Another St Agnes Driftwood Spars wedding in Cornwall, always a favourite with friendly staff, great food and awesome views. This time I was asked to photograph the wedding of Dan and Anna.
For this Driftwood Spars Wedding, Anna stayed in the Driftwood Spars accomodation opposite which is a bright and airy house with plenty of room where her and her bridesmaids could get ready. They were all very relaxed and enjoying themselves while I was able to get some documentary footage staying out of the way as much as possible and getting detail shots of the wedding dress, flowers and jewellery.
Meanwhile Dan and his best man were enjoying a drink across the road at the Driftwood Spars so I nipped over to grab some pictures of them before the nerves kicked in. The weather was beautiful and it was very warm so we were able to take a walk down to the beach which is at the bottom of the hill, getting a few pictures of Dan and his Best Man as they walked back from the beach.
Dan was clearly nervous and quite emotional as the ceremony began watching his wife to be walking down the aisle. The ceremony was light hearted and fun with several of their family and friends reading for them. The I Do’s were all said in the correct places and they were nw husband and wife. The Driftwood Spars have a lovely light and airy ceremony room with lovely views out to sea.
Throughout the rest of the day we made sure to have some time to grab some pictures on the cliffs overlooking the sea for the family formals and then later after they had all eaten and as the sun was starting to set, we headed down to the beach to get some portraits including the bridesmaids and then some more relaxed portraits of both Dan and Anna as well as their much loved dog.
As we were getting some beach wedding photos, we had to finish with something a little special so I decided to get a little wet myself. I took off my shoes, rolled up my trousers and directed Dan and Anna onto the rocks into a suitable position. I used a special filter to block out some light from getting through to the camera similar to putting sunglasses onto the lens which meant the time the camera’s shutter had to stay open would need to increase. This is a technique used to smooth out the water and waves giving a creamy and magical look.
The image we captured was a complete success and one of my favourites. It is a technique I have used on many weddings since and also becoming a firm favourite with brides and grooms.
Heading back to the Driftwood Spars for some dancing, and a picture of Dan and Anna cutting not their wedding cake but instead they had opted for cheese in many varieties stacked to look like a wedding cake. Who doesn’t like a bit of quirkyness.