I had looked forward to shooting this wedding from the moment that Emma and Ben asked me. I knew it would be good quality, full of love and warmth and a really bloody good party at the end of it all!!.
I arrived at Emma's parents house in the morning and the mood was really chilled and relaxed. Bacon sarnies and coffee greeted me on arrival and, along with Emmas Mum, Rose and Daisy and Emmas niece they all went up to the loft to start getting ready at a nice relaxed pace. The girls played make-up while Rose did hair, both of them wanting to be involved every step of the way...very cute, they even did each others nails!!
Over at Retorrick Mill I caught up with Ben and his family. Set in the Valley back from Mawgan Porth Beach this place is an oasis of calm and tranquality. You really feel as if you are well away from it all. The relaxed (if slightly nervous) vibes carried on here too and it was great to see all of Bens family travel from all over to be with him and Emma on their wedding day.
We went from here to the Farmers Arms in St Columb Minor so Ben could calm his nerves a little and then I was back to Emmas Mums for the dress shots. What a beautiful wedding dress. It was a proper fairy tale princess dress and complimented Emma so well, she looked stunning.
I have to say...if anyone has had or been to St Columb then you will understand the Vicar there doesn't do ceremonies in the usual way. Chris does things in the best way...super fun, informal and in jest. So many guests left the church saying it was the best service they had ever had!!
...and off in the VW Camper to Retorrick. I love it at Retorrick anyway. Scott & Babs have always done a wonderful job of informal entertaining and excellent food and this was no exception, in fact it was better. There was so much (EPIC) food that even 150+ of us could get through it all. I have to mention the doughnuts from 'Donut Addiction' in Penryn nr Falmouth...my word, the best I have ever had!!!! Being a friend/guest/photographer really does have it's perks!!!
We had the speeches, a didgererydoo with a loop pedal (think accoustic Ed Sheeran) which was unreal, the first dance and then a hell of a lot more dancing as the sun finally set into the night.
You guys smashed it, I loved every minute....big congratulations you both.