This Kilminorth Cottage wedding day was absolutely incredible!
I can’t believe I missed this one out! I shot Nicola & James’ epic Kilminorth wedding way back in June 2017 and somehow failed to blog it, so when I realised, I just had to go back and feature it!
Nicola & James wedding day was easily one of the best weddings I’ve attended as a photographer. It was held at the stunning Kilminorth Cottages near Looe. An amazing venue with some 32 acres of grounds, amazing high-spec refurbished cottages for accommodation, tons of space for fun games, one of my favourite outdoor wedding ceremony spaces, and a totally relaxed vibe. You can truly make this venue your own and create a totally unique wedding day. It is definitely one of my favourite venues and one of the best outdoor venues in Cornwall!
Nicola & James opted to get ready on site, have an outdoor ceremony and then a tepee reception. Straight away when I arrived I knew it would be a great day, the vibes were just so fun. A good chunk of the guests were Polish, with Nicola being of Polish & Liverpudlian heritage, and they incorporated some Polish traditions into the day. One of these is the traditional presentation of bread and salt. At the reception the parents present the couple with bread and salt. This is symbolic; bread is to wish that the couple won’t know hunger, and salt to remind them of life’s difficulties. After the bread and salt, they are given two glasses, one with vodka, one with water. It is said that whoever picks the one with vodka will be the dominant partner and ‘wear the trousers’ in the relationship. Any guesses who got that one? You can see below, it’s pretty obvious from their reactions!
Oh and I should say that vodka did seem to feature quite heavily in their day! It seems that Polish weddings incorporate a LOT of toasts, with shots of vodka. It definitely lifted everyone’s spirits even higher!
The weather was perfect, in fact it was baking hot! Everyone made full use of the outside space with outdoor games, trampolines, swings and some top notch jenga-playing (look out for the wine-spill-jenga-image). It was such a lovely atmosphere.
The evening was full of fun and frivolities with the speeches, fuelled by vodka, being so funny. Tons of dancing finished everything off just great. We even managed to squeeze in a couple of very relaxed portraits after dark (see image above), Kilminorth is beautiful even at night! A perfect day!
Please get in touch for your Kilminorth wedding, I’d absolutely love to shoot some more weddings there! Scroll down to enjoy this crazy-good wedding!