Planning a wedding in Cornwall

Most of you probably know I used to live in Cornwall and I was always slightly envious watching brides having their weddings on the beautiful beaches, as I got married in the beautiful but contrasting Devon countryside.

So I thought I would put together a guide for Cornwall brides on some top locations and suppliers that I’m slightly jealous about not having been able to use!

Location – ok this is a biggie! I got married in a stunning country hotel, if I could do it over again I would almost definitely head to the beach. Picture it, the sun shining over the glistening blue ocean, crisp golden sands and in Cornwall you aren’t short of beaches to choose from!


Dress – my dress was a gorgeous Maggie Sottero a-line gown with simple beaded detail. If the destination would have been a beach I definitely wouldn’t have chosen an a-line – I would have spent more time carrying sand around with me than anything else! So I’d opt for something light, something that is just as much beautiful, but less effort to wear!

Decor – there’s so many things you can do with a wedding in Cornwall when decorating. You can go nautical/beach themed, vintage (it’s very on trend!), or country fair (again very popular in Cornwall). I’d probably stay away from the beach theme as it’s quite obvious and have something more rustic. There’s some great event stylist companies in Cornwall, like Life is Rosie Events, which provide everything you need for cheap without having to worry about finding everything you need.


Cake – As much as my cake from Cherry Blossom Cakes in Devon was delicious, I think the second time around I’d opt for cupcakes. They’re easier to divide up and hand out, plus they make lovely favours so you wouldn’t have to worry about that either!

Food – I think the most obvious solution for your meal is to hire out a venue near the beach. But I’d definitely want to keep it small, head to a cosy country pub and tuck into a personalised portion of fish and chips – there’s no fresher fish after all!

What would you do if you got married in Cornwall?