Stars of the Show - Dave and Charlie

Make-up - Amy May

Hair - Sophie Lauren Hodge

Dress - Mon Cheri

Suits - Skopes at House of Fraser

DJ - Flo Linscott

Flowers - Carol Dempsey

Cake - Marks & Spencer

Ceremony - Amelies, Porthleven

Reception - Amelies, Porthleven

Photography - Chris Symonds

Saturday 24th September 2016

Mr & Mrs Buckingham

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I had been looking forward to this wedding for so long, a wedding in one of my favourite places in Cornwall, Porthleven. My day began with joining the girls getting ready at the stunning Beacon Crag guest house. Beacon Crag's location is stunning sitting right on the edge of the cliffs just outside Porthleven on the road towards Rinsey. The wind was howling and the seas were crashing against the rocks all around the guest house. Inside was remarkably calm in comparison, Charlie and her bridesmaids were all in high spirits and looking forward to the day ahead. 

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I continued onwards to meet Dave and the Buckingham boys in Porthleven. The ceremony and reception was to be held at Amelies restaurant located on the harbour. Charlie made her entrance in a classic 1972 VW convertible Beetle and looked amazing in her wedding dress. After the ceremony the guests continued on to the Ship Inn for a few drinks while the newly weds went for a quick drive around Porthleven in the VW Beetle.

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The weather was closing in on us and upon our return to the Ship Inn the heavens opened and the torrential rain began. It didn't take long for the storm to knock out the electricity to the village for a good hour or so, alongside alarms sounding around the harbour. Amelies cooked up a stunning BBQ for everybody including mackerel, lamb and chicken.

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Feeling refuelled next up were the speeches including a very emotional Dave talking about his beautiful new wife. Best man and Dave's brother Mark destroyed Dave in a classic collection of stories and jokes. The evening continued into the night with some elaborate dance moves and love from all involved. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Buckingham, thank you for choosing me to photograph your day I loved every single moment.

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 Mr & Mrs Buckingham

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"Chris, it was an absolute pleasure having you photograph our wedding. Right from initially booking you, you have been so professional and thorough in everything that you've done. You captured our day perfectly and, as other couples have already said, you managed to do so with us hardly knowing that you were there! As well as the obvious shots, you captured so many beautiful and special moments that both we, our friends and our families are absolutely delighted with. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to any other couples" - Mr & Mrs Buckingham

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Really happy to have been included in the Wedisson Wedding Photography Awards 20th collection.

Wedisson is an international wedding competition of only the very best wedding photography.

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Also published as a double page spread in the awesome 2017/2018 KNOT brochure.   


with Chris Symonds

" One of our favourites of his accolades is his recent inclusion in the Wedisson Wedding Photography Awards. Featured for a stunning and romantic image captured on a pier in Porthleven, it makes us want to get married all over again. (on a pier, in stormy weather and with him documenting the moment, of course!).

Timeless photography capturing true moments, that's the essence of his beautiful imagery. "

If you would like me to document your wedding celebrations please contact me using the link below,

I have a first-class honours degree in photography and offer extremely reasonable prices.

Chris Symonds | Photographer | Cornwall Wedding Photography | t - 07870817843 |

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