English country garden wedding in Cornwall
Garden wedding at Cosawes Barton, Cornwall
Jenny Wren was recently asked to coordinate a wedding styled shoot at this stunning wedding venue in Cornwall, Cosawes Barton, surrounded by countryside and woodlands. Here are her words on planning the shoot.
After a site visit I knew immediately, the secret garden, dramatic lime walk aisle for an outdoor ceremony, traditional stone walls and beautiful courtyard, collectively lend the venue to an English country garden wedding, so it was soon decided, this was the brief for the shoot.
When it came to sourcing the suppliers to work with, I choose carefully, as I wanted those involved to really understand and help me create my vision. I picked well, there was such an abundance of talent buzzing around on the day and every person was an absolute pleasure to work with.
Photographer Amber from Liberty Pearl Photography, was a breeze to work with from start to finish. She knew the shots needed and was full of ideas.
When it came to flowers I wanted them to have a soft romantic look. Nothing too manicured but nothing too wild either. Florist Lou’s idea of using a range of medicine bottles with single stems was perfect and the jar arrangements on the chair ends framed the aisles beautifully.
Styling wise, I opted for hessian runners, medicine bottles, rustic grey candle holders and mason jars. A few items from Inspire Hire to compliment the venue.
When it came to the cake, I knew just the lady! Emily Hankins specialises in hand painted floral designs on her cakes. The work of art she created for us was so very pretty and her detailed pearl macaroons acted as fancy favours for each place setting.
Watercolour floral wedding stationery by Pip Designs was sitting pretty on each place setting with a name card and also on the menu cards. The colours tied in with the flowers and cake and the detail on each piece was lovely.
The wedding dress from Amanda K bridal was very in-keeping with lots of lace and sweet little buttons all the way down the back. The floral head dress completed the look. The brides hair was done by Holly who created a lovely up-do to sit the floral headpiece on. This was later taken down to show off the model’s tumbling curls and create a second look. Make up by Natasha was kept warm and worked with the model’s skin tones and the colours of the flowers and styling.
The lemonade stand looked great in the courtyard area, which would be a good space for arrival drinks post ceremony.
We even had the lovely ladies from the Cornish Celebrants pop in to pose for us! It truly was a great day, with a great team and we just love the images that have come out from it.
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Written by Jenny Granlund of Jenny Wren Wedding & Event Planning. Photography by Liberty Pearl Photography.