Summer wedding at Scorrier House

Jenn and Tom chose to host a summer wedding at the glorious Scorrier House.  It’s always a joy to come back to the house as this is where I got married almost a decade ago!

Such a super chilled out couple, Jenn and Tom knew exactly what they wanted from their wedding day.  They really understood that the day was about the two of them saying their vows, shared with their closest family and friends.  They wanted their day to be full of fun and laughter.

With both big kids (!!) and small in mind, they booked a selection of our popular lawn games and our super fun Fairground peep board.  To add a couple of finishing touches, Jenn and Tom also hired some of our decorative items.

We loved supplying this gorgeous wedding. We rather fell in love with their adorable dog Peggy too! Have a peek at their day below.  Images by Christian Michael Photography 

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Congratulations to Jenn and Tom and all the best from Gemma and the Box and Cox Team.

 

To hire the items featured in Jenn and Toms wedding, visit us at www.boxandcoxvintage.co.uk 

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A rustic wedding amongst the bluebells

It’s not very often that we have a personal connection with the couples we supply.  However, for the wedding of Nicky and Tom, we weren’t just suppliers, but very honoured to be guests too.

As a couple these two have quite a story.  To start they’re both ultra runners.  This means they  [insanely] go all over the country running 50 or 100mile marathons, often over mountains!  Tom has a very successful running business, Freedom Racing, where other super fit people join them for leisurely marathons along coast paths and moorlands!! Needless to say, we do not know them through running….they were our neighbours and we shared wine instead!

They became engaged three years ago, and would have been married by now if it wasn’t for Tom’s health.  Diagnosed with cancer, he became extremely unwell and there were some very dark days.  But his fitness and positive spirit saw him through and he’s thankfully a well man again.  For Nicky and Tom to finally be able to stand together and say their vows to one another, was an emotional experience for them both.

So on to the wedding!  One of the best things about late spring has to be the bluebells and the vibrant green woodlands.  Throw in a wedding and we’re in heaven!

Tom’s childhood home is in West Sussex so it was a natural choice for the wedding to take place there.  They chose the most gorgeous little church, nestled amongst a forest clearing.  There were deer skipping past as we arrived!  It was magical!

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Tom and Nicky wanted their day to be relaxed with a timeless rustic country style.  They found a gorgeous Sussex barn for the reception, with acres of fields for camping and kids to explore.  A stroke of genius was to ask the wonderful ladies at Macmillan Cancer Support to take care of the reception welcome drinks and all the food (with the exception of a lamb spit roast).  It was a great way for Nicky and Tom to give back for the support they received, and those ladies did an incredible job!!

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Having family and friends together was their priority, although having the Plymouth based band Land of Giants was a big priority too!! The wedding could only happen if the band agreed to play!

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To create their relaxed summer party vibe, we supplied them with games, signage, table décor and props.  The Tug O War and Sack Races were hilarious and as always proved popular with all ages! Considering many of the guests were ultra runners, it got pretty competitive!

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Congratulations Nicky and Tom and thank you for having us share your amazing day!

Photography by Christiaan Le Roux Photography

 

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