Tregulland Wedding | Cornwall

Tregulland Cottage & Barn Wedding

“These are amazing Brett – thank you so much for taking such wonderful photos.”


So before I start, here’s a little disclaimer, I love a Tregulland Wedding  and I love Tregulland Cottage & Barn.  Not only is it the perfect wedding venue, it’s probably also the perfect venue for pretty much anything you care to celebrate!  I am lucky enough not only to have photographed weddings at Tregulland before but have also stayed here as a guest and even photographed the interiors for a glossy interiors magazine.  Yup I truly love this place.

When the sun is shining there are few other places I’d rather be than Cornwall and in Cornwall there are few places I’d rather spend the day at than at Tregulland. So I was pretty lucky to be asked to photograph Aoife & Barry’s wedding.  Even luckier, the sun was shining!

So what with this being my first blog post on my new website (whatever the digital equivalent of blood, sweat & tear are, this website is saturated in them!) I thought I’d mix things up a bit.  Instead of giving a rather dry blow by blow account of the day as can often be the case with these sort of things, I thought I’d choose just one bit of the day that I thought was particularly, special / unusual / beautiful / moving / crazy and have a bit of a talk about that.  I’ve no idea if this idea will carry through to all futures post or not yet, I’ll have to wait and see how the mood takes me.

I don’t wish to freak out  Aoife and Barry or their wonderful families, but since their wedding a few weeks ago I have thought about a specific bit of it every single day since then. Even thinking about it now, I still overwhelmed by it. I genuinely think I won’t forget it.  I don’t just mean I’ll still vaguely recall it in a couple of years time, I mean I don’t think I’ll forget it EVER.  And considering just how crappy my memory is that is somewhat of a bold statement!

So I’ll cut to the chase, there was this bit during Barry’s speech where he turned to look at his dad, Billy.  He looked straight at him and with complete and unwavering sincerity stated that his dad “was the most amazing man he had met in his life”.  And that’s it.  I appreciate that for some this may not sound like much of a big deal, perhaps they hear these sort of platitudes at every wedding they attend.  But that’s the thing, this wasn’t some trite statement devoid of true meaning…it was as meaningful a statement as any son could say to his Dad. I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the house and yes that certainly did include me. I think as the father of 3 kids, 2 of which are boys, this just broadsided me, it found my emotional Achilles heal and gave it an absolute pummelling. I’m in awe of Billy and of what an amazing Dad he must have been and still is to Barry. To have his son say this about him is truly wining gold in the parenthood Olympics.  Billy you rock!

I keep thinking of the possibility of maybe one of my sons saying something similar at their wedding about me.  We’re a long way off any weddings what with them being 6 & 8 years old but the thought of this spurs me on everyday to try and be a better dad.

I felt genuinely privileged to have been part of Aoife & Barry’s wedding and to have witnessed such heartfelt emotions and love from everyone.  It may have been one of the smaller wedding I have photographed but it was epic in all the right places.

Here’s the story of their day.


If you are having a Tregulland Wedding or indeed you’re getting married anywhere else and are still looking for a wedding photographer to capture your day in a creative yet relaxed fashion I would love to hear from you.

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