Milly & William’s Knightor Winery Wedding
We feature the wedding of Milly and William who got married at Knightor Winery and had their day captured by Alexa Poppe.
Milly and William met in 2013 when mutual friends of theirs got engaged and went on holiday to Las Vegas to celebrate (yes, they were at the wedding!). Milly quickly moved to Cornwall from across the country to be with William, where she also fell in love with the county. After nearly four years together, William proposed on the steps of the British Museum- a place with lots of special memories for both of them. Even the ring had a local connection; it was cast in sand from a Cornish beach they both love.
A little bit about the day and how it went
Knightor Winery is a timeless Cornish venue set in acres of vineyards, pasture and orchards. A great setting for a relaxed style wedding. Well with this glorious sunshine it couldn’t have been better.
The ceremony could be outside under the oak arbour by the pond which is always special and even the meal took place outdoors in the courtyard ‘alfresco style’. There was a succulents theme running through decorations and flowers, which I have a weak point for, I just love them! Everyone enjoyed the sunshine, the speeches were fantastic and the first dance quite a performance. I just wish I was there from the beginning, they only booked me for half a day and the bridal prep would have completed the story.
Originally from a graphic design background and working freelance on photojournalistic projects like surf travel stories, I turned my passion into a career in 2013 when a friend asked me to photograph her wedding and I haven’t looked back. I love everything about what I do, every wedding is very unique and I get to meet such great people and visit stunning locations.
How would you describe your photography style?
Documentary/Reportage. My style of photography is relaxed and observational, with some couples shots and formal groups to compliment. I am always looking for those little moments of intimacy, emotion and interactions that tell the story of the day.
What did you love about the day?
The fantastic weather and the fact they could have their wedding meal alfresco, it doesn’t happen very often here in Cornwall. It felt like a Tuscany wedding rather than a British one. I particularly loved how emotional the ceremony was, there were a few tears when Milly walked down the aisle, I even shed a tear!
What advice would you give to couples planning their wedding day?
In terms of photography, do your research. And meet the photographer if you can, after all it’s important the chemistry is right as they will spend the whole day with you and if it feels right the image results are just better. Don’t base your final decision on price, after all, you will be reminiscing when looking at these photographs for many years to come. Everything else just happens on the day, your images will be a memory to treasure for a life time.
In general, take your time and enjoy the planning process, it’s supposed to be fun and not stressful! And on the day, just sit back, relax and enjoy whatever happens!
A quote from the couple:
“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for photographing our wedding back in August. You have given us a stunning set of photos which we will cherish forever. Many thanks Milly & William Fullick”