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The Soldier and the Dove – a wedding

Like??? OMG you are queen of understatement we love! You have actually captured the day! 

You’ve managed the impossible and all the precious fleeting snap shots we have in our memories, that we thought would be only saved in our day dreams about the wedding you’ve captured for ever with the click of your shutter! Amazing! We couldn’t in our wildest dreams have predicted it’d be this vivid a portrait and true story of our day!STAR!x’

Ollie and Rachael met, so the story goes, in a hot-tub in Sydney where Rachael was working (in Sydney, that is – not in the hot-tub. That would be silly). Ollie, alas, was still notionally based out of  good old Blighty but, undeterred, they managed cobble an ‘I’d like to see you again’ kinda plan together and somehow they managed to make it stick.

She sent him letters every day and everyday he devoured them in his hot and sandy tent in a hot and sandy land. (I’m going to resist the temptation to get all purple and poetic by suggesting he was, all the time, dreaming of green rolling hills and, quite possibly, babbling brooks. I’m sure he was and that he just didn’t mention it)

And all of this grew into a love story  which, ultimately, brought us all together in a field in the beautiful Roseland Peninsula of Cornwall.


There are three things you should know about this post:

1) it’s long – best make a cup of tea.

2) there are lots of skies. (I make no excuse)

3) I sniveled – not a lot but enough – as I was editing the speeches. I sniveled when I shot them, too, but never mind that *ahem*


The wedding was held at St Gerrans in Portscatho with a marquee reception at the very lovely Tregassick House (where we also shot the morning preps).

The flowers were by the brilliant Susanne of The Blue Carrot and the Rachael wore a dress by Lisa Gowing of Sydney. The ladies were beautified (not in the holy sense, mind) by Rococo Hair Cutters of Truro and the fab food was by Jamie Beetham (very nice it was, too). If I’ve missed anyone out I apologise – just let me know 🙂



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  • Geoffrey Rivers - Lucy

    You have captured the day brilliantly. A wonderful photographic record.


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  • Claire Stallard - Amazing pics of an amazing day xxReplyCancel

  • pam mikulskis - Lucy, WOW amazing! Every pic makes me smile and transports me straight back to the moment. I’m back there…I can feel the fun. Thank you for giving me the chance to re live it over and over again. Special pics….very special day. You’re a star!
    Pam (Ollie’s Mum)ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Hitchman - Just stunning – what beautiful shots xReplyCancel

  • Rachael Hinchliffe - Lucy amazing, you have captured every moment just as they happened. It was wonderful to relive the whole wedding day again. Fanastic memories made and treasured forever. xxxReplyCancel

  • Dan - Wow, you’ve captured so many moments from the day in such beautiful and stunning detail. Not sure i’ll ever get tired of looking through this photo set!ReplyCancel

  • Kate Dolan - Amazing pictures. Have been able to see the day from such a long way away, still wish I could have been there but these beautiful pics gives me a special glimpse of the day.ReplyCancel

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