Colourful Same Sex Wedding at Lusty Glaze Beach
Last month I was booked as the wedding photographer for a colourful same sex wedding at Lusty Glaze Beach in Cornwall…it was all kinds of AMAZING!! I am really excited to share these same sex wedding photos with you, the wedding was full of colour, love and happiness; reflecting the fun nature of the couple.
When Ollie and Fern contacted me to be their Lusty Glaze wedding photographer – I was over the moon! We chatted about the colourful beach wedding and they said it would represent them as a couple by throwing a massive party with their friends and family.
I actually ended up spending three days in Cornwall with the wedding party, and two days before the wedding day we photographed an engagement shoot at the gorgeous Carnewas & Bedruthan Steps.
I spent the evenings leading up to the beach wedding with the wedding party and was delighted to be part of the whatsapp group ‘Lusty Gays’ and joined in the fun for the whole weekend.
The Wedding Day
Arriving at Lusty Glaze Beach on the wedding day was a total WOW moment. As a Shropshire based wedding photographer I had only the venue’s website to go from and it did not disappoint in person. My second photographer for the day, Zelda Rhiannon Photography, was there waiting for me, as I’d spent the morning with the grooms at their hotel while they prepared. Zelda was already photographing the room and details.
The room was decorated brightly with colourful ribbons and flowers, the cake was BRILLIANT with a melted ice cream and cone on top, and as guests arrived it was clear they were all following the bright and cheerful theme of the day based on the colourful and fun Coney Island in New York City.
Ollie and Fern walked down the aisle together and Fern was immediately emotional and set everyone off in the room! After the marriage everyone sang Erasure ‘A Little Respect’ and a reading by a friend of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Anteater’.
Reception and surprise wedding gift!
After food, everyone hit the sea for a swim, some opting to look on instead of getting wet and then everyone headed back up the beach to the venue where the band, Hitpinch, were set up and ready to go.
But first! Ollie’s mum made a surprise announcement and invited everyone out to the sea to look into the sky…she had organised a surprise of flying airplanes performing acrobatics with fireworks!! INCREDIBLE. Some of my favourite images are of the guests expressions as they realised what was happening.
Then it was time for the party, and after I had captured the dancing I headed home to chorus of ‘Bye Laura!’ from the dance floor. Such a fun, happy day and I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of it.
Before you go, make sure you scroll down to look at the gorgeous portraits captured!
Wedding Blog Feature!
**UPDATE** I am thrilled this wedding has been featured in Boho Weddings. Here’s an extract from the blog about why the couple chose me as their wedding phtographer:
How did you choose your wedding photographer?
“When we were researching photographers, we thought we’d check out Laura’s portfolio. There was one photo in particular we loved. It is of a bride and groom at the bar with their wedding party, laughing together. None of them knew they were being photographed, and it is such an excellent, intimate and fun image we were immediately convinced Laura would be perfect.”
- Second Photographer: Zelda Rhiannon Photography
- Venue: Lusty Glaze
- Flowers: Kelly Ann’s Flowers
- Cake: Suzi Humphries
- Suits: Ben Sherman
- Rings: Goldsmiths – & Gold and Gems
- Entertainment: Air & Firework Display