Pasties & Petticoats was launched in January 2012 by me, Donna Sharpe.



A Cornish maid with a big heart, and a love of weddings and writing in equal measure.  I’m a down to earth gal, I don’t take myself too seriously and I love a love story.


I run Pasties & Petticoats from my home in Cornwall, usually with my Romanian rescue dog Stanley keeping my feet warm.




My trusty sidekick – in both Pasties & Petticoats and life in general – is my sister Emma, who is my right-hand woman and number one wedding fair helper.



Me (right) & Her (left)


10 things we love:

Donna: cheesy music, cocktails, sunshine, reading a good book, animals, dancing like nobody’s watching, binge-watching Netflix, family & friends, communicating in gifs, Christmas.

Emma: being at home, impromptu fun, cooking/baking, box sets, birthdays (other peoples more than my own!), my boys (big and small), days out in the van, crunchy autumn leaves, footless tights and cycling.


When I asked Emma to send me any nice pics of her and me, she replied that the problem was they all seemed to involve us drinking! I say show it how it is!




How Pasties & Petticoats came about


Having spent several years as a wedding photographer with a slight addiction to blogs, I was frustrated that Cornwall didn’t have a wedding blog of its own. Me being me, I decided to go for it and fill that gap!


That was 7 years ago now, and what an adventure it’s been.




And if you’re wondering why no more photography?  In all honesty, doing it for a job made me lose the love a little. I’ve had a good break and I’m starting to experiment with iPhoneography (totally a word!) now, but I barely touch my ‘big camera’ these days. I hope one day I’ll have the time and space to find it fun again.


Think that covers everything, but if there’s anything I’ve missed or you can’t live without knowing, hit me up in the comments below!!


If you got this far, you’ve earned yourself a little treat…