Eleanor & Edward's Cornish Fairytale
Eleanor & Edward created a sustainable wedding celebration in Cornwall at the historic Buconnoc estate. Read their love story here!
Photography by Mike Wakefield, Pura Vida Cornwall
As they took in the beautiful views of Lizard headland in Cornwall on a coastal run together in July 2020, Edward popped the big question: "We were staying at Mullion Cove Hotel for a few days. After the run it is safe to say Ele has never downed a dirty martini at 10:30am so quickly before!"
A Family Touch
With their sights set on an autumnal woodland wedding, Eleanor and Edward chose the 1st of October 2022 to exchange their vows at an estate that's close to their hearts. "Boconnoc is a very special venue and close to where Ele’s parents live. It’s also where a few members of her family got married, and her father also spent time on the estate growing up. We loved the fact that you get the whole estate to yourself. The house and church are also steeped in history and are very beautiful."
A Crowning Moment
Eleanor opted for a whimsical gown with long chiffon sleeves and a plunging neckline from Kiva and Zen Bridal; "I wanted to go for something very elegant and simple that I would feel comfortable in on the day. I really like the Pre-Raphaelite look of flower crowns, long flowy dresses and hair, and I would say this is where a lot of my inspiration came from..." The bride's ensemble looked picture-perfect next to her bridesmaids in champagne tones, while the dashing groomsmen donned morning suits with rose-hued waistcoats and black tie for the reception.
The couple brought sustainability to the fore of their special day: "We went for a very classical wedding theme that we felt matched the venue... we also made sure to use all local suppliers from Cornwall, and our food was all locally sourced by Dish Cornwall." Every detail was perfectly planned by Hazel from Out of the Ordinary Wedding & Events, who the pair also reveal was one of their best decisions in making sure the day ran smoothly.
With Ed being a classical guitarist himself, the couple were thrilled to have De Fuego play at their reception. "They played the acoustic version of ‘More Than a Feeling’ by Boston for our first dance, it was a mixture of salsa and classical ballroom dancing-inspired moves."
Adventure in the Azores
The newlyweds organised a thrilling getaway after their Cornish celebrations..."We went to the Azores, nine remote islands in the Atlantic for our honeymoon. We spent 10 days hiking, diving (sometimes with sharks), whale watching, eating amazing food and drinking fabulous wine!" We have no doubt that they will go on to enjoy a lifetime of adventures together!
PLANNING Out of the Ordinary Wedding & Events DRESS Kiva and Zen Bridal VENUE Boconnoc House STATIONERY The Grosvenor Stationery Company MARQUEE Absolute Canvas CATERERS Dish Cornwall FLORIST Maggies Weddings Flowers DRINKS Experience Wines - Lostwithiel PHOTOGRAPHER PuraVida Cornwall - Mike Wakefield TRANSPORT Roselyn Coaches, Duchy Cars CAKE Peboryon TABLEWARE Abbots Event Hire MUSIC De Fuego, Fistral Stereo RINGS Emma Clarkson Webb MAKEUP Tamsyn Siddiqui HAIR STYLIST Aruba Hair Group
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