Nancarrow Farm Wedding Venue
Hannah the Bride:
We wanted our wedding to be very relaxed, rustic and most importantly us. We married at Nancarrow Farm
, Cornwall. Nancarrow was a dream venue of ours from day one. It is somewhere that has absolutely everything a wedding should have, from the grounds, to the freshly home grown produce to the people that help make it what it is. It went far past out expectations and I couldn’t recommend it enough!
The food was a selection of all our favourite things, Nancarrow made it clear that anything was possible. Being one of their biggest feast night fans, we knew it would be something special. A posh BBQ feast it was! I still hear about those Garlic King prawns now. The feast began and was followed by a trio of our favourite desserts, basically a trio of heaven!
We made a lot of our decorations, It was much more satisfying knowing we had spent time together making it all for our big day. Luke made garden games, welcome sign, easel, ‘Order of the day’ sign and light up giant letters. He made pulleys for our scaffold boards which we used as our hanging shelves for the foliage and lights to go above the long trestle tables. I did all the intricate writing for the wedding signs. Our seating plan was our living room mirror written in chalk pen. Ta daa! The colour theme was shades of pale greys, pale pinks with a hint of gold. We made our grey chiffon table runners, sprayed real pineapple bases to hold our flowers and found photos of us at each age to correspond with the table numbers. Not to forget the macaroons made by my sister, hand written in gold with everyone’s names. I remember her saying after making 70 of them saying ‘I must love you a lot!!!’
The venue was blooming with its own natural foliage and flowers and I wanted this to flow throughout the decorations. We picked our own foliage from the gardens of The woods café which is owned by my sister and brother in law. We used these mainly for the hanging decorations, the tables and the door arch. Our bouquets were made by Kelly Ann’s Flowers
. They created the perfect bunch of flowers to fit with our theme with roses, soft pink dahlias, jasmine, eucalyptus, stocks and my mum’s favourite freesias which were in the mothers’ corsages.
From a family of cake lovers when we say cake, we mean cakes. These masterpieces were made by my very special sister, Lara, Ladyvale Bakery
(Woods café) I left the cakes entirely up to her as I knew she’d be in her element. I’m so glad I did because just look at them! By the look of this year’s royal wedding they were totally on trend! She is so imaginative with flavours and presentation. She created a two tier sunshine cake, a chocolate cake, a peach and prosecco Victoria sponge. They all complimented each other as they stood at different heights with gold berries, pale pink macaroons and dressed with fresh flowers.
Some flowers were cleverly made into hairpieces, you’ll never guess who made them...my now husband! Who knew he could put his hand to bridal accessories. I had half a flower crown going around the back of my head with my hair down and old Hollywood soft waves styled by Anna Ingram Hairstylist
. She styled all of the bridesmaids hair in a natural loose bun which the flower combs sat perfectly in, she is such a perfectionist and amazing at what she does.
Being a makeup artist myself I was always going to do it myself, but I thought 7 faces including myself that was never going to be relaxing. If you can’t have it done on your wedding day, then when can you? I found a lovely local makeup artist, Amy May MUA
who from the trial I knew was perfect. I couldn’t have done it better myself!