It’s either in Cornwall or Plymouth, but never the less I photographed a wedding there a month or so ago. Mount Edgcumbe House is jointly owned by Cornwall County Council and Plymouth City council. I’m still unsure who runs this place entirely to this day, and after a couple of conversations with staff members there I’m sure they are none of the wiser too.
Claire and Rich were the bride and groom, Claire didn’t want any photos taken when she was getting ready, but as I was in and around the area at the time I thought I’d get Rich the groom getting dolled up and spruced instead. I was greeted by a bacon sandwich, good start here I thought, a friendly bunch congregated in the kitchen, while I went about my business and documented the day.
We caught the Cremyll Foot ferry over to Mount Edgcumbe, which was a five minute walk from Rich’s home – sweet – a lovely day was on the cards as we sailed across. All went smoothly well until the registrar got Claire’s name wrong at the vow bit, a picture tells a thousand words and all that, I captured the moment and put it in the blog below, I just couldn’t resist.
Anyway, a brisk walk back down the hill after a photoshoot in the grounds and we were on a hired boat sailing across to the Yacht Club back to the Hoe, Rich, who works on the Lifeboat locally had a lift back on their crew boat, which then kindly escorted us across the Peninsula, it felt as rock and roll as you could get I reckon in the waters middle of Devon and Cornwall.
There were a lot of Naval clientele amongst the guests, which made for great pictures, his best man was a Major in the Army, while Rich the groom is a third officer in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and all this along with all the other naval personnel.
The whole place glistened, as medals caught the afternoon sunshine through the yacht club windows.
Thanks for your time, hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.