Cornwall Wedding Photographer

bride and groom embracing and looking at each other with a sun behind them in the field at Caerhays Estate

I always feel so privileged to be a Cornwall wedding photographer. Anyone who knows Cornwall will tell you that it is not like the rest of Britain. The word ‘Cornwall’ is Celtic and means ‘foreigners’. And Cornwall’s rich and varied history saw it, at times, takes a path separate to the rest of the country.

Today, Cornwall offers every kind of wedding that all the other counties in the country offer. Where else enjoys over 300 miles of coastal paths? Has a rich mining heritage and a lively art scene? Has subtropical gardens and wildlife houses? Then there’s the working farms, feasting barns, castles, pretty fishing villages, stately homes, vineyards and that’s without mentioning the more quirky and unusual spots.

There are over 50 National Trust sites in Cornwall. Ranging from grand country house estates to unspoilt stretches of coastline. Its mild climate means that Cornwall enjoys sub-tropical conditions in summer. Ideal for growing exotic plants. This makes Cornwall home to some spectacular exotic gardens like Eden Project, Trebah and Tremenere (who all do weddings!). Us Cornwall wedding photographers are so lucky as we get to shoot weddings in these stunning gardens.

The spectacular landscape and magical tales of folklore have always made Cornwall a real draw for creatives. Stories of mermaids and mermen, sea creatures, beasts, giants, fairies and pixies just add to the magic of the place.

bride and groom hugging each other on the sea rock with a sea behind them at polhawn fort beach in cornwall

Wedding photography Cornwall

night shot of wedding couple lit my white umbrella with a sea behind them and lit marquee on the side at polhawn fort

It’s no wonder Cornwall is a magnet for artists, writers, illustrators, potters, musicians, photographers and festival organisers alike.  So, if you’re culture vultures you can get married in an art gallery like the Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in Penzance.

Though Cornwall’s actual history is almost as exciting as folklore. Cornwall was central in the Industrial Revolution with their copper and tin mines. And it has a long history of smuggling and wrecking. There really were pirates in Penzance! As a Cornwall wedding photographer, I frequently get to shoot weddings at venues that celebrate Cornwall’s rich history. Like wedding’s held at the amazing The Poldark Mines or the atmospheric Carnglaze Caverns near Liskeard.

If you want to say ‘I do’ on the beach with your toes in the sand then Lusty Glaze beach weddings near Newquay can arrange that for you. Recently voted the ‘Britain’s Best Beach’ and ‘most instagramable wedding venue in Cornwall’. For outdoorsy types who prefer dry land, Cornwall also specializes in woodland, boho, and camping weddings. Take a look at Cornish Tipi Weddings for ideas and inspiration. Another great wedding venues worth mentioning are Polhawn Fort on the Rame Head Heritage Coast, Bonconnoc House & Caerhays Estate near St Austell.

So, if you’re looking for a truly magical and memorable wedding day. You should definitely consider having your wedding in Cornwall. And once you’ve found your perfect Cornwall wedding venue, you’ll be looking for a Cornwall wedding photographer!  Feel free to get in touch. I’d love to hear about your wedding plans.

bride and groom kissing each other in the evening sun with a tipis behind them at Cornish Tipi Weddings

"Martin made us and our guests feel totally relaxed on the day, amazing shots and professional service throughout" - Gemma & Ashley

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