The small seaside town of Bude in North Cornwall offers the perfect destination for people dreaming of getting married by the sea. Bude and the surrounding area can boast some of the most impressive coastal scenery throughout the entire country. The town itself has a vibrant and welcoming character, full of Cornish charm. If your wedding guests enjoy the seaside then they are sure to want to make your wedding the excuse for an extended stay in order to sample the surf for themselves.
For wedding guests who want to combine attending the special day with a longer break in Cornwall, Bude is the perfect place. Within easy reach is the Eden project, a collection of plants from all around the world housed in a stunning location that features the world's largest greenhouse. In fact, nature lovers are spoilt for choice since The Lost Gardens of Heligan are also close by.
There are a variety of beaches to choose from in Bude itself. Summerleaze and Crooklets beaches are both within the town, whilst Widemouth Bay, a few miles south of the town, offers a long wide stretch of golden sand. Sandymouth Beach, meanwhile, is run by the National Trust and has stunning cliffs with rock formations that have been attracting visitors for many, many years.
If you love the beach and the great outdoors, Bude offers the chance to incorporate the sand and sea into the wedding of your dreams. Why not bring all of your guests down to the seaside for a photo shoot with a difference. Beach front pictures not only add an unique feel to your album, but your friends and family will have a great time too as they enjoy a taste of the coast in between shots, perhaps with a glass of champagne in hand.
There are wedding venues of every shape and size in Bude, many of which can also be used for civil ceremonies. Wedding receptions work best when they offer something a little bit different and civil ceremonies can be one way of achieving that since they provide the chance to personalise proceedings, right down to writing your own wedding vows together.
Wedding venues can often supply in house catering to ensure your wedding breakfast is superb and in somewhere like Bude you are bound to be tempted to serve up some local, freshly caught, fish or seafood. Knowing that your wedding menu has been brought straight from the sea to the table will make you proud as your guests sit down to enjoy a delicious meal.
Many wedding receptions have entertainment of one sort or another but it's up to you to decide what will suit you and your guests best. Try and remember that the very best wedding receptions are those where the happy couple themselves are relaxed and enjoying themselves. Memories of your special day will hopefully be with you for many years to come so savour the moment and start married life with a smile on your face.