December 4, 2019

On a gorgeous sunny day in July, Sophie and Conal made their vows to one another under a cascade of flowers in the Walled Garden surrounded by all their loved ones.

It was a bit of a different wedding for us, as Irish tradition states that weddings are a 2 day event full of celebration and games! It certainly was that! Sophie and Conal’s family were so much fun and so friendly and welcoming, that I may have ended up dancing with Sophie’s dad learning how to Irish dance!

On the morning of their wedding day, Conal took a refreshing dip in the sea, with a few of his friends, before heading off to get dressed and ready for the big day!

Sophie got ready the morning of her wedding day in the Bridal Suite of the Manor House, with all the people that mean the most to her, before her very proud father got a first peek of the Bride!

Conal and his ushers met their guests in the Courtyard and Snug Bar, before heading into the Walled Garden to take their places for the ceremony.

Sophie left the Manor house with her Bridesmaids and Dad by her side, ready to walk down  the aisle with the sounds of their string quartet to her eagerly awaiting Groom!

The pair were beaming throughout their whole ceremony with sentimental readings from family and friends and personal vows, before they officially tied the knot to to all their cheering guests!

Out in the courtyard, the newlyweds were congratulated by all their friends and family as canapés & drinks flowed.

As guests chatted and enjoyed the sting quartet playing, Sophie & Conal enjoyed family photos in the garden, before going off for a bit of time alone.

The Reception Barn had been styled the day before beautifully, with greenery, fairy lights and a subtle hint of glamour with gold cutlery.

Everyone was up on their feet to welcome the new Mr & Mrs, before everyone enjoyed the wedding breakfast and the speeches commenced! There was even a quiz, where the winning table won a round of cocktails!

After their meal, as their band set up Sophie and Conal took a ride on the tractor to see the stunning views across the farm, as guests mingled in the Summer evening sunshine!

As the happy couple made their way back to the Reception Barn, their eagerly awaiting guests were gathered for their cutting of the cake and first dance!

After the bands first set, Sophie and Conal went for a little walk to watch the sunset and walk amongst the barley!

As Sophie and Conal made their way back to the party, Conal’s Father was waiting to get everyone up on their feet and learn a bit of Irish dancing! It was fantastic to watch and I soon found myself up dancing with Sophie’s dad who had insisted I take his hand for a dance and enjoy a drink as a thank you for all our hard work throughout the day! Sophie & Conal’s family were all so lovely and welcoming to every member of the team and really created a fun and friendly feel to the day. It was an absolute joy to be up dancing with everyone and although I had no idea what I was doing (as did a lot of other people) it was such a great experience!

Sophie & Conal, It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and seeing so much fun and love shine throughout your day! We wish you nothing but happiness and our best wishes as you start your next adventure in Australia! 

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Photography- Mark Shaw
Videography- PuraVida Cornwall
Flowers & Styling- Twigs and Greens
Catering- Beautiful & The Feast
Hair & Make- up- Make up by Ione
String Quartet- Melegari Strings
Band-The Talking Bird Collective

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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! 

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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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June 25, 2019

Back in April Georgie and Rich said their vows to one another on a beautiful Spring day surrounded by all their loved ones, but it wasn’t just the sun that was beaming that day!

Georgie got ready in the Manor house, while Rich stayed nearby, before making his way to the venue with his ushers to welcome all their guests in the snug bar as they arrived.

Georgie and her Bridesmaids made their way down the aisle in the Mill Barn to an eagerly awaiting Groom.

Everyone made their way out to the courtyard for confetti, welcome drinks and nibbles, while the fantastic, Swing Empire swing band had everyones’ toes tapping and incredible magician, Darren Campbell, amazed guests with his tricks! This was the perfect opportunity for Georgie and Rich to sneak off and steal their first moments together as Mr & Mrs!

Guests were then announced in to take their seats in the beautifully decorated Reception Barn. As always Bleujen worked their magic with greens, deep reds and candle light, bringing a romantic glamour to the barn.

After speeches, we quickly turned the barn around, to make room for their band and dance floor. The happy couple took the chance to go off for a wander around the farm, just the two of them, before joining their friends and family for their first dance!

A few words from the happy couple“We first found Launcells Barton on Instagram and instantly felt that this venue was different to so many of the other venues we had looked at and booked a viewing as soon as we could! We loved the fact that the venue was exclusive use, the ceremony and reception could be held in the same area, you could set up the venue the day before the wedding and then you could also have the bridal party stay for two nights in a beautiful house on site. When we first saw the venue, we had high expectations – and they were all completely lived up to and more! We were blown away by the sheer beauty of the venue but also felt completely relaxed in the good hands of Lara and her team and immediately felt that they were complete professionals and ready to make sure our day was exactly how we wanted it to be. Lara was always available to answer my questions in the lead up to the wedding and could not have been more helpful on the actual day making sure that the day ran smoothly from start to finish. All of the bar team were so friendly and helpful and we will treasure the photos we had on the tractor ride from Matt on our way to the top field for sunset! We were lucky to have some absolutely incredible suppliers which were mostly all recommended by Lara – this was so helpful considering we live 4 hours from Bude! Ourselves, the whole bridal party and all of our guests were made to feel so very welcome throughout our whole experience at Launcells. We can honestly say that our wedding day was the best day of our lives and we really cannot thank Lara, Matt and their wonderful team enough for helping to make our wedding day so very special. Thank you for everything”

Georgie and Rich, It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both throughout your time planning your wedding with us and it was incredible to be a part of a special day that was shared by so many lovely friends and family! We wish you both nothing but happiness as you start your new lives as Mr & Mrs Fields! 

 

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March 21, 2019

Weddings are always incredible days filled with many magical moments; love, laughter, dinner and dancing, you name it, it’s all in there! We know that for you and your guests the emotion of the day can also make it a long one, which is why our venue is carefully crafted to ensure that each part of your day is spent in its own unique and special space.  From getting ready, to waving your guests off underneath the star-filled countryside skies, here’s how you could spend your own big day… 

Watch your guests arrive in style
For most brides and grooms, watching their guests arrive excited for their day is something they only get to really enjoy when they watch the wonderful work of their videographer several weeks later. At Launcells Barton you get something that is very special; because our Manor House is so central to the venue you’ll be able to peep through the windows to see your guests arriving and congregating in anticipation of your big entrance.  If you’re due to be married in the church they’ll even make their way right past the front door!

A tipple for their arrival
The first place your guests head to is one of our two onsite bars.  This is a great space that’s been lovingly created from parts of our own working farm; you’ll find wood reused from former cow sheds and a rustic feel that you just can’t beat! On sunny days they’ll be able to congregate in our open courtyard, before making their way to the ceremony!

Your ceremony
It very much depends on the type of ceremony you’re having as to where everyone heads next! If you’ve always dreamt of saying ‘I do’ outside then our walled garden is going to be the perfect place for you and your guests to share the special moment whilst seated on pews made from wood from our own land.  Outdoor weddings at Launcells can be absolutely breathtaking; get married in Spring and you’re surrounded by blossoming plants and flowers, tie the knot in Summer and you’ll hopefully be surrounded by beautiful blue skies and green flora.

If an outdoor ceremony isn’t for you then our Mill Barn will be the home of one of the most special moments of your lives.  Say ‘I do’ under the exposed beams of this lovingly restored barn, which is just metres from the courtyard everyone will be arriving in.

Time for the reception
There’s no getting in the car and heading off to the reception venue here! You’ll make the short walk – and when we say short walk we definitely mean it – to our purpose built reception venue, complete with its own bar for you and your guests to enjoy! This will be the home to your wedding breakfast, with a big entrance for you to both be welcomed for the first time as a married couple!

Whilst this will be where you spend much of your time for the rest of the day there’s a number of outdoor areas your guests can enjoy if the weather is kind, and many guests often comment on how stunning the venue also looks at night, with specially situated lighting highlighting some of the natural features of the surrounding buildings.

Walk into a new future
With the sun setting on your special day you’ll have a little time to have photos taken walking toward the coast or surrounded by stunning Cornish countryside – is there any other way you’d ever want to finish the day?

For more information on our exclusive use wedding venue in Cornwall please give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have or arrange a viewing.

 

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October 24, 2017


A key part of any wedding will be for you to spend and share it with the people you love and those closest to you. For many it’s also about family, and those family members can sometimes be of all ages – whether it’s elderly grandparents or that adorable pageboy that steals the show.

We’ve had plenty of experience in welcoming wedding parties of all sizes, and ages, to Launcells Barton, so here are our tips on how to have a brilliant day where the kids can play and enjoy it with you.

Involve them in the ceremony

People love to be involved and children are no different, so if you tell them they have a very important task, whether it’s to be a flower girl or a ring bearer during the ceremony, it’s likely they will not only treasure the responsibility, but also be on their best behavior when all eyes are on them!

They’ll also make for some very cute photos you can cherish and pull out at family get-togethers for many years to come, much to their dismay!

Check if you can have a child’s menu

It’s a good idea to ask your caterers if they’re able to offer any child specific options. Younger family members will understandably have different tastes, so if you are opting for a sit down meal try to provide the parents with a couple of options to choose from. If you’re having a buffet, make sure there are a good mix of dishes, with some suitable for children which aren’t too rich or spicy.

Also consider those times outside of the set meal and canapes – are you going to provide kids with snacks to ensure they don’t get too low on energy, whilst of course not plying them with too much sugar? Some caterers will provide little lunch packs for the kids to have during the welcome drinks so they don’t get too hungry, meaning the adult can eat without worrying about them during the meal.

Be mindful when drawing up your seating plan

Seating plans take careful consideration and can be tricky to get right, so if you’re bringing the kids you’re likely to have a few extra things to think about. Depending on their age, you could let them have their own table; this can reduce boredom and increase the fun they have – you just need to make sure they’re of an age to be trusted with this responsibility. If the children are younger and need to be with their parents make sure you check with the venue that they will be able to provide highchairs and it won’t feel cramped.

Make it fun!

Keeping the kids entertained throughout the day can sometimes be a tricky task, especially when toddlers can easily start to get hungry, bored or sleepy. In the past we have had people set up little tipis with cushions and colouring books for the children, making it into their own little den!

If you’re holding your wedding during the warmer months, lawn games have become very popular and are fun for young and old, as well as being quick and easy to set up. There are also a huge range of wedding games and entertainment you could explore; we can point you in the direction of some of the best we’ve worked with previously. Before now we have had couples hire bouncy castles and even crazy golf –which always goes down well!

Make your DJ aware

It’s sensible to let your DJ know there will be children bopping about during the evening. He may remove some songs from his playlist which wouldn’t be suitable and will hopefully add in a few crowd pleasers which children will love getting up and dancing to!

Work together with your venue

Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, work together with your venue. Their aim is to make your day special and stress-free, and if you let them know there’ll be children attending in advance, it could be that they have a few tricks and ideas up their sleeve to make it as enjoyable for everyone, no matter what their age.

If you’re looking at wedding venues in Cornwall and 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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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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August 22, 2017

Back in June saw the wedding of Beth and Sean and although it was a drizzly day, it definitely didn’t stop the couple and all their guests smiling, having fun and partying into the night!

Beth and Sean first met at Liverpool University and hit it off straight away with their shared love of adventure and travelling. Beth is now a GP working just outside Plymouth while Sean works as an anaesthetist at Derriford Hospital. The couple still take every opportunity to get out and surf when ever they can! They have even converted a van into a camper van, so they can pack up their surfboards and drive off for a few days, whenever they get chance! This is no ordinary van though, but one where the bride has thought carefully about all the essentials they may need on their travels, like matching curtains, cushions and even a spice rack! They have made it into their little home away from home for trips away just the 2 of them, where they don’t have to worry about the stresses of their day jobs and I loved it!

On the morning of their wedding Beth and her friends and family got ready in the house, with hair and make up by Blush Bridal, while the groom and his ushers got ready at a near by hotel, before arriving to take care of the final details in the morning.

Beth looked beautiful in a lace ballgown with illusion neckline and it was an emotional moment to see just how much this meant to her Father when he saw her for the first time in her dress. When helping Beth with some set up bits the day before, Beth had explained about loosing her Mother when she was younger and how she was having photos of her and around the venue, so she could still be a part of her special day. It was so touching to hear, that I could do nothing more than give her a big hug as we both welled up.

The ceremony was held in the Mill Barn, which had been dressed beautifully with hanging greenery from beams and windows, with ivy and foliage that the couple and their family had scavenged from recent walks. There really was a lot of thought and time that had gone in to every detail of their day. With family members making yards and yards of bunting and personalised momentums adding special sentiment to the day.

With brollies at the ready, it was then time for guests to make their way to the Mill Barn ready for the Bride to make her entrance and the ceremony to begin!

It was beautiful seeing such a happy couple make their vows to one another, with personal readings from the Bride and Groom’s close family.

The newlyweds then went back to the house for some time just the two of them and their guests were offered welcome drinks in the snug bar, while we turned the Mill barn around ready for their drinks reception.

Guests enjoyed canapès, drinks and an acoustic set by Bradley Cook in the Mill Barn.

Guests were then invited to take their seats in the Reception Barn which had been decorated the day before by all the ushers and bridal party with handmade bunting and strings and strings of twinkling fairy lights which had been draped from beam to beam. While each table had been named after their favourite beach and delicately styled with simple jars of flowers. The ever thoughtful bride even surprised the guests who’s birthday’s it was on their wedding day, with balloons and gifts waiting at their place setting!

Their guests enjoyed BBQ sharing platters on each table provided by H&A Catering.

Beth and Sean had infused their personal touches throughout the whole day with giant Jenga blocks, where guests were encouraged to write advice on married life on the blocks, the signing tree where guests built up the tree with their finger prints and the surfboard which displayed the seating plan, which had been handmade by the groom!

The happy couple then took some time out just the two of them with their photographer while their band set up. Travers and Brown, one of our recommended photographers was back for his second wedding with us and we absolutely love working with him. Not only is his work stylish, yet natural, but he is such fun on the day and as cool as a cucumber, making sure he gets the perfect shot and catching those fantastic “of guard moments”

Andrew ( Travers & Brown) “One of the great things about Launcells Barton from a photographers point of view is the number of great locations available within and around the venue. From the house to the Mill barn and the top field to the tree lined lane, there’s plenty of opportunity for great shots. On this particular occasion the weather wasn’t ideal but I was still able to shoot the couple portraits in the house and the Mill barn”

Their band, Love Gap, kicked the evening off with the couples first dance and a fantastic set that got everyone up dancing!

Some partied a little too hard…..

It was such a fun wedding , I think Matt and I may even have partaken in a shot or two with the wedding party at the bar too! ….. Well you can’t say no can you!

We wish Bethany and Sean every happiness for the future as they start married life together, we’re sure it will be adventure filled, travelling all over in their home away from home! We also want to thank them for trusting in our plans for the farm and not running a mile when seeing the muddy crater for the first time! 

A few words from the happy coupleWe had looked at many wedding venues before we came across Launcells Barton. After the first viewing we both knew this venue would be perfect for us! Although the Events Barn was a muddy hole at the time of our booking we completely trusted their vision. Their hard work and obvious passion for the family farm was clear to see throughout the house and the Mill Barn.
The day itself was amazing! Lara and Matt worked hard behind the scenes, which made our day run smoothly. Even though we had the appearance of some typical Cornwall ‘Mizzle’ during the big day this did not dampen any spirits, as there was so much beautiful indoor space to accommodate all of our guests.
 We would highly recommend this beautiful venue. Thank you for all your hard work we are still on cloud nine.”

Beth & Sean

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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July 31, 2017

Back in May we had the pleasure of seeing our very first couple to ever book their wedding at Launcells become Man and Wife!

We met Pauline and Paul back in November 2015, and they saw the farm before any renovations had started.  I think there may have even been Matt’s parents furniture still here too! They were completely on board with all our plans for the place and could see past all the work that needed to be done! Pauline and Paul originally wanted to get married in September last year, but were so taken by the new barn that they pushed their wedding back so it would be ready for their big day!

It was fantastic to get to know Pauline and Paul and see all their wedding plans come together!

Pauline organises outdoor adventure activities for children, meaning summer is always a pretty hectic time for her.  They decided a Spring wedding would allow them plenty of time to focus on their day.

The couple went for a beautiful English Country Garden feel by filling the Reception barn with big jars full of beautiful flowers, while Crescent Moon decorated the beams with stunning lighting and hanging lanterns! Pauline and Paul really put a lot of personal touches into their decorations, even making their seating plan out of an old desk!

The Mill Barn was understated elegance with white bunting sweeping from the beams, fairy lights twinkling, flowers hanging on chairs down the aisle and big milk churns full of flowers and branches in the corners. The chairs even had personalised tags for reserved seating. Everything looked absolutely breathtaking!

Pauline got ready on the day in the Bridal Suite with her fabulous bridal party. The bridesmaids wore gorgeous blush patterned dresses and everywhere you looked, hair and make up was being perfected by Hannah Woodgates hair design and Lizzy Couch Make up.

Pauline, with the help of her mum doing up all of those tiny buttons, looked simply stunning in a strappy lace, fit and flare dress finished beautifully with a beaded belt.

Paul, his bestman and ushers, welcomed guests as they arrived to take their seats in the Mill Barn.

It was then time for Pauline to make her way to the Mill Barn, and for the couple to say their vows in front of all their friends and family. It was such a beautiful ceremony with personal, yet funny, readings from friends.

Everyone followed the newlyweds out into the courtyard for Gin Fizz and Peach Bellini’s accompanied with delicious Canapés from Good Food Catering Co.

Everyone then made their way into the beautifully laid out Reception Barn to welcome the happy couple in for their wedding breakfast with balloons flying everywhere!

With a touching speech from the Bride’s father and rather insightful speeches from the Bestman and Groom!

The evening kicked off with an acoustic set by Kaj Music who had everyone up on the dance floor!

I have to say that Pauline and Paul’s wedding was so much fun to be a part of.  You could feel the love that all their friends and family had for them.  I even helped their bridesmaids and Bridesman surprise the newlyweds with a honeymoon suite filled with confetti, decorations and even their PJ’s laid out nicely on the bed!

Such amazing words from Pauline ( a tear may have been shed reading this!)

“We had viewed a couple of venues, when we met Lara and heard about her partner Matts beautiful old family run farm that they planned to turn into a gorgeous wedding venue… and we were intrigued!
Everywhere we had viewed up to this point just hadn’t connected with us… beautiful venues… just not how we imagined our day to be… just not “us”. And so we went to visit the farm, before any work had started! Armed with our wellies, the dog and warned that it really was still just an old house, and a barn and a cow shed full of what cows do best… we had a tour, spent ages just chatting with Lara and Matt, and left knowing that we wanted to have our wedding there.
They are a wonderful partnership. Warm, welcoming, friendly, helpful and so filled with vision and motivation that we trusted them one hundred percent to create what is now a gorgeous wedding venue.
Having the venue for the weekend, and having so much room to accommodate family and treat it as our home made the whole event magical. Nothing was too much trouble, and we were kept in the loop the whole time. Lara’s recommendations and advice helped with the planning immensely.
They have created a beautiful, rustic, natural setting packed full of old Cornish charm and we absolutely loved it. I am sad that we no longer have a reason to follow the progress of this fabulous place, we wish them all the best success for the future and cannot thank them enough for making our day so special.
My only complaint is that it went too fast… Can we do it again please? 

These beautiful images were all captured by Nicola Muir Photography. Nicola is actually friends with the couple and has known them for years. She came all the way down from Hampshire to shoot their special day! Luckily Nicola’s parents don’t live too far away, so was even able to be picked up from work by her dad- a first time in many years!

Congratulations from everyone here at Launcells Barton! It’s been fantastic getting to know you both so well and we wish you all the happiness for the future.  Stay in touch!

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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July 13, 2017

Last month we hosted the wedding of Matt and Ellie and possibly the hottest wedding that we have ever had, but what an amazing wedding it was!

We first met Matt and Ellie at our very first open day in January 2016 and it has been fantastic to get to know such a wonderful couple and their young family throughout all our renovations and building works.  They fully trusted in us and our vision from the very start, each time we met they were able to see a bit more of their dream wedding taking shape! Never once were they put off by some of the very extensive building works we had going on (although it probably helps that Matt is a master carpenter and knows the building trade!), even when they had to walk on the safety boards over open trenches with pipes and building works going on everywhere, the happy couple, smiled and said “we know it will look amazing”

Oh and how it did! Ellie and Matt styled the venue amazingly, bringing in blush pinks, greys and copper tones, with personal touches throughout. Beautiful uplighting added by Love Weddings Cornwall. Flowers by Val trailed greenery and ivory adding flowers with subtle muted tones to bring the whole wedding to life!

Being so blessed with the weather meant that they could set up the wedding ceremony the day before knowing they were in for a glorious wedding day!

The Groom spent the morning getting ready at home with his Ushers, while it was an early start for the Bride and her Bridesmaids who got ready in the bridal suite.

Ellie looked breathtaking in a elegantly simple fishtail gown detailed with a bejewelled belt and finished with a waist length veil.

The Bride walked down an aisle lined with lanterns and flowers accompanied by her bridesmaids, flower girls and some rather dashing page boys! The first thing I spotted when greeting Matt and the couples 2 boys as they arrived for the wedding, were their adorable matching mini brogues!

It was an absolute pleasure to see the happy couple taking their vows under the wooden arbour in the walled garden, surrounded by friends and family. Their eldest son even had the important job of remembering the rings!

It was then out into the courtyard for Pimms and Prosecco!

And of course some time to explore the grounds!

Guests were called in to take their seats for the wedding breakfast- even on the hottest day of the year, the roast dinner served by one of our recommend suppliers Oaktree Occasions went down very well!

Matt and Ellie really wanted a relaxed wedding and what better way than to keep the kids – and big kids!- Happy! Guests enjoyed a bouncy castle, lawn games and even mini golf out on the lawn in front of the new Reception Barn and what a perfect day it was to be out relaxing on the lawn!

Their gorgeous monochrome and copper cake was made by the fabulous Hannah Cornish Cakes– who got the style of the wedding perfectly!

The gorgeous images you see were all taken by one of our fabulous recommended photographers Rebecca Roundhill, her style is always so natural and we love it!
Rebecca- “This was my third wedding at Launcells Barton for Ellie and Matt’s wedding day and it was a joy to be back! Lara and Matt have created such a stunning and equally relaxing space. I love the backdrops of the lovingly restored barns and the elegance of the main house. For a wedding photographer it is a dream venue. Ellie looked stunning too, the whole day was perfect even in the 30 degree heat!”

A few words from the happy couple themselves–  Lara & Matt – We really could not have found a more stunning venue for our Wedding! We instantly fell in love with Launcells Barton when we came to visit in January 2016 and have really enjoyed seeing it transform over the past year and a half! Thanks again for all of your help leading up to and on our wedding day. It was a pleasure meeting and getting to know the both of you. You were absolutely amazing from the moment we first met and helped everything run so smoothly, nothing was ever too much trouble. It really was just perfect and how lucky were we with the sunshine!! We really couldn’t have been happier honestly it was all perfect and so many people have said to us it’s the best wedding they have been to as it was all just so relaxed & that’s exactly how we wanted it. – Ellie & Matt x ‘

The whole day was a joy to be a part of and we loved seeing Ellie and Matt enjoying their day!! Congratulations to the both of you!

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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