Our apologies for the downtime this morning folks, we've had a little maintenance to see to!

Hopefully you got to see our glorious Cornwall elopement shoot yesterday afternoon? We're staying in this glorious part of the country this afternoon for Madeleine and James' April wedding at the romantic Polhawn Fort that graces the spectacular Cornish coastline.  These charming photographs were sent in by Sarah Falugo.

"James and I met at a festival. It had rained all summer and the festival was a complete wash out. We were dancing around welly deep in mud on the final day when we agreed to meet up somewhere a little less soggy when we got back.  We got engaged on a trip to Cornwall, we took out a little sailing boat for the weekend and James proposed on the beach. It took us 18 months to plan the wedding, mainly because we had to book the venue so far in advance."

Photography Copyright (c) 2014, Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

"I was incredibly lucky to have my dress made bespoke by a family friend, Philippa Howden (no website readers, sorry) who is a professional dress maker and designer.We looked at styles and materials together to pick out the sort of look I was going for. Philippa’s talents go far beyond her amazing technical skills. She really understood what I liked and was able to guide me through the process pointing out fabrics and shapes that were very me."

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

"It took a while to find a venue we liked but when we saw Polhawn Fort its picturesque coastal setting seemed perfect. It has so much character there was no need for a theme. We used a lot of candelabras and fairylights to create a warm atmosphere inside and make the most of its interesting features."

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

"I bought my shoes from Dune. As the dress was so simple I wanted something with a little sparkle."

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

"We chose James’ suit in Jaeger with the help of a very attentive shop assistant. It was a light wool with little flecks of blue that made it seem less worky."

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

"My jewellery were gifts from James. He had picked them up in various antique jewellery shops in Brighton."

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

"I found our photographer Sarah Falugo on Love My Dress.  I was looking through previous weddings at Polhawn and really liked their pictures.  I then had a Skype conversation with Sarah and it became very clear that she knew the venue inside out, which was a real help on the day."

"Sarah and Bear were a pleasure to have around and were able to give very helpful advice, for example when the weather was not on our side we rearranged things slightly to make sure we took some photos before it became too wet outside. It was great to have a two photographer team as they captured so much of the day and I love all the informal of shots of everyone chatting and milling around."

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo


Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Words of Wedded Wisdom…

"Just enjoy it! The day will fly by, so make the most of it, whatever way suits you.

I found Love My Dress really helpful for inspiration leading up to the wedding and, as mentioned above, it's where I also found our wedding photographer.  It was so important to me for us to have good photos to keep.

I just enjoyed everything about the day so much. We were very lucky to have lots of talented and generous friends who got involved and did the flowers, cake, speeches and music making."

Elegant vintage inspired Cornwall wedding with butterflies, Photography by Sarah Falugo

Such an elegant, charming wedding and beautifully captured by Sarah Falugo, more from whom you can see on Love My Dress here.

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Photographer – Sarah Falugo
Venue – Polhawn Fort
Wedding Dress – Philippa Howden (no website)
Brides' shoes – Dune
Hair Stylist – Sam from Maiya’s
Brides Jewellery – original vintage pieces, gift from the groom
Grooms suit – Jaeger

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9 thoughts on A Velvet Jacket and 1930′s Inspired Slinky Silk Dress For A Cornish Coast Wedding

  1. Phew! You’re back :) I missed you!
    And back in style too… this wedding is gorgeous, what a stunning dress – and I love how Madeleine topped it with a velvet jacket. They both look amazing – and as a fan of seaside weddings I love this to bits. Beautiful :)

  2. What a fabulous dress and beautiful photos of a lovely wedding, I bet they were initially disappointed about the weather but I think that it adds a real “Poldark” mood to the wedding ( for young people, that was a moody Cornish love story tv series).
    Lovely wedding that shows the benefit of using a photographer who knows the venue and can capture the memories whatever the weather

  3. Oh I so love your comment Anna, thank you so much. Such right with your comment about the photographer – really emphasises the point about finding a photographer you really get along with and just click with too – those first conversations, be they through Skype (highly recommend this over a phone call!) email or in person are so important!
    Thank you again xXx

  4. Yes. We skyped (is that a word?) with sassy, the photographer we chose from assassynation photography before our wedding due to living a good distance away from her. It is great how technology can help, we felt like we knew her before we had even met

  5. I adore that velvet jacket, it really just adds a unique finish to Madeleine’s look…..and her bouquet sure highlights her beautiful blue eyes!
    It is so important to use vendors who know the venue and area, it really can make all the difference to how smoothly (and stress free) a wedding runs. Actually, using people that have worked together before is also good – in my experience great professionals attract great professionals. I rather wish I had had a chat to more of our wedding vendors before our big day. After our wedding our florist mentioned that in her experience our venue co-ordinator was terribly disorganised (understatement) and had I known, I might have delegated certain key tasks to more trustworthy friends and family rather than wrongly believing I was in the hands of professionals!

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