling, Elliot and Erica captured photos with their families and Bridal party, before taking some time for themselves as guests took their seats in the Reception Barn. 

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Erica and her family styled the Reception Barn beautifully the day before with drapes and hanging greenery, with small gold touches.

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After their meal and to get a bit of dutch courage before their speeches, Elliot and his best men  enjoyed a drink in the bar!Barn Wedding Venues Cornwall

As their band set up and the Pizza Oven got into place, Erica and Elliot went off in the tractor to catch the sunset, while their friends enjoyed the handmade Photo Booth and garden games on the lawn.

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And when Erica and Elliot got back, all their guests were ready outside with sparklers to welcome them back.

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The happy couple’s band were all set up and ready to welcome the newlyweds for their first dance!

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A few words from the Happy Couple-

“Launcells Barton was the most perfect venue for us, we fell in love with the place and its character from the moment we saw it. We couldn’t believe our luck to have found a venue with such charm and with the perfect setup for the day.
The moment we met Lara and Matt we knew our wedding was in safe hands, they were so lovely and passionate about their work you knew they could create and solve anything. Our day could not have been more perfect even if we tried, Lara and the team put everyone at ease and allowed us to relax and enjoy every moment knowing Lara was working tirelessly to ensure everything went to plan. We felt so privilege to have shared this wonderful day and venue with our family and friends and we felt right at home.
There is not a thing we would change about our day, it was simply the best. It is the little details that made us feel so special, like the tractor ride to the fields for the sunset and the bottle of bubbly for when everyone had gone and it was just us two!
We are so grateful for everything you did leading up to to the wedding and on the day. It was the best day of our lives and Launcells Barton was magical – a day and a place we will treasure for a lifetime. Thank you so much!” 

Congratulations to Erica and Elliot as you start your new lives together as Mr & Mrs.
We’re sure there’s lots of excitement and adventure to come in the coming years!

 

Suppliers

Images- Nick Walker Photography
Catering- Good Food Catering
Flowers- Bleujen
Hair- Hannah Woodgates
Dress- Champagne & Charlotte
Lights- Party Lights
Pizza Oven- Wildbake

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January 11, 2018

At the end of October, Storm Brian rampaged through Cornwall, sending fences and furniture flying across the farm. With the storm in full swing and Brian giving everything he’d got, not even the sideways rain and 70 mph winds could wipe the smiles from Charlotte and Dan’s faces on their wedding day!

We first met Charlotte and Dan at our Open Day event last year. we only had a muddy hole and an artists impression of what the new Reception Barn was going to look like to show them.  After being taken with the renovations already completed, they set their date and quickly got on with planning their autumn wedding!

Charlotte, Dan and all their family and friends arrived the day before to decorate and set up. Everybody was laughing and joking and enjoying time together seeing all their plans taking shape! I loved chatting to Charlotte as she excitedly showed all the little touches she had put together, including the stunning artwork of the house that she had commissioned for the table plans, menus and order of service!

The Reception barn was dressed so elegantly with greenery and fairy lights hanging from beams and draped around the dinning area.  Each table was dressed with candles in mix & match gold holders and vases of flowers filled with soft pinks, creams and greenery. The candles and fairy lights looked wonderful, as by the time guests sat down for the wedding breakfast, the sun was setting and the candles created a gorgeously soft lighting.  All of the beautiful flowers were supplied by one of our faves and local florist Bleujen.

Charlotte got ready, on the blustery autumn morning, within the house surrounded by friends and family. Hannah Woodgates Hair Design & Laura Le Page Make Up, took care of beautifying all the bridal party! While Dan and his friends got ready at Penleaze, just a stones throw away from Launcells Barton.

I walked into the house to check on the Bridal party and was welcomed by the most stunning Bride standing in the hall surrounded by all her friends! Charlotte literally took my breath away and was beaming ear to ear!

After announcing for all their guests to take their seats in the Mill Barn and the Groom and ushers waiting nervously for the Bride to arrive, we looked out of the main doors looking for any let up from the elements! It was decided that we just had to make a dash for it, all hands were on deck to make sure the Bride and her dress were safe from the wind and rain!

The Obligato String Quartet played as Charlotte walked down the Aisle to her eagerly awaiting Groom.

We turned the Mill Barn around for the couples drinks reception and thought it was best to work around the guests this time, as some of them may have been blown away, if they had ventured to the snug bar!

It was then a quick run to the house for the couple and their bridal party for a few pictures, while guests took their seats in the Reception Barn.

The happy couple were welcomed in with cheers and applause from all their guests as we announced their Bride & Groom!

Pickle Shack provided the most wonderful catering before the speeches got underway.

It was then on to dancing and … human pyramids!

Depict Photography who shoot mainly on film captured these gorgeous images to create these beautiful memories for Charlotte and Dan!

A few words from Charlotte-  Dan and I first visited Launcells Barton on a rainy January afternoon and were immediately taken with Lara and Matt’s enthusiasm and the sheer beauty of the venue. At the time the main barn was just a building site, but we could see how beautiful is was going to be and fell in love with the main house and reception barn. We knew it was the perfect venue for the relaxed feel we wanted but also enough of a blank canvas that we could make it our own. All the time, money and effort planning was completely worth it on the day – despite having an uninvited guest in the form of ‘Storm Brian’ with his gale force winds and driving rain…! Luckily Launcells Barton proved the perfect choice and the weather was soon forgotten as the beauty of the venue is as much about its interior as its exterior – a quality we had struggled to find at other venues.  Lara & Matt coordinated and supported us through the day perfectly alongside our caterers Pickleshack – who couldn’t stop gushing about the amazing kitchen! One thing that was really important to me was that the evening had a good ‘flow’, I really wanted to avoid a venue where guests were segregated into different rooms depending on whether they were at the bar, relaxing or dancing and the main barn was perfect for this – after our meal the bar doors were thrown open and everyone danced the night away no matter where they were. I honestly couldn’t fault the entire weekend and would do it all again in a heartbeat – rain included! Thank you so much to Lara, Matt and the rest of the Launcells team for helping us create the wedding of our dreams!

The whole weekend was full of laughter and their positivity shone through, never letting the elements stop them from enjoying their weekend and always seeing the best of everything! I can even remember a hashtag being used to tell storm Brian exactly what they thought of him!! It was a pleasure to be involved in such a welcoming and joyous day and wish Charlotte and Dan nothing but happiness for their future together, we’re sure the balance of Charlotte’s creativity and Dan’s practicality is set to make the perfect partnership!

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December 11, 2017

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 guests 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
life together!

These gorgeous images were all snapped by Rachel Amos Photography.

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