Potager Garden Wedding

Aimee and Tom

Aimee and Tom decided to get married in two parts; part two being at The Potager Garden in Cornwall. Potager was a market garden in the 1950’s, and latterly a garden centre. After that, the site was closed for business and lay untouched for 10 years. Trees were growing through the roofs of the glasshouses. Indeed, the 2 acre field of daffodils at the back of the nursery was an unreachable sea of brambles. It really was ‘the lost sleeping beauty of Constantine’.

The land was purchased in January 2000 and the hard work began. Rather than clearing the whole site, the overgrown specimens were used to form the shape of the garden. Using secateurs, saws and a winch in preference to diggers and chainsaws, and with literally a tree every foot, the progress was slow but absorbing, debates and decisions taking place over each tree. To read more on how this fascinating preoject became what it is today click here.

Covid played havoc with a lot of weddings. Indeed, I’m only just catching up now with weddings that should have taken place 2 years ago. Similarly, Aimee and Tom’s wedding schedule was somewhat disrupted. They’d tried to get married in 2020 which hadn’t happened. Then due to family illness they decided to have 2 weddings so everyone could attend at least one! In other words, these guys were ready to party! After their first wedding in North Wales, what better place for Aimee and Tom to tie the knot the second time than the Cornish countryside?

North Wales

Both Aimee and Tom live and work in Cornwall. Tom’s family are from North Wales so it was easier for some older members to make the short journey to The Gwenfweri Project. Therefore it was only natural that they should get married there first. Once the formal part was out of the way however, it was full steam ahead for the Cornish Party!


Aimee is the resident ceramacist at Potager and has a different look at life to the norm. Moreover, this leftfield take on things influenced the choice of venue and wedding band. Julian Gaskall and his Ragged Trousered Philanthropists played their literal hats off under the Potager trees. Guests all and sundry danced the night away on the bare earth, some with bare feet!

Thanks to Aimee and Tom once again for having me as your photographer at both weddings. Have a gander at wedding number one here.

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