Back in July I was the wedding photographer for Rosie and Leigh at Launcells Barton. Before I talk a little about the couple I wanted to say how impressed I am by Launcells Barton in Cornwall. Lara and Matt have created something very beautiful and unique, working tirelessly to get the venue finished in time for their first wedding. I don’t have the words to describe how much I enjoyed photographing there, especially the endless scope for great wedding photos both in the main house and also the grounds. Having had two weddings there in as many weeks – the second being a very wet and windy one – I can safely say that it really is a perfect place to marry come rain or shine.
Rosie and Leigh’s wedding really was a feast for the eyes and I asked Rosie about her plan for decorating the main barn, in particular what inspired her and this was her answer….
“It was very important to us that our wedding day would be an expression of us, and the coming together of two people whose lives have run parallel and joined together, Leigh’s rustic, building background with his handmade wooden stand and candy cart and my vintage crafts with handmade sashes and favours came together perfectly and complimented each other as we do.”
Although I had met Rosie a few weeks before the wedding I had not met her with Leigh so wasn’t able to gauge how they would be with each other when around me and my cameras. I needn’t have worried, Rosie and Leigh were clearly head over heals in love and radiated that love all day long. I remember commenting to a bridesmaid how very equal the love was in terms of how much they adored each other. I also asked Rosie (because I am very nosy and I love a romantic story) about how they first met.
“We met on the night of the millennium at our local park in Ampthill where they had a fire beacon on the hill to mark the occasion. 15 year old me and all the local scallywags were still hanging around once the sensible people had left and there was a handsome face I didn’t recognise – Leigh. We became good friends but for one reason or another, although there was always an attraction, there was never an opportunity and we saw each other less and less as our lives travelled different paths. Then a few years ago a chance meeting led to an invitation for a catch up and a cup of tea and that opportunity came knocking!”
Below are my favourite photographs from the day. Rosie looked beautiful, as I have said before she was simply radiant.