Rebeca and Tom met whilst trekking in Brazil. Tom is from Cornwall, and Rebeca who is Brazilian decided to marry by the sea at one of our favourite beaches, Mawgan Porth near Newquay. Both Tom and Rebeca got ready at Bedruthan Steps Hotel, where they also had their reception. The hotel bedrooms have some funky details and tonnes of natural light pouring in through those big windows – making it perfect for the bridal preparation photography. The weather on the morning of the wedding was terrible to say the least – not exactly what a bride wishes for on her wedding day. From a photography point of view its actually very atmospheric. We were however, all very grateful when the skies cleared in the late afternoon just as we headed to the beach for our photo shoot. Tom was getting ready in another room further down the corridor. He rang her while she was getting ready, I love the look on her face while she’s chatting to her man – it says it all!
Rebeca, her mum and mother-in-law to be headed off in a lovely VW Beetle from Cornwall VW Wedding Hire. The ceremony was held in Truro at the registry office. Rebeca entered the room to a Bob Marley track – to me that summed up the relaxed character of this couple and their wedding.
This photo shoot was one of my favourites of the season. The bride and groom were relaxed and clearly just enjoying being with each other and having a good time. We had the immediate family join us on the beach for the first fifteen minutes so that we could take some groups shots before they went to the hotel for welcome drinks. We then stayed on the beach for about another half an hour. During the photo shoot we always try to allow some time for the bride and groom to be alone – ok so we may be there but we keep a distance for a while and ask them to take a walk so that they can at least have a few private words on their wedding day. If time allows we leave them at the beach and go ahead to join the guests.
After our time on the beach all our bellies were rumbling. We headed back to the hotel for a quick drink and then a truly delicious buffet meal served by the staff at Bedruthan Steps Hotel. After our meal we set up the vintage photo booth and spent the next few hours photographing a seriously good party! Not all weddings are so fun – but on this occasion everyone was letting their hair down and those Brazilians were really showing the locals how to dance!
To see the rest of the photographs follow this link and enter the date of the wedding in a six digit format – e.g. ddmmyy. Bear and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Rebeca and Tom all the very best for their future together.
Wish thanks to all those suppliers who contributed to their wedding:
Venue and Catering: Bedruthan Steps Hotel
Hair and Make Up: Amy Skinner
Flowers: Roses of Padstow
Transport: Cornwall VW Wedding Hire
Music: Funky Acoustica by Billy Harrigan on 07974 250087