We first met Lucy through our work in property photography a few years ago when we were asked to take headshots of all the team at Miller Countrywide in St Ives, where she works. So we were thrilled when Lucy asked us to photograph her country wedding with her other half – dairy farmer, Tom.
Now, an estate agent and a dairy farmer may not sound like an obvious match, but Lucy is a country girl at heart, with a lifelong love of ponies and country walks, and a family that has a rich mix of doctors, teachers and farmers! Like two generations before them, Lucy & Tom met at Young Farmers – an organisation we’re quickly learning is the match.com of the agricultural world.
We started our day at Nan Thelma’s house in Rosudgeon, with amazing views over Mounts Bay and St Michael’s Mount. Lucy was being assisted, fed and watered by her two stunning bridesmaids – younger sister Charlotte and cousin Immy. As the bride entered in her beautiful gown, father of the bride Martin could barely contain his emotion as he set eyes on his little girl. Just a short drive away in the vintage Jaguar, the service was held at St Michael & St Piran Church down the road in Perranuthnoe, officiated by the coolest vicar in town, Annie, and was interspersed with some touching readings from Georgina, Emma & Saffie and beautiful music by highly-talented mother & daughter, Aunty El & Cousin Tabitha.
After some confetti and photos outside the church we accompanied the new Mr & Mrs Olver back to Nan’s house for some more pictures overlooking the Mount, and then headed to the marquee a couple of minutes away. The beautifully decorated marquee was pitched courtesy of another family member – this time an uncle who owns the field. Were it not for Lucy & Tom’s wedding this particular field would now have been full of cauliflowers.
The rest of the day went smoothly, from the wedding breakfast and speeches through to the Motown Pirates, who took over the entertainment after the bride and groom took to the floor for their first dance. The only slight dampener was the rain that arrived in the early evening, preventing the guests from fully enjoying the garden area so beautifully prepared with haystacks and pallets. But never mind, to mark the special occasion the St Aubyn family kindly agreed to light up the Mount in the evening for Lucy & Tom.
The bride and groom are now busy enjoying their honeymoon on safari, but we hope they find time to take a quick look at our first images of the day. We had a lovely time meeting all the friends and family, and hope they all have happy memories of a wonderful day. With love, Dawn & David xx