On Saturday June 10th, Carys & George tied the knot (literally) and became Mr & Mrs Jenkinson. This was one of those days when the weather decided to play games, and we had to continually adjust our plans to get the most out of the day. Luckily for us, Carys & George just embraced the rain and still had a fantastic and memorable day.
After joining Carys, her lovely mum and gorgeous bridesmaids in their room at Tregenna Castle, we headed off to The Guildhall for the wedding ceremony, courtesy of the lovely Jess and her VW Camper (from The Cornwall Camper Company). At this point we should give special mention to the bridesmaids – Rosie, Poppy, Lydia, Chloe and Rose – and to Jess and her VW. They all did a magnificent job on a day that inevitably demanded some re-planning as we went along. They made our job so enjoyable, and all helped make Carys & George’s day really special.
The ceremony took place in the Mayor’s Chamber, so we were watched over by the portraits of all our former mayors of the town as the happy couple took their vows. Once the Best Men, Matt & Ed had done the honours with the fizz after the ceremony we braved the weather to get the bridal party out on the balcony while the rest of the guests momentarily abandoned brollies below them on the steps. At this point, a quick word about the bride and groom. They met nine years ago, and I think everyone knew very early on that they were destined to reach this day together. They just fit together so well, and are clearly besotted with one another. There was so much love for them from a really wonderful group of family and friends who joined them for the day.
After the ceremony with 40 close friends and family, the couple had a blessing for a larger group of around 90, led by Cornish Celebrants, who create a unique blessing for each couple. On this occasion, the couple ‘tied the knot’ in a very literal sense, to mark their commitment to one another. After the speeches (which George distributed for guests to read, such was his certainty that emotion would get the better of him if he read it), and a Pasty and Cream Tea feast, we decided to brave the weather and head off to The Island in the VW. This is a very special place for Carys & George and they were determined to incorporate it into their day. Armed with new yellow waterproof, and having swapped shoes for flip-flops, Carys still managed to walk up to the Chapel arm-in-arm with her new husband, where the Blessing would have been held had the weather allowed.
By the time we returned to the Guildhall, the weather was finally drying out, so we changed plans again and headed off to Porthminster Beach for some fun with the bridal party and some of the guests before the evening reception began. After some jumping and running and other general silliness we headed back, glimpsing some sunshine en route as we stopped at the Arts Club for the views across the harbour. Little did we know that the whole country was heading in to a record-breaking spell of June weather. Just imagine how uncomfortable everyone would have been in that heat! We photographers always manage to look on the bright side.
After Carys & George led off with their First Dance, they were quickly joined by their partygoer friends on the dance floor. Which meant it was time for us to head home and quickly pack our bags for our own holiday in Spain as the Bride & Groom left for their honeymoon in Corfu. We’re sorry for the wait for these first photos while we relaxed for a couple of weeks, but hopefully Carys & George will have fun re-living their day all over again. Thanks for choosing Limelight, we loved your day. Much love, Dawn & David xx