2014 February - Archive

  • February 25, 2014

It was great to be part of Greg and Hannah’s amazing wedding day.  They had their ceremony in the stunningly picturesque setting of Pendennis Castle in Falmouth.  Pendennis castle is one of my favourite venues to shoot at.  It’s a 16th Century Castle built by Henry VIII with sweeping views of Falmouth harbour all the way round to Gyllynvase beach.  It has everything that a photographer like me goes crazy for.  Beautiful sea views. Lovely old architecture with massive granite stones that have loads of texture to use as backdrops. To top it all of it has a rustic little hall for the wedding ceremony, that is only lit by lanterns and candle light, giving the ceremony a wonderful vintage feel.  Greg and Hannah also decorated it beautifully with fresh flowers and candle displays resting on old wooden barrels, to give that authentic feel.

Their ceremony was a lovely balance of lighthearted moments with some wonderful readings done by their parents and tenderhearted ones that left very few dry eyes in the castle. After the ceremony everyone enjoyed the sunshine on the lawn with drinks, this gave the guests a chance to appreciate the views and me a chance to shoot some of the guests, only with my camera of course.

We then got to one of the parts of  the wedding that I enjoy the most, the photos of just the couple.  With such a beautiful setting I could have quite happily photographed them all day long, taking advantage of the wonderful views and beautiful old building.  It must be one of the best jobs in the world to get to spend time with people on one of their most important days, and get to witness their love for each other.

After the ceremony Greg and Hannah headed back to Hannah’s parents house, where they had set up a marquee in the field next door.  What I really enjoyed about this wedding was how much consideration they had given to giving their guests things to do at the marquee.  There were all kinds of outside games, from giant Jenga to table tennis and there was even a very lively game of footie that kicked of in the evening.  It really help the atmosphere of the wedding to be festive and fun.  As a photographer we are always looking for photographs of people having a good time and laughing, and there was no shortage of that at this wedding.

I feel really privileged to have been able to be a part of Greg & Hannah’s day, and wish them all the best for the future.

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