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!
Owen & Aimée celebrated their wedding at the beautiful wedding venue Ty Glyn in Cilau Aeron, near Aberaeron on Saturday 29th October.
From the moment I arrived I knew this was going to be a special day. Aimée was very excited and so were her bridesmaids, Sioned, Cara and Claire. It’s always a lovely moment when you walk into the room where the bridal party is and they’re happily having fun.
The happy couple organised a football themed wedding which was very well executed. The invites to the wedding were actual match tickets. I thought this was a superb idea and totally different to what you would normally find.
Owen, the groom, is a huge football fan, And specifically an avid Wales football fan who follows the national team home and abroad.
The ceremony was a beautiful occasion which was presented in both Welsh and English. A very nice touch as the majority of the guests were Welsh speaking.
As the beautiful bridesmaids walked down the aisle, Owen was eagerly anticipating seeing his bride enter the room, and upon the first sight a glowing smile came across his face and a pure shot of emotion struck him, it’s always a joy to see this special moment in the ceremony.
The speeches made for an emotional moment of the day but also filled with laughter. Owen and Aimée’s dad both gave beautiful speeches regarding their son and daughter and the best men, Gaz and Huw had people laughing from the start.
The venue, Ty Glyn, boasts some lovely views in typical Welsh fashion of hills and green scenery. It really made for some fantastic photo opportunities around the grounds of the venue. I have to say, it’s always pleasing when I get a chance to work with bride and grooms like Owen and Aimée who were so easy going to photograph all day and were happy to do anything I asked for. It really has made for some striking images.
Saturday, July 2nd 2016, Loren Thorne & Mark Davies married at the Maes Manor, Blackwood. Situated up a long steep hill off the main road, this beautiful Manor House has gorgeous views heading out over the valley and luckily the sun was shining throughout the day which allowed us to utilise this spectacular view.
I arrived at the venue for 7.30am to be greeted by emotional but excited bridesmaid, who were enjoying some early morning Prosecco to continue the fantastic mood that was ever present.
Loren had been nervous on the build up to her special moment but was in high spirits having her best friends around her. They certainly made me feel welcome and the conversations were like no other…i physically hurt from laughing all morning.
Once the groom arrived everyone in the room upstairs knew that time was running away with the day, it all got real and the laughter from emotions got more excitable.
The ceremony got underway with joy in the room, all their friends and family were in high spirits and really added to this special day.
The speeches from Marks best man and his dad were fun and gave Mark some blushes and plenty of moments with his head in hands, but he took it well. Loren’s dad, really rounded off how proud he was of her and how happy he was that Mark has been added to the family.
The evening guests had popular wedding band Devious perform for them and totally rocked up this wedding. Mark and Loren had met at a gig of theirs a few years back so seemed the best thing to do is have Devious send them into their married life with a bang!
I can’t thank Mark & Loren and the bridesmaids enough for making my day a memorable day too, and I just wish them every bit of success and a happy marriage for the rest of their lives.
On a beautiful Sunday morning on August 2nd, the recently newly weds Beth and Phil got their wedding outfits back on for a photoshoot in their home of Pontypridd.
Beth and Phil had a fantastic wedding at Lyde Court in Hereford, and it was fantastic to speak with them again about their special day. You can find pics from their wedding by clicking here.
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!
There was something special about this North Wales wedding. A beautiful day, in the gorgeous surroundings of Anglesey, was a hidden gem of a venue called Tre Ysgawen Hall.
The venue boasted beautiful gardens that is truly out of the ordinary!
The bride and groom had luxury travel to the venue, in the form of a Land Rover and Mercedes Benz.
The bride, as most do, stole the show of this wedding. And rightly so! In a beautifully laced fishtail dress, Eiddwen looked exquisite! Her hair and make up also adding to her glowing presence on the day.
The groom, Aled, was looking rather dapper in his 3 piece suit. Constantly smiling every time he caught glimpses of Eiddwen, he was certainly enjoying his day, their big moment.
The couple had a great evening planned also, and had hired South Wales wedding function band, Jukebox. These guys are well experienced and deliver the hype of entertainment that’s required for a wedding party!
They performed the bride and grooms first dance, Ed Sheeran’s smash hit record “Thinking Out Loud”.
From start to finish of the evening reception the dance floor was packed!
At one point, Aled had been lifted to the skies like he was at a rock festival, and everyone below him rocking with him! This image, for me, sums up the couples wedding day! Fun, love, great guests and just amazing memories.
Really enjoyed this photoshoot in Heol Y Ciw, Bridgend. New born babies….notice how I said babies?
These beautiful little twins, were born on the same day in March. I had the pleasure of photographing these while at a baby shower event at Hatters Tea Room in Bridgend with the mother having her baby bump painted.