A couple eloped to Cornwall for their big day and invited Storm Ciaran as their only guest. Kathy and Jim from Birmingham forwent a big wedding with dozens of guests and family members and decided instead to disappear to the Cornish coast for the most intimate moment ever.
The 30 and 33-year-olds stayed at Pengersick Castle just above Praa Sands, near Porthleven, for the most romantic wedding day and enjoyed a stormy day, wind swept beach walks and even got a soaking when a wave swamped them as they strolled in the froth.
The wedding was organised by BoHo Cornwall with elopement specialist professional photographer Tom Frost recording the adventurous and happy event for posterity.
“Cornwall is the biggest wedding and elopement destination after London,” Tom, who is based in Falmouth, said. “Kathy and Jim came down to Cornwall for a romantic adventure and I drove them around to all these amazing locations and they had a lot of fun.
“I acted as their guide on the day. We got the drone out and took some shots and then I joined them on the beach at the Hendra end of Praa Sands where it’s quieter and more rugged.
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“It was just the day before Storm Ciaran arrived in full so it was a bit windy and I didn’t take them to some of my favourite locations on rocks as it was a bit too dangerous but they had a lot of fun on the beach and in the sea.”
As well as beautiful aerial shots of Kathy and Jim walking along the tide line at Praa Sands, alone and in love, on their special day, Tom got wet too when he took the couple into the white water for an unusual wedding photo shoot.
As the couple enjoy the elements, Kathy can be seen losing her balanced as bigger waves batter the beach and ends up swamped and soaked to the bone.
Tom added: “For me, I am always shooting elopements on the Cornish coast. So I am used to our weather. Kathy and Jim wanted a wild adventurous experience, and that’s what I do.
“I could see how big the waves were so kept to the more sheltered and safe places and that’s so important but still wanted to get wet and play in the safer parts.
“It was a great day, the water was still warm and the beach quiet. In the end it was a great shoot. The couple loved the images and told me how they cried at the images when I shared them with them.”
Tom’s work can be found at www.thomasfrostphotography.com