Wedding Photographer St Ives

The wedding of Claire and David at St Ives Harbour Hotel

Bribal Preparations at St IvesClare and David arranged their wedding and reception in The St Ives Harbour Hotel, which has been recently renamed from The Porthminster. This hotel is situated at the heart of St Ives and has magnificent views across St Ives Bay. St Ives is wonderful for photographers and artists and has been favoured by artists for centuries because of its natural lighting. Photographers also appreciate this natural phenomenon as it helps to provide colour to images.

The brides and brides maids dresses were transported to the Bridal suite the previous night. Clare and her bridesmaids had their hair styled in Mamouchi, New Bridge street Truro on the morning and they were to travel to the hotel afterwards. As wedding photographer I was asked to take some images whilst they had their hair styled and then to travel to photograph the men.

The Wedding Car at St IvesDavid and best man plus ushers prepared in Clare and Davids home, in Truro. They travelled in the best mans own 1968 Ford Mustang to the hotel where they went straight to the wedding room, which was already prepared by the staff. The men wore Mess Undress, that is Naval evening dining suits complete with medals.

The bride and chief bridesmaid retired to the bridal suite, on arrival, where they sipped their own bottle of champagne and admired the beautiful view of St Ives Bay from the private balcony.

The wedding ceremony was to start at 3pm and the wedding guests started to arrive at 2.30 pm.

The hotel has two large reception rooms ideal for the 200 wedding guests and the ceremony itself took place in the room on the first floor. This room has large windows which allowed the wedding guests to see St Ives Bay in its entirety. It made a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony itself.

Wedding at St IvesClare's chief bridesmaid made a speech after the formalities and the couple plus guests first signed the register and then posed for photographs at the table in front of the windows and overlooking the bay.

Following the signing of the register the wedding certificate was signed by the registrar and handed to the bride, to a cheer from the wedding guests.

The newly married couple then left this room to walk downstairs to the ground floor reception room where they received their wedding guests.

Wedding Photography overlooking St Ives BayChampagne and canopes were supplied while the wedding guests took the time to congratulate the newly married couple. Guests then made their way onto the newly constructed terrace which was upstairs. The weather at this time was beautiful and guests took the opportunity to sit in the sun and enjoy the magnificent view of St Ives Bay.

At 4pm the guests assembled on the lawn for a group photograph with St Ives Bay in the background.

Following this the bridal party was photographed along with friends and family.

This time made for a period of both formal and reportage style photographs, whilst guests mingled and chatted with each other in the beautiful summer sun, overlooking the bay.

Wedding Photograph on Porthminster BeachI took Clare and Dave onto Porthminster Beach at this time for their continued photoshoot. Again this was a mixture of both reportage and posed, traditional wedding photographs, taken on the beach, near rocks and the sea.

The upstairs reception room was transformed by hotel staff into the wedding breakfast room, the top table facing inwards towards the guests tables.

The couple returned to the Hotel in plenty of time for the Wedding Breakfast, which was a hog roast, followed by sweet, cheese and biscuits. The cheese was a selection of Cornish produce , supplied whole and the couple cut them like their wedding cake, which they posed for in a photograph. Following coffee and chocolates, the speeches were made.

Following the meal the guests moved downstairs into the other reception room for the continuation of the wedding reception. The cake was cut there and the DJ set up next to the dance floor.

The Wedding First DanceThe couple booked a band and they played until it was time for the first dance, which I photographed. The couple slow danced while their guests looked on, applauding and taking their own wedding photographs.

I finally put my camera down at about 9.30pm, twelve hours after I started.

It was a tremendous honour and privilege to photograph such a wonderful couple who were so clearly in love. The entire day was truly magnificent and thoroughly enjoyed by all. A day to remember.

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