It was an honour to be asked to photograph the wedding of Katie and Tristan for a number of reasons.
The wedding was going to be taking place in Cornwall, where I was raised and where my relatives all still live. Secondly, the wedding was going to be vintage themed with a village fete/fair/circus feel.
The most important reason, however, was much more personal – in the early 90s I was a teacher at a secondary school in Newquay, Cornwall. Katie was one of my pupils – I taught her Drama and English at various points during her school career.
We go back a long way.
This wedding was going to be special – and it was my job to capture this very unique wedding day.
Here is my photography essay showing the day as I saw it.
Bride’s Dress: £25 from the local charity shop – altered by seamstress for £45
Bride’s Shoes: Vivienne Westwood Melissa Red Heart shoes bought for my first mothers day present from Eddie and Tristan
Bride’s Headpiece: made by bride
Bride’s Jewellery: won in a competition from Home & Antiques magazine
Groom’s Outfit: marks and sparks – chinos and a white shirt – ties and braces from ebay
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: ebay – asos £14 each personalised with bright colored sashes
Bridesmaid’s Accessories – all vintage sourced at car boot sales and charity shops
Cake: made by Clare from Alegria Baking Cornwall
Flowers: from bride’s mums garden
Hair: Jane Johnson – Best Woman
Make Up: Jane Johnson – Best Woman
Band: Play It Cool
DJ: Danny Stacey – friend
Caterers: Truro Marquees, cake competition from guests, additional cake Alegria Baking