Gareth Scanlon Photography Blog

December 24, 2019

I don’t know where to begin in trying to summarise this awesome day into one or two short paragraphs - it just won't do it justice.  Do I talk about the the sheer magnitude of having 150+ friends and loved ones together to celebrate, the newsworthy best man’s speech that was reported in print and radio – I just don’t know where to start !! 

The forecast for Halloween was not exactly 'ideal wedding weather', but thankfully, despite the ‘bad news’ presented by the weather experts  Mother Nature held off long enough to ensure Jon and I were able to get everything we needed.  We started out by both making our way to the luxurious Fairyhill Venue, nestled within the greenery of the Gower, where I covered Alex and her bridal party’s preparations and Jon saw to Gav and his groomsmen. Following a beautiful service held within the glass walled reception room, we set about capturing many timeless images of the couple with their nearest and dearest.  As I alluded to earlier, after the delight...

December 7, 2019

After Becky and Alex's awesome pre-wedding shoot (click here) I couldn't wait to cover their big day.  Despite Mother Nature's efforts at giving us a wet September day Jon and I made the most of sunny interludes to get some absolutely beautiful images the couple can cherish forever.  We set off for the beautiful  Oxwich Bay Hotel, I made my way to school house where I documented Becky and her bridal party's preparation whilst Jon covered Alex and his groomsmen's prep.  Following the formal service and some touching readings the wedding party made its way into the marquee which had been dressed amazingly.  After the well wishing speeches and some amusing images shown Jon and I took the couple to the beach just before the sun disappeared - I'm overjoyed with what we came away with ! 

Anyway at the risk of rambling on, you're here to see the pics - here's a 100+ from their awesome day ! Thanks for looking,



Venue - Oxwich Bay Hotel

Wedding Dress...

August 4, 2019

Steff and Tara's day was was just awesome. It  was a beautiful and warm July day with the Gower showing off it's beautiful summer colours.  I started off the coverage by attending at the couple's home in Cross Hands to capture Tara and family preparing for the day ahead.  Meanwhile Helen went to Steff's mothers house in Brynamman to capture the shenanigans of Steff and his grooms men getting ready.  Following that we both made our way to Oldwalls, where, after the beautiful civil service we made full use of the beautifully landscaped grounds to capture some timeless images of the couple, their friends and family.  Scroll down and take a peek ... this blog should give you a great idea of how the day unfolded.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like what you see ...


Suppliers :- 

Venue - Oldwalls, Gower

Second Photographer - Helen Joseph Photography

Wedding Dress Retailer - White Orchid Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses - Dorothy Perkins

Florist - Scent With Love


July 29, 2019

What an awesome day ! The weather forecast did not look good for Jade and Darren's big-day, but thankfully, just like their day - it turned out just beautiful.  I started the day at Mulberry House where Jade and her bridal party began their preparations for the day ahead - to say it was a hive of activity  would be quite an understatemen !  Simultaneously, Jon made his way directly to Oldwalls to be greeted by Darren and his grooms men enjoying the relaxation of the hot tub over a beer ! Brilliant ! Following the couple officially tying the knot, Jon and I made full use of the varied well developed gardens and grounds to provide the very best coverage of their fantastic and momentous day. Massive thanks to Jon for second shooting - you were ace.

Anyhow, you're here to see the pics - so thanks for looking - I hope you like what you see ...


Suppliers :-

Second Photographer - Jon of Cross-Jones Photography

Wedding Dress Vendor - Alison Jayne

Bridesmaid Dress...

January 4, 2019

Like I said in my last post, I'm currently catching up on all of my blogging and social media content following a relocation of Gareth Scanlon Photography HQ from Swansea to Ammanford and an exceptionally busy Autumn wedding season !  That season included Laura and Jonni's fabulous wedding at Llanrhydian Church followed by a reception at Ocean View, Gower. 

I started off the day at Laura's family home where her bridal party was getting ready.  When I arrived Dad who was cooking bacon and sausages on the BBQ quickly handed me a cracking butty ! I then set about documenting the preparations before making my way to Llanrhydian Churchh, meeting with the legendary Father Tim to discuss the ceremony.  Following his touching marriage service, we made our way to the costal road below Llanrhydian for some couple portraits before heading off to the reception. 

Here's a few frames which gives a good representation of how the day unfolded - hope you like what you see ! Thanks for look...

December 2, 2018

It's been a very busy autumn ! I'm just about up getting up to date with all of my September weddings prior to Gareth Scanlon Photography HQ being relocated to Ammanford very soon.  I just had t share a couple of frames from Karys and Ben's awesome wedding day.

I started the coverage of their day by catching up with Ben and his family at a local Air BnB which was located within the immediate vicinity to Llanrhydian Church where the couple would tie the knot.  Following a beautiful service by Father Tim we made our way to Ocean View where the couple held their reception and after party. On the way I just had to stop at rustic looking workshop on the way to the venue which made a beautiful backdrop for a few portraits.  

Here's a few frames which show how their wonderful day unfolded.  Hope you like what you see - thanks for looking ...


Suppliers :-

Venue - Ocean View

Wedding Dress - Elite Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses - Miss Selfridge

Grooms Outfit - M&S

Entertainment - The Hat & The Fiddle


August 23, 2018

The moment I met Aidan and Sian - I knew we would click (no camera pun intended !) - I was right, they were awesome.  It was the height of what I'm sure will become the fabled Summer of '18 heatwave, a gorgeous and boiling hot day.  I started off at Sian's grandparents house in Pontyberem to cover Sian and her bridal party getting ready.  Meanwhile, Jon of Cross Jones Photography second shot for me and cover Aidan and his pals getting ready at the couples home before we both rendezvoused at Oldwalls.  As I'm sure you'll see from the pics, Aidan and Sian and their friends and family really knew how to have a good time - had an absolute ball - thanks guys.

What a day - it was absolutely fab, here's a hundred or so frames form the couples day - should allow you to have a good idea how it all unfolded. 


Second Shooter :- Jon Cross of Cross Jones Photography (Massive Thanks)

Venue:- Oldwalls, Gower

Wedding Dress:- Maggie Sottero

Wedding Dress Retailer :- Alyson Jayne


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