REAL WEDDING // Bethan & Peter - Bringing Peru to Cornwall

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Bethan and Peter tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at the leafy Boconnoc Estate in Cornwall. After choosing our hand painted collection Quartz Watercolour Wash, this awesome couple added their own personal touches with a soft shade of green and illustrated animals from the place they met - Peru. Read on as we chat to bride Bethan about their big day…

“Remember to have fun, it should be a fun experience planning your dream day.”

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Describe your wedding just in three words.
Best day ever!

Quartz Watercolour Wash Save the Date, Invitation and RSVP card  alongside illustrated map by close friend of Bethan and Peter -  Hattie

Quartz Watercolour Wash Save the Date, Invitation and RSVP card alongside illustrated map by close friend of Bethan and Peter - Hattie

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Nestled in the picture perfect Cornish countryside the Boconnoc House and Estate is steeped in history with beautiful Georgian details.

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Beautiful hand tied bouquets and floral arrangements by  The Garden Gate Flower Company

Beautiful hand tied bouquets and floral arrangements by The Garden Gate Flower Company

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Bridesmaid dresses were designed by design  Sorella Vita  and purchased from  Puure Bridal  in Lymm.

Bridesmaid dresses were designed by design Sorella Vita and purchased from Puure Bridal in Lymm.

Peter’s stylish blue suit was tailored by  Hawes and Curtis

Peter’s stylish blue suit was tailored by Hawes and Curtis

If you had to choose one highlight from the big day what would it be?
There are so many wonderful memories but definitely meeting Pete after walking down the aisle.

Wedding ceremony conducted by  Cornish Celebrants  who specialise in bespoke ceremonies.

Wedding ceremony conducted by Cornish Celebrants who specialise in bespoke ceremonies.

Do you have any tips for couples in the process of wedding planning?
Don’t get too bogged down with Fashionable  items or the current Fad, stick to classic designs and decor that you can look back on in in years to come. Also try and make it personal and include things that tell your story. Remember to have fun, it should be a fun experience planning your dream day.

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To coordinate with their invitations we created table names, menus and a table plan all featuring the signature green watercolour paint pattern.

To coordinate with their invitations we created table names, menus and a table plan all featuring the signature green watercolour paint pattern.

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As well as cake Bethan and Peter treated their guests to a tower of cheese by the Cornish Gouda Company.

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There were many personal touches in your wedding decor including the illustrations we created for your table names of animals from Peru, what is your connection?
Pete and I actually met in Peru, we were both travelling on a G adventures tour and have been inseparable since. So Peru is a very important part of our story.

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We were honoured that you chose us to create the stationery for your wedding day, what did you enjoy about working with us?
You were amazing, you produce unique, innovative and fun designs that are still beautiful and elegant. Everyone at Dearly Beloved was happy to be creative with our Peru theme and was so quick and efficient. The products were beautiful and excellent quality. We will definitely be using you again.

Bethan’s stunning lace gown is by  Pronovias  and purchased at  Kuntsford Wedding Gallery .

Bethan’s stunning lace gown is by Pronovias and purchased at Kuntsford Wedding Gallery.

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What a day! We just love the way Bethan and Peter personalised one of our collections. Get in touch to chat to us about your wedding ideas hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk

SUPPLIERS
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Venue - Boconnoc Estate
Photography - Nick Walker
Florist - The Garden Gate Flower Co
Bride’s Dress - Pronovias, Knutsford Wedding Gallery
Groom’s suit - Hawes and Curtis
Bridesmaid Dresses - Sorella Vita, Puure Bride
Celebrant - Cornish Celebrants
Catering - The Round Kitchen 
Cheese Tower - Cornish Gouda Company

Real wedding // Rachel & Sam, Seafront love on Porthilly Farm

Wow! Things have been a little crazy at DB HQ (especially as we have decided to join the Mr & Mrs club too); however we couldn't let another week pass without sharing one of the weddings we have been lucky enough to work on this year. 

Rachel & Sam were local enough for us to meet up for a couple of coffees (and smoothies) to help plan their big day; with inspiration from classic letterpess designs, paper pom poms, Rachel's meticulous wedmin skills and a whole lot of love we think you'll agree this wedding day was glorious. Photography by Nick Reader.

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After a traditional wedding ceremony at a church close to Rachel's heart the celebrations continued with dinner and dancing at Porthilly Farm, an amazing seafront venue in Cornwall.

Marquee from South West Marquee Hire

Marquee from South West Marquee Hire

Rachel's beautiful gown was by  Suzanne Neville

Rachel's beautiful gown was by Suzanne Neville

Here's what our bride had to say about planning their nuptials...

Why did you decide to have bespoke wedding stationery? 
We wanted our mark on the day - something unique to us!

You were super hot on your wedding planning, can you give our followers 3 top tips?
Be organised, be honest with people, don't overthink every decision - it will all be fine!

The fun pom pom decorations from  Pom Pom Studios  were the inspiration for our illustrated motif that was echoed throughout Rachel & Sam's stationery.

The fun pom pom decorations from Pom Pom Studios were the inspiration for our illustrated motif that was echoed throughout Rachel & Sam's stationery.

What was the biggest surprise of the day? 
No real surprises, as I'm too organised! But I hadn't seen the band [Soulfire] and they were absolutely perfect so my risk paid off! Check them out here

And if you had to pick one moment what was the most memorable part of the day?
For Sam it was the said the first dance, I would say just enjoying everyone that came to celebrate, it was all very overwhelming - all my favourite people in one place!

Wedding cake from  The Natural Cake Company , Flowers from  Bruallen  

Wedding cake from The Natural Cake Company, Flowers from Bruallen 

...And the pièce de résistance was the signage on each table which were named after the couple's favourite motorway service stations because... well why the heck not!

Ed & Zoe - Country Farm Florals

We were thrilled when Zoe got in touch with us before Christmas after spotting our designs on Instagram; the couple are planning a fun marquee celebration on their parents farm and asked us to create a collection to suit the laid back style of the day.

We created a portrait, hand painted lettering and a couple of fun floral patterns for their invitation, RSVP and information cards.

Get in touch if you would like your very own wedding portrait!