Last Thursday we were in the stunning surroundings of Tregenna Castle for the wedding of Louise & Stuart. And what a wonderful day they had to live long in their memories.

Now every bride and groom want nice weather for their wedding day, but none more so than when the celebration is at Tregenna Castle so the ceremony can be held under the Pavilion in the open air. It was touch and go until just moments before the 2pm ceremony, as wind blew mist and drizzle across the grounds at worryingly regular intervals. Luckily for Lou & Stu the lovely Registrar Jackie was willing to chance it and she made the call – outside! The wind played havoc with Louise’s hair, not to mention the Registrar’s paperwork, but it was all worth it as the rain stayed away and gave us the images we all wanted.

Aside from the fantastic views across to St Ives, one of the joys of Tregenna is the beautiful walled garden we escaped to with the Bride & Groom before they sat down for the Afternoon Tea. It’s a little oasis of greenery, a world away from the hustle and bustle of the town, and one of our favourite places to take the happy couple for a few moments of peace to reflect on their newly married status.

Like many of our Brides and Grooms, their love affair with St Ives started long before their love affair with each other, and so was the case for Louise & Stuart. Both families would regularly take their holidays in deepest Cornwall and it made the perfect location to seal their love. And so it was important to feature their favourite place in their wedding day so, Afternoon Tea over, we headed down to the town to capture some more memories – firstly at The Malakoff to get some classic views across the Harbour and then down to Porthminster Beach. Their solitude on the beach was disturbed slightly by two photographers and one videographer (the fantastic Joel from Dove Films), but we don’t think they minded too much.

Back at the Hotel there was just time for a quick walk back down to the Pavilion and around the grounds before the all-important cake-cutting and first dance. And so we left Louise & Stuart to enjoy the party. They are now enjoying some real peace and quiet on the Gower Peninsula – a place that rivals Cornwall for its beautiful coastline. We hope they have a wonderful time, and that they enjoy these first images of their special day. With love, Dawn & David xx