Madie & Mayur’s Multi-Cultural Celebration at Boconnoc

Written by Emma Hla
Despite the rain adding its touch to the day, the splendour of Boconnoc remained undiminished as it welcomed Madie & Mayur for their exquisite June wedding.

Adorned with beautiful flowers by The Garden Gate Company, this Cornish country house provided a picturesque setting where two cultures seamlessly blended in a joyous celebration and cherished traditions, surrounded by their dearest loved ones. Having personally experienced the magic of Boconnoc, I can attest to the unrivalled charm that made this occasion truly special.

Notes from the Bride

Madie says…

We had both attended many weddings abroad and loved the wonderful atmosphere of gathering all our loved ones in one place for a long weekend. However, we felt uncomfortable asking friends and family to travel by plane for our wedding. Hence, when searching for a venue, we wanted it to be somewhere truly special. Boconnoc immediately felt like the perfect choice. The stable yard vibe charmed us, and we also fell in love with the modern grandeur of the house itself. It felt like a secret, magical corner of the world that we were thrilled to share with our friends and family.

Suzanne Neville designed my dress. It turned out to be a bit more extravagant than I initially thought, but I loved its modern classic look and felt it represented me. The venue allowed me to make it as grand or minimal as I wished. Mayur’s tuxedo was from Ralph Lauren, a deep navy colour that set him apart from other guests. Selecting bridesmaids’ dresses proved challenging. Still, we eventually settled on silk green Jenny Yoo dresses, which looked stunning. I kept my jewellery simple, wearing a gold bracelet that belonged to my grandma and a modest diamond necklace from my sister. My shoes were a steal at £15 from Asos.

I wanted my hair and makeup to be natural and simple to feel like myself on the big day. However, after the ceremony, heavy rain undid my hairstyle instantly… so a bit more hairspray would have been helpful in hindsight!

Before the wedding, I asked our guests to throw out the word “normal” as it often leads to comparisons and expectations. I wanted our wedding to feel unique and reflective of us. Our celebration was a fusion of our cultures, with our being raised in relaxed households with some traditional values. Mayur was raised in Hinduism and I Judaism. We aimed to represent our families at the wedding while staying true to ourselves. I wrote our wedding ceremony and discovered that both religions shared many commonalities. We incorporated practices that resonated with us and created a beautiful blend. For those who had never experienced an Indian wedding, Mayur’s colourful Bharat (groom’s entrance) was a highlight that is still talked about. Boconnoc’s driveway was the perfect setting for such an epic entrance!

Booking Rebecca from The Garden Gate Flower Company was among the first tasks I completed. After researching weddings at Boconnoc, I knew she was the perfect fit. From our first call, I felt assured that she understood my vision and her ethos aligned with ours. She encouraged me to choose a style and palette for the flowers rather than specific blooms, ensuring they were seasonal. I loved this approach, and it was even more special knowing that the flowers were locally grown, just down the road from the venue. My mum, a ceramicist, handcrafted all the candlesticks for the wedding, which beautifully complemented Rebecca’s ceramic vases and floral arrangements. The overall table setting was a true reflection of my vision.

We were delighted with the catering provided by Beautiful & The Feast. The wedding breakfast showcased fresh and local Cornish ingredients, while the late-night snacks featured samosas!

A few days before the wedding, as we drove down to Cornwall, our original photographer had to cancel due to Covid. Fortunately, her friend and colleague, Helen Lisk, stepped in and did a fantastic job capturing the documentary-style feel we desired. Our original photographer, Debs Alexander, edited the photographs, resulting in a beautiful combination of talents.

Best part of the day

Choosing the best part of the day is challenging, but looking back, the most memorable moment was right at the end of the night. Everyone crowded onto the dance floor for the last song (Oasis – Champagne Supernova), and the energy in the room was unmatched. We felt electric and loved, surrounded by all our favourite people.

From one couple to another…

To other couples, the energy you bring to the wedding sets the tone for the day. Those around you will feel the same if you remain positive and relaxed. We faced some challenges on our way to Cornwall, but we decided to focus only on positive things, and it turned out to be the best weekend of our lives.

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