A Cornish Wedding Weekender

Sunday, 24 September 2017
The time has come in my life where my summers are now filled with wedding season and being lucky enough to see our friends get married and settle down with their significant others. I will admit I used to dread going to big social events like weddings and I know there are people out there who groan at the thought of attending another hen do; but as I get older and those hens (and stags) are my close friends, I can't get enough of them!

We were lucky enough to be invited to the wedding of Kiri and Mike, which took place a couple of weekends ago in the stunning location of St Mawes, in Cornwall. Knowing Kiri and Mike's impeccable taste and eye for detail, I knew this was a wedding that we did not want to miss.. and I was not wrong.

The wedding was held at the incredible Place Manor in St Mawes and we were even lucky enough to be able to pinch a spare room in the Manor for the weekend.

The Bride's little dog, Bandit
We drove up on Friday night and on Saturday morning, after a home cooked breakfast, we popped into St Mawes to have a potter around and make the most of the amazing weather. We sipped coffee and tea and shared donuts, sat right by the beach. Bliss. Meanwhile back at the house, the unflappable Kiri and her two beautiful bridesmaids, Amanda and Charlotte, were getting ready.

Kiri, Mike and their families absolutely went above and beyond to make sure that their guests were looked after; even arranging a crèche for those parents who wanted to dance the night away, a stunt plane show, some of the most amazing wedding food I have ever got my grubby mitts on and more than anything, a totally relaxed atmosphere.

The wedding took place at St Just-in-Roseland church, which is a beautiful little church nestled into a hill, with greenery all around and a view over the water.  Kiri and Mike even had the co-ordinates of the church engraved into their wedding rings.

The reception was back at the Manor with the Newlyweds arriving by boat. There was a marquee set up in the grounds and food and drink started flowing straight away. Once the speeches were taken care of and suitably reduced everyone into both fits of laughter and tears, dinner was served and we danced the night away.

I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful setting. Congratulations Kiri and Mike!