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I’d been looking forward to photographing this wedding from the moment I met ‘Ness and Dan at the beautiful Lanyon Holiday Cottages. This place was incredible. We sat down to discuss the plans for the day, locations, particular group shots etc, and I just knew that Ness had the whole thing under control down to every. last. detail. I wasn’t wrong. Her hard work really paid off.
The light, space, gardens and secluded location left a sense of luxury that filled Lanyon. Family members prepped and perfected their appearance under one roof, sharing coffee in the kitchen or passing between cottages (Manors) for pre-wedding excitement sharing. And I was part of it. I love my job.
After spending the morning with the most lovely of ladies, I then headed over to Illogan Church to meet the guys. Again, the service was full of loving family and friends; all who had a sense of humour and fun throughout. I could tell I was in for a good day.
Back at Lanyon the guest were greeted with champagne, canapés and copious amounts of lawn games including, croquet, giant jenga and volleyball on the lawns. The concoction of beer that had been brewing in the morning was now being served by tap in the kitchen and the celebrations continued!
Spending the whole afternoon and evening at Lanyon made me fall for the place and people even more. I felt like i’d known them all for years; and to be in such a beautiful part of the world with the sun beating down topped it all off.
‘Ness’s creativity and attention to detail was, again, evident as we entered the marquee for the evening. Bunting stretched across the beams and surrounded the perimeter; and each table was named with a photo frame of a significant location that Dan and Ness had visited together or grew up in. These were duplicated in postcard format so that each guest could then write a comment and add to the large suitcase (also hand decorated) on another table for the couple to look back on. Hand made gin was the favour of choice at each place setting - I highly approved - and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, a table full of hand made cakes, biscuits and muffins stood ready to be picked at when it was time for dessert. Every detail had been thought of and was so unique to the couple. As was the speech. One of the most entertaining I’ve ever heard. All I could do was try and hold in the laugher (not very well) while continuing to snap away.
When everyone was stuffed to the brim and now slightly intoxicated a magician then meandered through the crowd performing a variety of tricks while football and volleyball continued on the lawn.
The sun went down, the lights went on, the music went up, and the bar ran dry (just kidding, ish) and so it was time for me to part with the amazing couple, their family and friends. The day was incredible, the sense of fun and humour, everyones love for one another, the location we shared…I could go on…
Being a part of this day was something i’ll forever be grateful for as I loved every second. Did I tell you I love my job?
Anyway, all that’s left for me to say is, scroll through and enjoy….