Maes Manor Hotel Wedding Venue

Maes Manor Hotel Wedding Venue

Thanks St Martins Church! Its great to be back!

Always great to be back shooting a St Martin’s Church Caerphilly wedding. I’ve been shooting there for almost 30 years and it’s one of my favorites local churches to attend and shoot at. Before that though I headed over to Hannah’s preparations. The flowers and the bridesmaids had arrived before Hannah who was still away getting pampered at the hairdressers. I also had many requested images to crack on with, such as her wedding jewellery, shoes, wedding dress and a gift of a sparkly earring set gift from husband to be Richard.

Soon Hannah was back and prompted the girls to get dressed before her so they could help her into her dress.

We all had such a fantastic day. St Martins church through to the reception at Maes Manor Hotel over in Blackwood. Fantastic there, always has been.Its like a second home for me.

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Suits from Slaters in Cardiff.

The flowers Cottage garden florist Nelson. The cars

The decor was made by my mum Lesley. She did all the centrepiece and the pictures and the guestbook. The candy cart was given to her from a friend and Beverly Dickinson made the cakes.


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As you may remember you were kind enough to allow me to cover your wedding. I still thank you for that honour. You may also remember that at the time my coverage was inclusive of an album and purchasing your images was optional. Shooting styles and packages have since changed where unlike yourselves most couples don’t have albums included in their coverage these days. They pay for images upfront in the coverage and purchase an album for a further £500 – £600 or more if they wished.

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Miskin Manor Wedding Photography – Mia & Richard

Miskin Manor Wedding Photography – Mia & Richard

Once Upon A Time

I’ve got a soft spot for this young adorable bride as we once worked closely together in previous years. The gorgeous Mia and Richard took their celebrations to The Miskin Manor wedding venue in Pontyclun, near Cardiff. Firstly, their ceremony was held at Ystrad Mynach Church. Mia contacted me many moons ago to ask about my availability. At this time they had not confirmed their reception venue and coincidentally I bumped into them viewing The Miskin Manor whilst I was covering another wedding. Their choice of venue did them proud. It is a remarkable venue. One of the best in South Wales.

Catching Some Rays

I arrived early at Mia’s bridal preparations greeted by a very excitable family dog named Moby. I soon heard Mia’s distinguished giggle joined in with the laughter of her bridesmaids as they all relaxed on the decking of the the sunny back garden. They were tucking into a banquette breakfast fit for royalty. As expected, this day was going to be epic. A day I have looked forward to capturing for sometime.

Give and Receive

On my arrival at Ystrad Mynach Church I was greeted by a very welcoming groom, Richard. I took this opportunity to capture Richard along with his best man and the arrival of a few guests and bridesmaids beforehand. Mia and her proud father arrived in good time and we moved up the church path to get the ceremony underway. The in-house rules of this church refrain photographers from capturing wedding ceremonies but soon Mia & Richard appeared outside the church under the sunny skies within the hour as husband and wife. The happily married couple and their guests mingled outside for a short while and I documented the atmosphere before we all made the short distance onto their Miskin Manor wedding reception.

Country House Hotel Wedding

On arrival to the Miskin Manor wedding venue we were treated to the amazing sound of bagpipes from John Campbell, a true gent. I love the sound of bagpipes, they give me goosebumps. The guests congregated on the rear lawn of The Miskin Manor’s beautiful grounds where drinks were being served and Mia and Richard soon arrived being led in style with John’s bagpipes. Such a remarkable scene.

Wonderful Welsh Wedding

Their whole wedding day was amazing. Everything went to plan and ran perfectly. Thanks to the Miskin Manor wedding coordinator Jennifer and her staff who sure know how to run a tight ship. Also, big respect to Perfect Day Cars too. It was great to see myself, John our Bagpiper, The Miskin Manor wedding venue and Perfect Day Cars all working together again. We’re all members of My Wonderful Welsh Wedding a group of suppliers brought together to ensure your wedding day experience runs smoothly. Thanks for your teamwork on the day guys and I look forward to working alongside you all again soon. Image of brides Wedding Bouquet Bridal accessories earrings and shoesBridesmaids having foodBridesmaids enjoying the sun in garden before weddingWedding guests sitting outside house in garden and sun Brides parents laughing before wedding Images of family dog Bride receiving gift from husband to beFamily arranging flowers for bridesmaids Family putting on their cravats. Preparation are underway at the brides house. Bride in wedding dress having her veil attached.Image of all bridesmaids and bride in house Image of bride by herself under her veil Image of groom and best man at Ystrad Mynach Church Guests arriving at church Usher and bridesmaids laughingImage of bridesmaids waiting on the bride arrive at Ystrad Mynach church. Flower girl being helped out of car by their driver. I(mage of bride and her dad in the car arriving at Ystrad Mynach Church. Dad helping his daughter out of their wedding car. Bride and her father walking up Ystrad Mynach Church path. Bride walking towards her groom inside Ystrad Mynach Church Bride and groom leaving their ceremony. Guest waling out into the sunshinge/ Guests outside Ystrad Mynach Church Image of boys waiting in their suits. Guests outside church.Bride and groom outside the church door. Bride and groom walking hand in hand. Groom giving his brode a quick hug, Bride and groom walking down steps at Ystrad Mynach Church. Image of Miskin Manor and champagne. Children watch Bagpipe player covering their ears. Bride and Groom arriving in wedding car to reception. Groom helping he wife out of the car. Bride and Groom outside Miskin Manor wedding venue. Bride and groom outside Miskin Manor wedding venue Wedding couple being led to their reception by Bagpipe player. Guest mingle at Miskin Manor wedding venue gardens. Guests waiting for wedding couple to arrive. Bride laughing with her guests. Ushers enjoying themselves and laughing. Ushers walking around the grounds. Scottish Thistle and wedding kilt.Miskin Manor wedding portrait bride and groom Image of Miskin Manor wedding venue with bride and groom walking. Wedding couple walking around Miskin manor wedding venue . Bride and groom kissing at Miskin Manor wedding reception. Portrait of bride and groom. Guests looking to be seated using their table plan.Speeches started by usher. Brides dad makes his speech. Best men and groom laughing during speeches. Brides family during speeches. Guests watching speeches and laughing. Best mans talking about his groom during speeches. Image of wedding cake. Bride and groom laugh during cutting the cake. First dance during Miskin Manor wedding reception evening party. Bride and groom first dance. Wedding couples first dance. Groom messing around while dancing with his wife.Bride and groom dancing at their Miskin Manor wedding reception. Suppliers list:

Richards and Ushers suits by Debenhams Formal Hire

Wedding Dress supplied by Dona Nicole in Leicester Flowers provided by Floral Inspirations

Room decor by Wow Event Hire

Cake supplier was Designer Cakes by Janet

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