While the country is having a heat wave, it really helped to keep everyone’s spirits up for the wedding of Sarah and Gareth at New House Country Hotel, Cardiff. The bride and groom, only from a few miles away in Llanishen, decided to wed at one of Wales’ best places for a view on your wedding day. This gorgeous hotel boasts the whole view of Cardiff and it’s bay. The wedding was a superb occasion for everyone who attended and such a wonderful atmosphere all day as the sun kissed on us all. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Stickler!
It was lovely to meet up with Delyth and Michael for their engagement shoot at the Rhigos Mountain in the Rhondda Valley. Having been a friend of both for so long i’m very excited for their upcoming wedding on September 16th 2017 at Rose Dew Farm in Llantwit Major.
Upon arriving up the Rhigos, in typical Welsh style, the weather changed instantly with fog, but in my opinion this really helped to make the images look slightly different and give them a nice mood to the background. Of course, we can’t expect nice weather in August on a mountain in the valleys in Wales can we??
Thank you both for choosing myself to capture your wedding day in a few weeks time, i really can’t wait!
It was lovely meeting up with Loren & Mark, Mr & Mrs Davies, again after photographing their wedding last year at Maes Manor in Blackwood.
This time it was for a lovely family photo shoot with their beautiful daughters at the very picturesque Cosmeston Lakes in Sully, Cardiff.
Memories to cherish forever….
Thank you both for using me, it’s been lovely meeting you all again.
On Friday evening, December 18th 2015, Cantamus Chamber Choir, based in Cardiff, performed at the stunning Llandaff Cathedral.
This was in aid of the charity Diabetes UK Cymru.
With a strong crowd of over 150 guests, passionate musical director Huw Williams led his choir to beautiful harmonies and solos throughout the night.
Also in attendance was Eddie Butler, a famous Welsh rugby commentator and journalist, who was host for the evening.
Throughout the evening some beautiful readings took place by Mark Drakeford, who is the Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales, Elite athlete Melanie Stephenson, Beth Baldwin who was helping raise awareness of Diabetes throughout the UK and Eluned Parrot who is the Welsh Lib Dem AM for South Wales Central.
Anyone wishing for more information on Cantemus Chamber choir click here .
Also to learn more about Diabetes UK Cymru click here.
A beautiful Friday on July 17th at the New Country House Hotel saw Andrew and Kaley tie the knot. Luckily the day was dry after earlier rain in the morning had cleared by, the beautiful couple were able to relax and enjoy their beautiful wedding.
There was plenty of highlight throughout the evening, with a lovely beautiful girl called Gwen enjoying herself and entertaining guests by singing Disney’s Frozen.
Well, what more is there to say about this concert? The fact that you have arguably Britains (ok and Ireland) biggest bands under one roof it can only mean one thing right? A superb entertained evening full of chart topping hits and screaming fans!
McBusted burst onto the stage with their energetic charisma, getting the fans chanting and throwing their arms in the air…this was about to blow the A Frame off the Millenium Stadium!
The 50,000 strong crowd at the stadium gave the band plenty of energy to feed off from! Certainly a fantastic support band, who in their own right could probably hold their own on a stadium tour.
One Direction Smash Cardiff Gig!
After the noise settled down while people got some snacks after the McBusted boys finished their set, all eyes were on the stage awaiting for One Direction to pounce!
Suddenly, the Millenium Stadium’s lights were dimmed…. The noise levels almost blew the roof off the stadium. This was for one reason only! One Direction had started their approach to the stage.
Those 4 handsome former X Factor contestants were fast approaching and burst onto the stage with screams and cheers and opened with Clouds, having the whole stadium waving their hands back and forth. The boys had officially arrived…
One thing that was for sure, the band seemed like they were enjoying themselves, especially after being in the spot light recently with Zayn Malik leaving the band. However, there was no mention of him on the night from the band, as expected, but I don’t really think that people noticed too much anyway.
Cardiff has successfully held two major nights at the stadium, as well as having the Manic Street Preachers performing in Cardiff Castle and Elton John in the Motorpoint Arena.
I think this has thrown Wales on the map once more. We are more than capable of attracting the biggest stars on the planet to our beautiful country.
One Direction Set List – Millenium Stadium, Cardiff
Steal My Girl
Little Black Dress
Where Do Broken Hearts Go
Ready to Run
Better than Words
Don’t Forget Where You Belong
“What Makes You Beautiful”
Through the Dark
Story of My Life
You and I
Little White Lies
Best Song Ever
Update 7 June 2015
Them lovely boys from McBusted kindly sent my personal Twitter into meltdown! Thanks lads😎
Sunday…for most of the world it’s a day of rest. Whether it is to recover from a weekend hang over, spend time with your family or just have a kick back and lazy day! But not for this special couple. At Cardiff’s exceptional location of “The New Country Hotel“, the view from here is enough to take people’s breath away. This was the location for a gorgeous bride, Leanne Walker of Ton Pentre, Rhondda and the dashing Chris Mason to become the new happy couple! Their first dance was originally going to be a Stereophonics number, “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” but there was a surprise up Chris’ sleeve. The song was indeed a Stereophonics song, but with the vocals coming from Chris himself who had pre recorded this beautiful song. This eventually made for an emotional first dance, which reduced the beautiful bride to tears…least to say, she wasn’t the only one in the room! After this superb first dance came the chance for Leanne’s father, Les Walker. They had planned to have a traditional father/daughter dance….Les had other idea’s! As the song started, My Girl by The Temptations, there was a special moment between these two that made everyone smile, until the DJ mashed it up, with the Bride clueless but the father in the know, on comes a number of dance tracks including “Gangnam Style”, with Les totally showing off some smooth dance moves and having the room in fits of laughter and joy! If Carlsberg did father and daughter dance’s…. The rest of the night was a big party! The couple had booked the magnificent wedding band “Jukebox” who certainly got the night underway!! With an action packed set of songs to keep the dance floor filled, the bride and groom shared this centre stage with their friends and family! Drink was flowing, guests were glowing and the rest ladies and gentlemen was history! Congratulations to the fantastic and beautiful couple, Mr & Mrs Mason!