Cornwall Wedding Couple in the rain at night

Gemma and Sam’s stunning winter wedding at Polhawn Fort

Polhawn Fort

"Incredible! Alastair is utterly incredible! He was our photographer at our wedding in December and captured our special day so beautifully. The moment we met Alastair we knew that we wanted him to be at our wedding. He is such a great guy who made us feel totally at ease on the day. It felt like having a friend take our photos - we were in such great hands. We highly recommend Alastair. Our photos are just perfect and we are so grateful to him. We wish we could do it all again, Al!"
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Gema & Sam
Bride and Groom

Wow! Wow! Wow! Gemma and Sam lit up Polhawn Fort in December. 

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I could tell straight away this was going to be an epic day. The best man Richard greeted us on arrival with a warm smile while he was scribbling in his final words for his speech. We also met Sam (the groom) and a few of the other groomsmen on their way to Polhawn’s very own private beach! Gemma and the girls had a head start – I could hear friendly chat and laughter, I could see that hair and make up was underway and a champagne pop was heard in the background. 

The guys were finishing up and usually there’s an opportunity to photograph the groomsmen helping the groom, however there was a bit of a role reversal here as Sam was the only one who could tie a Windsor knot! (For anyone who wants to learn here is a link 😉 how to tie a winsor knot)

Here’s a small selection of the beautiful, intimate ceremony at Polhawn Fort. 

Outside was torrential so we opted for the group photographs to be taken inside – luckily Polhawn Fort doesn’t disappoint when it comes to backdrops 🙂

After Kerra’s Catering had produced their feast, we had some very moving and equally hilarious speeches! 

We had to nip outside to get at least one photograph on the stunning grounds of Polhawn Fort. It was wet, it was windy but Gemma and Sam embraced it and we got some stunning shots of the two of them.

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Although the photograph looks quite calm, I can assure you the wind was up that evening 🤣 check out the before and after!

Before After

That left us with the first dance and AFTER PARTY! 

A big thanks to Simon for assisting and producing this beautiful highlight of the wedding… enjoy!

Polhawn Fort Venue Information

Polhawn Fort Address: Rame Head, Torpoint PL10 1LL

Polhawn Fort Exclusive Wedding Prices: View up-to-date prices here

How many guests can sleep at Polhawn Fort: Room for 16 with the ability to accommodate a further 8

Polhawn Fort Reviews: Here is a link to the latest Google Reviews


Photographer: Scarlett Photography 
Assistant/video: @hickiesimon @islacreate
Hairdresser: @jr_bridalhair
MUA: @lucillenco
Bar: @sauce.cornwall
DJ: @dj_in_cornwall
Caterers: kerra’s Catering

One Response

  1. Oh my goodness!!! I’ve just stumbled across this as it’s 100 days since we got married and I wanted to reminisce! Thank you so much for capturing these incredible memories! We will forever be grateful to you and Simon. Lots of love, Mr and Mrs Penny! X

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