Lorna and Aled combined our two absolute favourite venues, Mwnt Church and Rhosygilwen Mansion, for their brilliant wedding day last August. Lorna had the excellent idea of doing hair and make-up in the marquee that was set up in her parents’ garden ready to host brunch next day. Preparations at home can get really crowded and manic but here there was loads of space and loads of natural light. Perfect. 🙂
I loved the idea of giving the tiny bridesmaid a bridesmaid doll, dressed just the same as her, to carry down the aisle. 🙂 This was made for her by a family member and it must have been lovely having something she would be used to holding, rather than flowers she would have to be careful with.
Mwnt is a stunning historic church which always has gorgeous natural light inside. We always ask you to check with your minister beforehand how he feels about photography during the ceremony. All these lovely images prove how unobtrusive we can be in capturing the ceremony without anyone noticing! The minister and the couple here had no idea that Vince was doing it. 🙂
It’s always brilliant to see our previous couples again and we were particularly excited to see Carys and Oliver and meet their tiny miracle boy. Many of our couples come from the same group of friends and families in Pembrokeshire so we often get to hear everyone’s news, and see old friends at weddings.
As everyone else headed off we spent a few minutes with Lorna and Aled to make the most of the incredible surroundings; before going on to Rhosygilwen where an ice cream van was waiting. 🙂
This group photo makes me realise how lucky we are to work in such beautiful settings out here in west Wales. I love looking off into the distance of this shot at the beautiful countryside stretching out behind them. 🙂
Some lovely personal touches here: homemade soap as both favours and place names. And a beautifully designed menu including information about all the local farmers and suppliers who provided the food. We are blessed with loads of amazing food producers around here, and both Aled and Lorna come from farming families, so it was great that they took the opportunity to highlight local talent.
One last lovely detail to mention! Gorgeous old fashioned teddy bears, which were actually newly handmade by a family member, were the thank you gifts to all the bridal party. Amazing- I want one!!
Chill-out time after dinner is always a lovely time on a sunny wedding day. While the guests were entertained by a great magician, we took Lorna and Aled out into the orchard and walled garden to capture the golden hour.
Lorna and Aled didn’t quite get the floor to themselves for their first dance! Love the concentration – some serious learning going on here. 🙂
All the photos can be seen, purchased, and viewed as a slideshow on the Clients page of our Wedding Photography web site.