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2017 Karl & Danielle 30th April

The Wedding of Karl and Danielle took place on Sunday 30th April 2017 at the Harbour Hotel and Spa, St Ives.

I arrived at the John Fowler holiday resort to collect Karl and his groomsmen and they were already waiting for me at reception looking relaxed and well organised. The weather was a little overcast and there was a bit of drizzle as we drove to the Harbour Hotel where the wedding was taking place.

By the time I collected Danielle from Carthew House, which has stunning views overlooking Porthmeor beach, the rain had stopped, however, it still looked a little uncertain. We had a nice drive through the small and narrow but picturesque back streets of St Ives to the wedding venue.

While the wedding ceremony was in progress the sun came out for what turned into a stunning afternoon! Karl and Danielle had a short ride in Lola down to Porthminster beach where they stopped for photos. Most of the wedding guests also made their way down the extremely steep Porthminster hill to the beach to take part in the first round of photos, before then making their way back up and leaving Karl and Danielle to have their personal photos.

After the photos were finished we then had an amazing drive through St Ives with the roof open. The happy couple made the most of the attention from the crowds by standing up and waving to everyone out of the roof like celebrities as we drove along the harbour front in St Ives. I kept the Claxton horn blaring attracting a lot of attention for them!

We stopped for some photos outside the Sloop pub where a huge crowd surrounded Lola and the newly weds with photos galore being taken and for one poor chap in the crowd the St Ives seagulls struck and flew straight into his head while trying to take his ice cream. Karl and Danielle had full view of this as they were having photos taken in the driver and passenger seats, which can be seen in some of the pictures with their shock and then hysterics as the victims friends started to laugh.

We then headed around to Portgwidden beach for some more photos with the beautiful views across the St Ives beaches and to Hayle beach to round of an amazing trip.

Thanks very much for a fantastic day Karl and Danielle it was a pleasure driving you round. Hope you enjoyed the experience!

Congratulations!

2017 Ben & Roisin 8th April

The Wedding of Ben and Roisin took place on the 8th April 2017 at St Cubert Church and afterwards at The Smugglers Den.

Chauffeur Simon was in the driving seat today and Layla was making her first appearance of the season! The weather looked like it was going to be very kind to us again this week and so it was on this second weekend in April that we set off to Newquay for the wedding of Ben and Roisin.

The Bride and her three bridesmaids, Clare, Thea and Freya were all staying at the Smugglers Den Inn at Cubert. Simon arrived to collect them at around 1:05pm and after some pictures with Layla whisked them away to St Cuberts Church, dropping them off at around 1:45pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the ceremony I served them their orange juice (which they had opted for instead of Champagne) while they had some photos with Layla. I then popped the newly weds over to Holywell Bay for their wedding shoot and then it was back to the Smugglers for the reception.

Also part of the wedding party were the Groomsmen, 1 year old Odhran (pictured top with Mum and Dad and enjoying the Campervan below!), James, Harry, Bradon and Logan. Mother and Father of the Bride, John and Betty and Mother and Father of the Groom, Chris and Vicky. We hope you all had a fantastic day and we wish Ben and Roisin all the very best for the future. Congratulations!

 

2017 Wedding of Adam & Kirsten April 1st

The Wedding of Adam and Kirsten took place at Gwel An Mor, Portreath on the 1st April 2017.

 

The 2017 season has started and what a great start to the year, with a beautiful day in April.

There were definitely no April fools for this lovely couple and the day went smoothly and to plan. Jason collected Kirsten from St Ives in our gorgeous Lily before making their way over to Carbis Bay. They made a quick stop in Carbis Bay to see some friends who couldn’t make it to the wedding. Kirsten was able to show them her dress and Lily!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then it was back into Lily for the short ride over to Gwel An Mor. Adam greeted us on arrival before they made their way into the Yert for the ceremony.

Adam and Kirsten had asked if we could go to a beach after the ceremony for some pictures (weather permitting) and as it was a glorious day we made our way down to Portreath.

Adam and Kirsten couldn’t have asked for a better day – the sun stayed out, the rain stayed away and everyone had a great time!

Congratulations Adam and Kirsten and all the best for a happy, healthy future!

 

 

 

2016 Wedding of Dean & Gemma 26th November

The Wedding of Dean and Gemma took place on the 26th November 2016 in Padstow.

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The final wedding of the season and its Lola (our most popular choice this season!) who sets off to Padstow with Simon at her wheel. It’s a glorious autumn day, blue sky and the sun shining – couldn’t ask for better for the last wedding of 2016!

Lola had to do a bit of ‘toing and froing’ today and it was the groom and his party who had the pleasure of her company first. Simon picked them up from the Farmers Arms at 12.55pm and dropped them into Padstow at around 1.15pm.

The Bridesmaids were next so it was over to the Metropole Hotel to collect them and get them over to the church so I still had plenty of time to go back and fetch the Bride.

All ran smoothly and pretty much on time. We collected Gemma and made it back to the church at 2.10pm. She had some photos outside the church before disappearing inside for the ceremony.

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Post ceremony Simon took the newly married couple to Harlyn Beach for photographs. It was such a beautiful evening and a gorgeous sunset – perfect for a wedding shoot!

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As the sun disappeared behind the horizon it started to get a little chilly so it was time to whisk them away and drop them off at the pub for their reception.

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Poor Simon then made the very long and cold journey home (no heating in Lola!)

Congratulations Dean & Gemma x

2016 Wedding of Anthony & Carolin 12th October

The Wedding of Anthony and Carolin took place on Wednesday the 12th October 2016 at Heartlands with a reception in St Ives.

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Our penultimate wedding of the season! I cannot believe wedding season 2016 is nearly over with about 40 weddings completed this year for Strawberry Leisure!

But today we have Carolin and Anthony who are getting married at Heartlands in Camborne.

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After a beautiful intimate ceremony we headed off in Layla to the beach. Making our way through quaint and characterful St Ives we finally arrived at Porthgwidden beach. Lovely and quiet and perfect for a wedding photo shoot.

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They were showered by their guests with confetti and took a stroll along the beach while the photographer clicked away to get those great natural shots!

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A few pictures in Layla with the roof rolled back and then we made the short journey over to the Sloop where they were having their reception.

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Congratulations Anthony and Carolin x

 

2016 Wedding of Dave & Ellen 8th October

The Wedding of Dave and Ellen took place on the 8th October 2016 at Pendennis Castle.

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Lola has been our most popular choice this year and so you shouldn’t be surprised to hear that she was out again today at the Wedding of Dave and Ellen!

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It was a gorgeous autumn day for Lola and I (Roger) to be heading down to Pendennis Castle. First stop of the day was at Tresooth Barns, Mawnan Smith to collect the bridesmaids Jodie, Leah, Shawna and Sarah. I dropped them off at the Barrack Rooms and then headed back to pick up Ellen and her Dad, Bob.

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As we had time to spare we decided to take the scenic route to Pendennis and arrived smack on time at 4.15pm.

I pottered about sprucing up Lola and getting my camera ready for the photographs while they were saying their vows.

When they came out afterwards for their pictures there was a guest who was mad on VW’s and just stood there admiring Lola until eventually I had to go, which was a sad point for everyone.

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I said my goodbyes to Dave, Ellen and Bob, who thanked me for making the day so special.

Another lovely couple and a wonderful day!

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Congratulations Dave and Ellen x

2016 Wedding of Ale & Emma 1st October

The Wedding of Ale and Emma took place on Saturday 1st October 2016 at St Marys Catholic Church, Falmouth and afterwards at The Alverton Manor, Truro.

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Another day today with all 3 of our girls out but it was Lola and Lily who were showcasing at the wedding of Ale and Emma. Both girls were booked to pick up the bridal party, with Emma and her Dad in Lola and the 4 bridesmaids and mother of the bride in Lily.

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St Mary’s Catholic Church was the first stop for the ceremony. Lola and Lily waited patiently outside, with their drivers Jason and Chris, until the newly weds emerged to a sea of confetti!

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A quick stop for photographs on the way to The Alverton and our job was done.

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Congratulations Ale and Emma x

2016 Wedding of Mark & Chantelle 1st October

The Wedding of Mark and Chantelle took place on the 1st October 2016 at Heartlands and then on to Hayle Rugby Club for their reception.

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All 3 of our girls were out today but it was Layla who was on duty for Mark and Chantelle.

It was only a short round trip today for Layla, picking up Chantelle and her 2 bridesmaids Amy and Vicky and getting them to Heartlands for the ceremony.

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Afterwards they had asked if they could go to Godrevy for photographs. Although it was quite windy and a little chilly, the sun did appear for them and as you can see they got some really nice shots.

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It was then on to Hayle Rugby Club for their reception and an extremely short trip home for us!

Congratulations Mark and Chantelle x

2016 Wedding of Adrian & Michelle 24th September

The Wedding of Adrian and Michelle took place on Saturday 24th September 2016 in Padstow.

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Padstow has also been a popular location this year for weddings. Extremely picturesque and quaint, you can see why.

It was Lily who was collecting the bride and her father today and getting them over to the stunning Prideaux Place. Beaming from ear to ear, I think they both enjoyed the ride!

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The ceremony was taking place inside the manor house with the reception being held in a marquee in the grounds. After the ceremony Adrian and Michelle wanted to go to a nearby beach for photographs, so it was back into Lily for the short trip to the beach and time for the newly weds to enjoy some quality time away from their guests.

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When the photographer had finished snapping away, Lily drove them back to Prideaux Place for their reception.

Congratulations Adrian and Michelle x

2016 Wedding of Demelza & Laura 24th September

The Wedding of Demelza and Laura took place on the 24th September 2016 at The Atlantic hotel, Newquay.

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It was the wedding of 2 local ladies today which was nice as most of our couples are from out of county!

Lola had been booked specially by Demelza as Laura’s nickname is Lola.

The plan was to pick up the two girls from Demelza’s house in Threemilestone at around 1pm and to take them on a coastal shoot from Portreath to Newquay, however, it was a bit of a blustery day so they decided to make a change of plan.

They decided to leave the house a bit later, at 2pm, and to head straight to the Atlantic Hotel. We did still have plenty of time to spare so we popped over to Pentire for some photos overlooking Fistral beach. The weather was good enough that I could open Lola’s roof and get some really nice shots of two very beautiful girls.

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It was then time to get over to the hotel for the ceremony. I waited for them to come out so that they could have some more pictures with Lola in the hotel grounds.

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2 lovely ladies and a great day! Congratulations Demelza and Laura! x

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