Whether it be a last minute decision or a well thought out plan to run away and tie the knot; Cornwall is the perfect spot for any elopement. There's so many options whether it be the registry office and a trip to the coast or a smaller quirkier venue with a registrar or celebrant. Cornwall has got you covered!
The pandemic has made everyone re-think everything. From moving house as you're still working from home, to career changes to scrapping the big wedding and eloping just the two of you. I think the shift in mindset across the country and the globe is fascinating to see.
I had the absolute privilege of working with some epic couples last year on their Cornish elopement. Be it with a small group of close family or just the two of them and the kids. Each one was truly beautiful! Unfortunately, I can't share them all with you due to the couples wishes but here are three epic Elopements in Cornwall from 2021!
A Lusty Glaze Elopement
Donna & Leo eloped to the beautiful cove of Lusty Glaze back in May 2021, just as life was starting to return to normal. With their two beautiful children they booked the Chalet on the beach to stay in for a few days and tied the knot on the beach. It was perfectly beautiful and intimate.
Pentewan Sands Elopement
Mandy and Neil contacted me after they made the decision to elope whilst on holiday in their favourite part of Cornwall. They were so relaxed and tied the knot at St Austell Registry Office and then we ventured onto their favourite beach; Pentewan Sands. Mandy and Neil both embraced the Cornwall spirit with sandy toes and a wet dress.
A Crantock Elopement
This is probably the most last minute wedding I have ever encountered. I arrived to work at the Surf School one morning to find my boss chatting to Simon, who was trying to find somewhere to get changed for his wedding amidst all the hotel closures from the pandemic. He and Lucella were on holiday with some family staying in a caravan and they had decided to get married at St Carantoc Church in Crantock, but didn't want any of their family to know.
After hiring a surfboard from us for a few hours and I taught a lesson, Simon and Lucella popped over to my house to shower and change for their wedding, where I approached the idea of them having a photographer, which they originally weren't going to do. We then ventured over to Crantock for the ceremony where they had just two witnesses, local friends from a yoga school in Newquay. The heavens opened on us and we ran up the lane to the church. The ceremony in the church was just stunning with candles and stained glass windows. This is definitely a day I will never forget.
Cornish Elopements really are one of a kind. All different in their own way ands all just as beautiful. I can't wait to do more of these in the years to come.
If you are considering a more intimate approach to your wedding I would absolutely love to chat to about it.