Article published: 25th July 2022, by Lisa Truscott on behalf of The 2 Lisa's
All photos by Khalile Siddiqui
Sometimes all it takes is the power behind that little word ‘yes’ to make a dream come true. Kate and Aidan wanted to have an aerial performance at their wedding but the marquee couldn’t accommodate the full rig along with their 200+ guests. So we did a bit of research and ended up investing in our favourite piece yet. And what an incredible day. We enjoyed performing for Kate and Aidan and all their guests so much we thought it only right to write a bit about it.
So many fantastic suppliers under one roof. We were proud to be a part of it. It was so nice to work alongside so many professionals at the top of their game – the crème de la crème of the Cornish Wedding scene – all gathered together in a stunning marquee (provided by Absolute Canvas) at Trerethern Farm, Padstow. One of the joys of working in the wedding industry in Cornwall is getting to work at some of the most beautiful places in the county and this one did not disappoint. The location was breathtaking.
The venue quite took our breath away when we first entered to set up before the wedding party arrived. Decorated by Unique designs by Tina it was simply stunning. And the cake by Donna Mears so beautiful. We can’t imagine making a cake for 200 people but I imagine Donna didn’t bat an eye. Simply stunning.
Kate herself looked stunning, of course, with hair and make up perfected by Emilie’s hair and make up, who then stayed on throughout the day to do any necessary touch ups for the party (especially after any tears during the ceremony). What a treat! With her gown from Bridal Gossip sure to be a winner, Kate summed up the true glory of being a bride and looked gorgeous throughout the day.
After the ceremony, administered by Celebrant in Cornwall, the guests gathered for delicious canapés of crumpets by Richard Mcgeown- very satisfying as weddings can be very long days. Welcome drinks had espresso martinis as an option and photos were taken outside, before coming back inside and the big reveal of…us!
When it became clear that the marquee couldn’t accommodate the full rig, and not wishing to rely on the unpredicatable Cornish weather by putting us outdoors, we researched and invested in buying a lollipop lyra – a free standing aerial hoop. But rather than being attached to the ceiling, this is attached from the bottom to a pole that is then attached to a stage which gives it it’s stability. Amazing. We were so happy with it when it arrived and thoroughly enjoyed the creation process. Alongside the doubles lollipop act we also performed our solo acts in hula hoop and acrobatics, giving a full 15 minute floor show. The happy couple and their guests loved the show, with one of them being overheard a little lost for words: “wow…wow…wow…just wow!!” Twenty plus years in the business and that appreciation never grows old.
As we all know, weddings can be long days, even more so for little ones. As is the case with many weddings there were quite a few kids at this wedding. Kate and Aidan took this on board and had childcare provided by Cornwall Childcare set up for the day. But not only that - they went the extra mile and also had some great entertainment laid on just for the children from Wigwam Adventures - such a great idea.
And the entertainment didn’t stop there. They also had The Swing Kings from Crown Entertainmentproviding live music and DJ sets, as well as Roger Miners and his baby grand piano. All held together by Toast Master John Green. When we said the crème de la crème of the Cornish wedding industry we weren’t lying.
What a phenomenal day! On the day assistance was held together by the amazing Jules Hayden from Art of Weddings. Jules has been so supportive of us since our move to Cornwall and it was lovely seeing her face when we first arrived. Full wedding planning and coordination from Caroline Griffiths was out of this mind. As a delayed covid wedding I don’t imagine she expected to be starting her maternity leave straight after the wedding of the year but she quite simply didn’t bat an eyelid at being on her feet all day and running the show so close to her due date. But for those of us who work in the wedding industry it’s a passion, not a job. You couldn’t start a wedding like this one and not see it through to the end. Congratulations to Kate and Aidan. We wish you many many years of happiness together and hope you remember your big day for years and years to come. We know we will.
If you are reading this and interested in knowing more about circus performances for your wedding day or event please don’t hesitate to get in touch.