Caroline and Ben tied the knot in the Church of St Morwenna and St John the Baptist in Morwenstow on the North Cornwall Coast. I was booked from the ceremony onwards and unfortunately missed one of my favourite times of the day, the bridal getting ready stage.
So I arrived at the church just after midday to capture the guests arriving for the ceremony. I’m always nervous with church weddings as some vicars seem to do anything to prevent you to take good photos in their church. I had one telling me and some videographers that we would only be allowed to shoot from the back of the church otherwise he will throw us out. I mean, what’s that for a welcome and how are you supposed to photograph the ceremony just from the back?? Gladly, today it was a very warm welcome by this lovely chap and his friendly laid back collie dog, which slept peaceful throughout the whole ceremony in the front of the church!
After the ceremony we ventured down the nearby Duckpool beach for photos, it’s not far away from where Ben proposed. Ben and Caroline chose a mini for their transport, so we were all equipped for some great shots.
The reception was at Caroline’s grandma’s farm in a beautifully decorated marquee set in a stunning landscaped garden. The Driftwood bar with draft beer and cider was handmade by Caroline’s sister’s husband, very impressive!
For me the highlight of the day was Ben’s family singing a personalised version of ‘Sweet Caroline’ by Neil Diamond, a rather great performance and even better surprise!
Caroline and Ben, you and your friends and family were fabulous and so welcoming, I absolutely enjoyed every minute of capturing your beautiful wedding day. Thanks for having me there and I hope you like this little preview… the rest of the images will be ready to be send you very soon..
Venue: Morwenna Church & Coast to Coast Marquee // Date: 02.09.18 // Flowers: Jennifer Candy // Makeup: Penny Pascoe MUA // Hair: Jeneration Hair Design //Cake: Exe-Cellent Cakes // Music: The Stereo Jack’s