Kate and Matt fell in love with Trevenna Barns as soon as they arrived at the venue to look around.
"We loved that we could have up to 40 people stay, which was really important to us as some of our family would be travelling a long way. The barns and the views were so beautiful, we immediately secured our wedding date!"
Unfortunately, COVID changed their plans their original date was in March, so Kate and Matt moved their date to October thinking like so many this year that by October everything will be OK.
COVID restrictions were still in place for their October date, and they had to cut their guest list from 40 to only 15! This wedding package offered by Trevenna is called 'Beautiful 15'. The 15 includes the bride and groom and 13 guests, it does not include the Registrars, photographer, videographer, selected suppliers or the Team at Trevenna.
After their day, Kate and Matt posted on the Trevenna Brides and Grooms Facebook Group, letting other couples know that even though their day was not what they had planned, it was still amazing.
"Hey ladies, I just wanted to say that we got married last week on Trevenna's beautiful 15 package and our day was perfect."
They arranged to meet with Amy for a chat, and both knew straight away she would be great for their day. After booking with her, Kate started following Amy on Instagram and fell in love more and more with her photography and couldn't wait for her to capture their day.
"We were so pleased when she could finally photograph our wedding! We loved her reportage style photos and how she captured your day so naturally."
For the love of pugs!
Kate and Matt didn't have a theme the rustic vibe of Trevenna was enough for them, and centre stage it had to be their dogs. And didn't they just look the business in their wedding attire?! Love, love, love!!!
"We have two pugs and knew we wanted them to play a major role in our wedding. Yogi was the best dog, and Raisin was my dog of honour. They both wore harnesses designed by Canines and Confetti to match the suits and bridesmaids dresses."
The Wedding Feast
With a passion for food and local produce Trevenna hosted a food festival in February 2019 which Kate and Matt attended, this visit made them even more excited about their wedding breakfast.
"We loved the idea of the sharing starters to make the wedding breakfast feel more relaxed. Due to COVID, the starters had to be pre-plated, which worked perfectly."
On the menu
Here's a snippet of what they chose on the day. Warning this will make you hungry!
Heritage tomato, mozzarella and basil skewers, pulled pork tostadas and Thai crab cakes and lime mayo. Yum!
Cornish blue and leek filo tart with mint and pea salad, smoked mackerel pate, roasted beetroot, pumpkin seeds and feta.
Slow-roasted beef brisket, horseradish potato cake, salmon fillet and bean cassoulet both with seasonal greens and Trevennas' homemade bread served with Cornish butter and dipping olive and balsamic oils.
A trio of puddings, chocolate mousse pot, honeycomb crumble and homemade wafer. Delicious!!
Kate chose a dress called Viola by Wtoo by Watters. She bought her dress from the Wedding Company way back in December 2018 and since then has opened her own Wedding Boutique called Bridal Reloved in Tavistock.
"I wasn't sure if I would end up doubting my original dress choice and would find something in my own shop that I might prefer, but I can't say I ever did! I love everything about the Viola dress, the colour, the detailed, bold lace pattern, the shape, and the gorgeous train! My dress was so comfy, and I absolutely loved finally being able to wear it!"
Matt wore a light blue tweed suit that he hired from the Grooms' Room in Plympton.
Kate wore a Longines watch as her something old and something borrowed. The watch was her great grandmothers and now belongs to her mum. The watch is beautiful, its like a piece of jewellery with a delicate gold flower bracelet.
Step in The Lucky Sixpence
Kates' mum met Janie of The Lucky Sixpence at a wedding fair knowing that Kate wanted earrings to match the flowers on the watch she commissioned Janie to design the earrings and hairpins.
Kates' Favourite part of the day
"My favourite part of the day was our first dance. We decided to have our first dance outside under the arbour, just the two of us. Tom Baker from Crown Entertainment played his acoustic guitar, and it was the most romantic moment!"
Matts' Favourite part of the day
"The ceremony – because we were finally able to get married!"
"For anyone getting married is to just enjoy it and not worry too much about the little things! Having had our wedding destroyed by COVID the first time around and then having to change to just 15 people the week before our rescheduled wedding in October, the most important thing really is to just get married! We wouldn't change anything about our day, it was perfect, and we just feel so lucky to have been able to go ahead!"