Buckland Hall Wedding Venue in Brecon Beacons- Sara & James

Wedding Photography at Buckland Hall

First wedding dance at Buckland Hall wedding venue

Emotional Start

Sara’s bridal preparations started early at Buckland Hall wedding venue. A remarkable country mansion set in one of the most scenic parts of the Brecon Beacons. I spent several hours simply floating around documenting the joyful and relaxed atmosphere. Then it was time, time for dad to see his precious daughter for the first time in her wedding dress. In all the years I’ve been photographing weddings I have never seen, felt or heard a dad’s reaction like this one. It was tears and gasps all around (and that included me!). We say images speak for themselves so please take a look at that moment when Sara’s dad saw his beautiful daughter in her wedding gown and you’ll see what I mean.

Ninja mode

It was then on to St Brynach’s Church in the quaint countryside village of Llanfrynach to photograph James & guests. The bridesmaids along with Sara and dad arm in arm arrived shortly after. Their time had come. I’d met with the church Reverend earlier that week and thankfully he had granted me permission to capture the wedding ceremony. I had to be in Ninja mode but I had a prime spot to witness such a joyful and loving event.

Nibble and drinks

After the vows they spent several minutes being hugged and congratulated by their guests. The rain was due any minute so we didn’t stick around for too long and headed back to their wedding venue where the guests were welcomed with nibbles and drinks. Buckland Hall specialises in only vegetarian food and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Everything was perfect including the food, venue and fantastic service.

Rain didn’t stop play so we gathered a few groups on the lawn and took time away on to the grounds for a short portrait shoot. Then on to the wedding breakfast, followed by the speeches and finally the meaningful and personalised song written and sang by Katya. Simply breathtaking.

What a phenomenal wedding day!! Full of fun, laughter, tears and love from one of the most sincere couples I have ever had the pleasure to photograph. Thank you both.

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Miskin Manor Hotel Wedding Photography – Laura & Edward

 Photographer for Miskin Manor Hotel Wedding

Image of married couple at Miskin Manor Hotel wedding

Truly Epic

I first met with Laura & Edward back in 2013 when they booked me for their photography coverage at the Miskin Manor Hotel wedding venue in Pontyclun.  August 2015 seemed so far away at that time, but I knew it was going to be an epic wedding to look forward to.

Dream Team

The preparations on the day started from Laura’s family home in Caerphilly.  I was welcomed to the flow of bubbly and the joyful laughter from the bridal party and parents. It was a pleasure here to work alongside makeup artist Kathryn, hairdresser Lisa and all day with videographers Steve & Gareth from Embrace Videography. (psst… that’s a dream team alert and hint right there!)

Following a short dash down the M4, we reached the grand venue of the Miskin Manor Hotel. I was met by one extremely excited groom Edward whose nerves kicked in while awaiting his gorgeous bride Laura.

What a reception

After the ceremony the wedding party spent the afternoon welcoming their guests and mingling on the lawn with drinks and nibbles. Edward’s family travelled from Poland and were overwhelmed by not only the wedding arrangements, but also the hotel and grounds.  Lucky for them our usual wet Welsh weather held back and the sun shone for the remainder of the day and continued into the evening during the reception.

Yet another dreamy wedding and an awesome couple to photograph. Thank you both, it was such a pleasure to capture your day.

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Portmeirion Village Wedding Photography – Catherine & Mark

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Magnificent Wedding Location

I headed North for Catherine & Mark’s Portmeirion Village wedding and arrived a day early to have a scout around this unique Italian themed venue. It was a first for me and I was simply blown away, it was breathtaking! This little gem is located along Penrhyndeudraeth coast in Gwynedd North Wales. It’s also a local attraction and well worth a visit if you’re passing.

The day has come

I can honestly say I’ve looked forward to this day for quite some time, almost as much as Catherine and Mark. I’ve known Catherine for many years as we used to work alongside each other in the photography world. We were an awesome team back in the day and she is still as awesome to this very day.

Preparations at Castell Deudraeth

Catherine’s bridal preparations at Castell Deudraeth was one of the most relaxed moments I’ve ever had the pleasure to cover. Nothing phased Catherine, she even found the time to Skype her close friend Sarah in Australia while she was relaxing beforehand. Time was soon upon us and the moment came for Catherine to change into her dress. Catherine looked beautiful. Her choice of dress and shoes suited her elegance perfectly. I knew Mark was going to be blown away!

Civil Ceremony & Gardens

We headed down the path through the beautiful Portmeirion Village wedding venues grounds. Mark was eagerly awaiting his bride inside Hercules Hall where their ceremony took place. Catherine glided down the aisle towards her future husband. The next twenty minutes were joyful, memorable and emotional, but that’s enough about me, they seemed pretty loved up too. Everyone gathered outside after the signing of the register and coincidentally, there was another event taking place in the gardens. We were welcomed by the local brass band. You couldn’t have made it up, it was perfect timing. We then managed a few portrait shots around the colourful grounds before the Welsh heavens opened up.

Time to party

Once the food had been eaten, the speeches were applauded and the first dance had been danced, it was now time to party and what a blast it was. I witnessed some of the best groom dancing I’ve ever seen, and of course no wedding is ever complete without a traditional dance off between Mark and bridesmaid Nicola. They totally stole the floor, especially Mark with his unique Night Fever dance moves. Everyone laughed at this surprise dance and enjoyed the floorshow!

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Jurys Inn Wedding Cardiff – Natalie & Daniel

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Pleasure to shoot and present you with the highlights of the gorgeous Natalie & Daniel’s epic day held at St Mary’s in Canton. Continuing to their wedding celebrations to their reception at Jurys Inn Wedding venue in Cardiff city centre, South Wales.

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Their full gallery of images from Natalie’s preparations through to their first dance at Jurys Inn Wedding venue in Cardiff can be viewed here using their private password: CLICK HERE to enter their gallery.

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Aaron Ramsey and Colleen Rowlands Wedding Photographer

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It was an honour to be chosen as the official wedding photographer for Arsenal’s footballer Aaron Ramsey and Colleen Rowlands. Their celebrations took place over several days in private locations in the Caribbean and Wales.

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Certainly one of the most memorable weddings and celebrations I’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting. It was beautiful to see how blessed they are with so many lovable but crazy family and friends. Each and every one of them made me feel so welcome.

Understandably, as with a few of my couples, Aaron & Colleen’s wedding images will respectfully remain private.

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Hensol Castle Wedding Photography – Bethan & Robert

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No Place Like Home

Bethan & Robert returned to their roots in Cardiff from Runcorn for their wedding. Here’s a snippet from their Hensol Castle wedding photography.

At Bethan’s parents house I was greeted with giggles and smiles which was just the start of more to come. The Champagne was already flowing and I could feel the excitement and buzz in the air. It was a joy to attend and shoot.

Blue Skies

I arrived at Hensol Castle to warm sunshine & blue skies which set off the beautiful surroundings as well as classical music played by Taliesin String Quartet. I could see that Robert was extremely excited and very proud to be welcoming his guests while waiting for his bride to arrive.

Their day at the Castle was perfect and every guest was a pleasure to be around. I must also mention their wedding car driver Neville from Perfect Day Cars. Neville is a friend of the family and kept us all entertained . He even allowed Robert to take Bethan for a spin in his wedding car.

I had such an amazing time covering their day.Such an awesome couple. Thanks both.

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