Rupert and Claire celebrated their love for one another with their closest family at Treseren with a cosy, intimate autumn wedding. With a colour palette of florals in deep purples and mulberry reds, this was a wedding that truly embraced the season – complete with a blustery visit to the beach!
Words from the couple –
We considered both big and small wedding options initially, including in 2021… and then COVID-19 came along. It made us realise how much we wanted to get married and that we would be happy to have a small wedding, and we’re so glad we went for it. Once we had decided on a small wedding, we wanted to create a memorable occasion that was special and meaningful to us and our families.
As we had a small wedding party, we wanted to make sure everyone was involved in some way. So everyone had an ‘official’ job during the ceremony, like witnessing the wedding vows, and an ‘unofficial’ one to help with the preparations. Rupert’s mum dried rose petals for confetti and decorations, and Claire’s mum painted name cards for the reception meal. It was also great way to add a lot of personal touches to the day, which was something that was important to us.
‘We met the traditional way for nowadays – online! We got engaged at the very start of the year, on a hike in Chile surrounded by lakes and volcanoes. Rupert carried a ring all the way to South America, and managed to keep it secret in spite of crossing several borders with bag searches!’
Choosing the venue
Treseren stood out for us because it focused just on small weddings and it was obvious that they understood how special a small wedding could be. A lot of venues we looked at gave the option of having a small celebration but were really geared more towards bigger events. Treseren felt like it was the best fit for the experience that we wanted to have, surrounded by our closest family.
We love the coast and countryside and so the setting of Treseren was just right for us. We booked our wedding without visiting but didn’t have any doubts about doing that – Emma guided us through the virtual tour on their website which gave us a great feel for the venue and how beautiful it was!
Wedding Day Team
We didn’t want to spend lots of time searching for suppliers, and really liked the ‘no-hassle’ option that the team at Treseren gave us, making suggestions and initial introductions. We hit the jackpot with everyone who Treseren recommended, they were fantastic and all knew how to make a small wedding very special.
Highlights of the day
Well, apart from getting married of course, going to the beach in our wedding togs in a wild storm was pretty memorable! It was also great to be able to spend so much time with our families, as everyone stayed in Shepherd’s House so we could relax together before and after the wedding. And we’ll always remember how special we were made to feel on the day. The team were so flexible in helping us achieve the day we wanted, whilst keeping everyone safe given the crazy times we’re in, even when we had to make last minute changes to our plans due to the stormy weather!
Words of wisdom for couples considering a small wedding
Go for it!! We are really glad we didn’t opt for the ‘traditional’ big event, as we think our wedding was all the more personal and relaxed because it was small. And involve your guests if you can – it made planning the wedding extra fun, and the ceremony was very meaningful.
Flowers – Cat at Tide Flowers
Photography and Videography – Paul at Treseren
Hair – Emma at Hair by Emma C
Makeup – Suzi Winter
Cake – Sarah at The Cornish Cakery
Private Dining – Dean at Chef in My Home