I had yet to shoot a wedding at the Great Western Hotel in Newquay so I took a trip there the previous weekend to have a scan of the place and get a feel for the good places to shoot from. I had met the couple a few months previously and I felt we gelled well and would make a great team for their wedding photography. I prefer to have a good chat with my couples before the event so we can go over all the details and make sure that I am the right guy for them.
When I was having a look around I got spotted by a staff member there who happened to also be a bridesmaid! What luck, we had a bit of a chat about the wedding day and she showed me round and put me at ease by letting me know all the ins and outs for the wedding day.
Newquay is pretty much made for weddings with picturesque views and vistas everywhere, there is always a beach nearby for photos which beg to be utilised as such. This wedding was no different and I knew we had to get them on the Great western beach at some point I just had my fingers crossed for decent weather. Luckily we did and ended up with a few awesome sunset photos.
To start the day we had a bit of time to grab some getting ready shots..
We then moved onto the most important part of the day which is the wedding ceremony. All of which went without hiccups though running a little behind schedule, as tradition has it really.
It was an awesome ceremony and the dressing was done amazingly by a relative of the bride I believe. Candles and flowers galore. And as you can tell from the photos the couple were very much in Love and not afraid to show it, which is every photographers dream.
Even though the weather turned on us after the ceremony we moved onto the wedding breakfast quite happily without hitch.
I then managed to get the happily married couple down onto the beach, which is always my favourite time of the day. To get the couple to have a minute to themselves and be together on their wedding day rather than going round and chatting to everyone and actually having a little time with each other. Getting Samantha and Sam on the beach gave me some of my best photos from the wedding, such chemistry and love in these two they gave me every opportunity to capture it and I think I did them justice. We even had an awesome sunset appear just as we were finishing up which was just the icing on the cake really.
Then we finished the night with the shoe game and plenty of drunken dancing. All in all an awesome wedding that I was so privileged to be apart of and am very grateful that I got to capture the day for them. Newquay is also somewhere I lived for a year or so. It holds a special place in my heart as unusual a place it is, though for Cornwall weddings its hard to beat.