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

 

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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

 

Jen and Rich’s Romantic Fortress Wedding

One of the most romantic venues in Cornwall,  Polhawn Fort stands in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Rame Peninsula.

Jenny and Rich’s elegant summer wedding took full advantage of all this stunning place has to offer.

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We first started chatting with Jenny about her wedding back in Summer 2015.  She had so many fantastic ideas for hers and Rich’s day and it was an absolute pleasure working all the little details through with her.

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The couple were married in a local church, before inviting guests to their cliff top fortress for a fun filled, foodie reception.

The couple chose to set up a rustic drinks station for their guests to enjoy self-serving their own summer drinks.  Drinks jars for cocktails, tin baths as ice buckets, create an on-trend look.

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Outdoor seating continued the rustic vibe with hay bales encircling a fire pit.  Jenny chose to top the bales with our hessian sacks for a little extra comfort for guests.

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Our Seaside Peep Board, fete and lawn games were set up on Polhawn’s lower terrace.  They went down a storm with young and old alike, and created plenty of laughter.

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A DIY photobooth was created in an arched doorway.  Jenny hung our gold frame and used our fancy dress suitcase for guests to snap some memorable photos!

Dancing the night away to live music rounded off the incredible day, our illuminated BAR sign adding to the atmosphere of the evenings festivities.

Congratulations Jen and Rich xx

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Photography: Camera Hannah – http://www.camerahannah.co.uk

Venue: Polhawn Fort http://www.polhawnfort.com

 

 

 

Cornish Summer Weddings

Nothing beats a wedding in Cornwall.  Whether a chic city venue, rustic barn, or a manor by the sea, Cornwall has it all.

For us at Box and Cox, January and February are the months when brides and grooms start to make those final plans for their beautiful summer wedding.  As visions of croquet and Pimms on the lawn brighten the bleak winter days, enquiries and bookings for our games, vintage drinks stands, and deckchairs soar.

So just to wet your appetite for what can be expected from our 2016 couples, here’s a few of our favourites from last year! Enjoy!

Photo credit: Nick Walker Photography