Sea view, heather, a Cornish tin mine make a stunning backdrop to the bride and groom walking away from the camera
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Wedding Photographer St Agnes Cornwall

The photo above was taken at St Agnes Beacon a lovely, rugged location just outside St Agnes. The wedding took place at Scorrier House so we decided on the day to go to St Agnes which is about 5 miles away after the wedding breakfast.

This place in Cornwall with its fabulous mine workings and gorgeous views is a great choice for varied backdrops for wedding photography in Cornwall. The couple do not live in Cornwall but had been here in the past.

St Agnes is a small Cornish village, a coastal place popular with visitors to Cornwall. It's located on the rugged North Cornwall coastline on the road from Redruth to Perranporth. Lots of mining of copper, tin and arsenic took place here until the 1920s.

The mine workings make awesome backdrops and as you can see the heather gives great interest to the foreground of the photo.

Cornwall the Perfect Destination Wedding Location

We went to the mine workings and seascape backdrop after a trip to the beach nearby. One of the main reasons Cornwall is a hugely popular destination wedding location is the Cornish scenery in the photo above and this gorgeous beach along with the fabulous sky; all of which make varied, unusual and gorgeous backdrops for weddings in Cornwall

beach wedding photograph features the bride and groom walking along the sand to the sea near St Agnes Beacon

This mining location is easily accessible with a car park nearby which is so convenient. The Local industry included fishing, farming and more recently tourism.

The heritage of the district of St Agnes is industrial with a landscape which is geologically of great interest and includes stone age remains within the St Agnes Parish.

The surrounding cliff tops are remnants of a very large heathland which once sprawled over Cornwall. It's an important and rare habitat renowned for its wildlife and from the latter stages of the summer the heather (looking gorgeous in the photo above) and gorse create an amazing splash of purple and yellow.

Between 1903 until 1963 there was a railway station at St Agnes, after its closure the dismantled railway was used for the mining industry.

Between 1939 and 1940, Cameron Camp, which was also known as the 10th Light Anti-Aircraft Practice Camp for the Royal Artillery, was built on the site of a Napoleonic War target. This camp, named after a landowner in the area, was an army camp and anti-aircraft battery. After the war the camp was used for housing and was levelled in 1971.

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I photograph weddings, large and small, taking place throughout Cornwall & further afield. If you prefer call me on the number shown below.

Looking for Wedding Flowers in Cornwall?

Anna Threthewy-Sawle is a very well established, Cornwall based, hugely talented florist and operates her studio very near this location near St Agnes Take me to the Wedding Flowers in Cornwall website

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