Magical candlelit cave wedding inspiration
What’s the craziest wedding venue you can imagine… on top of a mountain, underwater (I’m kidding, who’d do that?!), a cave maybe? It’s fantastic to see couples really getting creative with venues and locations – with awareness of wedding celebrants growing, being able to have a quick legal ceremony at your registry office and then the most amazing day you could imagine – wherever you like, if it’s celebrant-led – is such an incredible opportunity.
I was thrilled when I saw images from this wedding shoot on lovely Cornwall wedding photographer Hannah Timm‘s instagram. Hannah’s one of our English Wedding photographer members, and we’re head over heels in love with this crazy creative wedding scene! Hannah’s artistry shines in these images – I’m absolutely blown away by how beautiful they are. Photography in low light venues is tricky; in caves it’s super challenging – so if you’re looking for a low light wedding photographer I highly recommend Hannah Timm!
The venue Carnglaze Caverns is an old Cornish slate mine. As I type, I realise I’ve been there… one of my favourite bands had played an acoustic set there. (You’re going to have to email me if you want to find out who!) This fascinating space is now a wedding venue, concert venue and tourist attraction!
Hannah worked with Sara from Peony & Lace who gathered together a fantastic team of local suppliers to create this ethereal shoot with an edge. I’m in love with the slates and slate-inspired calligraphy by my insta-friend Lorraine at The Whole Caboodle – she is just soooo good! The dried flowers work eerily well with the cavern wedding setting; the bride’s alternative style just shines with accessories by Bunny Loves Evie and biker jacket by Inanna Bespoke Shoes. The ‘Melly’ dress by Rara Avis, from Evolved Bridal, is so incredibly beautiful and magically contrasting with the setting.
Claire’s Sweet Temptations came up with a slate coloured cake styled with dried flowers in an autumnal colour palette which I absolutely adore – the grasses are oh so pretty.
Planner & Stylist: www.peonyandlaceweddings.com
Flowers on the cake: www.thecornishflowercompany.com
Makeup: Nicola Redman Makeup
Dress: The ‘Melly’ dress by Rara Avis www.evolvedbridal.co.uk
Shoes & Biker Jacket: www.inannabespokeshoes.com
Jewellery & Hair Accessories: www.bunnylovesevie.com
Flower Crown: www.lunaandwild.com
Models: @poppysflowers3 and @shanemaddock22