Jo and Marsh contacted me well over a year ago now to book me for their wedding photography. As they were getting married at the Blue Blue in Porthtowan, we decided that would be a very suitable place to meet! After several early evening beverages it felt like I was catching up with old friends so I knew they were going to be a lovely couple to work with!
As with most weddings, the weather plays an important part in the proceedings of the day and in this case it was no different. The forecast as you would expect for a mid summers day in sunny Cornwall was typical………….heavy wind, gails, rain, blizzards, snow, hurricanes and maybe a spot of sun! 🙂
Jo arrived in true Cornish style in a beautiful VW Campervan. Not long after getting out of the van, poor Jo had a mad dash through the wind and rain to get inside for cover. This did not affect the couple or their guests one bit, whilst the wind howled outside everyone congregated in the boardroom for a cosy and beautiful ceremony!
After the ceremony the couple arranged for a champagne reception in the bar for all of their guests. During this time the weather began to improve which was very lucky as next on the agenda was a one mile walk across the beach from Porthtowan to Chapel Porth! Jo and Marsh had planned their Wedding day around the tide times so that it was possible to walk from beach to beach whilst the tide was out. As soon as the couple took their first steps on the beach the sun came out from behind the clouds! Amazing! This is one of the most dramatic parts of the Cornish coastline and it certainly made for an epic backdrop to some of the photographs! As you will be able to see from the pics the weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the walk and everyone knew it! Happy days!
The newly weds and their guests were greeted at Chapel Porth to a fantastic BBQ on the beach organised by friends who work at The Chapel Porth Beach Cafe (one of my favourite places) and Jamie Olivers Fifteen! Happy days x 2!
After plenty of food and drink on the beach the guests headed to Jo and Marsh’s house in Gwithian for the evening do. I managed to sneak off with the bride and groom to Godrevy Lighthouse for a few photos on the way.
Both Jo and Marsh and their friends and family had clearly spent alot of time preparing and planning every detail for the celebrations at the house. Marsh is a carpenter by trade so instead of hiring a marquee, he built one! Apparrently the last coat of paint was going on the dance floor the morning of the wedding day itself! It looked amazing, see the pics. They also hired and decorated a smaller marquee for the speeches and food etc. The garden was re-landscaped and they even converted their shed into a chill-out morrocan lounge, complete with sheesha’s and cushions! Happy days x 3
I think they may have intentions of hosting wedding parties in the future!…. watch this space!
The evening festivities consisted of more amazing food, drinks, fun, laughter, live music and dancing. I hate to think what time it actually finished but it was definately still in full swing when I left later that night! Good times!
Anyway, there is so much more I could say about this wedding but I hope the photos speak for themselves.
A truly awesome wedding, I loved every minute of it and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Jo and Marsh and all of their lovely friends and families!