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Tregedna Weddings Ana and Tristan

Having always wanted a homemade wedding, Tregedna Weddings was the perfect venue.

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Tregedna Weddings Ana and Tristan

Tregedna was the perfect venue

Ana and Tristan married at St Mawnan in St Stephen's Church. After the ceremony, they went to Maenporth beach for a few cheeky photographers and then onto Tregedna for their reception! Having always wanted a homemade wedding, Tregedna was the perfect venue for them.

"We just knew it was the perfect place! Liz is absolutely amazing, and it was her we loved so much! The barn is just fantastic and so versatile! We were so excited to be able to offer accommodation to our friends travelling from overseas!"

Planning a DIY homemade wedding meant they had to organise a host of friends and family to help decorate and prepare the day before the wedding. Ana and her mum arrived first and left last.

"There was something really special about preparing for my big day with just my mum".

THC Photographic

Tristan has some very talented relatives! Tristan's cousins Tom Raworth and Harry Challans-Harvey just happen to be wedding photographers called THC Photographic, and Ana's brother Will Hibberd is also talented with a camera.

"We divvied up photography roles and ended up with an incredible mixture of natural, formal and fun photographs! Finally, a shout out to our close friend Ellie Rimmer who, clipboard in hand, helped marshal our extensive family members into group shots - she was just phenomenal!"

The Vibe

The vibe of their day was fun, relaxed and free! Having guests who had travelled from all over the world to their big day, they didn't want them to have to pay for a drink or worry about finding accommodation.

"The bunks downstairs went to those who had travelled furthest...Japan being the winner! And lots of guests camped on the farm too! Our wine trip to Calais was particularly important to Tristan; we didn't want guests to have to pay for drinks or worry about nursing one glass of fizz for two hours - we both love to host and entertain, and we hoped for a day with no glass empty or any rumbling tummies!"

A Wedding feast by Pencoose Pantry

On arrival to Tregedna, guests were greeted outside with bubbles and scones with jam and cream instead of canap├ęs, all went down an absolute treat!

For their wedding breakfast, Ana and Tristan chose an incredible Middle-Eastern inspired feast! Both love to share food, so a banquet-style meal with food shared at tables was ideal. The feast started with a mezze of really delicious food, including baba ganoush, hummus, falafel, pomegranate, meats, and gorgeous breads. Followed by steak, fish or veggie kebabs served with the most delicious salads, all beautifully presented with edible flowers and incredible potatoes.

"We don't know how William did it; they were insane! There was plenty of food, and Nicola and the waitresses and waiters replenished dishes along the tables throughout the meal. William and Nicola (and their lovely family) at Pencoose Pantry are just amazing! It's fair to say that they absolutely made our day; William and Nicola pulled out all the stops! What a feast it was!"

After the feast came the speeches, followed by ice cream in the garden where the team at Pencoose Pantry had arranged a surprise for their bride! Ana had worked on an ice cream bike when she was younger, and they surprised her by finding one for the wedding.

"To say Pencoose Pantry went above and beyond is an understatement. We couldn't praise them enough!"

Carli olive oil

Their great friend Marcello provided cans and bottles of his gorgeous Carli olive oil from his home in Italy.

"After spending many summers with him there, this was really special!"

Mary's Pasties

Is it even a cornish wedding if you don't have pasties? At 9 pm, Mary's Pasties came out to replenish guests after hitting the dance floor!

The Flower Shed

"Helen at The Flower Shed is a family friend, and she and her team are green-fingered angels! She created the most incredible bouquet, and I think we can all agree the barn looked absolutely stunning covered in greenery! Helen is also just the most lovely person - she went above and beyond for our wedding! "

Stacey Cremin and Carly at Big Day Stylist

"Both ladies made the wedding morning so calm, they felt more like friends and helped with mother of the bride's nerves too!"

Motown Pirates

Ana's mum spoilt the newlyweds and their guests by booking the best band in town, The Motown Pirates. Knowing that everyone would LOVE to dance the night away!

"Liz and the Motown Pirates are phenomenal! We danced all night; the dance floor was never empty - in fact, it took up the whole barn!"

The dress

My dress was from Phase Eight! An accidental find, and it fitted like a glove - no alterations required. (It also passed the "slut drop" test...I did say I loved to dance!) It made me feel amazing!

Made to measure
Tristan wore a suit he had made when travelling in Nepal two years previous, it was bespoke and made to measure, and according to his wife, he looks phenomenal in it.

Accessories

Ana wore a family ring from Tristan's great-grandma, all arranged and organising and kindly loaned by Aunty Jo. It was so incredibly special for both of them.

Favourite part of the day

"Aside from the marriage ceremony itself, which felt like only we and our lovely vicar Geoffrey existed and was the most intimate and beautiful service. Followed closely by the incredible moment when we stepped into the barn for our wedding breakfast, everyone was cheering and banging the tables; it was just so overwhelming and beautiful to be surrounded by so many people you love and who love you! "

Top Tips

"People! All the people who made it happen. Liz at Tregedna being number one, Helen at The Flower Shed, Pencoose Pantry, Liz and the Motown Pirates, our lovely cousins and brother and their cameras, our mums (superheroes to all), and our beautiful friends and family.

Nicola at Pencoose Pantry said that the more staff, the calmer the day; she recommended one waitress/waiter to ten people and then one more for luck - we couldn't agree more! Our guests (to the best of our knowledge) wanted for nothing all day! They were just incredible!

Consider serving wine, beer and bubbles and excluding spirits. Work on a budget, we did a trip to Calais for wine, buying kegs of beer from Skinners and Fentemans soft drinks decanted into pretty bottles from Amazon, allowing us more for our money.

Many people tell you your wedding is all about you, which it is, but it's also about people coming together to share your love. We considered our guests and their experience throughout planning our wedding, and we are so glad we did; we're hosts at heart, and that remained central to our wedding day!

Make a little bathroom box for emergencies include suncream, plasters, cereal bars, deodorant. They will go down a treat!

We saw most of our guests the day after our wedding at the beach for cheesy chips and a swim! It was lovely to see everyone and be able to chat for longer...this was definitely made possible because so many people slept on-site at Tregedna after the wedding day."

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