A winter wedding at a Cornish fort: Claire & Andrew's celebrations by the sea

I say a winter wedding, but it was technically spring when Claire and Andrew got married at the end of March this year.  But according to the Met Office, March 2013 was colder than the preceding December, January or February, so I am definitely calling it a winter wedding! Anyway, I was there, I know it was cold...  It was also the most beautiful of days, with a joyful, musical celebration filled with so much love and warmth that it makes me feel properly emotional remembering it all again.  

The wedding took place in Cornwall, at the spectacular Polhawn Fort on the Rame peninsula.  The Fort overlooks the sea, with its own private beach, and is a wonderful place to get married.  Claire and Andrew actually live in London, but they wanted to get married by the sea, so were delighted to discover Polhawn Fort.  Despite almost sub-zero conditions, we did enjoy getting down to the beach, skimming some stones and capturing a few portraits of Claire and Andrew together.  We also had the opportunity for some really gorgeous group photos on the lawns outside the Fort, with the beautiful sea view behind us.  For the rest of the day, it was absolutely wonderful to stay inside, in the cosy, twinkling warmth of the Fort - what a perfect place for a wintery celebration!

Claire and Andrew have just celebrated their 6 month wedding anniversary, so it seems like the perfect time to show the story of their day through some of their images.  It may take a little while to load as there are a lot of images, but it's definitely worth waiting for, if only to see Andrew's face as Claire walks up the aisle.  I hope you enjoy their wedding day - I loved it and I thoroughly enjoyed returning to the images for this blog post.


The venue is Polhawn Fort, Cornwall.

The wonderful food and cheese cake were supplied by Dartmoor Kitchen.

Beautiful bouquets, buttonholes and Fort flowers by Ruth Andrew (church flowers by Margaret Lavers).

The evening entertainment was by The Frank Reid Ceilidh Band.

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