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It seems like ages since Belinda and Josh came strolling up to me at a wedding fair in Plymouth to talk about their Thurlstone Hotel Wedding, but then I guess it was over two years ago now. We didn't seem to talk all that long before they went away with smiles on their faces.  I'd never been to Thurlstone Hotel before let alone shot a wedding there, so I popped over the county boarder into south Devon for a venue visit and to have our final pre-wedding meeting with Belinda and Josh. I knew it was going to be a cracking wedding when they told me the line-up of their suppliers, and they laughed because pretty much all their suppliers were reassuring them that they'd bagged themselves a really great photographer (This is where I blush). Our day started with me dropping my wife Tams off at Ermington church to meet Josh while I headed on to catch Belinda in Ivybridge in the final throws of getting her hair done by her friend Paul Roberts. They did make me laugh, Belinda warned me when we met what a quirky long term professional relationship they have, and how they're never happier than when they were verbally tearing chunks out of each other. If there was any, it certainly broke any tension there might have been :0) Belinda was wearing a pale ivory gown covered in a large floral lace design, she had it modified to add the jewelled and detailed lace waist band and chose a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes as her something blue. Belinda purchased her gown from Sam Cox in Plymouth, and accompanied the look with cream and soft pink roses, created by the lovely Phillip Taylor Corp who also did all the flower arrangements in the church and hotel.Belinda had a pair of white drop head Rolls Royce Phantoms which drove down from Birmingham to be there to transport her bridal party to Ermington Church. When we arrived at Ermington there really was a visual spectacle waiting for us and I'm not talking about Josh in his Tom Ford suit, although Josh you did look VERY dapper. No, it was the vast amounts of blooms, with three LARGE urns at the very large litch gate, petals all the way down the aisle and the wall of flowers waiting at the end where Belinda and Josh gave their vows. Belinda and Josh didn't really want a long ceremony, just wanting to get on with getting married and start the celebrations. And when they came out of the church who were the first to congratulate them (besides myself and Tamsyn) none other than their beloved pugs, adorned in Tom Ford Bow Ties!After having the confetti shot with the most beautiful (and plentiful) scented confetti, and group photos in front of the largest rose archway I've EVER seen, it was time to get some couple shots around the church grounds. Any couple who's booked us will know I always prefer to do the couple shots after the wedding breakfast due to the quality of light whenever possible, so I tried my best to get Belinda and Josh out of the harsh midday sun as much as I could and I just HAD to make the most of that impressive archway (well done Phillip).After utilising the cavernous porch-way I took the pair of them under the cover of a little tree with a cute bench in the shade. That said, when I did my reconnaissance of the church I did see a great vantage point up a hill for a couple of shots.   It was SUCH a hot day, probably the hottest day that I can remember shooting a wedding, there was little breeze so I didn't want to keep Belinda and Josh hanging around in the sun too long so we headed off to Thurlstone Hotel. On arrival there were even more blooms waiting to WOW the guest as they entered the beautiful restaurant. But it didn't stop there, there was also a five tier masterpiece of a cake created by the talented and awarded Edible Essence, and all finished off beautifully by the high end stationers of E.R. Stationary. It hadn't cooled down much if at all by the time the wedding breakfast had finished, so again I took Belinda and Josh into the shade of this handsome old tree in the grounds of the hotel for a few photos with their beloved Pugs. After the wedding breakfast the guests made their way downstairs to the conference suit where there were casino tables waiting and the fabulous sounds of the much adored 'The Swing Kings' to entertain the guests into the evening. Dearest Belinda and Josh, thank you SO much for inviting us to be your photographers at your extravaganza of a wedding. It really will stick in my memory for many years to come! If you or someone you know are planning your own wedding, please check out the main weddings page on this website for some invaluable information you really aught to know about wedding photography, and please do make an enquiry as we shoot weddings home and abroad. Love K& T xxVenue - Thurlstone HotelChurch - ErmingtonHair - Paul Roberts Flowers - Phillip Taylor CorpsStationers - E.R StationaryBand - Swing KingsCake - Edible EssenceDress - Sam CoxSuit - Tom FordCasino - Creme da la crimeVideographer - Keith FosterMakeup - Emma GreenCars - M.I. Chauffeurs
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I always love photographing a Pendennis Castle Wedding, and Charlie and Joe's was no exception, fortunately with both our lovely couple working in mining they didn't have to dig too far to find us, as they came across us at an English Heritage wedding open day, where the castle invite their recommended suppliers to exhibit with them twice a year. As well as second shooting for me Charlie booked Tamsyn to do her, the girls and mums makeup. So Tams headed in early to them while I headed straight to the castle to meet Joe and the boys getting the place and themselves ready. Joe chose top hats and tails from Moss Brothers, not only for himself but for all his groomsmen too. In eleven years this was only my fourth wedding with the groom in a top hat, and the first with the gents all wearing them, they certainly looked the part. I didn't have far to go to get to the girls, they were getting ready in a house Charlie's parents were renting that was just at the bottom of the hill on Castle Drive overlooking the sea. On arrival I found Tams still busy doing the makeup whilst working along side her was Roanne Abell of Ro.Hair. Charlie chose an effortlessly stylish gown from Lace & Grace in Bristol, and immediately I thought of Meghan Markle's wedding dress, although our girl got in first as Charlie bought her dress before the announcement of the royal wedding date. For her five bridesmaids Charlie chose floor length navy blue dresses to compliment Joe's golden bow tie. It wasn't a long journey to the castle at all, I was even tempted to walk, but Charlie chose 'Celebration Cars' vintage blue and cream vehicle to transport the bridal party up the hill to the castle for the wedding. Charlie chose simple white roses for her and the girls bouquets, and a beautiful white and gold arrangement over the entrance to the castle created by 'Floral Creations Cornwall' (Well done Karen beautiful job!). When we arrived the girls were welcomed by the waiting ushers to escort the ladies to the patiently waiting Joe. This was my first wedding at Pendennis since their refit. They've had several changes throughout the castle, and changing the lighting in the castle's ceremony room was one of them. Most people may have not noticed the change, but as a photographer I feel the changes have really made a big difference to the castles wedding couples final images.  After the ceremony we took Charle and Joe straight out the front of the castle to get a few photos with the wedding car before it headed off. Then everyone came and joined us for some playfulness and pictures, starting with confetti and the group photos whilst the guests were treated to ice creams from a tricycle provided by 'Cornwall Entertainment'.  At six pm the guns fired to announce that it was time for the wedding breakfast. Despite it being one of the longer days of the year, by the time the speeches were finished the light was fading, so me being a resourceful chap broke out my Elinchrom lights for our couple shots back up by the castle.  Which led us on nicely to the first dance and the evening revelry back in the remodelled barrack block reception room. Charlie and Joe had been having lessons for their first dance, which was followed by a last dance for Charlie with her daddy.  Dearest Charle and Joe, thank you SO much for choosing us for your photographic and makeup needs, we really do appreciate it and loved every minute of it. Tamsyn and I wish you a long, happy and healthy life together. If you or someone you know are planning your own wedding, please do check out our weddings page as there's loads of helpful information about planning your own wedding, and please do make an enquiry as we do travel. LoveK&T xxVenue - Pendennis CastleMakeup - Tamsyn Siddiqui Makeup Artist and Beauty StylistHair - Roanne Abell of 'Ro.hair'Ice cream cart - Cornwall EntertainmentMagic Mirror - Cornwall EntertainmentSuits - Moss BrothersDress - Lace & Grace of BristolFlowers - Floral Creations CornwallCar - Celebration Cars
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Credit control consultant Clare Trice managing director of CTCC came across me at a networking event here in Cornwall called Cornish Partnerships. My thirty second pitch at the event where I had to describe who I am and what I do must have resonated with her because when she got invited to write an article for a business magazine she decided to give me a called.  Claire confessed that her previous profile photo was taken ten years ago by her husband, but admitted it was time for an update.We only ever get one chance to make a first impression, so next time you look at your business profile objectively ask yourself what kind of impression do you think its giving off, do you look relaxed, professional and like someone you'd want to do business with? And most importantly does it make you stand out from your competitors? Please do give us a call call if you'd like to discuss how we can get the taxman to pay to give you an edge over your competition!You can get in touch with Clare via her website. 
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I just loved how into this Jayne and her mother Claire were into having their photos taken. Claire was telling me just how into photos her mother was back in the 1920s and how they resonate so strongly within their family. I've known Jayne for a while to say hello to, but it was last year at an intimate wedding in St.Ives that our paths crossed properly. The bride had nearly lost her life and was saved by a blood bike back near her home town. Laura contacted the Cornish Blood bikes and explained what happed and how she'd love a presence at her wedding in St.Ives. Instead of 'a' bike Jayne the media officer for Cornwall Blood Bikes arranged for as many as possible to be their at the wedding and over 20 bikes (All volunteers for this amazing charity) came along. And this is where I first had contact with Cornwall Blood Bikes. Its just amazing work that they do, none of them get paid, and the whole charity is self supporting. So when Jayne mentioned to me about their black tie charity auction dinner where they were being presented with a brand new fully kitted out BMW blood bike I was only too happy to help, so I offered a load of prizes and vouchers, and this is how the ladies came to have their mother and daughter portraits done. Jayne could have chosen any friend to come in and have the shoot with her, but she decided to choose her mother Claire who she refers to endearingly as her best friend. The ladies came in to have their makeup and hair professionally done, before having a range of images taken in different outfits. Needless to say tears were present when they came for their photo preview session. Mission status: Success!   I know I normally leave the review at the top but could not not show you this: p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} Well what can I say.... Mum and I have had the most incredible experience from the photo shoot which we enjoyed immensely from the start to the visit to you today. Mum & I are blessed to share the greatest of relationships and friendship. Life has been tough for me and with the diagnosis of my Crohn’s disease 5 years ago became even tougher. Mum stood beside me and was my rock throughout. We laugh together and cry. She supports me in every way in my business and with my ooodles of work with blood bikes. Also those photos signify something very personal.  The years leading up to my diagnosis were very dark and challenging. The last 3-4 years with the development of my business and my involvement with blood bikes I’m in a very very different place. I’ve had the opportunity to meet the most fabulous people, make new friends, realise what I’m able to achieve and I wouldn’t change a single moment of any of it. But those photos for me show a very happy 36 year old whose had a fabulous gorgeous mum by her side all the way through it all and we couldn’t do it without each other. You’ve summed up just everything in those superb photos and I can’t begin to say how very special that is. Precious memories to cherish forever. Also I’ve got through my business to meet gorgeous people like you & Tamsyn and that’s just awesome! Thank you so much 😘😘 Love Jayne xx 
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Do you ever get harassed by your kids to do a little job for them? Well our eldest had been badgering me for ages saying that she didn't have any decent profile photos, as I kept teasing her about the selfies she was taking. Well, these were taken a few months ago, but you know what they say about builders and there houses.... Well sweetheart I've finally got them done for you! I hope you like them x
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We were so excited to be going back to the very handsome five star hotel that is Boringdon Hall for the wedding of Aimee and James. Aimee came across me at a wedding fair back in 2016 and trusted her instinct and made her mind up straight away that she wanted to secure us for her wedding photography. Our day started with meeting James and the boys getting ready at Aimee and James' home. When we arrived I found James' dad Mike fixing the ribbon to the classic Aston Martin Vantage that Mike and his fiancé Donna brought down from Oxfordshire, borrowed from The Aston Martin Heritage Trust where Donna works. We got a few shots of the boys getting into their 'Grooms Room' suits at the house along with the engraved whisky glass presents (and drinking), before heading to Boringdon Hall Hotel to make the most of having the Aston Martin and the magnificent hotel as a back drop.   Aimee was getting ready at the hotel with help from 'Emmie Green' doing the makeup, and hair by 'Naomi Baines at Revelations Hair' of Ivybridge so while that was going on I got a few detail shots of her stunning wedding dress she bought from Prudence Gown's in Plymouth along with her other little details like the garter she had made with a little lace pocket holding her something borrowed, her Grandfather's wedding ring. I SO do love that moment when daddy see's his little girl for the first time, dressed and ready for her wedding day. Its such a bewildering time for dad, being banished from his little girl, while he wanders pondering on his speech, thinking about all those little memories that add up to the life of someone he holds so dearly, and then POW! He sees her back lit and dressed like an angel ready for another man to take her off his hands. It really is a tear jerker!! But there's no time for tears for too long, we need to get the party started with a few relaxed family and friends photos. Aimee chose 'Jo Moore' to produce the finishing touch for her outfit, the summery bouquets for her and the bridesmaids to hold. Aimee and James decided whatever the weather that they'd play safe and have their tearful wedding ceremony inside the chapel like hall with heavenly sounds provided by 'Sue Sherratt' the harpist.  Dispite the ceremony taking place inside it really was a beautiful day, so drinks were served on the lawns while I performed the group photos to Aimee and James extensive list, but I think fun was had by all. Boringdon Hall Hotel has two restaurants as well as a private guest suit with its own private bar, so before Aimee and James' guests headed upstairs for the receiving line I popped in ahead of them to get shots of the room set up. I've got to tell you, the food at Boringdon Hall really is something else having earned a 'Michelin Star', Tamsyn and I were fortunate enough to have one of the restaurants to ourselves for our own private dining experience, THANKS GUYS!!!For the wedding favours Aimee and James made a donation to 'Bristol Children’s Hospital' and so all the guests received a pin badge. This was in honour of James' baby cousin who sadly passed away, and resulted with a few tears during the speeches. Then it was time to take Aimee and James off for a few couple shots around this handsome Elizabethan building that dates back to the Dooms Day Book. We started off in Aimee and James' bedroom before going downstairs to the hidden bar that you enter via a door handle made with a copy of 'Tales of The Un-Expected'. We got a few 'Downton' style shots in the main bar area.And then the 'Aston Martin' Finale!Its crazy just how fast a wedding day goes, before we knew it, it was time for the first dance, and then the last dance for Aimee and her dad Tony, all to a sound track performed by the awesome and rather regal 'Swing Kings'. Dearest Aimee and James, thank you SO much for asking us to be part of your very special day, Tamsyn and I loved every minute of it and wish you a long, happy and healthy life together!!!If you or someone you know are planning your own wedding, whatever part of the planet it may be, please do check out our main weddings page to get loads of useful tips on your wedding photography and please, do make an enquiry. Love K&T xxxVenue - Boringdon Hall HotelDress - Prudence GownsHair - Naomi Baines at Revelations Hair in IvybridgeMakeup - Emmie GreenAston Martin Heritage TrustCake - Cut me off a sliceFlowers - Jo MooreBand - The Swing KingsSuit - Grooms RoomHarpist - Sue SherrattWedding favours - Bristol Children’s Hospital pin badges
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June & Peter booked us for their Alverton Hotel Wedding after meeting us at a wedding fair at the hotel, it was playing on Peter's mind where he'd come across us before though, and then he realised, he used to manage a hotel in St.Ives where we'd shot a wedding before years earlier, we must have made a bit of an impression on him :0) Anyhow, June & Peter now run a hotel in Falmouth called Anacapri, and thats where I started my day, by joining Peter, his best man Chris and his two sons. Peter and Chris made their way to The Alverton Hotel in a very impressive Bentley 4x4 to where June had stayed the night before.On arrival June was having the finishing touches done on her makeup by my wife Tamsyn who is a makeup artist and beauty stylist as well as my second photographer (She wears a lot of hats).As this wedding was second time round for both June and Peter they didn't want to make too much fuss with Bridesmaids, so June got ready with the help of her two sisters into her couture bridal dress (created by Ann Wallwork of Truro) in the bridal suite.  June used her friend Marie Hanson for her hair, and commissioned the talents of Tracey Q for the flowers for the day. Once June was ready, and we'd done a few portraits with June and her two sons, who were giving her away, we had time to get a couple with June and Peters beloved dogs. It was a very cheerful and loving ceremony that took place in the great hall. Straight after which we all went out the front of the hotel for confetti, congratulations and a group photo of everyone before it was time for an easter egg hunt on the terrace. While the guests were taking their seats for the wedding breakfast Tamsyn and I took our happy couple for a brief photo session within the grounds of the hotel. Oh, this was different, June and Peter booked a band called 'The Exclusives' who had travelled from Suffolk for the evening entertainment, but apparently weren't quite as exclusive as they hoped! I've shot a wedding in the past where the DJ didn't turn up, but at June and Peters wedding they had not one but TWO bands arrive during the wedding breakfast for the evenings entertainment. Unfortunate you may say, but get this, the driver of the second band also from Suffolk set out and headed north to Nottingham to collect the rest of the band before continuing the long journey back south down to Cornwall. It turned out that both bands were at the correct venue for the correct couple, both had been paid, but the second band were cancelled by June & Peter but their promotor forgot to cancel the band, but had paid them. And get this, both bands were stopping that night in the same Travel Lodge in Exeter! WEIRD!!! Anyway, while the band was setting up we took June and Peter for another photo session before Tams took June upstairs to 'smokey-up' Junes makeup for the evening party.  Dearest June and Peter, thank you SO much for inviting Tamsyn and I into your wedding day, we really did have a wonderful time, and wish you a long happy and healthy life together. If you're planning your own wedding day wherever it may be, please do check out our main weddings page for loads of advice and information about what to look our for, and please do make an enquiry, we'd love to hear from you. Thanks for reading LoveK&T xxMakeup - Tamsyn Siddiqui Makeup Artist and Beauty Stylist. Venue - The Alverton Hotel (Truro)Hair - Marie Hanson Dress - Ann Wallwork in ThreemilestoneFlowers - Tracey QKilts - KornoviaCars - BentleyStationary - Fairytale Wedding StationaryBand - The Exclusives p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545}
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We were really flattered to have been asked to be the preferred photographer by Burncoose House, which is part of the Caerhayes Estate. They explained that after receiving its £1,000,000 makeover that they would open up this private home for weddings and invited me to visit the house to see it for myself. On entering the house, I was almost rendered speechless by its exquisite elegant beauty, and beautiful light.  After being guided around the whole house there was only one thought focused in my mind, I HAVE to do a photo shoot here and the pure elegance of the surroundings screamed out to be BALLET. So after rallying a creative team together, here are the fruits of our labours.Imagery - Khalile Siddiqui PhotographyVenue - Burncoose HouseMakeup - Tamsyn Siddiqui Makeup Artist and Beauty StylistHair - Hair by RochelleBridal Dresses - The Bridal Studio (Helston)Couture Dresses - Roamer RoseEvent Styling - The Unique Cornish Event CompanyCake - Emily HankinsTutu’s - Photographers Own
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Janique and Simon booked us for their Pentillie Castle Wedding after meeting us at the castle wedding open day over two years ago. This is where the castle invite their preferred suppliers to exhibit to their prospective and booked clients.   Its always a treat to go to Pentillie Castle, not only is it a very handsome building, with a period film set interior, and beautiful grounds, but the staff there are really lovely too. My day was supposed to start with a photo shoot with the boys, but being as only Simon was available I just cracked on with photographing Simon getting ready in his best man Paddy's room while he was off in the shower. Having been to Pentillie many times before I was surprised to see this room that I'd never been in before. The colours in there went with Simon's suit perfectly, Janique certainly did her homework when she was planning this wedding!Janique chose some beautiful elements for her wedding day, such as the boys Suits from Sawyers in Torquay, her bridal gown from The Bridal Corner in Plymouth, the Dune shoes, and my wonderful wife Tamsyn who was not only performing as the second photographer for the day, but also the Makeup Artist for Janique's bridal party and her mum. So Tamsyn had an extra early start travelling to the castle with her makeup assistant. Janique booked the girls from The Lounge in Plymouth to do the ladies hair which looked beautiful! I personally believe every guest at a wedding is special, as they've obviously had enough of an impact on the happy couples lives for them to invite them to share their big day. But there was one extra special guest at this wedding. Chris Janique's dad who left South Africa for the very first time to celebrate his little girls wedding. The poor guy was so nervous flying out but was determined to be there for her, and he certainly made the most of it while he was there. His spirit was on fire!  And it was so lovely to see just how well Janique's parents still got on despite being divorced many years ago. They were a different kind of inspiration, less so on how to be a married couple but more-so on how to be human beings.  It was a really beautiful ceremony full of laughter and tears which took place in the candle lit bathing hut within the castle grounds down on the river.When we came out of the bathing hut the weather was looking a bit ominous so we cracked on with the confetti photo and then sent the wedding guests back up to the castle. The plan was to get some couple photos by the bathing hut while the tide was in, little did we know that this was going to be our only chance for couple shots throughout the day.We made sure we got Simon's brand new BMW 330e in some of the photos, and I had to ask, "Did you choose the colour of it for your wedding day?" But Simon assured me he just preferred it in the white. We were supposed to stop off in the lime tree grove on the way back up to the Castle but it started tipping down so we headed straight back. After ten minutes of being there the rain pretty much stopped, so we got everyone outside for a group photo of everyone, and then just kept going, chancing our arm with the rest of the group photos until we finished them all, then as if by magic it started raining again.  We didn't have long before it was time for the receiving line and wedding breakfast. After the wedding breakfast we were due to go for more photos around the outside of the castle but the rain just carried on for the rest of the evening, so while Tamsyn took Janique upstairs to do a change of look for Janique's makeup, I just mooched about capturing little details and moments before joining the girls upstairs. To kick off the evening Janique and Simon cut their cake made by Chocochino before cutting straight into their first dance to the sound of the lovely Kaj who played live on the piano in the hallway with the guests looking on from the stairs. And then something really special happened. Some people say that I can dance, but Chris Janique's dad is something else! After the first dance Chris took Janique's hand for a father and daughter's last dance. Simon I love ya, but MAN can your father-in-law move! He called it straight arm, but to me it looked something like a tango. Simon explained that while people in England go to night clubs, in South Africa they go to these ballroom evenings. Check out the video above.Dearest Janique and Simon, it seemed like a long time coming, but WOW what a day. Tamsyn and I loved every minute of it, getting to share such a wonderful day with such wonderful people. All of your bridal party, family and friends were such a lovely crowd to share a very special day with, and Tamsyn and I thank you for letting us share it with you, and wish you a long, happy and healthy life together!If you or someone you know are planning a wedding wherever it may be on the planet please do get in touch as we'd love to be part of your big day. Lots of loveK&T xVenue - Pentillie CastleMakeup - Tamsyn Siddiqui Makeup Artist and Beauty StylistHair - The Lounge (Plymouth)Dress - The Bridal Corner (Crownhill)Suits - Sawyers of Torquay  Cake - Chocochino's Caters - Posh Nosh (Day), Piglets and CottagesMusic - Kaj MusicFlowers - Flowers by CatherineStationary - Janique Favours - Favours by Ellie
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It was over a year ago that Hayley and Michael or 'Magoo' to his friends booked us for their Tregenna Castle Wedding, after coming across us at a wedding fair. Hayley came and chatted with us without Magoo, but left quite a memory as she had a massive entourage of family friends and children with her. At that point I knew this wedding was going to be anything but dull. Her group were so full of laughter and good cheer. Hayley booked my wife Tamsyn for makeup and pre-wedding beauty treatments, and because Tamsyn is also my second photographer Hayley had the benefit of having Tamsyn on hand throughout the day for makeup freshen ups and a change of look for the evening (Hayley and our past brides LOVE this included facility). So while Tams headed in early to get on with the girls makeup I met up with the boys for an icebreaker photo shoot, and what a lovely bunch of fella's they were. That could have been something to do with the bottle of Jameson's Whisky they were necking at 10:30am but I very much doubt it, these Irish fella's we complete gents! For the boys they hired the suits from 'Little Anne Maids' in Camborne but Hayley purchased her beautiful gown from Amanda K Bridal in Truro. There was a hive of activity when I arrived with Hayley, she was getting her hair done by the lovely Jo of Goldbird Hair Design in Truro, and was joined by her bridesmaids, flower girl and pageboys to get ready.With a little help from her mum Anne, and the other girls to get ready. I always think its such a lovely moment with the girls getting the bride ready and Hayley's moment was no different. It was lovely to create some beautiful portraits of the moment, and to celebrate the bonds between them.Before we knew it, it was time to head to join Magoo and their waiting guests. This was the biggest group of guests I'd seen in the large ballroom, and many had made the journey from Ireland for the celebration. Despite the temperature hovering around zero degrees and the snow threatening to fall the hardy Hayley and Magoo took their guests outside for confetti and the larger group photos before heading inside to drink their personally designed cocktails, which I thought was a really nice touch laid on by the hotel. While the guests were making merry and taking their seats for the wedding breakfast we made the most of the time to get a few photos in the beautiful Sub-Tropical Garden in the grounds of the large estate. Magoo has his own building company but being trained as a carpenter I thought it would be nice to get some photos near some gnarly wood before framing our lovely couple in some of the beautiful lush green foliage. We didn't have long before Charles the hotels longstanding MC came to find us to give us the heads up that the wedding breakfast would be starting shortly. Sadly only one parent was able to attend the wedding as Magoo's mother was too ill to travel from Ireland and the fathers were no longer with us, so Hayley asked her mothers brother who travelled all the way from the USA to say something on behalf of her father. My heart really went out to the poor fella when he got Hayley's dad's name wrong for the second time during his speech, I guess nerves can get the best of all of us at times. The very clever Hayley made her own wedding cake and the florists 'Twigs and Greens' decorated it for her, it tasted lush! Another feature Hayley decorated the wedding breakfast room with was a personalised finger print signing tree she bought on Not-On-The-Highstreet, going for a two tone look with two different colour inks for the leaves.After the wedding breakfast the light was starting to go, along with any air temperature there was too. So we had to get a move on because Hayley really wanted to get some photos by the sea as her late father was a fisherman and she wanted him to be in her wedding photos in spirit.   I don't know how Hayley did it, bless her she didn't mention the cold once, but it was that cold that my hands started to stop working! So we didn't hang around, and headed back to the hotel for the evening party.For the evening entertainment Hayley and Magoo hired a ceilidh band from Bristol called 'Bowreed', and I was blown away when one of the younger bridesmaids who travelled from Ireland started doing Irish dancing to get the evening started (See the youtube video above).Dearest Hayley and Magoo, thank you SO much for asking us to be part of your very special day, Tamsyn and I loved every minute of it and wish you a long happy and healthy life together!If you're planning your own wedding wherever it may be, do take a look at our weddings page for some great advice about booking your wedding photography.Thanks for reading!Love K&TVenue - Tregenna Castle and EstateMakeup - Tamsyn Siddiqui Makeup Artist & Beauty StylistHair - Goldbird Hair DesignDress - Amanda KSuit - Little Ann MaidsFlowers - Twigs and GreensCeilidh- Bowreed (Bristol)
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