October 30, 2019

Back in March on a gorgeous Spring day, Laura and Simeon brought their friends and family from across Europe, together to celebrate with them in Cornwall!

Laura’s family are local to the area, while Simeon is originally from Germany. The couple met in London where they both now live and work, but wanted their special day in a part of the country that’s special to both of them.

As guests arrived for the ceremony Simeon welcomed everyone, before it was time for the Brides entrance!

Laura and Simeon had a family friend, who is also a pastor travel over from Vienna to conduct their ceremony, which had music joyously sang throughout!

After the ceremony as the sun was shinning, guests mingled outside enjoying pastries before gathering for family photos in front of the house.

As guests took their seats for their meal, which was all produced by Laura’s family farm, Laura and Simeon had a chance to catch up, just the 2 of them!

Laura and Simeons’ meal, was filled with games and laughter and was as relaxed as the 2 of them had been about planning their day. They just wanted all their loved ones with them to share these special moments, and that’s exactly what they had!

A few words from the Happy Couple-  “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who played a part in our wedding day. The idea of wedding planning seemed daunting, but it was important to us to share this big moment in our lives with our friends and family. We are so happy that we found a beautiful venue, where we could create a chilled environment for our guests to enjoy and where we had the flexibility to design a day that we loved. Lara, Matt and the Launcells Barton team were supportive every step of the way. Knowing all was in safe hands, meant we didn’t stress at all. We are so grateful to have such a special day to look back to” 

A huge congratulations to Simeon and Laura as they settle into their new lives as a married couple! It was fantastic to meet all your guests that had traveled across Europe to share your special day with you and how welcoming they all were!

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September 16, 2019

On a gorgeous June day, Jess and Myk married within St Swithins Church that’s just a minutes walk from the front doors of the house with their Son in their arms. This wedding had everything, heartfelt speeches, limbo, a very sparkly jacket to kick off their first dance, oh, and there may have been some underpants with the Groom’s face on!

It’s been a busy couple of years for Jess and Myk, as shorty after booking their wedding with us, they found out they were expecting their first baby! It was great seeing Jess blossom through the planning process and then finally meeting their little cutie Maxwell, who enjoyed the whole day with his newlywed parents!

Jess got ready for her big day in the Manor House, with all her bridesmaids, and little Maxwell  never too far away for a cuddle.

As Jess got ready, Myk arrived with all twelve groomsmen for a quick drink, before heading off to the church to welcome all their guests!

Jess then slipped into her gorgeously elegant dress and all her Bridesmaids got ready to make their way to the church. Jess looked absolutely breathtaking in a simple elegant sheath gown with subtle lace touches finished off with that gorgeous bright and beautiful bouquet!

Emotions ran high, when Myk and Maxwell saw their beautiful Bride for the first time at the end of the aisle!

After the ceremony, guests walked the short walk back to Launcells Barton for their welcome drinks reception. Live music played as guests mingled and enjoyed lawn games in the garden and courtyard.

As guests made their way to find their seats in the Reception Barn, Jess & Myk took a bit of time to themselves and enjoyed a quick game of badminton, before being welcomed in for their wedding breakfast!

The Reception Barn looked absolutely stunning, with bold coloured flowers and huge peonies filling tables, a stunning bold arch framing the top table and a flower wreath hanging from the centre beam!

Guest stood to congratulate the newlyweds, as they took their seats with Maxwell at their side.  After the wedding breakfast, Myk gave a very heartfelt speech to his new wife and family, while his bestmen set about presenting a very organised and thorough speech with handouts and powerpoint presentation!

As we turned around the Reception Barn and their band set up, guests mingled and Jess and Myk took a ride on our Tractor to find a bit of time to take in the day!

As Jess and Myk arrived back to the barn and the band were ready to play their first dance, Myk slipped into a sparkly jacket in homage to their love of the Greatest Showman!

And then the party began…….

A few words from Jess–  ” From the moment we arrived on our initial visit we knew that Launcells Barton was the perfect place for us to celebrate our wedding with all our friends and family. The venue itself is so unbelievably beautiful, the house, the barns, the grounds, we fell in love with the place. Lara and Matt were so welcoming and excited about helping us achieve our wedding dreams! We could not imagine anywhere more perfect. Finding the time to plan wasn’t the easiest for us once our beautiful baby boy arrived, but Lara and her team were so helpful. They provided lots advice and recommendations, and using some of their amazing partner suppliers made things so easy for us!

Our wedding day was perfect, one of the best things was that on the actual day we enjoyed ourselves from start to finish. This was so important as we knew that we weren’t going to be able to relive the day, we wanted to make the most of it and it’s thanks to Lara, Matt and their team that we were able to do this. As well as the big things – epic venue, great hosts, beautiful accommodation etc. there were so many small details that made us feel really special.

Launcells Barton is the ideal wedding venue and would highly recommend it to anyone. We’d also like to thank Lara and Matt so much for giving us a day that we can look back on for the rest of our lives with such overwhelming happiness and joy.”

It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and seeing your family grow along the way! We wish you all nothing but happiness and laughter, as no doubt Maxwell will keep you both on your toes getting himself into mischief! 

Suppliers
Photography- Mcgivern Photography
Flowers- Brompton Buds
Hair- Hannah Woodgates Hair Design
Make Up- Grey Mink
Band- Blue Lion
Love Lights- Keeping it Vintage

 

 

 

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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 13, 2019

Last October we were blessed with gorgeous sunny days and Annie, Ben and all their guests enjoyed basking in the sunshine with a drink in their hand!

We met Annie and Ben a year previous to their wedding, they were so relaxed and easy going about their day, that we knew their day would be full of friends, family and lots of laughter!

Annie, Ben and a some very dedicated family members, decorated the venue the day before by hanging huge branches from the beams and filling them with gold leaves and festoon lighting to give a beautiful autumnal feel to their day.

Annie got ready in the Bridal Suite and looked stunning in a simple flowing gown. Kylee Marie perfected her hair with gold leaves to finish off a simple yet stunningly elegant look.

Ben enjoyed the sunshine with his ushers, welcoming guests as they arrived, before everyone took their seats in the Mill Barn ready for their ceremony.  The Cornish Celebrants conducted the couple’s ceremony, as they wanted to combine religious beliefs that were important to Annie’s family, along with personal touches and vows to make the ceremony perfectly personal to them.

Annie made her way to the ceremony with her parents by her side.

After their ceremony, local singer/songwriter James Dixon played outside in the courtyard, getting everyone’s feet tapping away as they tucked into the flowing canapés and sipped on G&T’s.

After being covered in confetti and chatting with guests, Annie and Ben snuck off for a moment together.

It was then time for one of my favourite parts of the day; announcing the newlyweds into their wedding breakfast with all their friends and family cheering and clapping! Their meal was catered by one of our recommended suppliers Pickle Shack, with Woodfired Kitchen getting their oven going in the evening for pizzas.

After their speeches everyone hit the bar, before all their guests joined Annie and Ben for their cutting of the cake and first dance!

A few words from the gorgeous Bride– “There were so many reasons why we fell in love with Launcells Barton as a venue; the location, the beautiful house, the rustic snug bar, but not least Lara and Matt who were brilliant, laid back and reassuring throughout.  We didn’t have lots of ideas for our wedding before we started planning, but most important to us was that it was fun and relaxed. Dancing with my nieces to James Dixon’s incredible music, and drinking prosecco in the October sunshine will be a lasting memory!”  

These stunning images are all thanks to one of our recommended photographers Travers and Brown. He has captured their fun filled, relaxed day perfectly!

Annie & Ben, it was a privilege to host your perfectly intimate day. It was perfectly you throughout and we wish you nothing but the best as you start your married life together! 

 

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January 20, 2019

Back on a beautiful Autumnal day in September, Alex and Sarah celebrated their wedding surrounded by friends and family and brought so much of their personality and love of the countryside into their day!

The day before Sarah and Alex set to work bringing the Reception Barn to life with the help of their florist Ruby and the Wolf, who put the finishing touches to the Barn and Church in the morning of their wedding, making sure everything looked perfect. The whole barn looked magical with an incredible flower arch and tables full of candles, greenery and soft pale flowers to give simple touches. The couple also chose a backdrop behind their top table, with rustic love letters and hanging candle globes.

The morning of the wedding started with Sarah getting ready and relaxing with friends and family in the house. Hair and make up was perfected by recommended suppliers Hannah Woodgates Hair Design and Lizzy Couch Make Up. Sarah look breathtaking in a simple long sleeved dress.

Alex and his friends gathered in the Snug bar, before heading off to the church to welcome their guests.

As Sarah made her way into the church with her long train floating behind her, she looked sensational!

After the ceremony, guests made their way back to Launcells Barton for the welcome reception, with the newlyweds and their wedding party taking some time for photos, while guests enjoyed canapés and drinks.

It was then time for guests to take their seats in the Reception Barn and us to announce the happy couple through their beautiful floral arch, into their meal!

After their meal, one of Sarah’s Bridesmaids drove the happy couple to catch the sunset in her pea green Defender, which I was a little bit smitten with!

Wild Bake Pizza set up for the evening and guests mingled, before welcoming Sarah and Alex to the dance floor, for their first dance as Husband and Wife!

A few words from Sarah- “Love isn’t always perfect. It isn’t a fairy tale of story book. And it doesn’t always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go. It is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define and impossible to live without. Love is work, but most of all, love is realising that every hour, every minute and every second was worth it because you did it together. Alex and I were saying ‘I do’ not just for that day, but for the tomorrow and the always that we are so fortunate to be able to share together. To all couples who are about to say I do, treasure that very previous moment and enjoy every hour, every minute and every second. Thank you Lara and Matt for all that you’ve done to support our love.” 

These beautiful images are thanks to one of our recommended suppliers Pete Cox Photography. I think his natural and soft style of photography has captured their day perfectly!

It was a privilege to be a part of your special day Sarah and Alex and see how much you both mean to one another. We wish you nothing but happiness and best wishes as you start your new life in Cornwall as Husband and Wife! 

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June 25, 2018

Back in April Duncan and Tor celebrated becoming man and wife surrounded by friends and family on a gorgeous Spring day! They first met nearly 7 years ago when Duncan popped into Tor’s family Ice Cream shop in Bude and they quickly hit it off. It wasn’t long before the couple became inseparable.

Shortly after booking their wedding with us, Duncan and Tor relocated to Yorkshire for work and were supported, with planning their day from afar,by all their friends and family who live close by.

Duncan got ready for the big day at his parents house not too far away, while Tor and her friends and family got ready at Launcells Barton.

Tor looked absolutely gorgeous in a lace fishtail dress, adding a simple full length veil for the finishing touch!

Tor and her Dad headed to Stratton church in style in a vintage Bentley convertible. Although I couldn’t be there as I was getting everything ready for the couple and their guests welcome drinks arrival, I was told by everyone that attended what a wonderful and personal service it was!

Duncan and Tor then drove back to Launcells Barton, where all their friends and family were waiting to welcome them in the Courtyard with a glass of fizz in their hand!

The happy couple then mingled with guests before heading off for family photos in the Walled Garden.

Knowing his Bride so well, Duncan surprised Tor with a Bouncy Castle for their Drinks Reception! It went down extremely well and everyone was jumping around having a fantastic time!!

As we announced guests to take their seats in the Reception Barn, Duncan and Tor popped off for a few photos by themselves while everyone got settled.

Duncan and Tor decorated the Reception Barn beautifully with paper lanterns, fairy lights and greenery hanging from the beams, while the tables were full of greenery and candles.

Following the Wedding Breakfast, by Devon Catering and the speeches and toasts had been celebrated,  Duncan and Tor added a very personal and clever way of making sure they got to speak to every one of their guests – as they met over Ice Cream all those years ago, they decided to serve it as dessert, but serve it themselves!

While everyone grabbed a drink in the bar after Duncan and Tor had made sure that all had  had their fill of ice cream, their Band, The Busketeers, set up and Duncan and Tor slipped off to catch a rather spectacular view on a gorgeous Spring day!

Wild Bake set up outside the bar serving delicious pizzas from their trailer, making sure no one ran out of steam and could party the night away… which they definitely did!!

A few words from the Bride herself ” We only visited one venue because we knew that Launcells was the one, it offered that country elegance that we wanted whilst providing the flexibility of so many indoor and outdoor areas to use for all of the personal touches like the ice cream station and pizza van. The grounds provided the perfect setting for our photos and catered for the surprise bouncy castle which was just the BEST THING EVER. Launcells was the dream venue and the staff really helped make everything flow effortlessly, we had such a gorgeous stress-free day! Absolutely everything went to plan and we just wish we could do it all over again because its true what they say, it really is over before you know it.Tor 

These gorgeous photos are all thanks to Alex Toze who captured Duncan & Tor’s special day for them, I think we can all agree that his natural approach, is simply stunning!

” This is why I love what I do. The most fun, friendly and welcoming people you could meet. And I get to capture one of the most important days of their lives in the most beautiful of settings. Duncan and Tor planned their wedding day to perfection and when you have a couple to work with like this, at a venue such as Launcells Barton, it makes it so easy, fun and enjoyable to capture the magic. Launcells has so much to offer, a photographers dream, I can’t wait to come back” Alex Toze

Congratulations to Duncan and Tor, we hope you have a lifetime of happiness as you settle into your new lives as man and wife in Yorkshire, I’m sure it won’t be long until you are back by the sea visiting friends and family! 

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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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September 3, 2017


So you’ve decided your budget allows for live music at your wedding? Great news! It’s a fantastic way to create the type of atmosphere you desire and also make your day really memorable. Whether you’re looking for a string quarter or disco band, we at Launcells Barton have compiled a checklist to ensure it goes off without a hitch and ensure you get the perfect match!

1. The most important point is to be sure of your budget from the get go. You don’t want to find someone great and then come to realise that your budget doesn’t really allow. Ask yourselves, is it one of the most important aspects of your wedding or just a small addition? Also remember that quality music isn’t cheap. Hold off on the research until you know how much you are willing to spend!

2. You’ll need to sit down with your fiancé and discuss what type of music you would like. It’s helpful to think about both of your tastes and what type of atmosphere you’d like to create. Do you want it to be chilled and complimented by classical music or would you like something to get the party started and making everyone get up on their feet?

3. Its handy to have a rough run through of your day to see what times you would like live music to be played. Are you wanting to have music at the ceremony, during a reception or meal, or for an evening party? Maybe you’d like all of these, but do keep referring back to your budget!

4. Research is a very important part of the planning process. If there’s a band based at the opposite end of the country don’t be disheartened as they may be prepared to travel, but this will obviously be worked into the price. Obtain full quotes from your top choices with no hidden costs, and ask their availability to be certain they can make your date.

5. If you have managed to whittle it down and made your final choices, you now need to ask questions which are important to you. If there is a certain song you would like played, make sure that your band are happy to do this. You are paying for a service and therefore have the right to make certain requests, but make sure it’s nothing too outlandish! Also ensure that you obtain a full set list and check you are happy beforehand.

6. If at all possible, its beneficial to meet up with your band, rather than meeting them for the first time on the day. This of course might not be possible but if it is, do try to make the effort. It’s a good idea to put them in touch with your venue also, in case they have any technical or logistical questions.

7. Before the big day comes, do make sure you check with the band how long it will take them to set up and what this will involve, such as how much room they will need. It is common practice for set up to take place after the meal, when tables are being cleared and guests are at the bar getting drinks. Bear in mind some musicians could need an hour for this.

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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August 30, 2017

More and more people are deciding to write their own wedding vows in order to put into their own words how they feel about the one they love and to tell their friends and family how much that other person means to them. When it comes to the reality of actually writing them, things can get a little tricky; how do you put your emotions into words and your pen to paper? How do you encapsulate how you really feel?

For most of us this can be a daunting task, so if you’re currently writing your vows with a blank sheet of paper staring back at you, here are seven useful tips for making them all you want them to be from the team at our wedding venue in Cornwall.

Be authentic

The main and most important point is to be true to yourself – don’t try to be something you’re not. Your partner is marrying you, for you, and will want to feel that your words are genuine. It’s important to speak from your heart, they’re words you’ll remember forever.

Reflect on your relationship

Think about the reasons why you are marrying them and what has brought you to this moment. Look back on your favourite memories, your many ‘firsts’, and the moment you realised they were ‘the one’.

Buy a notepad

Writing isn’t something that comes naturally to many of us, so sitting down for a set period of time and forcing yourself to write vows under pressure (and potentially at the last minute) won’t make it enjoyable or what you want them to be, so try having a notepad on hand so that should an idea pop into your head, or some words, you’ll be able to write them down without any stress.

Google is your new best friend

The good news is that you’re not the first person to write your own vows and whilst you’ll not want to take someone else’s words, they can provide a great deal of inspiration. Head on a search to gain some ideas and always give Pinterest a visit; it’s an absolute goldmine when it comes to wedding ideas.

Practice makes perfect

Public speaking can fill some people with dread, so in order to avoid any fumbling or complete anxiety attacks, plenty of practice is vital. The more you practice the more natural and at ease you will be when the time comes to deliver your vows.

Share with someone who knows you both

It’s a good idea to do a run-through with a trusted friend who’ll be able to give you honest advice. It might be that they are able to add to your material, or tell you take something out if they feel you are perhaps oversharing with your audience!

Promises

Be honest with your partner. What can you promise them you’ll do throughout your marriage? Whether it’s to always buy their favourite coffee, to stand by them through thick and thin, or to stop singing along badly to the radio, make it something that means something to your both!

We wish you good luck with your vows and if you’d like to have a chat with us about having your big day at our wedding venue in Cornwall please do give us a call on 01288 352352.

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