Scorrier House wedding
It’s hard to believe now, but only a couple of years ago I lived the 9-5 life working in marketing and communications in local government. The bride in today’s real wedding happens to be one of my lovely team-mates from those corporate days, and sharing her beautiful day just makes me smile!
So…HUGE congratulations to the stunning Jenn and her beau Tom. From a proposal in New York to their incredible Scorrier House wedding – thank you for being such a fab part of the Pasties & Petticoats community along the way, and for sharing the story of your day and your gorgeous photos by Christian Michael Photography…
Tom proposed to me during a dream trip to New York. It was a sunny day and we’d been bike riding around central park and Tom was very persistent about getting off and going to see BowBridge where he surprised me with my beautiful ring on one knee. All the people on the bridge applauded, it was a really magical moment.
Where it all happened
Scorrier House because we wanted a civil ceremony outside with a good indoor back-up plan! We wanted somewhere we could put our own stamp on things and after looking at 15 venues Scorrier House was the last and it just felt perfect for us.
I stayed in the bridal suite the night before and my mum and dad and bridesmaids stayed too in the accommodation which meant I had all afternoon on the Friday to set up for the wedding. We had a lovely evening meal together and the girls gave me this amazing ‘letters to the bride’ book which all of my friends and family had written in it was really special and a lovely way to start the celebrations.
What they wore
My dress – Lusan Mandongus from Bridal House of Cornwall
Bridesmaids – Christina Wu from Bridal House of Cornwall
Junior bridesmaids dress – Marks and Spencer
Bridal shoes – Charlotte Mills
Jewellery – Estella Bartlett (both bride and bridesmaids)
Suits – Moss Bross (ice blue in colour) and men’s shoes were Topman
Rose gold and blush and dusky pinks. Coppers were really in and I knew I’d be able to tie in key pieces really well. I also wanted it to have a modern romantic twist and knew these colours would work well. The inspiration came from the bridesmaids dresses really and then my imagination went wild!
As the garden would be a main feature within our wedding I wanted to go very romantic and blousy with the flowers. Copper lanterns filled with wire lights featured on the dramatic stairs whilst rose petals cascaded either side. Romantic garlands of foliage and chiffon bows draped from the banisters whilst the cake was a feature point on a stunning rose gold sequin table cloth at the top.
I had wedding stationery in foil rose folds and copper frames running throughout on features such as the confetti table made my husband and a lemonade table which was flamingo themed – just because I like flamingos and it was trending at the time! This was all done by Sarah at Medlin Design – she did all our signage, table names and table plan to carry the rose gold theme through.
My florist had provided me with these beautiful gold candelabras for our centrepieces with helped to carry the theme through the whole day.
Anna Sawle from Wedding Flowers in Cornwall provided a beautiful ribbon backdrop for the top table with fairy lights cascading through it and was there on the day to set up and style to take the stress and worry out of my hands.
A selection of garden games were hired from Box & Cox including sack races, ball in the bucket and giant jenga and were an absolute hit with the kids!
Anna’s Flower Barn she was amazing she really understood my vision from the moment we met.
My bridesmaids and I had bouquets of blousy roses & lots of trailing floaty foliage it was stunning. I had a lot to fill at Scorrier House but I knew exactly what I wanted which was:
Arbour decoration – this doubled up as our top table decor
Stairs – garland and rose petals for the steps
Table venues pieces
Anna decorated our welcome sign and our table plan with a beautiful trailing arrangement.
Donna Jane Cakes made our three tier buttercream cake which consisted of three different flavours: chocolate, red velvet and lemon.
What they ate and drank
We chose Jamie at Beetham Food because he’d done a friends wedding and thought the food was phenomenal.
We drank pimms and lemonade, and lagers for the lads, alongside a delicious selection of canapés which included pan fried scallops with chorizo & garlic butter, chicken satay with spicy peanut dipping sauce and mini Yorkshire puddings with rare roast beef & horseradish followed by a three course wedding breakfast. We enjoyed a trio of desserts for afters – lemon posset and blueberry coulis, chocolate brownie and berry meringue.
After dessert we did a Mr and Mrs quiz where guests had to answer 20 questions about me and Tom and the winning table won a prize. It was a great way to dodge the dreaded lull after everyone has eaten!
Photos and film
We had a video booth in the evening which was a brilliant way for guests to have fun and leave messages.
We had a band from 8:30 called Hit Pinch and a playlist made by my brother in law to fill the gaps.
We enjoyed a mini moon at Bovey Castle the week after the wedding and have booked two weeks on the Caribbean coast of Mexico in March – very much looking forward to swimming with turtles!
Favourite part of the day
Walking down the aisle and catching Tom’s eyes for the first time. I surprised Tom by saying my own vows to him which was a really special moment
Tom – all of it! And watching Jenn walk down the aisle.
Also when we were pronounced husband and wife the guests cheered and Peggy barked it was such a fun moment!
Advice to others
Spreadsheets are life! I kept a list for everything and tracked how much we were spending as we went along so there were no big surprises along the way!
Carry a note book for all those moments you think of ideas!
Go with your heart.
We hired a wedding postbox from The Wedding Postbox Company Cornwall which was a safe and secure way for guests to post their cards and money to us. Clare also does commissions on the side and made loads of our lovely garden signs and our dance floor rules sign. A sign for the page boys to hold and a beautiful welcome sign.
The Wedding Co – a husband and wife team (Steffi and Lee) who off the back of their own wedding hire out handmade items at really reasonable prices. We hired a sweetie table which we used as a lemonade table in the day and a sweetie table by night. Lee made us light up letters in our initials and an ampersand. They looked amazing and were different and quirky to what’s on offer from other suppliers.
Our lovely Cockapoo Peggy joined us for the day and wore a beautiful flower collar made by my florist.