On Sunday I went for a wander around my favourite place in all of the UK, St Ives. It is not the first time I have written on my blog about how much I love it there. The old cottages, the gorgeous sea colours and the history that surrounds you. I love wandering through the art galleries and getting lost in the little lanes and finding new places each time I visit. This past weekend I went back to some of my favourite places, thinking all day about the lovely Lisa and Jack and their elopement in St Nicholas Chapel St Ives Cornwall.
Lisa and Jack had a humanist ceremony in the teeny tiny St Nicholas Chapel that sits at the top of the hill on The Island in St Ives. A cute, quirky place that I have dreamed of photographing a ceremony in.
The lovely Cornish Celebrants conducted their wonderfully personal ceremony that included the tying of a Fishermans knot and having all their witnesses signing the certificate, including the family dog who did so with such pride and composure. My heart melted and it may have made me a bit teary watching his (inked) paw being placed on the certificate, the last member of the family to make their mark on it do and with such ceremony and joy.
After their ceremony and some family photos, Lisa, Jack and I went for a stroll through the town to take some photographs and I then waved them off, riding away in the back of a Landrover headed to the amazing Potager Garden for a private BBQ with chef Dean from one of my favourites, Chef in My Home. Flowers were crafted by the talented Jen at Twigs and Greens and Justin Duance made Jack’s incredible wedding ring.
I truly am blessed to work with some of the most amazing suppliers in Cornwall. I was so pleased when Lisa messaged me to say that she and Jack had made use of my supplier list on my website as I knew that it meant they had chosen to work with small business who are amazing and trustworthy. Businesses who will put their heart and soul into every couples day. If you are planning a wedding in the South West I cannot recommend them all enough.
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