Porthilly Farm Rock Wedding | Michelle & Rob
After meeting Michelle and Rob a couple of times I knew this was going to be a cracking wedding, and I wasn't wrong. I always enjoy Porthilly Farm weddings, there really isn't anywhere else like it, with its own chapel, private beach and awesome estuary views looking out to Padstow and the open sea it really it an exclusive venue limiting themselves to seven weddings a year (details on our links pages) . And boy did the weather forecasters get it wrong. It truly was an epicly sunny special day for Michelle and Rob. The location really holds a lot of meaning for the pair of them as this was where Rob actually got down on one knee and proposed, so there really wasn't any other options for their wedding venue.
We started the day off meeting the boys for a few playful photos in Rock, and they all looked dead dapper!
Walking into Rock gave us a nice opportunity to get some shots showing the scene for the wedding. In this shot above with Rob and his Dad Keith you can get an idea of the cracking views the marquee has, as the white structure on the headland to the left of the image is the marquee.
After getting a few portrait shots, Rob being ex-military just had enough time to inspect possibly the smartest ushers I've ever had the fortune of working with, Karl & Sammy, before heading off to the pub.
Then it was just a short walk up the road to the beautiful 1 Gull Rock. A really special £2million holiday home to meet the girls. I just beat Michelle back to the house so I started off by getting photos of the bouquet which was supplied by the wonderful Fleurtations of Bodmin (Clever girls!).
Michelle made some exquisite choices for their wedding including her Dune shoes.
And Rob actually chose the bridesmaids dresses, how they managed to match so well to Michelle's dress heaven knows, but I loved the black frilly under skirts that Michelle added to them.
Michelle decided to have some makeup lessons back home in Essex, (If this is something you might be interested in please get in contact as Tamsyn also does this service) prior to her wedding, and boy did she get some practice in, as she not only did her own makeup, but did her matron of honour, and her three teen age bridesmaids.
Then once we were ready it was time to get some more formal shots of the girls, starting with a recreation of an Audrey Hepburn shot Michelle was keen to re-enact.
Then I wanted to try and make the most of all of the glass walkways in the house so got this shot.
We lost for a short time the mother of the bride and the bridesmaids on the short drive en-route to the church, so everyone was waiting patiently when we arrived, but it was worth the wait as it was a beautiful service carried out by the vicar from the nearby St.Kew church, a really lovely man who we've done a wedding before.
The sun was still beaming intensely when we came out along with the smiles on the guests faces.
After we got a few of the group photos I thought it would be rude not to take Michelle and Rob back down on the beach to the spot where they got engaged.
I just know Michelle and Rob are going to have a long joy filled life together, and I'm just glad that Tamsyn and I were able to share in the start of the rest of it!
God bless you Mr & Mrs Goodenough we love you!!! xx