Four surefire reasons for a shoreside wedding

5 January 2015

[Image courtesy of Paul Keppel]


Think of a beach wedding and chances are your thoughts wander to turquoise waters and ivory sands of continents far away from the trusty UK; we’re here to show how Cornwall can be just as unique, magical and achingly romantic as the holiday brochures (and more personal, too!):

Locally made for the big day

Being able to have your wedding cake made to your exacting specifications is a luxury all brides should take advantage of. Just imagine not being able to see what the cake on the biggest day of your life will look like until it turns up? (It doesn’t bear thinking about, really.)

Sweet Thought Cake Design is an independent, much applauded cake maker based in Newquay – just the person to have within arms reach in the run up to your wedding.

Paul keppel cake

Car couture

There’s divided opinion as to whether you should embrace local culture in a beachside wedding; we totally agree that you should, by the way, and you can’t get more of the Newquay vibe than ‘Fistral Bays VW Camper Hire’ (  Their iconic Volkswagen camper vans can take bride and groom (and possibly guests, they’re quite big!) to your wedding and reception venues in classic surf style.

Fistral Bays VW camper

Capture the moment

A professional photographer is a must for any wedding celebration, but what if you could let your guests capture their own images?

Although not technically based in Newquay, the yellowbooth camper van photo booth is well acquainted with the county, being based on the border between Cornwall and Devon. So for a spot of fun (with optional silly props) and some photographic autonomy for your audience, give it a go!

Tide’ the knot

Of course, the beaches!

We’re truly blessed with our north coast surroundings, and nearby Fistral Beach is a fantastically unique location for wedding photos. The dramatic scenery and rich surfing history not only caters for traditional romantics, but for those who love to spend every waking moment in the loving embrace of Mother Nature.


Weddings are our favourite events at The Atlantic Hotel, and with a sea view from every room, there’s no better place to start a new life than by the shoreline or, here in our hotel. Chat to our weddings team on how to arrange the next stage of life’s great adventure, and we’ll see you soon!

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