Today I am thrilled to share this pretty Cornish Wedding inspired by the colours of the coast and wildflowers and channelling the beach and ocean.
The couple are Tiziana and Ross and images of this wonderful celebration were captured by Tracey Warbey Photography.
Tracey is a wedding photographer living in St Austell, Cornwall covering both Devon and Cornwall.
She offers beautiful, bespoke wedding photography, which is shot in a modern and artistic way.
She would describe her style as being documentary, therefore relaxed and generally using natural light with an aim to capture special moments between people.
Building a connection with the people that she meets, enables her to capture them at their very best – relaxed, happy and enjoying the moment.
Gorgeous Bride Tiziana says of the couples amazing Cornish Wedding Day…
How did you meet?
We met seven years ago, while both of us were living in Spain, myself in Madrid and Ross in Menorca,
I am Italian, Ross is English and at the time I was self employed as costume designer, working in theatre, while Ross was a boat surveyor in the Mediterranean.
We initially met on a touring musical, when I was part of the wardrobe department and he was doing some carpentry work fr the production.
A friend of Ross was the technical manager of the show, looking for new people to go on the road, so Ross decided to change his life for 6 months giving up boats for sets.
On the tour we hung out during the rehearsal period going to Moscow, China, Taiwan and Japan.
Our friendship changed to love a few months into the tour when we were in China.
Tell us about the Proposal…
One year later we were in Singapore, same tour but on new season, and on our first anniversary night Ross proposed me.
It was a huge shock and I never thought to get married, and I started to cry.
Then we called my parents in Italy, who were probably in shock more than me.
With the end of the second tour Ross decided to come back to England, after 14 years living in Menorca, to start a new life here, and I I followed him.
Starting a new life from zero wasn’t easy, but we made it, and after 4 years living in the UK we were ready to get married.
Tell us about your Wedding Planning Experience, and your theme…
From the beginning I wanted to get married in Cornwall, as Ross grew up there, and I really love it..
I wanted to share this paradise with my family, showing them that Italy is fabulous but there are other parts of the world just as beautiful.
The wedding theme was the Cornish sea with objects that told our story.
The colour palette was natural, pale blue, sand, the purple from some rocks and wild flowers, pale grey.
I really wanted a beach ceremony, but we couldn’t have it, so I brought the beach and sea at the venue, the great Waterfront in Polzeath.
I love the Cornish coast wild flowers, and the amazing Alex, from Wadebridge Flowers, was a wonderful help in navigating the world of blooms.
I choose little vintage bottles for the flowers and added candles.
I also made little piles of old books, one of my passions, little paper boats as a placeholders, dried garden rose petals for 8 months as confetti, then I made 8 glasses domes with our story told inside.
I really enjoyed hand crafting the decorations for our tables, and everybody loved them.
I bought a lot of my supplies in charity shops, jumbo sales, antique shops… try to recycling everything!
In Italy there is a tradition that you have to give a little present to all your guests: a little bag with 5 “confetti ” that are italian almonds sweets (like the UK tradition of the favour).
We also added and a lovely customised Cornish soap from SuddyNora.
After twenty years working in wardrobe, I wanted something with a vintage look for my wedding dress.
I’m 47 and didn’t want a classic white wedding dress, as that really isn’t me, so I started sketching ideas.
I choose the pattern for a long 1910 dark blue skirt, high waist, combined with a modern ivory shirt, corset and a silk Spanish shawl .
I went to London with my lovely sister in law, to buy the fabrics, and I found this beautiful silk crepe for the skirt (a strange colour that reminds me the grey/purple stones in Cornwall) and a lovely ivory silk for the shirt.
My amazing and great friends in Italy made my dress, and we had the first and only fitting the day before the wedding, but was perfect.
I made my headpiece, a headband with 1930’s net, some feathers flowers, that I sourced from nice little milliner shop in London.
What would be your advice to other couples getting married?
Organising a wedding can be a stressful but try to be patient with yourself and your family and friends.
Compromises are not always bad news, lot of times give you a new point of view, a better one.
The beauty of a celebration doesn’t lie in perfection.
Cornish Wedding Suppliers
Venue – The Waterfront Cafe Bar – Polzeath
Photography – Tracey Warbey Photography
Dress – Handmade in Italy (Materials sourced in Soho London)
Headband – Handmade by Bride ( materials sourced at Petershams Millinery)
Makeup-artist – Helena at Your Beautiful Day UK
Flowers – Wadebridge Flowers
Cake – Natural Cake Company
Favours ( Soaps) & Candles – SuddyNora
To Contact Tracey Warbey Photography
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org