Holly and Ben
Wedding at Heartlands, Cornwall
Cornwall’s mining heritage is on show at Pool’s Heartlands centre. Indeed, the preserved Robinson’s Shaft mining museum is the centrepiece. It finally closed as a working mine in 1998 after 400 years of activity. Subsequently, the area remained derelict until transformed in 2012. In the same vein, the site is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage. In short, it is of great historic significance.
Diaspora Botanical Gardens
The Diaspora (meaning ‘dispersion’) Botanical Gardens are always a part of any Heartlands Wedding. In the 19th Century, thousands of pioneering Cornish people emigrated across the world taking with them their culture, mining skills and technologies. Furthermore, these gardens tell the story of the Cornish people and their influence on the lands to which they travelled. They feature plants from Cornwall that rooted happily in foreign lands, as well as exotics brought back to Cornwall. Each of the gardens is themed on continents and nations important to the story of Cornish migration, such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, North and South America.
Centre for culture
In fact, Heartlands not only provides a centre for culture, but also an interesting backdrop for wedding photos! Holly and Ben were very relaxed in front of the camera as Kirsty and I had got to know them. For example, I always find that wedding fairs, consultations and prewedding shoots help dispell any fear of the camera! Indeed, we had spent so much time having fun with Holly and Ben they felt like old friends.
Thanks to Holly and Ben, their families and the stunning Cornish weather for an incredible day! Go and check out Heartlands as a wedding venue but also just for a visit. You won’t be disappointed.
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