Paddle Power Gets Bride To Her Wedding On Time

Porthcressa Register Office

Porthcressa Register Office

A bride made her own way to her wedding on St Mary’s yesterday, using paddle power.

Gemma Rawlings is an outdoor pursuits instructor who lives near Caernarvon.

She arrived at the Porthcressa register office ready to marry Stefan Owen in her own blue canoe.

Around a dozen friends and family watched Gemma paddle across the bay from Little Porth in her white lace wedding dress.

After the service, performed by Jane Hurd, Superintendent Registrar Alison Gardner served champagne on a table overlooking the beach.

Alison said it was a wonderful way to arrive at a wedding.

As there’s an average of only two weddings or civil partnerships each week during summer in Scilly, Alison says the Council’s team can offer a highly personalised service and are able to grant most reasonable requests.