We feature the wedding of Dan and Donna today captured by Cornwall based wedding photographer Grant Lampard Photography.
A little bit about the day and how it went
The weather and light was perfect when I arrived at Donna’s house for morning preparations. Donna and the bridesmaids were all calm and relaxed enjoying a glass of prosecco. Donna’s adorable pet rabbits were in the centre of the room so I had to work around them. They seemed to get the most attention especially when the flower girls turned up.
It was just a short drive to the church for the ceremony in Perranuthnoe. The church is beautiful with great natural light and views down the rugged coastline. After a lovely ceremony and confetti throw, we headed down the dirt track to the local beach. A 4×4 would have been more suitable as we nearly lost the exhaust a few times. It’s not a sandy tourist beach but with the backdrop of St. Michael’s Mount, it was perfect for photos. We passed a quite a few walkers on the coastal path who congratulated the happy couple.
They had a beach themed reception in the Sand Bar which is right on the sand. Being a young couple, they’d invited loads of friends their age which meant they were a lively crowd. After welcome drinks, everyone went down on to the beach for group photos and games. Some even went for a dip in the sea. The wedding breakfast was a simple buffet style with delicious world food. The venue overlooks the beach so everyone was enjoying watching the surfers while they ate.
After the speeches, the weather and light was still great so we headed back on to the beach for some more photos. Donna wanted to do a bouquet toss before the sun finally went down. We finished with a cake cut, first dance and disco.
Do tell us a little bit about yourself
I grew up in the North East and was always very artistic. I went to art college at 16 to study design which introduced me to SLR’s and darkrooms.
After Uni, I moved to the SW and fell in love with the stunning scenery and easy going way of life. I now live next to the beach near Perranporth with my wife and cat.
I love to travel, I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled around the world a number of times. I’m a big food fan, especially Mexican, Thai and Indian having spent long periods in these places. I cook a lot consider myself a pretty good chef!
How would you describe your photography style?
Your wedding photos should tell the story of the day as it unfolds to capture the real genuine moments. My style is predominantly documentary but I like to include a few artistic fine art shots, especially for sunsets.
What did you love about the day?
There’s no better backdrop for a wedding than a beautiful beach when the sun’s out, everyone smiles more!
It was really great to have the variety of locations even though they were all close by. From the church, the rocky beach with views across Mount’s Bay to the sandy beach at Praa Sands.
Do tell us about the couple
Dan and Donna live together in Breage, Cornwall. They are such a happy young couple full of life who love to travel. Dan is a keen photographer who would have taken his own photos if he could!. They both love surfing hence the reason to hold the reception on their local surfing beach bar. I’ve never known a couple who smiled so much on their wedding day.
What advice would you give to couples planning their wedding day?
Don’t get too stressed about it, It will pass by so quickly. It’s a celebration so enjoy the day and smile.
From the couple.
“Wow!!! We are totally blown away by the photos, they are amazing!! Thank you so much, we love them. We both couldn’t get over how brilliant you were”
Dan and Donna
Make up – Jeni Hull http://cornwallhairstylist.com/
Flowers – Fuller Blooms http://www.fullergardens.co.uk/