Aaah, Porthilly Farm, wedding paradise by the sea. When I met Katherine and Chris in London, and they told me they were getting married at Porthilly Farm, by the beach in Rock, Cornwall, I just had to say yes to being their wedding photographer! I love the camel Estuary and the area around Padstow, with it’s crystal clear waters, and perfect white sands. And I adore a tipi wedding too, having got married in one myself a few years ago, so much character, so cosy! Tipi weddings just fit my style of wedding photography perfectly.

The wedding was in the simply stunning St Enodoc church near Daymer Bay, a tiny little church, only accessible by foot across the golf course. A very Cornish approach, with character that made you feel like you were stepping back in time to an episode of Poldark.

As the reception progressed, we were blessed with some beautiful light, as the sun shone across the water from Padstow in the distance. Sadly we deidnt get the sunset, but did it matter? Not one bit. The views were breathtaking, the speeches were full of laughter and emotion, and as for the party, well what a party! With Chris’s Cypriot background, an incredible rendition of ‘The Zorba dance’ ensued, and the dancefloor was on fire, with incredible dance fusion music from The Chaps. Of course, we just had to stay till the very end!

As always, I’ll let the photos tell the story!


It was fantastic to work alongside such a superb selection of other wedding suppliers at Porthilly Farm, please look them up! Huge thanks to the lovely team at Wild Tipi for looking after us very well, and of course to Rich Howman for being my rather talented and immensely hard working wing man on the day!

Venue  – Porthilly Farm

Tipi and event management – Wild Tipi Weddings

Hair and make up- Make up by Ione

Caterers – Beetham Food

Bar – The Tipsy Goose 

Flags – Event Flag Hire

Band – The Chaps

Photography – Robin Goodlad

If you are getting married at the incredible Porthilly Farm in Rock, or elsewehere in Cornwall, or indeed anywhere in a tipi (Did I mention I LOVE Tipis?!) and you are looking for a wedding photographer, please drop me a line, I’d love to hear about your plans!