A Rembo Styling Gown and Leather Jacket for a Winter Barn Wedding in Cornwall

As I write this piece, we’re in the middle of a summer heatwave here in the UK, and as much as I’m enjoying the balmy weather, I must admit it’s also rather nice to look at images from today’s cool (in more ways than one!) winter wedding.

This celebration is a relaxed, boho affair in a beautiful and airy Cornish setting, with a seriously stylish bride and bridesmaids rocking spectacular foliage crowns and leather jackets. Sarah, a marketing manager for an advertising agency and Jake, who runs his own landscaping business, ‘Turfs Up’, were married on the 28 December 2017 at Trevenna, St. Neot near Liskeard – a stunning exclusive use barn venue set in the idyllic Cornish countryside. This lovely film from Liberty Pearl sets the scene wonderfully.

Photography + Film by The Liberty Pearl Photo and Film Collective

Amber and Ellie at Liberty Pearl did a superb job, with relaxed and natural images that really invoke the spirit of Sarah and Jake’s day in the dramatic winter light.

“Amber and Ellie were the perfect photographers! We wanted to spend as much time with our friends and family as possible so Amber and Ellie arranged to get all the family portrait shots we wanted done in a short time period so we could all relax and enjoy the day. We hardly knew they were there after that! So many people commented on how professional and lovely they were.”

Sarah chose a beautiful floral lace gown (‘Lily Rose’) from Rembo Styling, which she purchased from Anya Bridal Couture in Southampton.

“This was actually dress number two! I found it so difficult being quite petite to find a dress that I felt like me in. The first one I found in May last year after hunting high and low. I’d just had enough of hunting so settled for one I felt okay in. When it arrived in October I was so upset as I just didn’t feel comfortable in it at all.”

“I had a quick scan on the internet and found that Rembo Styling had recently released their 2018 collection and fell in love with the whole range, in particular the Lily-Rose! I found Anya Bridal online who stocked their dresses and booked an emergency appointment. My dress was on the mannequin when I walked in and I knew that was the one there and then! The only issue was whether they could get my size ordered and delivered on time (within 6 weeks – and at Christmas!) Anya and the team were really amazing and did everything they could to get it for me in time, even arranging emergency appointments with their seamstress so it would be ready!”

Amber and Ellie at Liberty Pearl did a superb job, with relaxed and natural images that really invoke the spirit of Sarah and Jake’s day in the dramatic winter light.

“Amber and Ellie were the perfect photographers! We wanted to spend as much time with our friends and family as possible so Amber and Ellie arranged to get all the family portrait shots we wanted done in a short time period so we could all relax and enjoy the day. We hardly knew they were there after that! So many people commented on how professional and lovely they were.”

On the recommendation of a work friend, Sarah wore Diptyque’s Eau Rose roll-on fragrance for the day, which was also thoughtfully gifted to her by the same friend. On her feet she wore suede lace-up sandals from Next, and in her hair a spectacular crown of mixed foliage and seasonal berries from Flowers by Bruallen.

“I decided to do my own make up so did a lot of tutorials before the wedding and bought some nice Bobbi Brown products. My friend from work came to help with my hair and my friend Mel Jeffries (no details provided) who is a hairdresser came to help with the bridesmaids hair – she was great as we needed someone there who knew what they were doing!”

The bridesmaids wore a mixture of multi-way dresses in shades of pale grey and blush from Marks & Spencer and Next, with foliage crowns and birthstone necklaces gifted to them by Sarah from John Greed Jewellery.

“To personalise them even more I added some pendants with their initial engraved on from Etsy and added it to their necklaces.”

Jake wore a blue suit paired with a classic white shirt from Next and contrasting oatmeal flecked waistcoat and a smart tie in a champagne hue. The couple had been together for seven years before Jake proposed in a rather brilliant way in October 2016.

“We met through friends in our local town, Wimborne, and pretty much have been inseparable since! It was a fairly big run up to Jake proposing, we both knew it was coming…just not when! Jake definitely took his time! After a few failed attempts due to not being able to get the words out he ended up mowing it in the lawn in huge letters – ‘Marry Me?’. He got me up a ladder onto the garage roof and there it was!”

It was a very special moment for Sarah to be able to walk down the aisle with her dad, accompanied by the song Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (to make everyone smile).

“My dad had a new knee fitted just 3 weeks before so it was touch and go whether he’d be able to walk down the aisle with me, but he made it. The stairs I had to come down were a bit much so he met me at the bottom!”

Maid of Honour, best friend (and Jake’s sister) Leah, read Edward Monkton’s A Lovely Love Storyfollowed by Jake’s oldest friend Ben reading What is Love? The couple also exchanged rings, which they bought from Goldsmiths.

“We actually both said that the ceremony itself was one of our favourite parts! We were both terrified to stand up in front of everyone but actually in that moment it didn’t matter and it was really, really special.”

For the ceremony, Sarah and Jake said their vows under a magnificent floral arch by Elaine at Flowers From Bruallen, also decorated with a knitted macramé hanging, adding to the relaxed, boho feel.

“Elaine was fantastic! We wanted lots of foliage throughout the venue to complement the candles and rustic feel of Trevenna but I still wanted a very boho feel so we added some colour (plum, orange, blue tones) to my bouquet, the wedding arch and the hanging beam. We wanted the flowers to be a main feature and she did such an amazing job – couldn’t have hoped for better!”

 

Sarah and her maids also kept off the late December chill with black leather biker jackets, and I absolutely love the contrast they provide with their pretty and ethereal dresses. Practical and cool!

Trevenna was one of the first venues Sarah and Jake viewed online, and a visit there quickly confirmed everything that they had seen and loved about it.

“We wanted to get our friends and family together the night before the wedding to start the celebrations early (and to relax the nerves of standing in front of everyone!) and for there to not be much travelling on the day…We booked a viewing very quickly and fell in love.”

“We didn’t view any other venues, the only question we had was which season to do it in! Budget played a big part in doing it in the winter time but it turned out perfectly and the weather was very kind to us on the day – we had heavy rain and then hailstones the day before and day after!”

When searching for inspiration for their day, Sarah knew she wanted the colour green to feature strongly, and so it did, with gorgeous garlands of foliage trailing along the tables set for the couple’s wedding feast, dotted with icy blue thistles and single red blooms – just perfect for a winter wedding. Hanging from the pea canopy at Trevenna was another stunning floral arrangement along a rustic wooden beam, and lots of candles across the tables. Etsy-based LatelierdOR provided the seating plan and table names (brilliantly named after types of pizza) and favours came in the form of individually bagged after-dinner mints.

Following a feast supplied by the team at Trevenna, there was delicious cake made by Jake’s mum, who runs her own catering business, Delihart.

“We decided on a semi-naked sponge and used flowers from the florist so it matched my bouquet, the wedding arch and hanging beam. It had three tiers: The bottom was our favourite, Dorset Apple Cake, second was Red Velvet and the top was Lemon.”

Cinema by Bennie Benassi was the couple’s choice for their first dance as husband and wife, as it has always been their song. This was followed by fantastic entertainment by band The Long Straws, who Sarah and Jake booked through Alive Network – a valued member of our brilliant wedding directory, Little Book.

“They were fantastic and the dance floor wasn’t empty all night! … I knew they’d be good but everyone had so much fun dancing and singing together!”

Words of Wedded Wisdom

“Forget about the details on the day and just go with the flow. What will be will be. Just relax and enjoy being with everyone you love and of course, seeing all your hard work in planning pay off!”

Congratulations Sarah and Jake, and many thanks for this peek into your cool, relaxed day. Thanks also go to The Liberty Pearl Photo and Film Collective for their atmospheric, stylish videography and photography. You can view more gorgeous Cornish weddings on Love My Dress here.

Until next time!

With love,

Laura

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Laura Callan

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Laura is a freelance writer and content creator who loves telling stories. She has keen eye for photography and art, and lives with her husband, cats, and huge amounts of books.

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