Lauren & Ian tied the knot on the 11th of march 2017 at Polhawnfort in Cornwall. I haven't met them before which is unusual, as I normally try and meet couples before the big day. We had a FaceTime call before the big day, so I've kind of seen their faces before, but I always think it's better to meet in person. In this case it didn't matter as they are so lovely people which made me feel really welcome from the start and I soon felt like being one of their guests.
When I drove down the windy coast road in the misty drizzle I just hoped the rain would stop in the afternoon, so we could go down the beach for some shots. Even though the mist created a moody scenery, very cornish and perfectly fitting to the stunning venue tucked away on the side of a cliff at the end of the windy road.
Lauren and the bridal party were getting ready in Blue Monkey Cottage, a luxury self catering stay in the heart of Cawsands. I couldn't stop putting an 'aaaaaawwww' face on when I've seen the interior, such a beautiful cottage! Apart from poor Lauren coming down with a cold and being 'drugged up' with painkillers and cold and flu tablets everyone seemed to be very relaxed and looking forward to the big day..
The ceremonies always looks very festive in Polhawnfort, it's a pretty dark venue and challenging at times, but I do like shooting weddings there, especially because it has such great backdrops for photos on the grounds and the secluded beach. We got lucky and the drizzle stopped just when we walked down the steps to the beach. I'm really pleased how the photos turned out, it couldn't look more cornish.
I was only booked for half a day and left after the speeches, which were hilarious! Ian's brother brought a box filled with Ian's embarrassing 'collectables' from past years and being a TV presenter he knows how to do a good speech!
Here are few of my favourites from the day..
Venue: Polhawnfort // Date: 11.03.17 // Dress: Chameleon Bridal, Bournemouth // Flowers: Ruth Andrew from Polhawn Fort // Caterers: BED Catering, Plymouth // Hair and Makeup: Gem Ryder // Cake: Best Man's girlfriend, Olivia Chenery