Well it is always sad to shoot the last wedding of the season and this was no exception. Catherine and Paul's wedding was a fantastic final shoot for us. I even went up in one of the choppers whilst the rest of our crew had to slum it in my car along the long and dusty Pencarrow road!
The ceremony was held at Old St Paul's then all the guests piled into busses to ferry them to the reception. I took the bridal party for a saunter around Queens Wharf and they had a picnic of toffee pops and Champagne! Soon after, off into the sky we went and over to the Lodge at Pencarrow we flew.
No "unlikely events" happened and we landed safely on a big H for a real Hollywood entry. More photos were asked for so off we went again battling the promise of poor weather. After some more sauntering around the rugged coastline below the hilltop, the food and guests beckoned from the warmth of the orange glow of the lodge – the kids settled down to some parent approved DVD entertainment on a big rug whilst everyone else ate and drank all they could get their hands on! Great food, great wine and a whole lot of great company.
Thanks to everyone who was there for being accommodating to us and a big congrats and a thankyou to the bride and groom, Catherine and Paul for your awesome patience and generosity.
Helicopters are great fun and make a dramatic entrance but have a back up plan just in case the weather turns for the worse.
Before your pick your reception location, decide on the approximate number of guests that you will invite to your reception. The room should comfortably accommodate all your guests, without being too small or too large. A small reception in a large room, which makes the reception feel empty. A large reception in a small room can make for an overly snug evening!
The route to Pencarrow is private and requires arrangement and keys. Speak to the lodge and they will fill you in.