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Outdoor Cornish Wedding at Boconnoc Estate

This outdoor Cornish wedding at Boconnoc Estate is the perfect classic Summer celebration. Featuring beautiful blooms from RMW recommended supplier The Garden Gate Flower Company complimenting this delightful venue and the bridal party’s gorgeous gowns effortlessly. Just wait until you see the lace back detail of bride Bethan’s Pronovias gown. One word: Jawdropping!

Outdoor Cornish Wedding at Boconnoc Estate

Bethan & Peter: I grew up in Cornwall outside a little town called Lostwithiel and Pete grew up in Manchester, Pete has fallen in love with South West so we both wanted to get married in Cornwall. As a lot of our family were travelling from far and wide we wanted to make a weekend of it, this was one of the many reasons we chose the beautiful Boconnoc Estate.

Neither of us is particularly religious so we wanted to get married outside in the beautiful old Victorian bathhouse, there was something so magical about it and the old granite made a beautiful background to our ceremony.

Boconnoc is so beautiful in itself that we didn’t need to do a lot of decorating, We wanted our style to be simple, natural and elegant to reflect the Cornish countryside. We got married in summer so wanted everything to feel light and summery. We used a combination of wedding magazines, Pinterest and blogs such as Rock My Wedding for inspiration.

We tried to use local Cornish suppliers where possible, we were very Lucky to be able to call some of them family friends. My sister knew the girls from the wonderful Garden Gate Flower Company, they are amazing they grow all their own flowers, and put to gather stunning natural bouquets depending on what is growing seasonally, I gave them the brief for our colour scheme and then left them to work their magic. The results were stunning and suited Boconnoc and our natural elegant theme so beautifully.

The owner of the Cornish Gouda Company is a very good family friend and he created the most beautiful delicious cheese tower, using his own Cornish Gouda and other Cornish cheeses.

We served ice creams on the lawn, from the wonderful Cornish Ice Trike, again using local Cornish Roskilly’s Ice cream and we had the wonderful Kernowforno pizza oven serving delicious stone baked pizza in the evening.
So many of our friends and family have young children and we really wanted to include them in our day and make sure they had the best time. So we asked Karla’s Parties a children’s entertainment service to come along, they provided a creche during the day which the children loved and babysitting service in the evening so the parents could enjoy the party and have a rest. It was so wonderful watching the children have a lovely time and to watch them playing on the lawn in the sunshine.


Our day was captured by the wonderful Nick Walker, he is just the nicest most relaxed guy but so talented, is pictures are so candid and natural, but also arty and creative. We were so pleased with the images and we hope you enjoy them too.

Readings: The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo & A Poem by the ancient Indian poet Rumi.
Mini-Moon: Isles of Scilly.
Mega Moon: An African adventure, including Safari in Botswana, visiting the Victoria Falls and then some chill time on the beaches of Mozambique.

Photography by Nick Walker
Author: Lorna Shaw
Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her ‘happily ever after’ with her wonderful husband, three beautiful children and pet dog.

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