I had the pleasure of being the St Enodoc Wedding Photographer for a recent wedding at the St Enedoc Hotel, Cornwall. The St Enedoc Hotel is one of Cornwall’s most prestigious Hotel’s situated in Rock on the North Coast of Cornwall.
I had the great privilege of capturing Harry and Ellie’s micro wedding earlier in September this year.
Because of the Coronavirus restrictions in place in the UK Ellie & Harry to pick less than 30 guests. This meant only their closest friends and family were able to attend.
Being a St Enodoc wedding photographer at a micro wedding day is certainly different. Even so, it felt as full of joy, fun love and sincerity as any larger gathering would have.
Having the St Enodoc Hotel as a backdrop was absolutely fantastic. The staff were absolutely amazing, making sure everything ran smoothly.
St Enedoc Hotel Wedding Photographer
Being a wedding photographer in Cornwall means I get to capture some of the most amazing places. Furthermore, this was the first time I had captured a wedding at St Enodoc.
The day started with Harry and the all the guests enjoying drinks in the sunshine on the terrace. Everyone was eagerly awaiting Ellie’s arrival.
Whilst Ellie arrived all the guests took their seats.
Ellie had chosen a stunning navy blue dress similarly, Harry went for an awesome navy wedding suit which matched perfectly.
During the ceremony there were 2 beautiful readings and a pre-recorded song performed by 2 family members.
The Lawn Reception
Afterwards, it was time for drinks and canapés on the lawn over looking the phenomenal Camel Estuary.
aIt was also time for some fun time family and group photos.
This day was an absolute scorcher, the sun was shining really brightly all day.
It was the perfect weather for chilling out at a wedding. Occasionally, for a wedding photographer bright sunshine can be tricky to manage.
I’m always wary of keeping people in front of a camera for too long, I want people to enjoy themselves and have fun. In order to work quickly, I make sure all the formal group shots are done together.
When placing people in bright sunshine I always try to make sure they’re not facing the sun. This might sound counter intuitive but it means there’s no squinting and no shadows. Leaving us with clear beautiful backlight and soft full light on peoples faces.
After the drinks and canapés it was time for an adventure at New Polzeath beach and clifftop.
I always love exploring, and wandering around the stunning scenery of Cornwall, it has a beautiful rugged historic charm like no other place I’ve known.
After our little adventure it was time to head to the family home in Polzeath where cream teas, cake and personalised mugs were at the ready to relax and enjoy the afternoon sunshine.
There were some great lawn games including jenga (every wedding needs jenga right?) and even some giant bubble wands too.
It was then time to head down to Polzeath beach and catch some of the gorgeous golden sunset. All of the guests joined us to watch the sun go down on what was a fantastic and joyful wedding day.
If Micro weddings are to be the norm for next few months especially, I would love to shoot more of them.
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