“Oh Megan!!! We love the photos. You got some amazing shots. So, So happy with them! Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job!”
Hollie and Francis, you’re too kind! what a stunning couple and an absolute joy to be around.
From first contact in May last year, right up to the wedding day itself they were a dream to work with. Based in Singapore and planning their wedding long distance is no mean feat but this couple took it all in the stride.
I’ve had the pleasure of visiting some beautiful locations during my time as a wedding photographer but this particular venue was extraordinary! This stunning house in The Lizard in Cornwall was the picturesque back drop to a very special day. The property overlooked the cliffs near Kynance Cove and Hollie happened to have an ‘in’ with the owners (her parents!) making it the obvious choice for their special day. The South West really does offer up the best wedding locations in the country, in my opinion.
Now, overlooking the cornish cliffs has its advantages and disadvantages! One of the disadvantages is… Wind! However, when the bride has the most incredible veil then all is forgotten! Trailing behind her, tousled playfully with each gust, was a wedding photographer’s dream and really showed off the craftsmanship of the veil itself. Simply stunning! Hollie also chose to wear her veil over her face for the beginning of the ceremony which I don’t see very often. This didn’t stop her sneaking a glass of prosecco underneath though, just to calm those pre-wedding nerves! (purely medicinal, right Hollie?) Mother nature was very kind to us all, with rain forecast we were lucky enough to avoid it and the weather stayed dry all day. It’s definitely the windiest wedding I’ve shot so far but with a couple willing to brave the elements we got some great shots!
Hollie was very emotional in the morning and gave out beautiful hand written notes to friends and family (cue the tears!) and also received a private message from groom, Francis (cue more tears!) This wedding was full of personal moments like this, from writing their own vows, to a close friend performing their humanist ceremony (a style I’m particularly fond of!) and also including the family dog! (I didn’t sneak him a sausage off the BBQ, honest!)
Talking of food, a big shout out goes to the Cornwall Chef who provided the BBQ. I saw a lot of very satisfied faces and bellies throughout the day!
And one final touch that I found particularly special was Hollie’s speech. A really lovely addition to a wonderfully family orientated day.
I love to travel to unique and interesting venues and it has been a privilege to work with Hollie and Francis throughout their Cornwall Wedding. It really doesnt feel like work on days like this and as I sign off in my little terrace cottage in Devon, I look forward to many more nuptials in this glorious sunshine! Summer 2018 really has been special so far….