Steph and Tom chose the wonderful waterfall at St Nectan’s Glen as their perfect spot to tie the knot, and eloped to this magical place for not one but two ceremonies. Part One is their ‘official’ civil ceremony, carried out by Cornwall Council registrars. Part Two features theit later hand-fasting down by the waterfall itself!
As you walk up to St Nectan’s Glen, you begin to feel the magic of the stream and woodland. The bridge where two paths meet was a lovely back drop for our first set of photos.
You follow the path alongside the stream for a good ten minutes, possibly more, and see lots of beautiful wooded rest points along the way.
The lovely staff at St Nectan’s Glen welcomed us upon arrival and had carefully decorated the simple gazebo ready for the couple’s civil ceremony.
Prior to their ceremony, the couple enjoyed a few moments alone at the house in the hills, with spectacular views over the valley – an ideal place to calm any nerves and meet with the registrars.
As the couple had ‘eloped’, their wedding guests consisted of myself, the registrars, and three of the staff at St Nectan’s Glen. It was the most intimate ceremony I have been to yet, and you could feel the love between Steph and Tom throughout.
Read part two to see photos of their hand-fasting and in front of the magical waterfall.
Venue: St Nectan’s Glen, nr. Tintagel – www.st-nectansglen.co.uk
Photography: Maypeg Photography – www.maypeg.co.uk