Lara and Dan got married at Dinham House in 2017, with 120 friends and family joining them for their special day. Lara tells us all about their dream wedding, and why Dinham House was the most perfect venue for them…
We looked at four different venues in the area for a place to create our dream wedding. We wanted a relaxed day rather than a big white wedding, and the location of Dinham House is second to none.
After first visiting Cornwall during a half term with the kids, we completely fell in love. It reminded me of home in South Africa, with all the beaches and coastal atmosphere. Our wedding had an African theme, with a safari-style tent, and beautiful native flowers. All our suppliers were recommendations from Fee Turner, our caterer who was introduced to us by Aldwin and Yasmina. It really helped that they all knew each other, it allowed the day to run smoothly and they all worked well together. It was like organising a big party.
We chose Dinham House because it sits in such a magnificent location with an incredible vista. It’s magical. Breathtaking. It’s really sheltered too, which was really important for us as we wanted to utilise the outside space. Even on a blustery site visit in February it felt protected from the wind. The versatile landscape meant that we could have more than just a tent wedding, as we also made use of the woodland for our ceremony. It was almost like a mini festival.
Aldwin and Yasmina were fantastic. Such delightful hosts, and were so chilled about what we could do. Nothing was ever a problem. We rented The Coach House to stay in, and Yasmina found me everything I needed whilst I was getting ready for the big day, including printing our speeches.
They could not have been more efficient, and gave us such great advice. Aldwin was even moving hay bales on the morning of our wedding for us, and it was like everyone was mucking in. Yasmina and Aldwin grew to feel more like family, and we actually invited them to come to our wedding in the end. It was a wonderful day.
Photography by James Darling.