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

 

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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

 

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 

 

 

 

 

 

A Garden Wedding at Cosawes Barton

 

On the edge of pretty village of Ponsanooth, just a few short miles from the south Cornish coast lies the wonderful 17th Century Cosawes Barton.  A fairly new venue to the Cornish wedding scene, it offers not only 5* accommodation but also extensive woodlands, meadow, marquee lawn and formal flower gardens.

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The very lovely Sophie and her beau, Joe, came to us while planning the outdoor space for their wedding. Their wedding very much embraced the natural beauty of its surroundings.  They chose to marry under Cosawes bespoke arbour, at the end of a long natural aisle, flanked by a woodland grove.

Their Absolute Canvas marquee was nestled amongst the trees leaving a large lawn space to the front.  Plenty of space to be filled with mingling guests, and our famous games!

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Sophie chose a wide selection of our fun and games, including our Fairground Peep Board, lawn games and coconut shy, to keep guests entertained.  For those wishing to bask in the late summer sun, Sophie chose a selection of our deckchairs, and our much loved bundle of knit blankets to lay over hay bales.

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Congratulations Sophie and Joe!

 

Photo Credit: Olivia Whitebread-Roberts

Venue: Cosawes Barton

Flowers: Article Bath

 

An Intimate Woodland Wedding: A Styled Shoot

 

 

Autumn leaves fall, sun low in the sky, time for gathering close and enjoying the feast that harvest brings.

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Our Macramé backdrop hangs from the branch of a tree, awaiting vows of love to be spoken. The soft focal point settles gently amongst the beautiful nature that fills the woodland setting.  Offset candelabras add a sense of romance to the space.

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An intimate supper for two follows nestled amongst moss covered trees and softly falling leaves.  The table is dressed with antique metallics, antlers, sumptuous roses, protea and foraged foliage.  Hampers laden with seasonal fruits and vegetables add to the sense of the season. A poetry book lies open awaiting sonnets to be uttered lovingly.

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Photography, Props, Styling by Box and Cox Vintage Hire