23 May Polurrian Bay Hotel Wedding
Polurrian Bay Hotel Wedding // Amber & Nathan
The boutique Polurrian Bay Hotel perched high on a windswept Cornish cliff top, a stunningly effervescent bride in layers of white tulle and black leather, a dapper groom cutting a dash in Alexander McQueen and Jeffery West Chelsea boots…. quite a wedding to kick off 2014 with.
The Polurrian Bay Hotel is perfectly placed to take in the stunning scenery of the Lizard Peninsula, with floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the sea. Everyone was staying at the hotel, so on the morning of the wedding the girls got ready downstairs, ably assisted by Craig Chapman and his hairspray, and fortified by champagne and scones with lashings of clotted cream and strawberry jam. The boys got all suited and booted upstairs, also with champagne, but alas, no cakes. The ceremony was to take place in a stunning, airy room looking out to sea. One of the most spectacular locations I have witnessed a couple say I do, the increasingly erratic weather only adding to the occasion. Amber’s (gorgeous) bridesmaids preceded her down the aisle, all looking very chic in their Other Stories dresses. Amber arrived, hand in hand with her mum, and beaming from ear to ear. The ceremony was beautiful, with personal vows, readings and a touch of Led Zeppelin. Nathan’s grandmother was unable to be physically present for her grandson’s wedding, but she was able to watch the whole ceremony over a Sykpe connection on the iPad. A very important and special thing. God bless technology. Once married, the newlyweds dashed through a volley of rose petals, and it was hugs and champagne all round and some brilliant soul music courtesy of The Grace Notes.
Dinner was served on long tables whilst the sun set spectacularly outside, and then speeches began. Amber and Nathan delivered theirs together, thanking family and friends for being part of their lives and their day. Then speeches from the mother of the bride, the sister of the bride, the best men, the best friend and the bridesmaids. Eschewing the traditional wedding cake, there was a cake for each table. They were all cut together and everyone helped themselves. Amber’s mum had baked the cakes herself and I can vouch for the fact that she does indeed make the best carrot cake known to man.
Jägerbombs all round got the party started and the dance floor open. Amber and Nathan’s wedding was a joy to photograph – a truly brilliant couple in an amazing location. Favourites are below.