The magic of Cornwall: cliff-top weddings by the sea

by marianne

Over the years I’ve been so lucky to return to Cornwall over and over again for some of my favourite weddings, I have to pinch myself when I think that I will be living there permanently, and that these sort of affairs will be ‘the norm’! Cornwall offers many spectacular wedding venues with stunning sea views,  gorgeous beach receptions, and cliff top wedding options like Trevose Head, which is my idea of wedding paradise. Here are some of my favourite memories from Cornish weddings.

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Jo & Tom’s wedding at Trevose Head.


Some recommendations for wedding venues & places to stay in the North Cornwall area:

Watergate Bay
Looking for a beach side wedding venue with a gorgeous 2 mile long sandy beach as a backdrop, plus beautiful rooms and incredible restaurants? Perfectly suited for intimate weddings.

The Scarlet
A unique and informal atmosphere catering for intimate weddings for 6, as well as larger weddings up to 78 people. The packages include the ceremony and a meal with spectacular sea views, plus the rooms are to die for.

Fistral Beach Hotel
Get married overlooking Newquay’s epic Fistral Beach – the perfect venue for a laid back relaxed wedding with breathtaking scenery.

Headland Hotel
Organising luxury weddings to suit everyones budget, style and size, this iconic seaside venue allows you to create your perfect bespoke wedding.

Trevone Farm
Planning an intimate family wedding, or looking for a unique place for your guests to stay? These 4 luxury houses will accommodate 26 people and are perfectly positioned for a romantic retreat.

Lewinnick Lodge
If you’re looking for a breathtaking but intimate reception and honeymoon venue, look no further. Sea views, romance and luxury  in modern contemporary rooms.

The Park at Mawgan Porth
A unique place with amazing food, and variety of cool accommodation options to suit every budget and every requirement.

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall
Offering a stylish wedding venue with views across Watergate Bay, dance the night away after a lavish feast and an  unforgettable wedding day.

The Smugglers Den Inn
Offering views of the valley towards Holywell Bay, this versatile dining venue offers everything you may need for your special occasion including private parking, a separate bar area, and enclosed terrace overlooking the dunes.

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Cathryn & Alex’s wedding at Lantallack Farm.

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Rebecca & Andi’s wedding in Mawgan Porth.

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Penny & Alex’s wedding at Trevose Head.


Some lovely people I’ve worked with in Cornwall:

Bespoke Humanist ceremonies by Zena Birch
Organically grown Flowers by The Garden Gate Flower Company
Handmade bespoke Cakes by The Natural Cake Company
Bespoke hand illustrated stationery on eco friendly paper by Charlie Scribble
Rustic and vintage wedding prop hire by Rustic Wedding Hire

Cornish cliff-top weddings are part of the reason I love Cornwall so much, as wedding photography is my passion – capturing the moments when people are at their happiest is such a privilege!

Contact me here for your wedding photography requirements in Cornwall.

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Leon Huang Photography 9th June 2015 - 12:17 pm

Wow the view seems really amazing! Wish there are such locations in my country. 🙂

European Wedding Venues 16th June 2015 - 3:34 pm

Beautiful dress and lovely setting !

Svitlana Poptop 18th September 2015 - 8:32 pm

Your photographer master of his craft. Especially good night shots


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