The stunning and elegant wedding of Susie and Rob held at Clearwell Castle, located in the Forest of Dean which is a grade II* listed Gothic Revival mansion.
Aimee and Adam were first in contact with me around May time where we talked about me shooting their wedding. I know it may seem strange leaving the booking until so close to the wedding which was in July but due to a misunderstanding I was able to step in and agree to shoot the wedding for them. That aside, I had a few conversations with Aimee but had yet to meet her or Adam. A pre-wedding shoot was arranged which is always great for couples wanting to get to know their photographer. Aimee suggested to me that she would like the shoot held at Southerndown Beach having seeing a previous shoot that I held down there. That turned out to be a stunning day where we had a superb sunset, all planned of course ;)
After this shoot was done it was now a one way road to the wedding day. I'm sure that Aimee was stressed by it all making sure that all the hard work in planning and the preparations would finally come together for the perfect day and she certainly did herself proud. ( Adam i'm sure you had a little bit of involvement somewhere in the planning) or maybe not :)
It was the day of wedding, 22nd July. I arrived at Aimee's mums home to start the bridal preparations. The weather wasn't looking promising although this was not going to put a damper on the day. Adam was only just down the road getting ready with all the lads so it made a dash down in the car to do some groom shoots which is always nice to have.
The dress was on and at this point, Aimee found it hard to hold back the tears. Luckily she had some of that magic makeup that didn't run all down her face. (Sorry ladies I'm a bloke so have no idea what its called, I just know its magic )
An emotional bride arrived at the church which followed with an emotional service. I think you get the pattern here, it was a day filled with tears of joy and happiness.
I will leave you to view some images from the day and also a little slideshow at the bottom of this post.
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Pencoed House in Cardiff believed to be one of the oldest properties in Glamorgan and now used as popular wedding venue and events.
This was the first time I had an opportunity to shoot a wedding here so I was certainly looking forward to it. I made a visit to the venue a week before the wedding where I met up with Rachael and Paul to discuss the running plans of the day and to give me the opportunity to have a look around.
I made my way down the m4 from my home and the weather was not looking good, yep you guessed it, raining, but as i got closer to the venue the clouds were clearing and the blue skies appeared, perfect! I met up with staff at the venue before waiting on the arrival of Rachael and Paul.
Paul arrived first along with his best man and ushers, then straight into their room where they were to get ready before the girls arrived.
Rachael and the girls had already had their hair and makeup done before they arrived so just the task of opening up some gifts before fitting in to a stunning and unique wedding dress.
The rest of the day went smoothly although the rain eventually caught up with us and we had to keep avoiding it with on off showers even standing under a tree at one point to keep dry-ish when doing the bride and groom shots.
What made it all great for me was that Rachael and Paul were so relaxed on the day that it made my job so much easier so I can't thank them enough for this. Despite the rain catching up with us we managed to do all that we needed whilst keeping dry.
Cake cutting shot done, first dance done, and some dance shots done. It was now time to back up and head off home. However,I wasn't quite done. After packing up all my kit into the car I couldn't help by notice a few more photo opportunities. I sent my assistant Charlotte back inside to bring out Rachael and Paul to get these shots done which only only took a few extra minutes.
Well the wedding over with, next I have an equestrian bride shoot. This is where Rachael will be putting on her dress once more to have a photo shoot with her horse. Looking forward to this and seeing what we can come up with.
Well I will leave you with a sample of the day via the images below. Hope you enjoy.
Here we have the wedding of Nicola & Kevin that took place at the Coach House in Neath Abbey.
The Coach House is a family run business that specialise in weddings, with a barn conversion to hold the ceremony, and a large reception room for the evening reception and view of the Neath Valley, the Coach House is a perfect setting for any wedding.
Kevin had contacted me a few months before the wedding, as he was looking for a wedding photographer. Kevin made the booking and the Coach House for me was going to be a new location to shoot a wedding.
One thing that I will always do no matter if I have been to a venue before, I will always meet a couple there prior to the wedding where possible. This gives me an opportunity to have a look around and also to make sure that I have all the right details for the running of the day, although if not possible to meet up I will go alone and scout out some locations around the venue giving me ideas and plans for the day.
The day of the wedding was 1st July 2017. Its was a very bright and warm day to start with, with bright blue skies and little cloud conditions that can be challenging for a photographer. I arrived around mid morning where I meet Kevin before taking a look around the venue now it had all been prepped for the day and in fairness it was looking very smart.
The bridesmaids arrived in a classy and very smart wedding car that was to later collect and Nicola where I was to meet her on her arrival.
It turned out to be a great and on occasions very funny day as you will see below. I was made to feel very welcome by family and friends and for me that's a big compliment.
Please take a moment to look through some images from the day. Feel free to leave a comment and share via social media.