There is a pretty magical place on the Cornish coast, just outside of Newquay. A hotel that hugs the cliffs above Mawgan Porth beach that is truly a beautiful place to run away to be married. An absolute favourite of mine, the Scarlet Hotel elopement and wedding venue is where the gorgeous Vicky and Jazz chose to say their vows to one another. Just the two of them, their registrars, a couple of hotel witnesses and me.
The weeks before (and for a good few weeks after) their day were nothing short of torrential rains and fierce winds, but on their wedding day it was pure sunshine. One of those beautiful Cornish days that come as a sudden surprise between the rain and the wind to remind you that you can actually thaw out and where everything feels shiny and new again. Days when you can walk on the beach and, because the wind has gone, you can feel the sunshine on your skin again.
I truly loved watching Vicky and Jazz say their beautiful vows through smiles, laughter and hand holding with an impromptu first dance, champagne in hand. After their ceremony we headed down the coastal path and walked the beach, where we chatted and walked barefoot until our toes went numb (it was still winter after all!) before slowly making our way back along the cliff to the hotel where Vicky and Jazz had opted for a private dinner prepared by the chefs at The Scarlet for them.
The girls looked utterly amazing and I kept pinching myself for how lucky I was to be there to capture them. Jazz chose a backless dresses from Lace & Beads and Vicky a design by AX Paris from House of Fraser. Perfect choices for their laid back, boho styles and their colour scheme matched the tones of the changing sands perfectly. Flowers were by the talented Amanda Taffinder.
What an absolutely joy to photograph such a truly lovely couple getting married, who made it oh-so easy for me too!