BUMPER YEAR BECKONS FOR WEDDINGS ON SCILLY
The Isles of Scilly's Registration Service has taken 51 bookings for civil ceremonies so far this year, with more still coming in.
The figure does not include weddings taking place in the islands' churches.
"We're delighted that more and more people are choosing these beautiful islands as a place to make their commitment to each other," said Superintendent Registrar Alison Gardner.
"We have more bookings than last year, but we're still pleased to be able to offer a very individual wedding."
There are several approved premises for civil weddings on the islands - the Register Office, Porthcressa Beachside Room, Tregarthen’s Hotel, Juliet's Garden, the Star Castle and Karma St Martins.
However, some couples choose to conduct their legal ceremony in the Register Office followed by an Affirmation of Vows on one of the islands' beaches.