May 10, 2018 /

Elopement in Cornwall

Elopement at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens and St Michael's Mount Cornwall Matt + Rita Matt and Rita's elopement to Cornwall was one of my favourite wedding shoots. If ever there was a reminder ...

Elopement at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens and St Michael’s Mount Cornwall

Matt + Rita

bride and groom close up hugging on Marizion beach with St Michaels mount in the distance

Matt and Rita’s elopement to Cornwall was one of my favourite wedding shoots. If ever there was a reminder of why I love my work it was this. It was so much fun, like being on an epic adventure with best friends. I don’t think any of us will forget the DFS van turning up on Marazion beach delivering furniture to the castle on the mount.

Originally Matt and Rita were thinking of getting married locally in Nottingham, saw my website and had me in mind for their big day but then they changed their plans and instead of the big wedding day they decided to elope to the Lake District. They’d always wanted to do small and intimate so they could do things their way thus avoiding overwhelming urges to please everyone else first plus they simply wanted to spend as much of their special day together as they could.

‘We both wondered if you’d be willing to don hiking boots and photograph us up hill and down dale in The Lake District. We have looked at photographers local to The Lake District but they do all seem well… McWedding in style.’

Of course I would elope with them, their plans were right up my street! And then circumstances meant their plans would change again and it got postponed. Several months past then they got back in touch. Fearing that their wedding would always be second priority to ‘more important things’ they decided to throw caution to the wind and set a date. They still had their hearts set on me capturing their day and sent me over half a dozen dates in the hope I’d be free for one of them. The date was booked and a small elopement venue, the Fallen Angel in Mousehole Cornwall,  was chosen just for the two of them while their ceremony was to be held at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Their close friends Rach and Kev joined them to celebrate.

They bought Rita’s dress from Kula Tsurdiu in Nottinhgham, their rings and a good part of Matt’s outfit came from local suppliers too because they both feel strongly about supporting small independent businesses. Plus they said they we’re dragging the best local photographer along with them! 🙂 Their only regret was that Revington Babbage their dog wasn’t going to be there to share their day, he was forced to decline his invitation due to an overwhelming need to guard his hoomans. Eeek!

I cannot wait to sit with my boy in a quiet spot when it is all over and let it sink in we are married – I hope we have been spontaneous, I hope we have no regrets, I hope our wedding can capture the spirit of Phoenix and be our most epic clod adventure to date.’ Rita.

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of roof tops and the seabride standing in a kitchen next to a fridge with a bottle of pink champagne and pulling a silly facebride in lace dress looking out of a kitchen door as her husband to be walks towards her from outsidebride and groom seated on mosaic steps laughing with each otherreflection of a breaded man's face and a woman in a lace dress in a small mirrorbride looking out of a large window overlooking a grassy garden with a man in a white shirt standing on an upper part of the garden out of her viewclose up of bride in lace dress looking out of a windowhedgerow and a green painted sign at tremenheere sculpture gardens saying to the gardenspath with lots of pink flowers along the right side at tremenheere sculpture gardensbride in lace dress and tweed cape and groom in black jacket with registrar as the marry in the tree house at tremenheere sculpture gardensbride in lace dress and tweed cape and groom in black jacket with registrar as the marry in the tree house at 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barrels with pictures of chimps on them at a homemade barman in pink shirt holding a glass of beer sitting at the side of a sofa covered in light coloured cushions man in a pink shirt wearing a silly black wigclose up of a couple sitting in pyjamas showing their hands only holding beer and champagne and showing the woman's wedding ring

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