Lucy & Andrew's Elopement at Cornwall Hotel & Spa, St Austell

September 15, 2017

Lucy & Andrew came all the way from Australia for their surprise elopement, with old family in Cornwall it seemed the perfect place for then couple to say their vows. Their day was a beautiful unfolding of their love story, surrounded by the closest family and friends.  

The day begun at the Cornwall Hotel & Spa Estate in St Austell, a gorgeous hotel set in stunning scenery, the entire grounds boast beautiful flowers, trees and huge tropical leaves.  The bridal party were staying in the popular lodges, where the girls were putting their final touches together. Family started to gather in the ceremony room where the celebrant and groom were patiently waiting the bride's arrival. The ceremony was a lovely personalised service where the couples emotionally read their own vows. 


 After the service, guests headed outside on the overcast English September day and the champagne was poured. Toasts were made and canopes started to fill the bellies of the guests. The newlyweds decided to have a Polaroid camera for the guestbook which meant family and friends played around with shots all afternoon. The couple decided to go with a red theme which matched the start of the atumtunal colours in the trees behind. 


After the reception, the wedding party were on the move in their stylish, English themed car with their very own driver. Their evening party was held at The Headland Hotel in Newquay and before the dinner we decided to head to the beach for more photos. We chose Little Fistral and the ushers and bridesmaids all joined us for champagne on the beach. My favourite! As a local in Cornwall I was happy to help Lucy & Andrew with their plans for the day, it allowed us to get the most beautiful shots and still have a relaxed fun time. Following the photos, the couple made their way to the Headland where the dined like true Englishman in the grand wedding room. 






Here's to the newlyweds, congratulations Lucy & Andrew! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your intimate day and wishing you all the love for the future together. 



If you are interested in getting married in Cornwall, I'd love to hear from you! If your interested in an engagement shoot or pre-wedding shoot then contact me! For wedding photography prices and packages feel free to look here. I am available for weddings and elopements in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and beyond! All my wedding packages include an engagement shoot and consultation so we can get to know each other.  





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