Amber & Chas: Cornwall Winter Wedding at Polhawn Fort

As outdoorsy people, Chas & Amber's wedding day at Polhawn Fort in Cornwall was just “them” inside and out. The sun shone all day and looking at the landscape in the photos it feels almost tropical at times! On the morning of their wedding, they asked if I would shoot a “first look”, which is a first for me as this is quite unusual for English weddings. Chas & Amber took a quiet 5 minutes to see each other before the ceremony and it was just such a joy to capture this moment between them. I won’t lie that I was tearing up behind my camera!

I couldn’t resist falling in love with Amber’s wedding day look – it was just effortless cool from top to toe: bridal separates paired with show stopping Valentino heels and a leather jacket!

They held their heartfelt, personal ceremony in the fort and exchanged handwritten vows under fairylights, drapery and a succulent floral arch. I loved that they had each brought wellies with them so we could head down to the beach for portraits and make the most of their fantastic venue.

They enjoyed a fish and chip wedding breakfast with ice cream dessert before dancing the evening away to an incredible band. Everybody was up on their feet dancing until well into the night and really embodied the way all wedding receptions should be: a true party between friends and family and a real celebration of their love. Their day was just them, through and through and it was a privilege to photograph. Massive congratulations, you two!

Venue: Polhawn Fort, Cornwall
Dress: Catherine Deane
Shoes: Valentino
Leather Jacket: All Saints
Jewellery: James Veale
Groom's suit: Bespoke Conte di Savoia
Band: Brother From Another
Bespoke stationery & signage: White Cottage Weddings

“Cat is an incredibly talented lady - she captured our personalities perfectly. Taking us down to the beach for photos was a very special moment for us, the pictures are beautiful and she snapped away whilst we could talk to one another without being swarmed by our wedding party. Her enthusiasm of travelling all the way to Cornwall and being a part of our wedding made it even more special!”
— Chas & Amber
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