A hole in the ceiling of your wedding venue could normally inspire feelings of wild panic and confusion, but the ceremony room at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens does quite the opposite. The Skyspace is best described as magical, and let the blue skies and sun into Eleanor & Karissa's beautiful summer ceremony. West Cornwall, East London and the Caribbean came together for their multicultural wedding that was intimate, emotional and absolutely bursting with love. We're tearing up just looking at the photos! There was also some incredible style on show from the two brides and six bridesmaids (dream team or what...). All the love was captured by Recommended photographer Jessica Hopwood, and you will not want to miss the snaps of Eleanor & Karissa's toddler walking their rings down the aisle. Cheers, we're actually crying now...

Lesbian wedding at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Cornwall with local flowers.

We waited a whole extra year for our big day and it was one of the first events that our family and friends had attended after lockdown. People hadn’t sung and danced in such a long time it felt like we were free to just celebrate and show the love. The ends of west Cornwall (Eleanor’s family) aren’t used to such a diverse crowd (Karissa’s family and both our our friends) and the two worlds of Cornwall and East London colliding was a force to be reckoned with!

Eleanor & Karissa


So, we talked about the hole in the ceiling, but now for the rest... The aisle is a beautiful stone passage and sound of the The Cornwall Quartet echoed off the walls as Eleanor walked in. The guests were beaming, the brides were crying and that blue sky was streaming in. The surrounding trees and sea vistas also made a breathtaking backdrop for the couple and confetti shots. They had a tent in the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens for the reception, complete with rustic vibes and dance floor. If we're being honest, we're not sure what this wedding didn't have?


Okay, so, with two brides and six bridesmaids all looking stunning, where do we start? Maybe with Eleanor's elegant Grace Loves Lace dress? or perhaps with Karissa's standout green suit? Actually, we'll talk about the bridesmaids matching suits. No, wait, the other bridesmaids off the shoulder floral numbers!...Or the ring bearers adorable number? Okay, we're well and truly in deep here. Eleanor & Karissa's toddler's romper said it best. We can't keep calm either.


Eleanor & Karissa tried to keep their suppliers as local as possible and matching their botanical theme. They wanted to have just florals for their decor to keep in with the simplicity of the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Having never seen the selection before their wedding due to supply chain issues, it was a surprise for everyone what they were going to have. Needless to say, they looked incredible! A surprise worth having if we ever saw one...

Having local suppliers can make your day less stressful and more eco-friendly. A win-win!

Eleanor’s something old was made by the local jewellers in Porthleven and used to be a silver broach that belonged to her great granny. It was a gift from her father that he sent to her when he knew he was returning home from WW1. It had a small rose gold sparrow on it because sparrows always return to their nest.

Eleanor & Karissa

Well, once again, we're crying at a magical wedding. We're also taking copious notes on how to pull off a suit with style, as this lot have got it down... However, if it was the beautiful ceremony room at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens that has you inspired, we've got plenty of Cornish weddings for you to browse! Or perhaps you're on the hunt for some colourful local flowers? Find the best florals near you from our list of Recommended florists.

Helena Milsom

Written by Helena Milsom

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Photographer: Jessica Hopwood Photography | Venue: Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens | Videographer: Sean White Films | DJ: DJ in Cornwall | String Quartet: The Cornwall Quartet | Florist: Flowers With M | Food, Drink & Cake: White Radish Events | Eleanor's Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace | Karissa's Suit: Suit Supply | Makeup Artist: Suzi Winter | Hair Stylist: Emma Carlyle | Bridesmaids Dresses: Boohoo | Bridesmaids Suits: Pretty Little Thing | Karissa's Watch (Wedding gift from Eleanor): Vivienne Westwood | Karissa's Sunglasses: Tiffany | Eleanor's Wedding Ring, Earrings & Bracelet: The Jewellery Workshop Porthleven | Bridesmaid's Pearl Earrings: The Jewellery Workshop Porthleven | Karissa's Shoes: Russell & Bromley | Eleanor's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Stationery: The Stationery Garden | Tent: The Cornish Tent Company | Wedding Favours: The Old Withy Garden Nursery Cornwall

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