Farm wedding in Cornwall: Holly & Mark's relaxed celebration

Bride and groom kissing near barn on farm

Holly and Mark's wedding took place in Cornwall last September, with an outdoor ceremony in a walled garden, followed by a laid back marquee celebration and garden games.  It all felt really perfect for them as a couple, with their clearly excellent sense of humour (see the table plan) and a relaxed and fun approach to the wedding.

Their beautiful outdoor ceremony took place in the walled garden at Holly's parents' holiday cottage, Trethurffe Manor in Cornwall.  The guests then enjoyed relaxed drinks and a go at the coconut shy before walking up through the meadow to the marquee.  I loved how pretty everything looked inside the marquee, with ivy trailing around the barrels of local cider and the most gorgeous summer flowers  decorating the long tables.  The table plan was the funniest I have seen, celebrating some of the most amusingly named places in Cornwall, with hilarious photos of Holly and Mark at each of the different location signs.  It was wonderful to see the guests laughing at these as they found their places.  Their wedding breakfast included the most delicious baked pies, with one guest at each table assigned the special apron and task of serving everyone else.

The whole day had such a relaxed and fun feel to it.  I think it is the only wedding I have been to where all the guests were served shots at the end of the meal, which led them straight into the evening dancing.  The marquee was high up with views across the hills, so it was really wonderful to watch the sun setting over the celebrations.  I loved the way the marquee then looked after dark, with the fairy lights twinkling throughout.  Have I mentioned before that you can never have too many fairy lights at your wedding venue?!  I loved photographing Holly and Mark's day and I've really enjoyed looking back at it to put this blog post together. I hope you enjoy it!

Lorton House wedding in Wedding Ideas magazine

I am really delighted to see Natalie and Matthew's gorgeous summer wedding featured in this month's issue of Wedding Ideas magazine.  Nat and Mat got married in Weymouth, celebrating at lovely Lorton House, with incredible views right across to the sea.  I absolutely loved their country themed day, with hay bales, bunting, garden games and a really pretty bunting theme running through everything.  Here is a little glimpse at the feature - I'll look forward to blogging a longer post to show their full day at some point soon:

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A round up of my wedding and family photography in 2013
A preview of Natalie and Mat's lovely summer wedding
Phaedra and George's tipi wedding in Somerset

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Engagement photography in Dorset

Couple with dogs in Dorset by the sea

When I had the initial wedding enquiry from Lucy and Scott, there was something so warm and likeable about their words that I instantly had a good feeling about it. After a couple more emails, I was actually telling my husband about this lovely, lovely enquiry that I'd had. Finding out that they were planning their wedding celebrations at River Cottage, where I'd been hoping to book a wedding, really was the icing on the cake.  I was so happy to confirm their wedding photography and even more delighted when I finally met Lucy and Scott for their engagement shoot in Dorset.  They were just as lovely as they had sounded in writing and we had such an enjoyable wander around the sea front and harbour to carry out their pre-wedding session.

Lucy and Scott's River Cottage wedding featured recently on Rock My Wedding, so you can see some more of their beautiful day there if you fancy a peep.  Here are a few images from their pre-wedding session in Lyme Regis:

Engaged couple walking along cob by sea front
Couple cuddling by harbour in Lyme Regis
Engaged couple by beach huts
Couple with dogs by sea front
Couple building stones on the beach at Lyme Regis
Couple holding hands walking on the beach
Couple kissing by beach huts
Engagement photography by red door
Couple kissing on the beach at Lyme Regis
Couple kissing on the beach at Lyme Regis
Couple at sunset sitting by Lyme Regis harbour

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