Our first wedding of 2019 took us to a brand new venue, although it is well known to us as visitors to their famous Feasts and Gatherings. It was on their very first venue visit that Nancarrow Farm became the immediate choice of Laura & Jake for their winter wedding, and what a great choice it was. A cold, crisp winter’s day greeted us – a welcome relief after a week that saw the A30 closed for 12 hours after an unexpected blizzard hit Cornwall. Luckily everyone arrived safely and on time to celebrate with the lovely couple, who spend most of the year resident on the Scilly Isles, but came back to the mainland for their nuptials.
We first met Laura when she was Food & Beverage manager at the St Ives Harbour Hotel, so knew her well in a professional capacity. And when she moved on to the Gurnard’s Head we would regularly see her at our favourite spot for a Sunday Roast. So it was very special to be remembered and asked to photograph her wedding to Jake – we are very proud to be the choice of people who see so many photographers at work in their day-to-day lives.
Nancarrow really is a spectacular venue – beautifully restored barns provide a unique and atmospheric backdrop, the farm and kitchen produce food of the highest order, and Eavan and her team work tirelessly from beginning to end to make sure everything runs smoothly. And it really is a photographer’s dream – stunning light, great backdrops, lovely textures, and lots of warming fires to create colour and atmosphere.
But every wedding is made by the people, and what a great bunch Laura & Jake’s family and friends are. Everyone was chilled, the families are extremely close-knit, and clearly delighted to be united as one big extended family. The one important member of Laura & Jake’s family missing was their lovely Beagle, Oscar. But luckily he made a brief guest appearance for a few photos, decked out in his bow tie to match the groomsmen. He took a few moments to get used to Laura in her wedding gown, but once he figured it really was her he seemed happy enough to pose for us.
The whole day went without a hitch, with afternoon music provided by the super-talented Lucy Anna, and evening entertainment added by the always-popular Motown Pirates and Cassie from Cornwall Caricatures. After grabbing a delicious bun filled with Nancarrow lamb from the wood-fired spit, we left the party, which we reckon went on well into the night, and for those staying over in the barns probably continued on Sunday morning too! We hope Laura & Jake enjoyed their special day, and we promise to come and see you in the Scillies soon! We wish you both a wonderful honeymoon (venue TBC at time of writing) and a wonderful life together.
Thank you again for choosing us to capture your wedding – the selection of images on the blog is quite a bit larger than usual, but we just couldn’t find ones we were happy to leave out. We hope you enjoy looking through these first images, and we look forward to sending you loads more shortly. With love, Dawn & David xx