It's a beautiful thing when you get to photograph your friends getting married. Your as much of a part of the day as the guests. Being asked to be Eli and Dougie's wedding was a real honour.
The day was perfect with closest friends and family attending, filling the air with love and smiles. The ceremony was held at Mawnan Smith church in Cornwall where Dougie had spent all his childhood. It immediately made the day very personal from start to finish. This gorgeous little church is located at the end of a long road with overhanging trees, greenery, ferns. The surrounded area is beautiful, flowers blooming and on a clear day a view over to the ocean.
After the couple said their vows and signed their register, the confetti started falling! The reception was held at the Meudon Hotel near Falmouth, where the champagne was flowing. Everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves with canopes and drinks. The Meaudon has BEAUTIFUL gardens that lead to the ocean. The flowers are stunning, it's like visiting Trebah Gardens. It took a little while for guests to realise... There was no bride and groom! One of the pieces of advice you will always hear from married couples, is to make sure that you actually spend time together on your wedding day. And I second that advice! It's so easy to get distracted by everything going on, you actually forget to enjoy the day together.
Dougie completely listened to this advice, and took Eli to a nearby beach, just the two of them to celebrate the huge life event they just took part in with a bottle of champagne. Bride and groom, bottle of champagne and the beach, who could ask for more? So for an hour, the party went on without them!
When they returned, the photos started and shortly after, the food, the speeches, the cake, the dancing! It was a day full of old stories, new stories, laughter and lots of dancing.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Dugdale... What a way to start your life together!
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