Sun beams for Boconnoc wedding fair
Boconnoc House wedding open day
The stunning stately home of Boconnoc welcomed many ‘nearly weds’ through its doors earlier this month and the sunshine was out in full appearance for the occasion.
The romantic setting and beautiful features of the house speak for themselves and undoubtedly capture the hearts of many visiting couples time and time again. The team at Boconnoc wanted to take this opportunity to really showcase the potential of the house and create that dreamy wedding day look. So they asked Jenny Wrens to organise a few extra touches, enhancing their stunning venue and setting the wedding day scene for visitors to the fair.
Jenny Wren sourced mason jars filled with bright yellow daffodils from a local florist, which were hung from crooks along the grand entrance path in. Giving those arriving the first hint of a spring wedding. A simple and effortlessly elegant combination, sometimes these modest details are all that are needed.
Eyes were then drawn to the white and pale pink balloons hung from Boconnoc’s impressive crab apple tree as they gently swayed in the breeze.
Spiralling hay bails draped with pretty rugs, looked fantastic and provided welcomed outdoor seating for those enjoying the endless countryside views, whilst sipping on a glass of elderflower fizz, engrossed in wedding chit chat.
Vintage style lace wrapped around the bay trees either side of the front door looked pretty and contrasted well against the green leaves. The entrance hall saw the display of two large silver sprayed twig clusters on which sweet lilac and cream satin hearts hung. Again a simple addition, which is all that is needed in a venue that is already bursting with character and beautifully restored features.
Cherry Blossoms in tall vases filled the alcoves in the drawing room and their subtle fresh scent was lovely.
The vintage typewriter, used by visitors to type away what they love about Boconnoc House was very in keeping and the candy buffet complete with vintage style scales offered sweet treats to guests whilst discovering the house.
So the scene was set, now for the showcasing of some of Cornwall’s finest suppliers of the wedding industry and what a wonderful variety was on show.
A bright and beautiful tapestry of creative beings, services and specialists made up the Boconnoc wedding fair collection. From florists to photographers, caterers to cars, music to make up artists and many more. I even spotted a supplier of delightful brooch bouquets, which is something I have been looking for, for a while. Visitors had fun dressing up in the box of props and having a snap in the photo booth and the chocolate fountain was a very popular one to try before you buy!
Outside suppliers caught some rays whilst they served up samples of their culinary delights. These included fresh paella, pizza’s cooked in a wood fired oven (sweet versions too, the banana and chocolate one was to die for), brownies, ice cream and even gourmet hot chocolate (served from a sweet little vintage van!) These quirky alternatives to the traditional catering style can all be booked for the big day.
What a lovely day was had by all on this very sunny Sunday. A big thank you to the Fortescue family who looked after us all so well. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of this very well organised day and I look forward to working with you again soon at your beautiful house.