Best post wedding ceremony locations in West Cornwall by adam gibbard

So you have had your gorgeous wedding ceremony at Boho Cornwall, all the shots in the house and grounds are finished. Whats next ? Where are you going to go next to experience the stunning beauty of Cornwall, lets face it thats why you’ve driven hundreds of miles to get hitched at the back end of nowhere.

Boho Cornwall is situated close to some of the best beaches and coast line not just in Cornwall but I would say in the world.

Cape Cornwall - Ancient rocky fishing cove

5 mins in the car, easy parking, Good quality paths but steep in places. A dramatic rocky location where two huge bodies of water meet. Over looked by the Iconic Heinz memorial chimney stack and the treacherous Brisoms a mile or so off shore. The small exposed fishing cove know as Priest’s Cove has small working fishing boats that are on often resting on the slip. Ramshackled fisherman’s huts and old mine workings. over looked by large granite cliffs and the Cape itself, one of only two in the UK.

Sennen - Atlantic surf beach and dunes

10 mins in the car, easy parking and access, car park space can be difficult in high season. Long rolling sandy beach, great surf, lots of space, and beautiful dunes, sandy beach paths and fences. I was lucky enough to grow up playing on this beach, Ive surfed and fished this here for 30 years. I am even more lucky to regularly bring my own girls her to share my love of this stunning slice of Cornish paradise with them. As well as the amazing beach there is a small working fishing harbour with a stunning breakwater and the home of the RNLI lifeboat City of London III. Lots of cute fisherman’s cottages over looked by the high cliffs of Ped Men Du. A real favourite location for Me and my Boho Cornwall couples.

Porthcurno - Crushed shell sand turquoise sea and dramatic cliff backdrop

15 mins by car, very sheltered from prevailing winds, the most stunning beach in he UK. Know for the Minack Theatre, Logans rock and the rippled sand and low tide lagoons of Pedn Vounder Beach. Often littered with small white clam shells and a home to giant Basking sharks and dolphins at the correct time of year. (early Summer for the sharks) this is one of the UK’s most south westerly beaches a couple of miles shy of Lands End. Bucket and spade loads of show stopping photo opportunities as this magical location.

Botallack - Unesco world heritage tin mines and stunning cliffs, home of Poldark





Same sex weddings at Boho Cornwall by adam gibbard

Boho Cornwall is becoming a popular choice for same sex elopements in Cornwall. The relaxed vibe and beautiful location are perfect for a romantic wedding day. I absolutely love shooting same sex weddings at Boho. Below are a few of the beautiful and fun moments I have enjoyed over recent years with couples on their wedding days at Boho.

5 Tips for a Cornish elopement wedding by adam gibbard

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Make it about you - You’re eloping for a reason, a  big wedding isn’t for you and you have both decided to follow a different route. Make sure the whole experience reflects your hopes for the day. The ultimate goal is to celebrate and honour your love for each other. The choices you make at the planning stage are key to achieving this result.

Cost – Big weddings are very expensive, elopements come a lot cheaper, but that doesn’t mean that there wont be costs. You will still need a venue, registrations fees, rings, fancy frock, hair make up, flowers, photography and/or videography, transport, reception and so on.  Decide what you want out of the day and budget accordingly. Although there are some really great solutions to reduce costs Remember you get what you pay for when it comes to

Suppliers - Once you have found your venue then start planning the other external suppliers that will contribute to making your elopement day exactly what you have planned and dreamed of.  Most venues should be able to advise you with a list of tried and tested suppliers that they are happy working with. The venues will have seen many suppliers both exceptional and not so.  This local advice is extremely valuable listen to it.

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Style – Rock something gorgeous.  do you want your day to have a traditional feel or something more off the wall ? little white dress or Hawaiian shirt and flip flops, pick something special, that reflects you both. You’re only dressing up for each other but make sure you have fun with your look and most importantly feel incredible on your wedding day. Have a look on Pintrest or bridal publications to get ideas. Once you have the main ideas you can then work on details like flowers  and decoration.

Photography – Being a photographer with over 300 weddings under my belt here are my thoughts to make sure you get the best out of your elopement in Cornwall.  Most important, make sure you get on with your photographer; you will be spending most of the day together.  Have a chat on the phone or skype before booking to see if you are a good fit.  Have a good look at the work of suggested photographers, do you want a traditional style or something a little more contemporary. Most Cornish elopements that I cover are couples traveling down to Cornwall to get married so you will need to view the photographers work on their website if you’re travelling down. Make sure you are clear on what you are getting for your money. Discuss timescale for delivery of the finished product, there are many horror stories of people who wait a year for their wedding pics or worse never get them.

Book well in advance to make sure somebody else doesn’t get your photographer.

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Beautiful bride with a bump At Boho Cornwall by adam gibbard

Melanie and Jason were childhood friends who lost contact and caught back up with each other a few years later. After a whirlwind romance they had a fabulous elopement at Boho Cornwall on the most gorgeously sunny day. After the ceremony we drove to Lamorna Cove woods, St Loy and then onto the beach at Marazion in front of St Michael’s Mount. Here are a selection of the many wonderful pictures we took that day.

Hazy July day Boho Wedding by adam gibbard

The lovely Stephanie and Gavin choose Boho Cornwall for their Cornish summer elopement. It was a beautifuly warm day with a slight haze, so fabulous photography weather. The couple opted for an outdoor ceremony to make the most of that amazing summer. the knot was tied to the sound of song birds and distant waves. After the ceremony we visited Botallack and then down to Cot valley. Here is a quote from the bride bout their day.

In the most beautiful and romantic adventure of our lives, on 17th July, Gavin and I got married along the Cornish Coast. We took ourselves off to one of the most stunning places and exchanged our vows in private”

Flowers by Zennor Wild

Frugi AW 17 collection by adam gibbard

Roll up, roll up, the greatest show earth. This years Frugi Autumn Winter theme is circus fun and games. Some example shots from the collection. My 18th season working with the uk”s no 1 ethical and organic children’s wear brand.

Frugi Spring Summer 2017 collection by adam gibbard

Frugi are one of my oldest and most valued clients. Working with the team at Frugi and all our excellent models is a delight. I have watched some of the children grow from babies all the way through to retirement ( thats about 7 in Frugi years) Here are a few snippets from the latest beautiful spring summer collection shot on location in Mousehole and on the Lizard peninsular.

A beautiful March elopement at Boho Cornwall. by adam gibbard

Love, as well as spring is in the air this week at Boho Cornwall . I had the great pleasure to be in photographic attendance at a Cornish celebrant ceremony with Joyce and Ed all the way from Wexford. A lovely and great looking couple who wanted to have a lovely day a week after all the official wedding business was sorted out back at home. It was quite a nippy early spring day with a bit of a blow on but as always the welcome from Tom and Maya was warm and super friendly and a good time was had by all. The Gorgeous flowers are by Amanda Taffinder.

Here is a very small selection of shots from Ed and Joyce's day at Boho Cornwall.