Walking in to the the parents home, Tara, the bride-to-be was sat in the corner of the living room with both feet soaking in cold water ” I got fat ankles Beck! ” Being 7 months pregnant and braving heels for the big day, she held up very well! Believe it or not, Tara and I used to have numerous conversations about growing up to be photographers. So to say the least, it was more than a pleasure to photograph hers and Dewi’s wedding! It was fun, emotional.. and beautiful, and couldn’t thank her enough for letting me be a part of it!
A long but beautiful drive up to Newcastle from West Sussex, I met Johnny and “Sooz” for their wedding. I had previously shot one of the best men’s wedding, so everyone including myself got comfortable with everyone and the surroundings. The bridal suite included 6 bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, and my photographer friend Paul, along with a videographer. Plenty of laughs, glasses of champagne and photographs later, we set off to the church to meet up with Johnny and the two best men. The day was overcast, but warm. It had rained the day before, as we had shot their Engagement shoot at the same venue.
Today started off in a little town called Bedwas. Natalie’s hair was being finalized as I arrived, and sister Carly was having her make up done.
A truly hidden gem in the Vale of Glamorgan, Llenarch Vineyard was the perfect setting for Cara and Nathan.
Starting off at the Village Hotel in Cardiff, Sarah and ten bridesmaids were preparing themselves for the big day at De Courceys. For a morning in July, none of us were expecting a little rain. On to the ceremony, Adam waited for Sarah to arrive at his side and everyone got emotional, Adam especially! There were more laughs than tears and I was so grateful to have been able to catch it all. The drizzle even managed to stop in time for get some bride and groom shots on the grounds!
Alanah & Morgan I was lucky enough to photograph a wedding of a friend who married on what was so far the hottest day of the year! Although the sun was beaming with 24° in heat, both Alanah and Morgan didn’t even break a sweat! Now, I’d like to say that the ceremony went off without a hitch, but the bride and groom would say otherwise when it came to the registrar announcing Alanah’s name, and Morgans surname incorrectly. But, it seemed to ease the nerves at the ‘alter’ and Alanah and Morgan would giggle with the registrar when she tried during the vows. The venue was the beautiful DeCourceys, located in the peaceful lanes of Pentyrch, where both the ceremony and reception was held. This was a first time for me to photograph at this venue, and fortunately I have another wedding here in just 4 weeks time. It was surrounded by trees and beautiful gardens.. any photographers dream wedding venue! Inside this stunning venue, had a room to suit all! At the front of the venue was the dance room, where the cake, the band and the DJ played a big part with the presentation. An Oriental room […]
Jade & Dale Jade and Dale married at one of the most beautiful wedding venues/places in Wales that I have seen so far! Jess and I headed down Swansea a day early to meet up with Jade, Elaine (Jade’s mother) and a few of her friends. We decided to take advantage of the weather and ease some nerves by taking along our camera’s and shooting them on the beach. A week before we chose to shoot an Engagement session so Jade and Dale knew what to expect on their big day. Their stunning son Lucas came along and stole the show at Cefn Onn Park, and showed mum and dad what to do! The day started with the perfect amount of overcast, and a short walk away in a cottage where Jade and her bridal party stayed the night before. Jade wasn’t as nervous as Dale as he walked through the doors of the ceremony room greeting his guests.. he couldn’t keep still! Their wedding day went without a hitch, from start until finish! It was full of laughs, kind words, gorgeous faces and I was lucky enough to be a part of it!