Lorraine met Jonny on a boat not surprising as Jonny is a UK World Champion sailor, normally he is traversing the globe sailing all over the world, Lorraine managed to pin him down in the UK at the start of the UK championships which were held in Looe in August. They got married at the Guildhall and then we had a photo walk around Looe and onto the harbour before finishing up at the Trehaven Manor Hotel
Yasmin and Shaun got married at a fabulous venue "The Green" in the heart of Bodmin Moor near Liskeard. The Minions is a place a few miles away famous for it Cornish Tin mine engine houses, ponies and a stone circle. Yasmin and Shaun were there for 2 days and we captured the evening party the night before the wedding
Rachel and Simon had a very small wedding, 4 in total in the picturesque village of Port Isaac made famous by the TV series Doc Martin, we went up onto the coast path to get some panoramic views of the coastline then went down into the harbour and around the back streets. We even had a rainbow to top things off
One of my favourite weddings from 2013 as I got to photograph at St Michael's Mount for the first time, Charlie was stunning and the forecast "Storm of the Century" held off until we had finished taking pictures at the Mount
Jane and Perry got married at the fabulous Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe, set on the side of a cliff with two beaches, a ladies and a gents, it was the Victorians who made the tunnels! and an open air gazebo and terrace for the ceremony. The day started off rather grey but we had a wonderful ball of fire sunset to end it. They had also booked a wonderful and weird band.
Alec and Merryn got married at St Gennys Church near Crackington Haven, one of the most beautiful churches in Cornwall, the back of the church opens directly out onto the coast path to make for some stunning photographs if you don't mind the odd gravestone. Next we went to Widemouth Bay for some beaches shots before ending up at a Marquee overlooking Widemouth bay, a really great day.
I was very lucky this year to be asked to photograph the wedding of Ruth and Warren on St Martins Island. The couple live on the Island and the whole population of the Island were invited to the wedding resulting in the little church being packed to the rafters. It was one of the few times the whole population around 100 had been together for an event so the photographs had added significance. The ferry timetable meant we had to arrive on the Friday and stay until the Monday (the hardships of being a wedding photographer!) There are alot of pictures of people standing on a rock, this is the rock where Warren proposed to Ruth but because of the shifting sands it was a lot higher off the ground than normal. At the end of the wedding there were fireworks and an amazing firewalker. I have included some pictures we took of the Island on the Sunday when we walked around the Island. A truly memorable experience.
I had such a wonderful day at Leigh and James's wedding, it was held at Talland Bay near Looe on the south coast of Cornwall. It has possibly the prettiest church in Cornwall, after the ceremony we went down to Talland Bay for some pictures, then it was up to a Marquee overllooking the bay for a vintage tea party. Leigh and her bridesmaids all looked stunning. I will always remember the singing and dancing to a medley of disney songs it was just brilliant.
Alex and Gemma were married on the 21st April at the fabulous Dartington Hall near Totnes Devon, the gardens at this time of year were in full bloom and made for some wonderful photographs. Gemmas dress was a very classy lace creation, which reminded me of Kate Middleton's dress at the royal wedding the year before.
Kathrine and Sean got married on 27th September 2012 at Mawnan Church, this is a beautiful church out on a penisular near Falmouth, we then went to the Ferry Bridge Inn on the halford river estuary for some shots and then onto Boscarne Down for some photographs overlooking Falmouth before finally arriving at The Green Lawns Hotel Falmouth for the reception.
Gemma and Christy got married at Polhawn Fort, Saltash. They had one of the best days in June with the sun shining from dawn to dusk. The views from the Fort overlooking the bay were superb.
Christy works for Chelsea football club as a video analyst working with the 1st team manager Roberto di Matteo. I suppose it was too much to ask for some tickets especially as I am an Arsenal fan, having said that all his table decorations featured Man Utd players!
Katy and Jamie got married in May 2012 at St Mellion International Golf Resort. When I turned up at Katy's parent's house in the morning she was on the front lawn, she looked so stunning that I nearly drove into the hedge!