by Emma Hla

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Beach Wedding Venue Cornwall - Ella & Jake's Polhawn Fort Wedding

Images by Fear Photography.

Keeping things simple is the key to a good wedding according to bride Ella, and we honestly couldn’t agree more! We’re once again stepping inside the stunning Polhawn Fort in Cornwall. With its to-die-for beach views and quirky spaces, it’s one of my favourite coastal wedding venues.

Notes from the Bride

Ella says…

It all happened at Polhawn Fort, as we thought it was a beautiful place to get married.

I wore a two piece dress from wed 2 be in Bristol, where I also got all my accessories, except my earrings which were pearl drops from a jewellers in Swindons outlet village. My mum did my hair and my friend Kate did my makeup.

I just wanted it all to be relaxed, beautiful and rustic… My colour theme was navy blue and I left my florist, Ruth Andrews, and my caterers, The Round Kitchen, to decorate and pull it altogether for us on the day.

I discussed the colours/flowers I liked and showed Ruth a picture of a bouquet I liked online and trusted her to bring it all together for us, which she did beautifully.

I got our invitations online and we had a simple wooden table plan with jars of flowers and moss. We had an M&S three-tier cake with flowers added by Ruth.

The Round Kitchen created a feast with sharing starter of cheeses, pork scratchings, cured meats, olives and a selection of homemade breads. For the main we had slow roasted lamb & mackerel and pudding was apple & blackberry crumble tartlet with a selection of red and white wine.

James from Fear Photography took our professional photos but we had lots of disposables on the tables and our friends and family filmed the speeches on their phones.

Best part of the day

I can’t choose… We loved the whole day!!

From one bride to another…

Keep it simple and make the most of your special day.


Venue Polhawn Fort

Photography Fear Photography

Dress Wed2b

Florist Ruth Andrew Flowers

Catering The Round Kitchen

Cake Marks & Spencer

Entertainment Wicked Whispers

Polhawn Fort

Cornwall, South West


Polhawn Fort is a bit of a no brainer – a cliff-top fort in the South West of England standing tall amongst sweeping lawns. A secluded beach, Polhawn Cove sits below,…

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Emma Hla

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Emma Hla

Emma is the founder & curator of these award-winning pages. Passionate about venues, interiors and a good Whiskey Sour. You'll also find Emma working as a Creative Director consulting for wedding venues around the UK.

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