Wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel

Having worked for the Brend Hotels when I was 17 it was great to be asked to photograph a wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel for Ryan & Donna. The Carlyon Bay is one of Cornwalls luxury hotels with some of the most stunning views of the St Austell coastline on its doorstep.

I started photographing Donna’s bridal preparation at her parents house, close to the church where the ceremony was going to take place. I always start with photographing the details like the dress, shoes, jewellery which allows everybody used to me walking around with my camera, to the point where I blend into the background.

The weather in Cornwall can be a little unpredictable, but for a wedding held in April we were greeted with glorious sunshine for the wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel.

Bridal phtographs at a wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel

After the ceremony Ryan & Donna really wanted some photographs on the beach, so we took a slight detour to a very busy Pentewan Sands with all the bridal party for some photographs. Then we headed to the Carlyon Bay Hotel for some bubbles and canapes on the lawn, which lead us into the hilarious speeches.

We took a stroll through the gardens on the way to the golf club for the evening’s entertainment and just before the light faded too much we finished off with some photographs in the pavilion with just Donna and Ryan. I always like to finish off a wedding album with a striking photograph whether I’m using natural light for a silhouette or using supplementary lights for dramatic images.

As usual here is a selection of some of my favourites from a wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotels.  Please feel free to share on social media, or leave a comment.

bride getting ready for her wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotelbride putting on her dress ready for her wedding at Carlyon Bay HotelGroomsmen at StBride arriving at St Columb churchWedding ceremony at St Columb Major ChurchBride walking down the isle at St Columb church weddingWedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel 1wedding photographs at Pothpean BeachBide and groom wedding photographs at Porthpean BeachSunny wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotelspeeches for a wedding at Carlyon Bay HotelBridal phtographs at a wedding at Carlyon Bay HotelWedding photographs at Carlyon bay hotel and golf clubFirst dance photographs for a wedding at Carlyon Bay hoteldramatic pavillion photograph for a wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel

If you are considering a Carlyon Bay Hotel wedding then please do not hesitate to contact me or to view more photographs head over to my blog


  1. Fantastic blog, wonderful photos of a spectacular day! Congratulations again Ryan & Donna from all at The Carlyon Bay Hotel.

  2. What a lovely blog! Beautiful pictures, couple and wedding day. The photography is superb! Great job, well done. Congratulation Ryan and Donna, wishing you all the happiness for the future

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