Mr & Mrs Wilson

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.

Mr & Mrs Goatson

On Sunday, 20th November, at Oxwich Bay Hotel in the Gower, Swansea, seen the happy bride and groom, Sarah & Liam, tie the knot in front of all their friends. 

Sarah, who I’ve known since primary school, was very relaxed in the lead up to her special moment, helped by the loving nature and fun personalities of her bridesmaids, Lauren (her sister), Hannah and Amy. 

The morning just flowed, plenty of fun and laughter until roughly about an hour before the wedding was due to start, then excited nerves started to kick in. 

The boys on the other hand were also very calm throughout the morning, with Liam enjoying his time with his father and best men in a nearby room. 

Oxwich Bay hosts some beautiful views, the couple were very lucky that on the day itself the weather was perfect. In the build up to the day the rain had been heavy but luckily as the sun came up the clouds started to disappear which allowed for some lovely pictures on the beach from the hotel. 

As the main event started to edge near, it was the perfect time to capture some emotional moments with Sarah. You could see she was getting nervous but also excited to see Liam, the man of her dream. 

Sarah looked gorgeous in her dress, and I’m sure you’ll all agree. 

Liam also looked handsome in his suit. If you could only capture a glimpse of how happy they both make each other then you’d see that they are both made for each other. 

Onto the ceremony, Liam’s nerves started to kick in more as the door finally opened, allowing his bride to glow as she walked down the aisle. 

The ceremony, as I expected, went with plenty of emotion and laughter. It was such a special occasion to be photographing this moment of their lives. 

After the ceremony was over, it was time for some fun on the beach with the newly weds, and they delivered in style! Constantly smiling and laughing which is always lovely to see on people’s wedding day. 

The best men’s speeches were also well received, especially with “The Roasting of Goatson” speech. It truly delivered before ending it with a lovely video montage of the happy couple. 

I really can’t thank Mr & Mrs Goatson enough for allowing me to capture their wedding day. It was a truly remarkable experience and one that I will treasure for a long time. So thank you once again!

Oxwich Bay On A Sunny Day 

On Sunday 24th April, Gavin & Kate (should also include Maisy, their Labrador) had their engagement shoot at Oxwich Bay, in the Gower, Swansea. 

The couple previously got engaged in Paris, France much to the excitement of their friends and family. 

It’s clear to see how much in love the soon to be Mr & Mrs Davies are. 

Their wedding will be in Oldwalls down the Gower in June 2018, I’ll have the honour of being best man at that wedding, much to my delight. 

I wish you both all the best xxx