August sprung to a happy, if damp, start with Jason and Louise’s wedding in Grampound. Fortunately umbrellas were plentiful and the rain didn’t spoil the happy couple’s day, as the smiles and flower petals testify.
The small village of Grampound has a rich history drawing back to the 13th century and beyond; and the local parish church of St. Crida stood a fitting venue as Jason and Louise began their own history among family and friends. Unfortunately as the service ended the weather worsened and rain threatened to undermine the celebrations – but Ben Photography is never unprepared, and our ivory parasols (and manlier black umbrellas) soon justified their existence once again.
With the rain pouring outside, we moved back into the church and managed to capture some lovely shots of the couple against the beautiful backdrop of the empty aisles and stained-glass – a rare opportunity, and a break amidst the chaos of the day.
After the wedding, the party moved to the reception at the Falmouth Hotel, overlooking the Falmouth Bay and the deepest natural harbour in Western Europe. Unfazed by the grey skies, the newlyweds took to the sand after dinner, framed by the waves and the distant figure of Pendennis castle.
We had the pleasure of following Jason and Louise from the morning preparation to the first dance, sharing with their loved ones their special day and helping mark every moment. As they proved, a wet day doesn’t have to mean a ruined wedding. With some flexibility, you can have a wedding experience as individual and memorable as you are.
We wish Jason and Louise every success for the future, and thank them for letting us be part of their beautiful day.
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Dress and veil by Bride! of Penzance
Flowers by Rachel; you can find her at http://www.truro-florist.co.uk/
Cake by Harriet Barrow Cakes
To find a church in Cornwall that works for you, consider the Church of England register
For more information on the history of Grampound, Falmouth and Cornwall through the ages, be sure to visit the Cornwall Heritage Trust
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