Jo and Matt - Isles of Scilly Wedding Photographer
For a destination wedding, the Isles of Scilly provides one of the best locations in the United Kingdom for those seeking gorgeous sandy beaches, sub tropical gardens and beautiful remote islands. All these and more serve to make an Isles of Scilly wedding both special and unique. It is a truly stunning location. Jo and Matt had chosen to travel with their friends and family to the Isles of Scilly in order to enjoy their wedding day on St Mary’s. I always love photographing weddings on the Isles of Scilly. An Isles of Scilly wedding photographer has such an incredible back drop to work with. It seems so close to Cornwall, for me it is just a short hop across the water, yet it somehow retains a magical, mystical and faraway feel to it.
The wedding ceremony was held at Star Castle on St Mary’s. Seated high above the town the hotel has stunning views of both St Mary’s and the nearby islands. Basking in the sunshine, the view was spectacular. With the sub tropical gardens dotted around the islands you can guarantee that the wedding flowers for a Isles of Scilly Wedding will be particularly special. Jo and Matt’s wedding was beautifully catered for by the wonderful Island Bride Flowers. I love that the flowers had to travel by boat to get to the ceremony. Hair and makeup was expertly done by Scilly Hair and Beauty.
With the ceremony completed the wedding party set out to move to the location for the wedding breakfast. One of the lovely features of an Isles of Scilly Wedding is the lack of motor vehicles on the island. There are some. But not many. It is far easier to get around by golf buggy. Matt expertly weaved his way around the roads of Hugh Town until we reached the beach location we had chosen for the bride and groom photos. Clinging to the back of a golf buggy is not part of my standard wedding day, but for an Isles of Scilly wedding photographer it is almost part of a normal day.
The wedding breakfast was held at a beautiful little restaurant called Juliet’s Garden. The beauty of an Isles of Scilly wedding is that there are so many stunning little venues for the wedding breakfast. For an Isles of Scilly wedding photographer every single one is a gem. Just pick the menu and view that suits you best. With the wedding breakfast completed, all that was left was for the band to start off and the party was set to go on into the small hours ion the day.
Footnote: I left the wedding to walk back to my accommodation. This proved to be one of the more challenging bits of the day. It was dark, very dark. Despite walking in what I though was the right direction, I evidently got it wrong. In fact so wrong what should have been a quick 20 minute walk turned into an hour and a half adventure randomly walking down dark lanes. Not the best way to see the Isles of Scilly, but certainly an interesting one. Next time, I’ll remember a torch!