When Emma and Patrick first visited us here at Tredudwell Manor, they knew it was the perfect venue for their wedding. It had everything they were looking for, plenty of space inside and out, a beautiful wedding barn, and stunning gardens. We were delighted when they chose to celebrate their day with us. Our beautiful venue ticked all their boxes!

In bride Emma’s own words…

“The views across the Cornish coastline from the venue are stunning, and the option to have a photoshoot along the nearby coastal path was a great bonus.”

Emma and Patrick wanted to bring the festival vibe into their wedding day. Their theme was a mixture of festival and tropical. The couple got engaged under the big Glastonbury Festival sign, so it only seemed fitting that they mixed this into their theme. Each table was named after one of the many stages at the Glastonbury Festival. And the tropical vibe…that came from their colourful wedding flowers. Ellie from The Flower Press Shop took what Emma could only describe as jumbled ideas and requests and turned them into something beautiful.

When the day arrived, Emma looked stunning in her Made With Love Bridal dress, which she bought second hand from Still White. Eco friendly, and she saved money! The dress was backless, so Emma chose a back necklace as her accessory; it went down her back and wrapped around her front. She looked stunning.

The day was captured by contemporary wedding photographer Sofie Michelle Photography and wedding videographer Laura’s Wedding Films. It was fun to watch all the action as the couple, and their guests had their photos taken and film footage captured at Tredudwell after their ceremony. Lots of laughter, talking and dancing.

Favourite moments! With all the excitement of the day, one of Emma’s favourite moments was to finally let her hair down once the speeches were over and dance! “This was just one of my favourite moments. We had nothing left to do but dance! Truly Medley Deeply was our chosen wedding band, and they were so much fun. The dance floor was full up all night. It was an amazing atmosphere. Patrick’s favourite part was the speeches. We had speeches from my dad, myself, Patrick, and his two best men. And our friend Gill also acted as the compere. She wrote some funny poems between each speech which everyone loved!”

Emma’s Top Tips

It’s so easy to want everything to be “perfect”, but I’m yet to talk to any bride where the wedding went absolutely perfectly. Try and focus on all the fun and lovely moments throughout the day, and if anything goes wrong, don’t dwell. Just laugh about it!

Also, less important, but I (and many other women) tend to wear high heels to weddings and then regret it later in the evening (we never learn) – a little box of flips flops always goes down a storm with women at any wedding. A kind and inexpensive gesture!”