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Natalie and Rob's wedding at the Alverton Manor Hotel, Truro

Natalie and Rob's wedding day at the Alverton Manor Hotel, Cornwall

I was recommended to Natalie by mutual friend Amanda K as someone who might shoot her wedding day.  It's always nice to be recommended, so a thank you is due there.  I met Nataliee and now husband Rob at the Alverton for a drink and chat about what they wanted from their photos on the their big day.  We had a little scout around and Nataliee revealed that she had a particular favourite black and white shot that she had seen on my website.  I came away feeling like I had known them for much longer.... a sign that we were right for each other and it was lovely to hear about the details being planned such as Rob's family tartan being sourced for his kilt.

Alverton Manor welcomeAlverton ManorAlverton welcome

 

Entrance to the Alverton ManorAlverton ManorEntrance archway at the Alverton Manor

 

Alverton Manor impressive lighting in the entranceEntrance hall at the Alverton ManorImpressive chandelier in the Alverton entrance hallway

 

Zoom forward several weeks (where did they go guys?) and the bridal preparations were underway as I arrived so it was straight into work mode to capture and hair and makeup shots, the shoes, the dress and children in the calm(ish!) couple of hours before the ceremony itself.

 

the calm before the ceremonymorning calmmorning calm

 

Bridesmaids hair being styledHair preparation underwayHair being made ready

 

Bride's shoesNataliee's shoesNataliee's shoes

 

Bridal shoes with a bit of blingBridal shoesA little bit of glam

 

Nataliee's dress hanging in the Alverton bridal suiteNataliee's wedding dress from Amanda KNataliee's amazing wedding dress

 

Full length wedding gown photo at the Alverton ManorThe bride's dress Nataliee's gorgeous wedding gown

 

Red rose bridal bouquetBridal bouquet of red rosesNataliee's bridal bouquet of stunning red roses

 

Rose petals were being picked industriously to lead the walk down the aisle and bubbles were flowing in the glasses of the grown ups.....

 

Wedding aisle petals being pickedWedding petals being picked for the walk down the aisleThe girls are busy picking rose petals for the walk down the aisle

 

The large windows in the room where Nataliee was getting ready provided lovely side lighting, giving atmosphere to the shots.  Penny was attending to make up and did not stop smiling, ever!!  A trip downstairs to visit the groom and best man, some guests arriving and the impressive piper in full splendour added to the shots mounting up already!!

 

final touches to the wedding makeup being madeWedding makeup being applied by Pennyfinishing touches underway

 

Nataliee having her makeup applied by PennyMake up by PennyPenny applying Nat's bridal makeup

 

Groom's outfits complete with red rose button holeGroomsmen attireOutfits worn by the Groom and Best Man

Groom and Best Man before the ceremonyGroom and Best Man before the ceremony at the AlvertonStrutting their stuff

Traditional Cornish Piper to welcome the guests to the weddingPiper 'tuning up'The Piper tuning up before the

  Pre-ceremony image of the groom and his best man in front of the imposing facade that is the Great Hall at the Alverton Manor HotelRob with his Best Man in front of the Great Hall at the Alverton, Rob is wearing his family tartan sourced especially for the weddingGroom and Best Man in front of the Great Hall, the Alverton Manor

 

Whilst the sun was not shining for us, it was still very warm and the bright cloudy sky softened the outdoor shots.  The ceremony time arrived in what seemed like moments after I had arrived so guests gathered in the impressive Great Hall, with dramatically lit drapes, a sea of candles and Nataliee's colour scheme of red.  The room was dressed wonderfully by Bev from Design my Day and looked amazing.  The cake, table arrangements and other details all completed the look in the Hall.

 

Stunning drapes and lighting are just part of what makes the Alverton Manor Great Hall a special wedding venueThe stunning backdrop that is the Alverton Manor Great HallGreat Hall at the Alverton Manor

 

chair covers in place for the wedding ceremonywedding ceremony roomceremony room all prepared

 

Wedding chair covers in place at the Alverton Ceremony room all dressed and ready to goCeremony room prepared at the Alverton Manor

 

Preparations complete for the wedding in the Great Hall at the Alverton ManorThe Great Hall at the Alverton Manor all prepared for the wedding ceremonythe Great Hall at the Alverton Manor

 

Red roses for the table preparation at the Alverton Manor wedding ceremonyGorgeous flowers for the wedding at the AlvertonTable flowers for the wedding ceremony

 

a spiral of roses adorning the wedding cakeThe wedding cakeRose adorned wedding cake

 

Final preparations were being made with dad getting a first chance to see his daughter

 

just a final tweak of the bow and the bridesmaid is readyadjusting the bow on the bridesmaid's dressalmost ready...

 

Bridesmaid in her dressI'm ready....How cute do I look??

 

Watching the bride getting readyWhen I grow up....Watching the bridal preparations

 

The bride seeing herself in the mirror for the first timeFinishing touches being made to the bride's dressBride's first look in the mirror

 

Dad's first sight of his daughter as a bride, soon to be marriedFirst sight of the bride by her fatherFather's first look of his daughter as a bride

 

There was a little time to capture a few shots of Rob waiting for his wife-to-be and then the ceremony got under way, with pipes playing, making the hairs on the back of my neck tingle, Natalie following a trail of rose petals scattered down the aisle before her.

 

Rob waiting for his bride appear as the bridesmaids follow a trails of rose petals down the aisleRob waiting for his bride-to-beBridesmaids following the trail of rose petals down the aisle

 

Father and daughter walk up the aisle as the groom waitsHere comes the bride....Almost time...

 

The Registrar was amazing (thanks) (mostly because he let me wander at will within reason, something that not all Registrars are happy to allow photographers to do!!) and also because the ceremony was fun and light hearted at the same time as recognising the significance of the day.

The ceremony continued, the exchanges of vows and rings (among some lovely smiles and looks from the couple)took place and then came the all important first kiss.

 

Rob placing the wedding ring on Nataliee's fingerWith this ring.....With this ring......

 

Husband and wife having a first kissfirst kissthe first kiss as a married couple

 

stunning detail and lacing on the wedding dressLacing detail on Natalie's wedding dressLacing detail on the dress

 

Following the formalities, the couple led their guests outside to cooler air where they all formed into  lines for a 'confetti tunnel' - Natalie had some helping hands to add confetti to places that brought on some giggles and laughter, all lovely for some animated photos.

 

Confetti shower in the archway of the Alverton main entranceConfetti showerShowered with confetti

 

Showered in confettiConfetti tunnel outside the Great HallJust married

 

Drinks on the terrace followed, a private and quiet space, separated from the road by lovely ground and landscaped gardens.  Guests chatted and caught up whilst the children did what children do best - explore and roam!! (and raid the candy cart!!)

 

Glorious grounds at the hotel were enjoyed by allDrinks on the terraceAfter ceremony drink refreshed the guests on a hot day

 

Newly married and delighted!Enjoying the wedding celebrationsMrs Stevenson

 

Family enjoying the wedding day celebrationsFamily enjoying the celebrationsFamily fun

 

The wedding breakfast allowed me to have a little break and then I captured the speeches by Natalie's father, Rob and Best Man.  A couple of sups of bubbles later and guests were again mingling and relaxing into the afternoon.  The kids continued to play with seemingly endless amounts of energy, with the odd power nap and Nikki and her amazing team changed the room again to create a space ready for the evening celebrations to take place.

By early evening, other guests began arrive, high heels were off and the dance floor cleared to allow the cutting of the cake, the bouquet throwing and the first dances.  Natalie first enjoyed a little time with her father and then followed with a first dance with Rob.  The balcony beckoned and I dashed around and up the stairs to capture a few shows from above.

 

Drinkies from the barGetting ready for the evening celebrationsThe all important bar!

 

The bridal bouquet being thrownthrowing the bridal bouquetwho's it going to be?

 

a photo of the first dance, shot from above on the balcony of the Great Hall at the Alvertona view from aboveguests joining in the first dance

 

Bride and Groom take to the dance floor for their first danceThe first danceEnjoying a first dance as a married couple

 

I left the happy couple and their guests a wee while later, another lovely day witnessed and committed to memory cards and travelled home to back up all files from the day over a little glass of something myself!

 

Alverton Manor, the Great Hall balcony, a bride and groom portraitBalcony portrait in the Great HallBride and Groom in the balcony of the Great Hall, the Alverton

 

Bridal couple portrait in the grounds of the Alverton Manor, outside the Great HallCouple portrait outside the Great HallThe newly wed couple outside the Great Hall

 

Couple portrait of the newlywed coupleSharing a moment togetherHusband and wife

 

A photo in the grand entrance to the AlvertonSharing a kiss in the entrance to the AlvertonSharing a newlywed kiss

 

A black and white portrait of Nataliee in her stunning bridal gownFull length bridal portrait of Nataliee in her wedding dress from Amanda KNataliee in her stunning wedding dress

 

Nataliee in her bridal dress in the natural light of the large windowsBridal portrait of Nataliee in the soft natural light from the amazing windows at the AlvertonBridal portrait of Nataliee in natural light

 

Nataliee in her wedding gown in the natural light of the windowBlack and white photo of Nataliee in natural light, showing off her beautiful wedding dressBridal portrait in natural window light

 

Newlyweds in the soft natural light of the windowNewlywed couple bathed in the soft light of the windowHusband and wife

 

Wishing your family all the very best and much happiness for the future, thanks for letting me part of your day.

S. xxx


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