Isles of Scilly Wedding | Star Castle Hotel

There is nothing more extraordinary than an Isles of Scilly wedding. Chloe & David always knew this location was perfect for their wedding venue; notably, St. Mary’s Island and the Star Castle Hotel represented pure bliss for the couple. They could not have been more right, as it offered the most incredible views of sparkling turquoise waters and white sand beaches; the light ocean breeze and the warm sun made for a magical Caribbean-like atmosphere. Yet, the fantastic guests, the lively festivities, and the joyous spirits created that quintessential British excitement and merriment everyone loves to see at weddings.

Isles of Scilly Wedding Photographer

While I began heading to the archipelago in the dense fog, I knew the day would clear up beautifully for the bride and groom. Sure enough, the morning sun drank up all that fog, and it was a wonderful day for taking crisp and clear photographs. The groom and his groomsmen wore sophisticated, navy Ted Baker suits with a Hackett Navy and White tie. As they were ready quite quickly, they spent most of their time exploring the community, sharing stories, and trading laughs.

Chloe was an absolute vision in her Pronovias wedding dress, an intricate lace bodice forming a stunning silhouette with a low tulle skirt. She added a sparkling belt with trailing ribbons, a small but elegant touch that turned it into something special. The bride paired her classic white gown with deep navy Manolo Blahnik heels as the wedding theme was a navy and white nautical vibe. Her silky hair went into a simple knot, and her makeup was kept classic and beautiful. Of course, her bridesmaids wore coordinating navy ASOS dresses with small lace details. This way, the entire wedding party stayed on theme with a true Isles of Scilly wedding and an oceanside vibe.

The lovely duo exchanged wedding vows in the small, intimate St. Mary’s Old Church. While everyone kept their composure during the ceremony, joy and love soon erupted from the church doors. They showered the newlyweds in celebratory confetti before making their way to the Garden Reception at the Star Castle Hotel. Chloe and David snuck away for some remarkable photographs near the seaside.

Since the sunshine was so refreshing, the reception roared on. The canapes were delicious, the drinks flowed freely, and the guests kept the chatter going until the sun began to fall on the horizon. As the evening progressed, stories became more heartfelt and heartwarming. Clearly, the couple was surrounded by pure love and support from all who came to celebrate the special day.

Chloe and David took advantage of how accommodating and perfect everything was at the Star Castle Hotel. They entrusted the Head Chef, Billy, with the entire wedding menu, which was a superior choice; the Salakee Farm Duck and the locally caught Lobster (by the groom’s father!) were scrumptious. A local cake maker, Becky, was in charge of the wedding cake – and she impressed everyone with her multiple-flavour creation.

Anyone living by the ocean knows sunsets can be too astonishing ever to pass up. While guests could admire its beauty from the reception, I took the newlyweds for photographs I hope they will cherish forever. The calm waters, the peachy sky, and their overwhelming joy shone through on every shot.

The Isles of Scilly wedding celebrations continued well into the night, with every guest dancing, smiling, and having an absolutely fantastic time. Everyone, including myself, was honoured to participate in the memorable and truly magical event. I wish them all the happiness in the world! 

The perfect location for a truly exclusive wedding. We were made to feel welcome immediately, also a great experience being brought in via speed boats due to the fog being too thick to fly. If you are looking into an Isles of Scilly wedding or considering the Star Castle Hotel wedding venue, you will surely love to look back on vivid images of your ceremony. I would be pleased to photograph your special day. Let’s connect today!

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