Cornish Wedding At Launcells Barton Planned From Australia
Sophia & David:
Our wedding was fully planned from our new home of Melbourne, Australia after getting engaged on Bruny Island in Tasmania. The distance meant we only ever saw the venue through Skype meetings with Lara from Launcells Barton
. Not to mention the barn was yet to be built but we happily booked based on a concrete hole and artists impression! Thankfully she made the whole thing completely stress free and seeing it for the first time just two days before the wedding confirmed all of our hopes as it was perfect in every way.
Weekend Wedding At Launcells Barton
The wedding was in Cornwall as we wanted friends and family to make a holiday of it, rather than having it all done in just one day. Family and friends stayed in and around Bude (a town we’d never been to) which gave us a few days of meals, drinks and catch ups. Everyone chipped in to help prepare the venue on the Friday including an awesome team of friends who foraged for greenery to dress the flower arch and tables in the reception hall. Along with the bouquets and hanging foliage from Bleujen
the barn looked incredible. David’s dad built us a signpost pointing to all of the places we’d travelled together (as that’s our huge passion ) as well as a postcard guestbook and a Polaroid wall.
Our photographer Oli
was like having an extra friend who we’d known for years. He blended in with everyone and captured the day so incredibly well including the flawless sunset over the Bude coast. The beautiful hair and make up of the Bride and Bridesmaids was done by Sophia’s good friend Helen, who flew in from Dubai just for the weekend. Guests were greeted to live acoustic guitar and singing in the courtyard of Launcells from Joss White
. Another fantastic supplier who the Bride contacted via instagram and met for the first time as she walked down the aisle to his cover of Snow Patrol’s - The Garden Rules.
We were keen for a ceremony that was as personal and relaxed as possible. Having our good friend Niki, whom we had met doing the Inca Trail in Peru, conduct the ceremony for us was really special. Three readings followed from friends who had travelled from as far as Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Melbourne, Australia. Despite being surrounded by 80 of our closest friends and family, reading our personal vows made us feel like we were the only two people in that beautiful rose garden.