I have known Jamie for over 10 years and was delighted when he asked if I would consider shooting the photos for his wedding to Lana. Their ceremony and reception were both held at the Merchant's Manor in Falmouth, a great venue that has lots of light and interesting spaces that all added to the ambience of the day and the resulting images.
As their ceremony was pm rather than am, it allowed me to meet up with Lana and the girls in the Diva Hair and Beauty Salon in Penryn. I love starting the day in this way, it provided a chilled out way for Lana to get used to being centre of attention and meant that she quickly got used to the camera and forget I was even there.
A few glasses of a little something for the girls and I headed over to J's to capture the morning with the groomsmen and some prep shots. Fortunately all the locations and venues for the day were close by and that meant I could bunny hop around to make sure I captured as much of the event as possible. I headed back to the Merchants Manor Hotel and Lana was in her suite with family getting ready. This meant I could shoot shoes, flowers and dresses and the joyful celebrations before the ceremony itself. The atmosphere was lovely and the amazing flowers I came to find out, were prepared by Lana's very talented mum, Marie.
Dresses were readied and laced up, Dad popped into the room to have an emotional preview and there was just time for a few small group shots before the ceremony itself.
There was a first for me during the speeches - with the groomsmen starting with a gag, literally, to render Jamie's dad, Henry, speechless!!
As afternoon turned to evening, we shot some couple images in the newly installed summer house in the hotel gardens and then I finished a great day taking some shots of Lana and Jamie's first dance.
I had a great time with friends and lovely family members too and enjoyed covering their day enormously at this lovely wedding venue that is the Merchants Manor Hotel, Falmouth.