Katy and Elliott’s wedding on 5th September 2015 at St. Catugs Church, Cadoxton and reception at the King Arthur Hotel, Reynoldston.
Alison and Mark’s wedding at St. Mary’s Church Dryslwyn and the Plough Hotel, Rhosmaen.
The day started very humid and with the threat of thunderstorms and torrential rain all day, it must have been a divine intervention just for Alison and Mark as not a drop of rain, flash or babg interrupted the proceedings all day and it turned out to be a beautifully pleasant day to marry on.
I meet up with bride Alison at sister Jess’s house in Nantgaredeg where the bridal preparations were well under way. Three bridesmaids, two flower girls, mum Heulwen and brother Simon who would be giving Alison away were all there, and I must say so totally calm. A few miles away at St. Mary’s Church, in Court Henry Mark was arriving with his three ushers, buddy and best man Dafydd and pageboy and son Oliver, and didn’t they all look great walking up the steep incline towards the church. A few minutes later when Mum, Bridesmaids and Alison arrived they were greeted at the Church door by friend and vicar Roger who then led them down the isle for the formal marriage vows. Ceremony over and to the delight of all family and friends Alison and Mark then left St. Mary’s as Mr and Mrs Sheehan. The beautiful grounds of Aberglasney was our next stop for a few close family groups and together photographs and where Alison and Mark could take a few minuets out and relax before beginning the celebrations and speeches at the Plough Hotel in Rhosmaen. I must say it was a delight for both Mike and myself to be part of their special day and we wish you both all the very best for the future, and here’s a quick sneak preview of a few of my favourite images from the day.
Laura and Williams wedding at St. Hilary’s Church Killay.
Well what a start we had, in 40 years photographing weddings this was a 1st .
Arriving at mums house expecting to find the bridal party in full preparation I was meet by dad, mum and one bridesmaid, no sign of bride Laura or the other bridesmaids. The hairdresser that was meant to arrive at 8 am just failed to turn up, luckily after phoning around local hair salons the bridesmaids and Laura managed to find appointments in different salons and they all departed in different directions. Must say all the salons stepped up to the mark, and Laura and bridesmaids arrived home with not a hair out of place, and in plenty of time not to keep William on tender hooks at the Church. St. Hilary’s Church in Killay , just a stones throw form home for Dad and Laura to travel in William’s Mum red shiny sports car. A beautiful ceremony followed and Laura and William were pronounced husband and wife, the Welsh male voice choir ‘The Gwalia Singers’ give a lovely rendition while the official registers were signed, then William and Laura left the Church walking through a military guard of honour to the delight of the guests and onlookers. Next a special journey to Southgate Cliffs for a few scenic images against this beautiful backdrop, before joining the party at Mums house where a Marquee set out for the 150 guests awaited us, thanks Laura and William for allowing both Mike and myself be a part of this your special day.
Lynwen & Christopher’s wedding at the Plough Hotel Rhosmaen.
I was delighted when asked to photograph Lynwen and Christophers wedding on May 17th, having been a customer of Lynwen’s dad Arwel for longer than I can remember. Arwel and Lynwen run in my opinion the best hairdresser business in our area and having been treated like royalty every time I stepped into the salon it was lovely to be able to return the wonderful service I’d received over the years.
Weddings are always such a beautiful occasion but what a wonderful day this turned out to be, after a few dull and dismal days this Saturday’s sunny weather couldn’t have been better for this lovely couple. The service was conducted by Emyr Gwyn Evans B.D. at Bethesda Chapel in Tumble to a packed Chapel, I’m sure most of Tumble must have turned out on this Lynwen and Christopher’s wedding day. They left Tumble in a shower of confetti and headed towards Llandeilo, Newton House in Dynevor Park was our next stop for a few family pictures; this lovely setting once owed by the Rhys family but now managed under the Nation Trust flag is always a delight to visit and today we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the wild deer grazing in the hollow only a few hundred yards from where we were photographing, It was lynwen and Christophers wish to visit the castle and once we managed the cross county drive in my 4X4 the views were absolutely spectacular. Then it was just a short journey to The lovely Plough Hotel in Rhosmaen, were friends and family waited to celebrate this lovely couples very special day.
Morgan’s Hotel wedding of Emma and Andrew.
It was great to meet up with Emma and Andrew again, it seems only a short time ago Emma was bridesmaid at her sisters Vicky’s wedding, now today it’s Vicky turn to be bridesmaid.
Emma started in grand style in the luxurious Henry Belle room at the Morgan’s Hotel for the preparations before joining Andrew in the main wedding room for their ceremony, after the main event it was everybody outside for a quick group of all family and friends, but a surprise gift awaited the couple, a pair of pure white doves for Emma and Andrew to liberate, after which it was a quick walk around SA1 but needing to dodge the showers for a few quite moments together before returning to the Morgan’s Hotel to join family and friends for the celebrations, thank you Emma and Andrew for letting us be part of this your special day.
Cefneithin Chapel and The Plough Hotel in Rhosmaen were the venues picked by Nerys and Jason for their big day and what a lovely day it turned out to be. Nerys and the girls started their day with preparations in a beautiful Executive suite at the Plough before travelling by vintage car to Tabernacle Chapel in Cefneithin to be greeted at the alter by a slightly anxious Jason, a beautiful ceremony followed before Nerys and Jason then left as a married couple, this to the delight of all friends and family present. Before we arrived at the Plough for the celebrations we called in the wonderful Aberglasney gardens and captured a few delightful images of close family and of course a few of the romantic couple enjoying their togetherness.
2013 The Towers Hotel Swansea Bay wedding of Kara and Simon.
A fantastic day for Kara and Simon and it all started with a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary’s Church, in Seven Sisters, just a stones throw away from Kara’s mum, Bev’s house, Kara could have walked the short distance, but instead arrived in style in a lovely vintage motor. Flower-girl Halle walked beautifully down the isle followed by the bridesmaids, then dad and Kara, Simon soon forgot his nervousness as he caught the first glimpse of Kara walking towards him. Official bit over and we were back outside were Kara and Simon seemed to be congratulated by half of Seven Sisters, what a fantastic reception, people were even hanging out of their upstairs windows to catch a glimpse of the new Mr and Mrs. The Towers Hotel, Swansea Bay were hosting the wedding reception, but before joining all family and friends for the celebrations, we took a little detour calling at Neath Abbey ruins for a few together images of the newly wedded couple.
Thank you for letting us tell your wedding story Mr and Mrs Thomas. Hope you have a lovely honeymoon. Enjoy this taster, and see you both soon.