On Saturday 12th of August 2017, Johanna & Darren celebrated their marriage at the picturesque venue Oxwich Bay Hotel situated in the Gower, Swansea.
It's one of my favourite venues in Wales due to its on beach location and superb gardens surrounding the hotel. Also, the staff at this venue is always helpful and it always seems they can't physically do enough for you.
Johanna was very relaxed upon my arrival, enjoying some bubbly with her bridesmaids, Lauren, Victoria and Georgie. It's always pleasing walking into the bridal party and seeing them all enjoy the build up to the big moment.
The ceremony was soon upon us, and what an emotional occasion this was but also filled with laughter and happy tears amongst guests.
With the bride and groom nervous of making the speeches correctly, their guests were highly entertained with Darren's humour all throughout the ceremony.
Finishing from the ceremony room, the bride and groom moved to the marquee on site for their speeches and reception. The speeches didn't disappoint!
There's always the saying "you had to be there" and this is definitely one of those.
Johanna's dad kicked off the occasion with a beautiful touching speech about his daughter and Darren. Up next was the father of the groom, who in his Northern Irish accent had people bursting in laughter. Very similar to Darren's speech.
For those that don't know Darren, he's a bit of a fun character and does an incredible impression of his wife. Upon completing his awesome speech and self made song that he sung to Johanna, he placed a blonde curly wig in his head and pretending to be Johanna for a speech.
The guests were roaring from start to finish!
Darren's best man, who is also his son, Kian, said some emotional words welcoming Johanna into the family and the acceptance of being an awesome step mum to Georgie and himself. It was a very moving speech.
I can't thank the happy couple enough on booking me to do their wedding photography.
Luckily, the Milky Way was prominent in the sky and I asked them both to join me on the beach at 10.30pm. It was a little bit cold but they both agreed and I'm so glad they did as the image is truly breathtaking. You can find it posted below.
All the best Mr and Mrs Wilson for your future together.