August 22, 2019

Last July Sam & Mary-Anne brought all their friends and family down with them from London and celebrated in the gorgeous Cornish Countryside on a beautiful summer’s day!

Not only did they bring their friends and family down with them, but they brought the wonderful London-based Wedding Planner, Shaun Johnson, who we’d put them in touch with to give them a bit more support piecing everything together, while Sam was away playing professional rugby and Mary-Anne was working long hours as a lawyer.

Bleujen styled the Mill Barn and Reception Barn beautifully the day before with delicate soft peachy pinks & greenery.

Mary-Anne got ready in the Manor House with all her bridesmaids and close family around her. Meanwhile Shaun and I were on hand to make sure all the little details were perfect and the button holes in place! Sam arrived with his ushers and put the finishing touches together, before grabbing a drink in the Snug Bar.

Mary-Anne looked beautiful as she walked down the aisle in a floating ballgown to her eagerly awaiting Groom, who had the biggest smile on his face when he saw his beautiful Bride for the first time.

After the ceremony, guests made their way outside for Pimms and music, while the newlyweds took a bit of time to themselves.

Their guests then welcomed the happy couple, who were grinning ear to ear, into their welcome drinks reception, with a cascade of confetti!

After family photos in the garden, everyone was announced in to take their seats in the Reception Barn for the wedding breakfast. There were some very emotional speeches, that got everyone- including the LB team- welling up!

After their meal and speeches, the couple’s band set up and guests mingled outside while the newlyweds took some time together to take in their day, before it was time for their first dance!

After their first dance, the happy couple rushed off to catch the sunset at the top of the farm and even bumped into some cows to Mary-Anne’s delight! As they made their way back on the tractor, everyone was outside the Reception Barn to welcome them back to the party!

A few words from the happy couple “From the moment we saw photos of Launcells Barton we felt such a connection to the venue and then when we came down to meet you and look around we just knew we couldn’t get married anywhere else. Launcells is such a special place and you’ve really made it into the most wonderful venue. We felt as if we’d always known you, and as if we really belonged there, which is exactly the vibe we wanted for the wedding. You were so lovely and helpful in the run up and on the day- Lara you fitted in like a wonderfully helpful guest, and Matt thank you so much for the tractor ride up into the fields to see the sunset! We really had the most incredible day and could not have hoped for a happier, more magical wedding. Thank you so much for opening your home up to us, and letting us be a part of the Launcells Family” 

We wish Mary-Anne and Sam every happiness for the future, especially as they are soon to welcome their first baby into the family! Exciting times for you both! 

Suppliers
Photography- Oli Mcgivern
Flowers-  Bleujen
Hair- Hannah Woodgates Hair Design
Cake- Hannah’s Cornish Cake 
Planner- Shaun Johnson Weddings

 

 

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April 17, 2019

As a couple you may well already have an idea of what you’re looking for in a wedding venue.  Perhaps you have your hearts set on marrying outside, being close the coast, saying ‘I do’ surrounded by glorious Cornish countryside or at a venue that’s heaped in heritage.

The great news is that we’re able to tick all of those boxes, but an option that proves to be particularly popular for couples viewing our venue is our barn weddings, so let’s tell you a little about our barns and how they could work well for your own wedding…

Our 19th Century Mill Barn

With beautifully exposed beams and large French doors that leave the space bathed in sunshine, our lovingly restored 19th century stone-built Mill Barn has a real wow-factor and is definitely a popular choice for our couples.  Many of the original stone features in the barn remain exposed to ensure it has lost none of its original character, and with a capacity for up to 160 seated guests it’s great for wedding ceremonies of all sizes.

Tucked away beneath the Mill Barn you’ll find a beautiful rustic bar, which is often the first place your guests will head once they arrive at our venue.  Constructed from reclaimed wood salvaged during the barn’s renovation, there’s a cosy seating area that makes this the perfect place to relax, enjoy a drink and begin the day!

Our reception barn

Our reception barn has been purpose built to give you the ultimate place in which to share memories with friends and family on your big day.  The barn has been carefully crafted to compliment the surrounding buildings and countryside, whilst also giving you, your caterers and evening entertainment a state-of-the-art space to call your own.

It doesn’t end there either! As well as a spacious bar and lounge area with a cosy atmosphere and comfy leather sofas, the Reception Barn has lots of outdoor seating and a large lawn where your guests can mingle; great for summer evenings!

A blank canvas

Both of our barns give our couples a complete blank canvas to really make their own; take inspiration from some of our previous weddings, put your ideas in place and create the wedding you’ve always wanted and dreamt of!

For more information on our exclusive use barn weddings in Cornwall please give us a call on 01288 352352 or email us on hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have or arrange a viewing for you.

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February 21, 2019

In November I surprised my girlfriend by taking her back to the place we first met and asking her to marry me.  As for so many other couples, that moment was the start of the planning process toward our wedding day, which will be at Launcells Barton on 11th May 2019.

With so many decisions to be made along the way it can seem daunting at first, but fortunately for us one of the most important was also one of the easiest; choosing Launcells Barton.

When we first started our search we quickly realised there were an incredible range of wedding venues across both Devon and Cornwall; country barns, large manor houses, outdoor venues, by the beach venues – the list almost seems never-ending! But as soon as we visited Lara and Matt at Launcells Barton our minds were immediately made up. Here are just a few reasons we decided this little gem near the north Cornwall coast was the one for us.

The best of both worlds

We’d always pictured ourselves being married in church but didn’t necessarily like the idea of making what is sometimes the long trip from the ceremony to the reception venue, particularly given that many of the guests would be coming from London and the East of the country.  Our faces lit up when we realised that this venue was just a stone’s throw (and I mean literally 100 meters) from one of the prettiest and historic churches in the county.  As we’ve had our banns read over recent weeks we’ve also found that it’s filled each weekend with some of the friendliest and helpful people you’re likely to meet.

A real community feel

As Lara walked us around the venue on our first viewing, one of the things we really loved was the sense of community they’ve created; everything is nestled nicely together.  There’s the two bars, the reception barn, the mill barn, the garden courtyard and stunning manor house perfectly planned and set out to ensure guests are never milling in one space for the entire day (something we had found as wedding guests ourselves over the years that we didn’t really like).

The location

Launcells Barton ticked all of the boxes in terms of a location for our wedding.  At how many places can say you’re near the sea but still surrounded by beautifully unspoilt and wooded Cornish countryside? Many of the guests will be travelling from far and wide, so the fact that there’s easy access to the venue from no matter where you’re coming from; Ascot or Ilfracombe, was a big bonus for us.  As was the fact that there’s an amazing range of local accommodation within 10 minutes, meaning that many are able to make a real weekend of it!

A little bit of passion

We knew that the owners of the venue would play a big part in not only the wedding day but the journey in getting there, so for us it was kind of important that we really liked them.  Matt and Lara have a clear passion for the venue, and everything that they’ve created there in recent years, which really comes across when you first meet them.  They’ve been incredibly helpful in hooking us up with some of the best local suppliers, and tapping into their knowledge has definitely made planning life a lot easier!

If you’re currently planning your own wedding then this venue is definitely worth a visit!

 

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August 20, 2018

Are you wanting to exchange your vows at the altar, surrounded by friends, family and loved ones? If a church wedding has always been a part of the plans for your big day, then we’re able to offer something truly unique at Launcells Barton.

Our venue is situated just a short walk from the beautiful Parish Church of St Swithin’s, once described by Sir John Betjeman as the ‘least spoilt church in Cornwall’. Being this close brings with it a whole host of benefits for our couples wanting to have the church wedding they’ve always dreamt of without the logistics of booking a venue far from the first part of their day.

Here are just a few key parts of your wedding day…

The Parish Church of St Swithin’s

For those wanting an idyllic and romantic church surrounded by green Cornish countryside, St Swithin’s Church is the perfect home for your wedding ceremony. The building, which dates back to the late 15th century is nestled into the surrounding countryside and filled with intricately carved bench ends, Georgian boxed pews and a huge collection of encaustic Barnstaple tiles, giving it a traditional and unique feel.

Wake up in a luxury manor house

Waking up in our lovingly restored country house on the morning of your wedding is a wonderful way to start the day for any bride. With its distinctive regal façade and large light rooms with high ceilings, the house if packed full of traditional features including a priest hole in the bridal suite that dates back to the dissolution of the monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII!

Once you’re ready you’ll need not worry about transport as it’s just a matter of minutes to get down to the church and begin your walk down the aisle to your waiting groom.

Make your way to the reception

If you’ve got guests coming from far and wide, or perhaps not from Cornwall who are unfamiliar with the local area, the logistics of getting everyone from the church to the reception venue can become something of a challenge so you’ll be pleased to hear that they’ll be able to join you on the short walk to our Mill.

Your reception

You’ll be able to enjoy your welcome drinks in our beautiful Mill, or if the sun is shining, these will be served just outside to make the most of the weather. You will then move on to our brand new and purpose-built Reception Barn, which has been designed to complement the original house and surrounding area. It’s light, airy and open plan layout makes it great for larger weddings with seating for up to 200 guests. It’s the perfect place to dance the night away and to use as a real blank canvas when it comes to decorations and really making it your own. It of course comes with its own bar which we’ll staff for you so all you need to worry about is having a great time with your guests.

You can find out more about the Reception Barn here: https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/events-barn

Our Mill Barn is able to offer something a little different; this 19th century stone built barn has beautifully exposed beams and large French doors which if you’re lucky to have a sunny day, allow light to pour into the open plan area which will seat 180 of your nearest and dearest. There’s also a rustic bar for your guests to enjoy!

You can find out more about the Mill Barn here: https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/mill-barn

You can find full information on our wedding packages here: https://launcellsbarton.co.uk/packages/

The small details

If you are currently planning a church wedding, there are a number of criteria set by The Church of England which need to be met before your wedding day. For more information on this and booking the church please get in touch with St Swithin’s Church directly.

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall and you would 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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August 15, 2018

We know that every couple and wedding are different, which is exactly why our venue and packages provide each bride and groom with the flexibility and freedom to make their day truly unique and one they’ll always remember. From the setting of your ceremony through to the catering and the décor; you’ll be able to dictate every detail.

You’ll also never share our venue with anyone else; each of our packages provides you with exclusive use, so you’ll only be surrounded by the ones you love on your big day.

Worried about the small details? As well as expert on-the-day coordination by our in-house team, our weekend and two-night-stay packages include the use of tables and chairs for your ceremony and reception, a fully staffed bar (have a look at all of the benefits that brings here!), a fully kitted kitchen for your caterers as well as a PA system that makes sure every guest is able to hear all of the emotional and tear-jerking speeches!

Here’s a little more information on how each of our packages works…

The Weekend Wedding Package

Our most popular package gives you exclusive use of the grounds and venue from Friday afternoon through to midday on Sunday. You’ll have several options when it comes to selecting a location for your civil ceremony; choose from our lovingly restored 19th century Mill Barn, the Manor House or the property’s beautiful outside ceremony space – perfect for a summer wedding!

From there you’ll be able to make your way to our Reception Barn which is purpose built and can seat up to 180 guests on round tables or 200 on trestle tables. Think of this space as a complete blank canvas for your reception; you can customise and make the space whatever you want it to be, and if you’re short of inspiration just ask our team – we’re always happy to help!

Wondering where your bridal party will call home for the weekend? Our 16th century Georgian Manor House will be all yours throughout the weekend. With its distinctive regal façade and large light rooms with high ceilings, the house is packed full of traditional features and is able to sleep 12 of your nearest and dearest.

For full information please click here or give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll happily answer any questions about your weekend wedding.

Midweek Two-Night-Stay Wedding Package

If you fancy having a midweek wedding, then this package is definitely for you! You have all of the flexibility of a weekend wedding but on a weekday; so you’ll still have exclusive use of our venue, the flexibility to choose your ceremony location and to fully customise your reception or other aspects of your day. Your bridal party will of course also be able to call our Manor House their home for the duration of their stay.

For full information please click here or give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll happily answer any questions about your weekend wedding.

Midweek Intimate Overnight Wedding Package

If you’re wanting a small and intimate wedding we’re able to offer a bespoke and unique package for smaller wedding parties. To discuss your wedding day with us please call on 01288 352352 or complete the contact form on our contact page.

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall and you would 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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July 27, 2018

We’ve welcomed couples from all over the country and as far afield as Australia, so what is it that makes Launcells Barton the perfect place and home for your family, friends and most importantly your wedding?

If you’re currently planning your big day and looking far and wide at potential venues we’ve put together 10 reasons many of our bride and grooms travel hundreds of miles to spend their special day with us.

The best of both worlds

Cornwall is one of the most popular destinations in the country and it’s easy to see why when you think of the incredible sandy beaches and rolling countryside. But how do you choose between them? Fortunately, at Launcells Barton you don’t have to. Although we’re set in idyllic and leafy countryside, we’re also just minutes from some of the best beaches on the north coast and if you peak over the top of our hill you’ll see those rolling Atlantic waves!

Your bridal party accommodation

As a bridal party you’ll make our Manor House your home for the weekend. With its distinctive regal façade and large light rooms with high ceilings, the house if packed full of traditional features including a priest hole in the bridal suite that dates back to the dissolution of the monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII!

Guest accommodation nearby

Of course, if you’re travelling from afar you’ll also have to consider where your guests will stay. Being just minutes from Bude means we’re blessed with a wide range of accommodation providers within close proximity to our venue – whether it’s a luxury seafront holiday cottage, a small hotel or the perfect glamping spot, they’ll simply be spoilt for choice.

Exclusive use

Weddings are a day to share with your loved ones so when it comes to yours what better way to spend it than surrounded by the ones you cherish the most. As an exclusive use venue Launcells Barton is your home for your wedding weekend – no interruptions – just you, your family and friends.

Great travel links to the rest of the country

If you’re worried about an arduous and long journey to Cornwall for you and your guests, then we can happily put those fears to rest. Our venue is nestled just inside Cornwall, close to the border with Devon. This means that no matter what time of the year you’re travelling to us you’re unlikely to be hit by heavy tourist traffic or by the extra hours you’ll face if making your way to the far west of the county.

A completely flexible wedding

Want a picture perfect wedding outside? We can do that! Prefer a wedding in a state of the art and purpose built reception barn in the heart of the Cornish countryside? We can do that! How about having your day in a converted 19th century stone built mill barn? You guessed it – we can do that too! Launcells Barton really is flexible enough to meet every bride and groom’s needs. Why not have a look at some of our recent weddings to get an ideas for your own big day?

Still be married in a church

If you are after a more traditional service in a church, the Parish Church of St Swithian’s
is a literal stone’s throw from our venue and is described as one of the most unspoilt churches in the Duchy.

Iconic photo opportunities

With flexibility comes an incredible range of potential photo opportunities for your weddings – from the iconic steps at the front of our manor house to the beautiful green countryside that surrounds us, photographers love coming to Launcells Barton and you’re sure to have memories that will last a lifetime.

Your very own staffed bar

There’ll be no need to worry about supplying your own alcohol or bar staff – it is all taken care of. No hidden costs, no fears of running out or having to remove the bottles the next day – we ensure everything is covered! You can read more about our drinks packages in this blog post.

Some of the best local suppliers

We’re lucky to have some incredible local wedding suppliers on our doorstep – whether it’s a fantastic florist or a culinary craftsman, we’re always happy to give you the lay of the local land to ensure you know the best suppliers Cornwall has to offer – which can be really important if you’re not from the area!

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall and you would 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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July 25, 2018

Finding the perfect wedding venue is such an important part of your planning process. It’s where you’ll be spending one of the most significant moments of your life, and is a central part of creating the atmosphere for your day. The venue will determine so many other things such as which flowers to choose, how your photo’s will look and how many guests you can invite.

Something I always love and feel blessed to be a part of is the moment couples eyes light up as they discover all Launcells Barton has to offer during a visit! As they walk around our grounds and beautiful buildings, I can see them visualising their ceremony and their ideas coming to life, which is just magic!

If you’d like to know more about what makes us so special, here are just a few reasons our venue could be a match made in heaven….

Beautiful boutique accommodation

When you hold your wedding here, the whole venue is exclusively yours to enjoy for the whole duration, over the course of two nights and three days. Waking up in our lovingly restored country house on the morning of your wedding is a wonderful way to start your day. Plus, you’ll be able to be joined by 12 of your nearest and dearest. Our brides have their very own suite which will make you feel like you’re in complete luxury, as you should be!

Feel like one of the family

So many of our couples tell us that come the end of their celebration, they feel like we’re all one big family, which is exactly what we aim for! My partner Matthew grew up at Launcells Barton and the farm has been in his family since 1949, so being a family affair is definitely something which is important to us. We do everything we can in our power to look after you, make you comfortable and hopefully feel like this is your home during your stay.

Stunning photo opportunities

You’ll make memories that last a lifetime on your wedding day and you’ll be sure to remember them if you spend it at Launcells Barton with a whole host of photo opportunities for you and your groom. Photographers that visit our venue often say they’re spoilt for choice; we’ve got stunning green countryside, the iconic steps at the front of our manor house, the rustic interiors of our barns or the simplicity of an outdoor wedding. If you venture to the top of the hill you’ll also have the stunning backdrop of the coast.

Everyone can come!

If you both have large families and an abundance of friends, then you’re going to need a venue to accommodate them all. By holding your wedding here, you won’t have to endure any awkward situations or whittle down your guest list as we have the capacity to seat up to 200 guests. Children are always welcome and we provide plenty of advice on planning a child friendly wedding in this blog post.

The choice is yours

Every wedding at Launcells Barton is unique and the reason is that the options are pretty limitless. We’ve got the ability to have the wedding of your dreams – whether that’s an outside and simple ceremony, a large gathering in a state of the art barn set in rural countryside or a rustic affair in our converted 19th century Mill Barn, it’s all here to make your own.

Each can be your own blank canvas to make your own and if you’re feeling short of inspiration have a look through our blog at some of the fantastic recent weddings we’ve held here.

If you’re currently planning your wedding in Cornwall and would like to arrange a viewing or ask us any questions please give us a call on 01288 352352 or email hello@launcellsbarton.co.uk

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July 20, 2018

Back in June we saw the beautiful and relaxed wedding of Sophia and David.
I’ve been waiting to tell their story for so long, as they really did take a leap of faith with us and what an incredible day it turned out to be!

In January 2017, as we had just laid the foundations of our new Reception Barn, Sophia and David got in contact about holding their wedding with us, the only thing was they weren’t actually going to see the venue until a couple of days before, as they were now living in Australia due to work! Sophia’s family are from Cumbria and David’s from the Midlands, so they wanted a neutral location and somewhere that had a special meaning for them both. As they both love travelling and reminiscing about trips together, Cornwall was where they wanted to bring everyone together on their special day!

With a laptop in hand and iphone for back up due to the then sketchy Wifi, that we were still trying to get set up across the venue, I sat down to do my very first Skype viewing! As I walked around showing Sophia and David the different parts of the venue and standing in front of a muddy trench explaining what was going to be built, it became apparent, just how lovely they both were and what a lovely journey this was going to be with them!

Every few months, we would sit down in front our laptops and have a chat about how all the wedding planning was coming along and even though they were 1000’s of miles away, we had such fun laughing getting to know one another.

Then the day came, just two days before there wedding, when I was going to meet them both for the very first time and they were going to see the venue for real! Slightly nerve wracking, but thankfully they were ecstatic and absolutely over the moon, which was a huge relief!  After talking to them so much in the run up to their wedding, meeting them in person for the first time was like catching up with old friends!

Only a few days later and Sophia, David and all their friends and family arrived to set up for their wedding. I have to say it was one of the most relaxed set up’s I’d ever been a part of-baring in mind the couple had organised everything from across the globe and were meeting their suppliers for the very first time!  With music on and everyone laughing and joking, everything turned out beautifully, as they had complete trust in all their chosen suppliers.

Bleujen created a gorgeous hanging wreath, full of greenery that hung from the centre beam in the Reception Barn.  They also styled the arbour for the couple’s outdoor ceremony with brightly coloured peonies and roses to give a pop of colour!

On the morning of their wedding as the sun shone, reminding her of the Summer she had just left behind in Oz, Sophia got ready with her friends and family around her.  Meanwhile David got ready close by, before making his way to Launcells Barton.
Sophia looked out of this world in a fitted lace dress with a simple full length veil.

It was soon time for the guests to start arriving and Sophia to get ready to walk across to the Walled Garden to meet her Groom, accompanied by some gorgeous acoustic music by Joss White.

Sophia and David kept their ceremony really relaxed and personal to the both of them. With readings and poems from their friends, personal vows and with everyone from across the World coming together to celebrate, there wasn’t a dry eye throughout the whole ceremony!

After their ceremony Sophia, David and all their guests headed out into the courtyard for drinks, canapés and lawn games.

While their guests were happy chatting and sipping on Pimms, with acoustic music playing throughout the courtyard, Sophia and David popped off for a few photos.

We then announced guests through the walled garden to take their seats for the wedding breakfast in the Reception Barn, before guests enjoyed sharing platters catered for by Beautiful and the Feast.

The Launcells Barton team made sure everyone had a full glass, as the speeches got underway.  David also said a lovely heartfelt thank you to us for all the support they had received,  which really meant a lot, as we do genuinely care about our couples and making sure they have the best day!

As their DJ John Green set up and guests relaxed in the bar and lawns outside the Reception Barn, Sophia and David hopped on to our tractor and Matt drove them off to catch the sunset…. and what a sunset it was!!

The newlyweds even took the time to go for a little walk just the two of them and being a farmers Grand- daughter, Sophia had no problem climbing the gates… even in that breathtaking gown!

Relaxed after their walk, they were then welcomed back by all their guests and the evening party began!!

A few words from the gorgeous Bride herself- Sophia ” What can we say… booking a venue which wasn’t yet built, in a town we’d never been to seems like a crazy idea when we think back. But putting our faith in Matt and Lara was the best decision. The whole planning process was a breeze with Lara on hand to answer all our questions. When we finally saw the venue, three days before the big day…despite the fog, we could tell it was as beautiful as the Skype videos we’d seen. The house is amazing, with more than enough space for a full bridal party. The walled garden was the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony; a real sun trap which literally smells of roses! And the barn and grounds which provided so many areas for our guests to enjoy. We had the most amazing wedding and mini adventure in Bude, thanks team Launcells! So nice that we both feel like old friends rather than supplier and client. Sure you guys don’t fancy a trip over to Melbourne!? x”

These absolutely gorgeous images are thanks to the very talented Oli McGivern. Oli photographed one of our very first weddings and came down from London to work with us on our first Winter styled shoot back in 2017. We even changed the positioning of some of the windows in the Reception Barn at the very last minute, due to Oli explaining – over a few glasses of wine- about the lighting and mathematics of getting the best possible light for photographs! I still don’t understand the maths side of things, but he does get some incredible shots!!

Oli– “It was a joy to be back at my favourite venue with such a lovely couple and their friends who made me feel like one of the gang. My first return since the new barn was put in and Matt & Lara have done a fantastic job with it. The sun’s hat was firmly on and once again Launcells retains its title as the Easiest Venue to Photograph at the 2018 McGivern Photography Venue Awards. “

As Sophia and David settle back in to life in Australia, but this time as man and wife, we wish nothing but happiness for you both. It was a privilege to be a part of your special day and be welcomed as a friend by yourselves and all your friends and family who just couldn’t have been lovelier! We’re sure there will be lots of adventures to come as you continue to explore the World, but we hope that you will stay in touch and look back at your time in Cornwall as one of the happiest of your life!

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April 17, 2018

Last November we worked with Cathy from Boelle Events on a vision she had, to bring in rich and earthy tones to a bohemian theme! She wanted to go back to her Cornish roots and make the most of what this beautiful part of the country has to offer!

CATHY FROM BOELLE EVENTS TELLS US MORE ABOUT THE SHOOT

For this look, I wanted to go back to my Cornish roots and explore an organic, earthy and wintery theme. When I came across Launcells Barton in Bude, I was instantly drawn to it’s raw and rustic features and knew I had to style there! The barns, beams and exposed brickwork were perfect for my rich and bohemian vision. Not forgetting the beautiful house and gardens!

For the styling, I wanted to work with a deep pallet of burgundy’s, navys and golds lifted by a hint of blush and oodles of greenery. I believe in working with the seasons, from colours and accessories to seasonal fresh flowers. The colour pallet came from inspiration of autumnal colours mixed with wintery and seasonal golds to add a hint of festivities. Because each of my styles is unique, I hand dye all my fabrics so I can achieve seasonal colours. For the ‘Cornish Winter’ runner I dyed organic, unbleached cheesecloth with beetroot and red cabbage inspired chemical free dye to create the rich burgundy colour. The perfect base for golds and greens to sit elegantly on a rustic and upcycled oak trestle table. To add a bohemian flair, I incorporated macrame and a wicker peacock chair.

The team behind this beautiful shoot

Styling, Props & Trestle Table: Boelle Events
Photography: Olivia Bossert Photography
Venue: Launcells Barton
Florals: Twigs & Greens 
Dresses: The Bridal Room St Ives
Stationary: Laura Likes
Cake: Hannah’s Cornish Cakes
Hair: Kylee Marie Hair
MUA: Lizzy Couch Make Up Artist

If you’d like more information on holding your wedding at Launcells Barton, then please do give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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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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