A Local Isles of Scilly Wedding – Lizzie & Ryan
Just a few miles off the coast of Cornwall lies a magical archipelago called the Isles of Scilly, with a population under three thousand, and it’s a tranquil slice of heaven! Lizzie & Ryan are locals to St Mary’s Island, and held their wedding ceremony at their parish church (round the corner from their home) and the marquee reception at the nearby Longstone Lodge.
After chilled out preparations we walked over to St Mary’s Parish Church for the ceremony, which was warm and happy throughout, with tons of smiles. After some rather epic confetti throwing outside the church, we popped over to the harbour at St Mary’s with the bridal party to do a couple of special requests that Lizzie & Ryan had made. One being a group photo on the harbour steps, and the other being a few portraits of the lovely couple on their boat. We had some other plans to try and make use of the beautiful island surroundings, but unfortunately the weather had other plans (blowing a gale and showery) so Lizzie & Ryan decided to head back to the marquee reception at Longstone Lodge instead. We stopped on route so they could pop into their house and grab a bottle of bubbly though, which led to the image at the top of Lizzie surprising Ryan by grabbing the bottle! That image actually won me an award with NineDots; a wedding photography organisation I’m part of.
Back at Longstone Lodge, everyone was making the most of the gaps in the weather and having a right laugh, plenty of drinks and food was on the go, and plenty of laughter and fun too! Speeches and food followed on and were both amazing. Lizzie & Ryan’s friends and family were so kind and thoughtful throughout; a great example of that is them insisting I sit at the head table to eat! So kind! The day rounded out with some epic music and dancing and plenty of fun times! We managed to nip out for a few minutes and grab a few more relaxed portraits of the couple before the light was gone.
I really enjoyed my stay on the Isles of Scilly, the wedding day itself was amazing and Lizzie and Ryan are just great people to be around. They even invited me on a boat trip with their friends and family over to St Martins for a fish and chip supper on the day before the wedding! Such a great lifestyle!
If you are looking for a wedding photographer for your Isles of Scilly wedding and want to have a chat about what I can offer then please get in touch today! Head down to see a small selection from Lizzie and Ryan’s lovely Isles of Scilly wedding day.