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Cate and Neil's wedding

Cate and Neil's wedding

Dalvenie House followed by a reception at the Smugglers Den Inn, Cubert

On what has probably been the hottest and sunniest day of the year so far, I had the absolute pleasure to spend the day with Cate and Neil and their family and friends to enjoy the wedding celebrations.  They are a young couple who happen to live just down the road and friends kindly recommended me to Cate's mum, Michelle.

Long lashes being applied as Cate prepares for her big dayCate's lashesBridal preparations underway with Cate's lashes being given the star treatment

As their special day drew closer we headed to the Smugglers for a meet-up and chat about their plans for the day to make sure everything went smoothly and was as stress free as possible.

Cate wore a beautiful vintage style dress from County Cream and Neil and his groomsmen had very dapper tweeds with caps and colourful purple ties.

The weather on the day was spectacular and after a relaxed morning in accommodation near the Smugglers, shooting some getting ready shots, we headed to Truro with Cate arriving in a fantastic VW campervan that has been lovingly cared for.

The wedding dress Cate chose was from County Cream in Truro and looked amazingCate's stunning vintage wedding dressCate's vintage style wedding dress was beautiful with lovely pearl button details on the back

 

Cate's elegant shoes were a perfect match for her lovely vintage wedding dressCate's shoes with lovely bow detailWedding shoes worn by Cate on her big day

 

Cate beautifully lit by the window light as she is buttoned into her wedding dressCate being buttoned into her dressFinished moments to Cate's bridal preparations

 

Mother Michelle and daughter Cate enjoying the bridal preparations being the ceremony.Mum Michelle enjoying a moment with daughter Cate, helping with her jewelleryMichelle and Cate sharing thoughts as her jewellery is adjusted.

 

A lovely bridal bouquet for CateCate's bridal bouquet, lovingly put togetherCate's wedding flowers

  Neil making sure that his hair is just rightNeil perfecting the hairPerfecting the groom's hair before the wedding ceremony

 

Groom's jacket and matching waistcoat complimenting the colour of his tie and 'kerchiefbest dressed groomDapper tweeds are the order of the day with matching purple tie

 

Cate was given away by her grandfather, this is one of my favourite shots of the day and one which I hope will grow in significance as time passes.

 

Cate and her grandfather immediately before the wedding ceremonyCate and her Grandfather before the ceremonyGrandfather about to give granddaughter Cate away

 

It was lovely to watch the scene unfold as Neil and Cate took their vows and exchanged rings, hardly taking their eyes off each other for a second!!

 

Bride and groom exchanging vows and ringsExchanging ringsWith this ring......

 

First kiss for newly married couple, Cate and NeilFirst kiss as newlywedsBride and groom, Cate and Neil and their first kiss as husband and wife

 

After the ceremony, we headed off to Crantock beach to make the most of the sunshine and to capture some couples shots, giving Cate and Neil a bit of a breather following the busy morning.

 

Intimate moment of newlyweds, Cate and Neil shot above Crantock Beach CornwallCouple shot above the spectacular Crantock beachBride and groom couple shot at Crantock Beach

 

After being fed handsomely (thanks guys!) and shooting the speeches, cake cutting and groups, we took a little more time out to make the most of a corn field next door to the pub which had grown to a perfect height since the pre-meet a few weeks before.  The couple enjoyed their first dance and I set up some off-camera flashes to backlight them, thinking that the shots would suit some black and white images to match their vintage theme.

 

Cate shows off her wonderful vintage style dress in the corn field with husband Neil looking very proud!Cate and Neil enjoying a moment together in the corn field next to the SmugglersThe couple taking a moment to get some more shots in the corn field next to their wedding reception venue

 

Newlyweds Neil and Cate enjoying their first dance together as husband and wifeThe first danceCate and Neil enjoying their first dance of the day

 

Backlit wedding photo of Cate and Neil's first dance as a newly married coupleFamily and guests looking on as newlyweds Cate and Neil enjoy their first danceFirst dance for a great couple, backlit with off camera flash to suit the style of their wedding theme

 

Cate and Neil were absolutely the best couple to work for and they were relaxed and happy to go with the flow to capture some images to be enjoyed for years to come.  Bucketfuls of laughter, lots of smiles and happy faces (a few tears Michelle!!) A perfect day.  Very best wishes to Cate and Neil for their future together and big hugs to all, not forgetting the gorgeous little Imogen of course. Xx

 

Wedding happinessHappy ever after begins todayHappy ever after begins today


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