A beautiful Cornish wedding!

A beautiful, inspiring, DIY wedding: vintage camper-vans, open-air vows, hand-made place settings, bunting, table-settings and a quiz!

I’ve been in Cornwall this weekend* at a wonderful wedding.  One of my husband’s oldest and sweetest friends and his gorgeous-inside-and-out missus got hitched.  They exchanged vows in the great outdoors at Love Lane boutique camper-van site, which has lovely vintage vehicles (including a bus!) stylishly restored and decorated for hire (though Mister Podge and I decided to stay at a nearby B&B, given my tendency to get twitchy without access to electricity and an indoor toilet).

Here are a few pictures of the big day and the happy couple…

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It was one of those weddings where everything came together beautifully and truly represented the bride and groom.
Some of my favourite things:

  • The flowers were very ‘English’ and I loved the arrangement that a friend had made at the natural willow ‘alter’
  • The marquee was decorated with giant tissue paper pom-poms (see easy tutorial at Miska – photo below), fairy lights and home-made bunting and looked truly beautiful
  • The bride’s stunning vintage lace dress suited her perfectly.
  • The kids had their own Pirate themed goodie bags at dinner
  • Our place-names were paper-planes!
  • The table names were countries that the well-travelled couple have visited and each had a quiz for us (ours was Peru and we scored 11 out of 25 – hopeless!)
  • There was a dressing-up box (including a roast turkey hat and Ali-G jacket) for us to raid after a few drinks and then take a polaroid for the guest book

tissue paper pom poms

The laid-back bride and groom kept their sense of humour, despite the wedding car getting a flat tyre en-route and the bride and all her maids having to be rescued by a road-side good-samaritan!  Thank goodness, the heavens were smiling and we all stayed dry for the ceremony too.  Then it was into the marquee for scrummy food, moving speeches and enthusiastic dancing…  A fantastic time was had by all!

*(without wi-fi or phone signal, which is why this post is a little late!)

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'A beautiful Cornish wedding!' have 6 comments

  1. September 30, 2013 @ 8:02 pm Kate

    Oh my gosh, it looks gorgeous! I love this sort of wedding, so personal and memorable!

    Kate x
    Just Pirouette and Carry On…


    • October 1, 2013 @ 1:47 pm Hodge Podge

      Absolutely right Kate – you hit the nail on the head. One we’ll be talking about for a long time to come… 😀


  2. September 30, 2013 @ 8:43 pm Bex

    Sounds like Simon has met his perfect match, fantastic wedding ideas love it, as usual good blog hun xx


    • October 1, 2013 @ 1:48 pm Hodge Podge

      Thanks Bex! 🙂
      Yes, Charlie is totally the ying to Simon’s yang – so nice to see them make it official x


  3. October 1, 2013 @ 2:45 pm Emma

    Awesome blog my lovely – though you’re making me miss it even more!!! Thanks for summing the weekend up so well – much more info than Hari’s report! Em xxx


    • October 2, 2013 @ 7:25 pm Hodge Podge

      Thanks Em! We missed you guys loads, though it was fab to see Hari. I don’t suppose he was that interested in decorations or dresses… 😉 x


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