Are you thinking of tying the knot down by the seaside? Be inspired by Lowri and Tristan’s vintage-inspired real wedding reception at the gorgeous Scorrier House in Cornwall, expertly captured by Ben Selway Photography

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The bride’s outfit

Lowri’s gorgeous gown was an off-the-peg lace creation by Enzoani, found at the Lavender Rose boutique in Penryn. To give the dress a more unique feel, the upper back was altered to include a removable piece of tulle with lace. This was in place for the church ceremony and photos, but taken off for evening celebration to give the bride two looks in one.

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The groom’s outfit

Tristan’s traditional wedding suit was hired from Moss Bros, and featured a smart waistcoat, long jacket and pink cravat to match the beautiful roses in Lowri’s bouquet.

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The bridesmaids’ dresses

The two adorable flowergirls wore dresses from high street favourite Monsoon, while the five bridesmaids’ mint green dresses were found online at ASOS. This shade worked perfectly with their pink peony posies.

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Why Scorrier House?

Lowri and Tristan chose this wonderful Cornish venue because it offered a blank canvas on a grand scale, so they could really make the day their own. Scorrier House boasts privacy along with an opulent and spacious feel. Lowri had previously worked for caterers at the venue and knew its potential for personalisation.

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The owners worked like troupers on the day and night of the wedding and were very accommodating throughout. The grounds are stunning with the fields, forest and walled gardens with Cornish Celtic crosses and magnolia, camellia and rhododendron trees. It is a true Cornish garden in its own right. The house itself has wow-factor with its grand rooms, photogenic features and homely feel.

What was the theme?

The couple chose a vintage theme, with summer flowers inside and Cornish spring flowers outside. A nautical feel also featured throughout the day – Tristan proposed to Lowri at sea in a sailing yacht near Fowey. Paintings of the family boats were placed on each of the nine round tables at the reception, sea shanties were sung and the wedding cake was decorated with boats in and around it! The couple also chose not to have a traditional wedding breakfast and instead opted for Mediterranean tapas, paella and cheesecake, which made the meal much more personal to them.

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What were the favours?

Guests were given small blue paper butterflies with forget-me-not seeds attached that they could take home and plant in their gardens to remind them of the day. They were also given printed paper hearts with their names written in calligraphy.

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What was your best buy?

There were two… The gorgeous garden flowers from Flowers by Clowance and the beautiful hairpiece handcrafted by the bride’s friend Holly from the Holly Young Boutique in Truro.

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Most memorable moment?

The new bride and groom walking down the grand staircase at Scorrier House, welcomed by the cheers of their guests.

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Bride’s top planning tip…

“Make sure that your planning is meticulous so you can enjoy the day. Accept offers of help. And make sure that someone’s on hand to give you canapés while you’re chatting to your guests!”

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