How to choose your wedding venue from a photography point of view

Devon and Cornwall wedding venue

Let’s face it; your wedding will be amazing from start to finish wherever you decide to get married.

But if you’re like us and value your photography and how your images look, here are some top tips to help you think about which venue will work best for you as a couple.

Here at Liberty Pearl Photography & Film Collective, we love everything to do with the outdoors.

Being able to capture the natural beauty of the various seasons makes us really happy and so we have compiled these top five tips if you’re starting your search for your venue:

  1. Always begin your search by looking for outside space. How will the area look in different seasons? Think about any ideas that you have for themes and how this will complement what you already have available.Hotel Endleigh Devon wedding photographer
  2. Do you have exclusive use of the venue? We have to admit that we find it so much better when our couples do. It means you don’t get someone else wandering into the back of your photographs. Exceptions to this include lovely golf clubs where you can still find lots of space away from any other guests.
  3. Can you decorate the venue yourself injecting your style to reflect you as a couple? This isn’t essential but it’s definitely a great one to look out for as the more unique you can make your venue, the better. It also means your photographs will reflect this too.
  4. Visit your preferred venue at different times of the day and on different days of the week. This will help you to see it in different lights and will help you envisage how it could look for you and your guests.Magical elopement woodland nature wedding
  5. Have a look to see if there are any lovely archways or areas that you really like. That way you can discuss them with your photographer and light allowing on the day, they will be able to capture some of them for you.Italy Ibiza destination wedding photographer

We would always advise going with your initial feeling about a venue.

If it feels right, it will be the one for you.

If you’re thinking about venues but finding it hard to choose, please feel free to contact us for some suggestions, we are the recommended supplier for a number of weddings in the UK.

We photograph weddings across Devon and Cornwall and further afield in the UK and internationally, and it’s highly likely that we have experience of the venue that you have in mind.

Happy wedding planning!

 

Chris and Gemma’s Boho Wedding at Polhawn Fort

Polhawn Fort outdoor ceremony Cornwall wedding photographer

When Gemma and Chris approached us about capturing their wedding at Polhawn Fort on the Cornish coast, they said their priority was for their guests to have fun.

They were looking for a relaxed and jovial day, not only as a celebration of their love for each other, but for their wonderful friends and family.

Having been together for nine years and now living on Sydney’s northern beaches in Australia, having Polhawn Fort for the whole weekend was a chance for them to spend more time with their loved ones.

The weather might not have been quite as hot as Down Under, but the Cornish coast lived up to its reputation and provided a beautiful backdrop to their wedding.

Gemma looked stunning in her elegant ivory over champagne/blush gown, whilst Chris wore textured blue. It has to be said that he completely rocked his waistcoat whilst the ushers looked dapper with their braces. The bridesmaids’ mint green dresses topped the whole ensemble of the wedding party, which was understated, elegant and fun.

Polhawn Fort outdoor ceremony Cornwall wedding photographer

Beautiful from start to finish, the flowers from Ruth Andrews perfectly complemented the rustic and relaxed vibe of the day.

There was plenty of laughter, tears and special moments, as Gemma and Chris made the most of the breath-taking scenery and spent the day celebrating just how they had hoped they would.

Suppliers: Venue: Polhawn Fort Marquee / Supplier: Jabula Stretch Tents Wedding

Coordinator: Planning Elegance

Catering: Piglet Cottage Bar: The Bartender Hire Company

Hair & Make Up: Alternative Styles Salon & Carmel McCormick

Celebrant: Best Day Ever Ceremonies

Flowers: Ruth Andrews

Chair Cover Supplier: South West Event Hire Ltd

Equipment Hire: Box & Cox Vintage Hire

DJ / Band: Function Central (Band – Party Up)

 

If you would like to book Liberty Pearl for your wedding photography please send us a message via our contact page to check our availability.

Cornish wedding at Polhawn Fort – Sasha and James

One of our favourite Cornish wedding venues Polhawn Fort.  It’s such a romantic setting for weddings on the stunning Cornish Coastline!