Wilderness Styled Shoot with Wild Tipi

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Newcomers to the Cornish wedding scene, Wild Tipi, offer incredible Nordic style tipis and bell tents for weddings and events.  The husband and wife team have wonderful passion for their new venture and we’re sure they’ll be a huge success, especially as demand for the giant tipis grows.

We were thrilled to be asked to style their launch photoshoot, featuring some of Cornwall’s best wedding suppliers and photographed by the very lovely Olivia Bossert.

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The tipis have a wonderful honey light inside them, and a simple neutral colour pallet works well.  We chose a pallet of warm metallic and soft grey for the table to compliment the tipis environment.

Sisters Emily and Lucy from 3 Acre Blooms brought our table to life with a variety of seasonal white florals grown on their farm a few miles from the shoot location.  Our vintage wooden ladder looked incredible adorned with their foliage and fragrant herbs strung above the table.

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The sheepskins added a sumptuous softness to all the seating and lined the cutest bell tent you’ll ever see!

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Photoshoot Credits:

Styling and Props: Box and Cox Vintage Hire

Concept, Tipi and bell tent: Wild Tipi

Photography: Olivia Bossert Photography

Dress: Claire L Headdon

Flowers: 3 Acre Blooms

Hair: Hair by Emma C

MUA: Make Up By Ione

 

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Intimate Winter Elopment – A Styled Shoot at Tregothnan

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The Tregothnan estate needs no introduction to those who reside or visit Cornwall.  Home to Lord Falmouth, it’s the largest private estate in the county and home to the infamous Tregothnan Tea!

Adding a new string to their bow, Tregothnan are now supporting the British flower growing industry by providing cut flowers and floristry.  When we were asked to style their first ever bridal photo shoot, there was only one answer.  Getting access to the estate is a tremendous privilege and we were thrilled to be involved.

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When the day of the shoot arrived we had severe weather warnings for gales and torrential rain.  The whole shoot team decided to embrace the very British weather and set up an intimate table in the Chinese pagoda that overlooks the tea plantation.

The table was swagged in raw muslin and foliage, with a colour pallet of deep lapis and navy blues, offset against the soft pale pink and ivory. The addition of the ivory and blue china, luxurious handmade silk napkins and satin ribbon added just the right touch of luxury.

The incredible hand painted cake and signature edible teacups by Emily Hankins look striking on our Dressing Table.  Emily’s colour pallet working perfectly with the styling elements of the table.

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It took a real team effort to pull off this shoot despite the most horrific weather.  While the shoot team were decked out in full waterproofs, our trooper of a model Jodie wore a stunning blush Private Label gown by G, Ella Rosa Collection from Bliss Bridal Gowns, Perranporth.

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Photo Shoot Credits:

Photographer: Olivia Bossert www.oliviabossert.com

Flowers: Tregothnan Estate https://tregothnan.co.uk/flowers-and-foliage/

Tregothnan Estate Liaison and Coordination: Annabelle Percy Hughes

Dress: Private Label by G, Ella Rosa Collection from Bliss Bridal Gowns, Perranporth http://www.blissbridalgowns.com/

Make Up: Ione Kutz www.makeupbyione.com

Hair: Emma Carlyle http://www.hairbyemmac.com/

Table Styling: Box And Cox Vintage Hire http://www.boxandcoxvintage.co.uk/

Cake and Teacups: Emily Hankins http://emilyhankins.co.uk/

Stationary: Megan Riera http://www.meganrieralettering.com/

Model: Jodie Hyatt

 

Jana and Steve’s Glasshouse Wedding

 

On one of last summers hottest days, Jana and Steve were married in a gorgeously intimate ceremony, witnessed by a small gathering of close family and best friends.  Their day was personal, and filled with simple pleasures.

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Jana and Steve got in touch after booking their wedding with The Potager Garden, near Falmouth.  They needed props to add style and personality to their amazing glass house reception.  They wanted props to reflect the journey they were embarking on together, so our suitcases and trunks were incorporated into their styling.

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Jana and Steve’s Coconut Bar was a stroke of genius!  Such a fun and creative thing to have at a wedding.  Our tin baths filled with ice were the perfect accompaniment for cooling drinks on such a hot day! Their Polaroid wall suspended between two trees made a brilliant backdrop to the drinks area.

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With a number of children attending, Jana was keen to include some of our famous games and dressing up box into their day.  Deckchairs and signage were scattered throughout the maze of woodland, veggie gardens and lawns.

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As the sun went down, the Jana and Steve chose to to use our illuminated Cinematic Lightbox for their evening ‘Enchanted Woodland Bar’.  Dancing and marshmallows over an open fire concluded a truly beautiful wedding.

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Congratulations Jana and Steve from us all at Box and Cox.

Photography by Enchanted Brides

Flowers by Twigs and Green

Venue The Potager 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideas For Your Drinks Reception

Spring is just around the corner, which for brides and grooms means it’s time to start planning those smaller details.

Quite an important part of the day will be the drinks reception, and the way you serve them reflects the kind of atmosphere you wish to create.  Smartly dressed serving staff carrying silver trays filled with flutes of fizz suggest a highly sophisticated feel.  For a more relaxed affair, jars of self serve cocktails such as Pimms and Mojito, teamed with a cloudy lemonade works well.

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If choosing a self-serve drinks station, take some time to think about how you want it to look.  Make it inviting and reflective of your style.  A rustic barrel bar works well for garden party vibes, while a vintage lemonade stand adds colour and a sense of nostalgia.  Add shelving, crates, furniture to the bar to create height and space for extra glasses and bottles.

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When day turns to night, having a fully licenced pay bar may be the way to go if you don’t wish to pay for your guests after dinner drinks.  Always ensure everyone knows they will need some pennies though.  If however you’re happy to pick up the tab, filling large metal baths with ice and packing them with beer and white wine, is a great way to keep everything cool without hiring in refrigeration.

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Don’t forget, every bar will need signage to tell guests what’s on offer.  Light up signage works well on an evening drinks bar, adding atmosphere and style.

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All items available to hire from Box and Cox Vintage Hire

Photo Credits: Camera Hannah, Enchanted Brides, Freckle Photography