THE LITTLE THEATRE BATH WEDDING - KESHIA AND MATT

Keshia and Matt married in The Little Theatre Bath on Saturday. It was wonderful for me to photograph a wedding over the boarder! In fact I have a lot of non Welsh weddings this year! It’s lovely to work at new venues. This is still a working cinema, it so quaint and pretty! Of course, being a cinema it is very dark, which made lighting a challenge (a good challenge) I had an off camera flash set up to capture Keshia as she walked down the aisle, this light adds a theatrical feel to the mood. The guests were supplied with 3D glasses and were served popcorn doing the ceremony, very untraditional which is fab!

Bath is a beautiful town with such beautiful old stone buildings.  We managed to get outside and take some gorgeous images just before it lashed down with rain! (these shots are some of my favourite from the day) You’ve got to love a bride & groom that will get out in the rain!

There was so much energy at Keshia & Matts wedding, they were a fun couple to photograph. Here are a couple of peeks from the day!

 

 

 


Abergavenny Wedding - Beth & Adam

Easter Sunday was the perfect day to officially start wedding season 2017. After having quite a long break from weddings following the birth of Penelope in September, I was super ready to get back into the swing of things! 7 months really does fly by.

Beth got ready in a gorgeous cottage in the centre of Abergavenny, and Adam in The Angel Hotel Abergavenny. It was a slightly overcast to start – I quite like the moody grey clouds above The Chapel. It did rain a little in the afternoon, but it was a beautiful day. The Chapel has such amazing light. Beth’s designer wedding dress looked absolutely stunning as she walked down the aisle, catching the light and shimmering. I always feel so privileged at this part of the day to be able to see the groom’s expression when he see’s his wife  to be for the first time!

After the service we walked through the town to The Angel Hotel. The ballroom was dressed beautifully with white tulips and each table named after a type of dance (the waltz they did for their first dance)

We managed to get outside and take some lovely images of the two of them together – it rain a bit! WE walked to the castle where we took some gorgeous images with the blorenge in the distance. It was rot peaceful. As always, it’s difficult to choose images to share. But below you can see a set of images from the day – enjoy.

 

 

 


St Fagans e-shoot - Paige & Rhys

I am delighted to be photographing Paige & Rhys’s Welsh wedding at Rosedew Farm this Summer. Their marriage will take place at Bethesda Chapel in Dinas Powys, then the rest of the day’s celebrations at Rosedew Farm in Llamtwit Major. We went to St Fagans earlier this month to capture some beautiful images ahead of the wedding in August. It was a warm Spring morning and there was so much colour!

Here is a selection of what we did!


ENGAGEMENT SHOOT CARDIFF - GEMMA & ANDREW

In eight weeks, I will be flying out to Italy to photograph Gemma and Andrews wedding. They will be declaring their love for one another in a beautiful castle at Lake Garda! We went out one evening this week to capture some images before the big day. It was quite warm and sunny during the day and unfortunately by the time we met for the shoot, the sun had gone behind the clouds and it was a bit chilly! But that didn’t matter as we walked through Alexandra Gardens in the centre of Cardiff. The blossoms were such a stunning backdrop for the couple. We’re very excited for the wedding now!


Brecon Wedding - Stuart and Shireen

So many people ask what will happen if it rains on my wedding day?  well, the day goes on! and this one has to be the rainiest wedding day ever that I have photographed! Stuart and Shireen married in Merthyr civic offices then went on to celebrate and party at bunkhouse in a field in Brecon, South Wales. When I arrived at the civic offices I was already soaked though, and the guests were rushing in with their brollies blowing on the wind! we knew we were in for a full day of it, so we embraced the weather and had the most incredible time. The wonderful thing about this wedding is the way Stuart and Shireen’s family and friends were so involved. There was so much detail in the bunkhouse from mismatch bunting, and mismatch plates and cutlery (which looked amazing)  doilies and plastic animals ( these were the table names) that were all set up by the family and friends team leading up to the day.

The bouquets were made by Shireen and her bridesmaids the night before and Shireen even baked a chocolate wedding cake that morning. The food was all vegan (it was stunning) there was gin being poured into tea cups and bubbles and glitter galore. The rain continued throughout the day but we still went outside for photographs! The weather was an opportunity to capture a real unique set of images, and I must say it is one of may favourites to date. You can see in everyone’s expressions, particularly the bride and groom just how much fun they were having! one image ( the black and white one of Shireen peaking out of the car) was selected by Nikon to be used in their ‘I am Nikon 2016’ short film which I was super pleased about.

So, as you can see from this set, if it rains and you’re up for it – get outside, even if it’s for a couple of minutes!

 

 

 

 

 


Llanerch Vineyard Wedding - Emily & Darren

Emily & Darren’s wedding was my last to photograph in 2016 before I stopped to have baby Penelope! It was a scorching August day, the sun was shining and the birds were singing (and so were the guests) It was so much fun to have the bride and groom along with their guests sing their hearts out to “Summer loving” and “Time of my life” during the service!  It was beautiful from start to finish. Being 37 weeks pregnant, I had the support of a second photographer Jonathan Alec Cross-Jones – which I needed particularly during the speeches as at this point it was super hot and I had swollen feet!

Llanerch Vineyard is hidden away in The Vale Of Glamorgan, and what a stunning place it is. When you see the rows of vines in full bloom at this time of the year, you can’t believe you’re in Wales.

We saved going into the vineyard for photographs until the evening when the sun was a bit lower and cooler. It’s the perfect time to create these moments and for the bride and groom to have a bit of time together to talk about the fact they have just got married as the day does go so quickly.  It’s taken me a while to select my favourites from the day as there are so many, but here are a few!

Emily and Darren had such a fun day with all of their friends, family and gorgeous one year old son. There was so much to capture, beautiful details – I loved Emily’s lace dress! Gorgeous flowers and cake, and table decorations.


ROSEDEW FARM WEDDING - LAUREN & ROYCE

Lauren & Royce – Rosedew Farm

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