A Romantic Spring Wedding at Pentillie

Written by Caitlin Hoare
Emily & Richard’s May wedding took place in their very own Cornish castle, on the private country estate of Pentillie.

Spring has finally arrived (hooray!) and whilst I’m still very much enchanted by the early cherry blossom and cheerful daffs, very soon it will all be about wisteria hysteria. Emily & Richard exchanged vows in front of the wisteria-clad Pavilion at Pentillie; an incredibly romantic and magical setting to say your ‘I dos‘… and a pretty dreamy spot for couples’ portraits too!

Keep scrolling for spring blooms, delish food and sunshine by the bucketload.

Notes from the Couple

Emily & Richard say…

We viewed different venues up and down Cornwall, but Pentillie Castle was a clear winner from the start. We fell in love with it instantly, from the drive towards the castle, to the beautiful rooms and gardens.

Emily chose a Made with Love Bridal gown, complemented by natural flowers in her hair and a dreamy cathedral veil wisping behind. Richard chose traditional morning suits from Dapper, supported by his father and groomsmen.

We kept the tables simple; round with white tablecloths, grey napkins and white crockery, but accompanied with gold cutlery and cut-glass wine and water glasses from Keeping It Vintage. In between the flowers we had cut-glass candlesticks with pink candles and gold geometric tea light holders. We also printed some stickers with our initials and placed these on some simple candles around the marquee and castle, and also placed the stickers on our favour bags, which included homemade biscuits and chocolate pasties.

The drinks reception was really relaxed and we were so lucky with the weather, it was a beautiful sunny day! We had an Aperol spritz and champagne reception with lawn games like croquet, giant Jenga and giant Connect 4. Throughout the day, we had an Instax camera and a photobook for guests to snap and stick in the pictures and sign.

We celebrated in a marquee attached to the castle, which allowed us to enjoy the views over the River Tamar. Hatch Marquee Hire installed fairy lights and festoon lighting within the pleated lining and the dancefloor end had a clear roof, which was great for letting extra light in the day, and equally a cool effect at night with the lights too.

Our flowers were supplied by the amazing Three Acre; we loved the natural style of her flowers and the beautiful arrangements. We chose blush pinks and whites, including sweet peas and roses, and added some brighter pink flowers like peonies too. We had a beautiful hanging foliage installation in our marquee to add some natural decoration, and a feature in the centre of the marquee, which we hung clear baubles and tea lights from. We had some milk churns with flowers by the entrance, and bud vases and jam jars decorating the tables.

We are big foodies and White Radish were the perfect fit, with their beautiful presentation of canapes and food dishes, and fresh local ingredients which tasted divine! Our menu included a selection of delicious canapés, Newlyn crab for starter, maple glazed duck for main and a trio of mini desserts to finish (amongst other really tasty fish and veggie options). We also had an ice cream bike from Moomaid on Wheels during the drinks reception and a cheese board in the evening.

Best part of the day

Celebrating with our loved ones, especially on the dance floor!

From one couple to another…

Book your suppliers and venue as early as possible. Try to have a rough idea of themes and look for inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest. Most importantly, enjoy every moment of planning your special day!!

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Venue Pentillie

Photographer Freckle Photography

Videographer Devon Flair

Brides Dress Made with Love Bridal from St Ives Bridal Boutique

Brides Shoes Rainbow Club

Bridal Hair Hair by Emma C and Ellie Hawksworth Hair

Bridal Makeup Fiona Miller Makeup

Grooms + Groomsmen Outfits Dapper

Bridesmaid Dresses David’s Bridal

Flowers Three Acre

Marquee Hatch Marquee Hire

Venue Décor Keeping It Vintage & Abbots

Stationery Kate Yung

Caterer White Radish

Ice Cream Bike Moomaid on Wheels

Cake Red Robin Pantry

Music Superband

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