02.02.2020... it sounded like a great date to do something special so we decided to host our wedding open day on it! Come along and meet the Knightor weddings team, wander the grounds of Knightor, nibble on some complimentary canapés and enjoy a glass of fizz on us. And it is a free event! Bring your partner, your family or your friends, all welcome.
We will be joined by a collective of amazing suppliers, including;
Emily Rose Hire
Flicksbox Vintage Photobooth
The Wedding Co
OK Make Up Artistry
Victoria Jefferies Hair
The Cornish Cakery
Kellys Sweet Treats
John Green Dynamic Entertainments
David - Celebrant
Ashley Harding Musician
With some more suppliers to be confirmed
We look forward to meeting you! Please do let us know if you are planning to join us but clicking 'going' on our Facebook event... so we know how many canapés to get prepped!
A Cornish wedding doesn't HAVE to take place in Cornwall but it's a good place to start!
Your wedding party size, budget and venue requirements are important to think about, then choosing the WHERE is the fun part.
Whatever your wedding style, venue or wedding location, be inspired by Cornwall's rich culture and tradition when planning your special day. To help you along we have rounded up some of our favourite ways to add a flavour of Cornwall to your wedding, from dining, decorations and the smallest gestures.
What's your favourite thing about Cornwall? Is it the food, the people, beaches or is it just the general laid back atmosphere? You can easily create your wedding day theme, or feeling, around your love of Cornwall bringing together many, or even a few elements from table decorations, seating plan designs, locally grown flowers, music or the format for your day.
It doesn't have to be a cliche to be a theme. Maybe surfing and the beach is your vibe, or certain places in Cornwall are really memorable to you. Perhaps it's just the colours that inspire you, the soft hues of the moors, the shades of the ocean and cliffs. The sea-pinks that grow along the coastal paths. Or how about the beautiful wildflowers of the Cornish hedgerows in Spring and Summer.
You can bring these into your wedding theme in the form of decorations, table centrepieces or seating plans with unique place names of favourite locations.
Now, we're not suggesting head to toe tartan (unless you want to of course), but a few stylish additions here and there look fantastic. Buttonholes, bow-ties or cufflinks are a few ways you can add a Cornish spin to your wedding outfit.
Cornish tartan brooch - Pascoespetals - Etsy Cornish tartan bowtie - www.tartanista.co.uk
There are some incredibly talented artisans in Cornwall who can custom make items just for you, like Justin Duance jewellery who make beautiful wedding rings and engagement rings that are cast in sand from the beautiful beaches around Cornwall.
Food and drink is an essential to a wedding party and with a massive choice of Cornish foods and local suppliers, you'll be spoilt for choice!
For truly Cornish fayre think pasties, cream teas, seafood, cheese, cider, Cornish gin and Cornish wine. The dining possibilities are endless and from 3 course meals to relaxed barbeques you can really bring so much of Cornwall to your day with food and drink alone. But remember, if a cream tea is on the menu, the jam goes on first!
What about some games through your reception, there is little more fun than a spot of welly wanging! Rumour has it the tradition of welly wanging started in the west country in the 1970's and its a firm favourite down here at village fetes and gatherings.
Welly wanging photos - Albion Row Photography
How about bringing in some lovely ceremony rituals to your day that are inspired by that land and sea? A sand ceremony where you choose sand from your favourite beaches and pour them into a jar, a meaning of two becoming one. Or a knot tying ceremony, a symbolic sealing of your relationship by the tying of a fisherman's knot, believed to be the strongest there is and becomes even stronger under pressure.
Cornwall is a land of music makers and music makes moments at weddings and one of the most memorable things you can bring to your day is to have unique music. From an evening of Ceilidh to a sea shanty band at your reception or over dinner to a local folk band, the options are endless and you are sure to get your guests moving, and moved.
Exploring Cornwall, one glass at a time
You don't have to look far in Cornwall to find beautiful scenery, secret hideaways or hidden gems, no matter where you are in the county, but add a refreshing glass of English wine and an enticing Cornish menu to the setting, could there be anything more perfect?
Here's a selection of our favourite spots throughout Cornwall to enjoy a glass of Knightor with cracking views and delicious local produce.
The Idle Rocks, St Mawes
Take a day trip exploring the Roseland Peninsular and explore the picturesque villages and secret coves before rounding off the day with a visit to The Idle Rocks Restaurant in St Mawes.
Complete with a beautiful waterfront location and a delectable menu of French & Asian influences, the restaurant was recently named 'Best Restaurant' in the Trencherman's Guide 2018, as well as 'Best Dine & Stay Experience' for this year's Trencherman's Guide.
We recommend: Knightor Vintage 2011
A special wine for a special occasion, just 2000 bottles of this English sparkling wine were made and where better to enjoy this elegant bubbly than in St Mawes?
The Pandora Inn, nr Falmouth
With a long jetty extending onto Restronguet Creek and a cosy 13th century building complete with thatched roof, flagstone floors and low-beamed ceilings, the The Pandora Inn has it all, whatever the season!
We recommend: Knightor Madeleine Angevine
A wonderful English alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, combine our Madeleine Angevine with delicate white meats, fish, creamy cheeses and salads - you'll be in heaven!
Penrose Kitchen, nr Truro
On the outskirts of Truro lies Penrose Kitchen, an award-winning restaurant serving the very best local and homegrown produce. Enjoy a glass of Knightor wine and relax into the surrounding Cornish landscape, tranquil lily ponds and water garden.
We recommend: Knightor Classic Cuvée White
A fun and fruity blend well suited to the tranquil setting and delicious produce of Penrose Kitchen.
Sardine Factory, Looe
Having recently won their place in the Michelin Guide 2020, The Sardine Factory is one to watch and definitely one to explore when visiting Looe. With a stunning waterside location and a strong Cornish heritage translated through their ethos, menus and styles, their fresh, seafood dishes are a perfect match for Knightor wines.
We recommend: Madeleine Angevine 2016
It's always a delight when wine is an excellent match to other local produce and that's exactly true for our light and delicate Madeleine Angevine. Cornish mackerel or skate - the perfect pairing!
Bin Two, Padstow
Located in the heart of Padstow's bustling centre, this independent wine merchant is a treasure trove of wine and a must visit when exploring North Cornwall's secret coves, harbour villages and striking landscapes. With an impressive selection of wines by the glass and irresistible tapas dishes of local produce, you'll easily while away a couple of hours at this harbour hotspot, Bin Two.
We recommend: Carpe Diem White
This English example of a Vinho Verde is just the thing for a sunny afternoon, sitting harbourside with nibbles and a cool glass, watching Padstow go by. Who needs Portugal..?
Fistral Beach Hotel, Newquay
Complete with jaw-dropping ocean views and an enviable setting on Newquay's scenic coastline, foodies and adventures alike will be in seventh heaven at the Dune Restaurant of Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa. What could be better than a coastal inspired menu, with the Atlantic beside you and a glass of crisp Cornish wine to compliment?
We recommend: Madeleine Angevine 2016
Incredibly light and delicate in body with good acidity and ripe flavours, this blend is great with spicier dishes.
The Rock Inn, Rock
Just across the estuary from Padstow lies Rock, a beautiful village inspired by the white, sandy dunes and plentiful local produce surrounding it. Tucked right in the centre you'll find The Rock Inn, a hub of great local food with a sea-view balcony and great menu to boot!
We recommend: Madeleine Angevine 2016/201
Sipping on a cool glass of this after rounding off a day of Cornish adventures, what more could you want? Pair with local white fish, creamy cheeses from Cornwall or balanced with a fresh, summer salad - it's fantastic!
Le Vignoble, Bath and Plymouth
Now we know this one isn't Cornwall, but Le Vignoble is well worth a visit when exploring Plymouth or Bath and is a treasure trove for learning and experiencing wines from England and across the world.
From their central city locations, you can take a tasting, enjoy authentic tapas dishes, experience a wine talk or shop wines, guided by their knowledgable team.
We recommend: Knightor Mena Hweg
Inspired by the great wines of Germany, our Mena Hweg marries flavours of apple, sherbet and citrus to create an easy-drinking, balanced wine that's great with summer sunshine and mild evenings in the city.
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