lost gardens of heligan wedding

Lost Gardens of Heligan Wedding

Brian, these are amazing. It was great to have you photograph our day, and as I said on the wedding day that when we tied the venue down we wanted you to capture it for us. 

Again thank you for being there for us, Emma & Bruce

Lost Gardens of Heligan Wedding 

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Lost Gardens of Heligan Weddings are back! Yes, you heard that right. After a six-year absence, the magic of getting married at the award-winning gardens has returned. And I was there for that first wedding with Emma & Bruce.

A wedding at Heligan is as beautiful and unique as you’d expect from one of the most popular gardens in the UK. Their gardens may be large, but the weddings are intimate and you can hold your ceremony, dinner and reception at this intimate wedding venue. You can expect the ultimate rustic garden experience in one of Cornwall’s most idyllic settings with a Lost Gardens of Heligan Wedding.


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Lost Gardens of Heligan Wedding – Emma & Bruce


Now Emma & Bruce are no strangers, as they were previous guests at two weddings that I have shot. (take a look at the weddings of Vicky & Jody and Rachel & Jamie and see if you can spot them).  


After Bruce had proposed in late 2021, they decided that the Lost Garden of Heligan was the venue that they wanted for their reception. Heligan is somewhere that Emma and Bruce visit regularly, and have done since they met in 2016. Bruce said that ‘Heligan is a place that changes every season and always draws back again and again’.  


Emma sent a speculative email to the team at Heligan about the possibility of a wedding reception within the grounds. And to their amazement, Emma & Bruce discovered that Heligan was looking to reintroduce weddings after a six-year absence. As it turns out their day was to be the first wedding back in August 2022. 


With the reception venue confirmed they had to create a connection to a church outside of our parish and stumbled upon the little church at St Ewe, which was welcoming for their small wedding.  


Heligan is a photographer’s dream when it comes to locations, as soon as Emma & Bruce arrived we got some epic portraits as they walked through Flora’s Green and the walled gardens. We grabbed a few family shots in the Italian Garden and then it was off to meet the rest of their guests at the Stewards House where the afternoon was spent playing lawn games. And then it was the wedding breakfast…


Now, I’m not going to lie. I love wedding food! Aside from taking your pictures, I do love a good feed and Heligan would get a solid 5 on Trip Advisor for the dinner that I enjoyed. If food is what you love and want it to be an important part of your wedding day Heligan will deliver.

I also learnt that 85% of the produce used in their menus is from Heligan’s garden & estate, meaning it’s only 157 yards from the garden to your table. Tasty and sustainable with a low carbon footprint.  


But back to Emma & Bruce’s wedding, they said that the day exceeded their expectations. Emma’s favourite memory was being surprised by her horse ‘Dan’ when she left the church. And for Bruce, it was seeing Emma walk down the aisle.


As the sun set at Heligan we headed off for a little adventure around more of the garden’s epic locations. As Emma & Bruce knew Heligian well, they had several locations that they wanted to be captured in their pictures. And with help from the staff of Heligan and a golf buggy, we managed to capture shots of each of them.  


Lost Gardens of Heligan Wedding Photographer

Venue: Lost Gardens Of Heligan
Church: All Saints Church – St Ewe
Hair: Rebecca Tremayne
Flowers: Amanda Lean
Transport: Tony Saunders
Caterers: Lost Gardens Of Heligan
Cake: Chasing Cake
Entertainment: Duncan Godefroy

I had an amazing time shooting Emma & Bruce’s Lost Gardens of Heligan wedding in Cornwall. It was the perfect setting for any Wedding. If you’re looking for a natural documentary wedding photographer in Cornwall, or anywhere else in the UK, then please get in touch. I’d love to hear all about it and have the opportunity to be your Wedding Photographer Cornwall.