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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 14, 2019

Ah man ... what a day ! Despite Mother Nature doing her very best to hamper proceedings Natalie and Shaun's big day was epic !  The intermittent heavy rain actually allowed me to get some fairly unique shots - more on that later - scroll down and you'll see.  I worked fast between frequent showers to make sure I came away with everything I needed so those memories could be captured forever. 

Anyhow, it was my first time at Jabajak - a unique vineyard set unexpectedly in deepest rural western Carmarthenshire - it was a treat.  I just couldn't resist capturing as many pics as I could of the couple and their guest in front of the beautiful gnarly vines.  It was truly an awesome day as you'll see from checking out the 100+ pics from the couple's day. 

Hope you like what you see, thanks for looking ...

G

Suppliers :- 

Venue - Jabajaks Vineyard

Wedding Dress - Justin Alexander 

Wedding Dress Vendor - Emma Phillips 

Bridesmaids Dresses - Motee Maids

Bridesmaids Dress Vendor - Me &...

September 22, 2019

Here's another beautiful August Wedding hitting the blog ! Lowri and Scott's day was absolutely awesome.  I started off at Lowri's parents house where her bridal party and beautiful little daughter Aria were getting ready.  Following a short car ride to the White Hart Inn in Llandeilo I caught up with Scott, his grooms men and the couple's guests arriving.  After a touching service, I took some pics of the couple with their family in a beautiful little corner with ever so colourful berries nicely hanging down framing the images.  There was a beautiful sunset, so just before the sun disappeared I took the couple to a field near the venue where we got some fantastically lit portraits.  Anyhow at the risk of rambling on, here are a hundred or so frames from their day - should give you a good idea how the day unfolded ...

Hope you like what you see - thanks for looking ... 

G

Suppliers :- 

Venue - White Hart Inn, Llandeilo

Wedding Dress Vendor - Samantha K's

Bridesmaids...

September 16, 2019

I was delighted when Jen and Mike asked me to cover their beautiful wedding.  Jen had been a bridesmaid at a wedding I'd shot a year previous and I'm so humbled that she loved what I did so much that booked me for her own big day.  It was a beautiful and warm August day, and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey through eastern Wales as I travelled to Malvern, shadowed by its spectacular hills over looking the town.  Following a touching marriage service, I took some group shots in and around the established gardens of the priory now registry office before going to 'Mike's Secret Spot'.  Mike took us to a field in the village where he grew up and I shot the couple in amongst the crops ... loved it !  We then made our way to the Live and Let Live in Bringsty, a characterful and ancient watering spot - an absolute perfect location for the couple to celebrate their momentous occasion with their guests.  

It was a fantastic day ! Check the 100 or so pics below which shou...

August 24, 2019

Ah man - what a shoot ! When Becky and Alex first contacted me, they said they were very nervous abut having their photos taken.  To put their minds at ease I suggested that we did a pre-wedding shoot in order that they could see how the perception of 'having a camera pointed at you' isn't exactly what people think.  We literally took a stroll around the lake and chatted and laughed - it was brilliant - informal and relaxed.  And this is what we came away with ...

Thank you guys you were fab - walking through the marsh and all !  I can't wait to shoot your big day in just under a fortnight - it's gonna be awesome !

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 ...

G

Suppliers :- 

Venue - Oldwalls, Gower

Second Photographer - Helen Joseph Photography

Wedding Dress Retailer - White Orchid Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses - Dorothy Perkins

Florist - Scent With Love

Grooms...

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 ...

G

Suppliers :-

Second Photographer - Jon of Cross-Jones Photography

Wedding Dress Vendor - Alison Jayne

Bridesmaid Dress...

June 8, 2019

Where do I start ? After covering their pre-wedding shoot - I knew their wedding day would be a hoot. What an absolutely awesome day in every regard. I love Myddfai, a beautiful hamlet rich in history set amid the greenery of the Brecon Beacons park - a perfect location for a wedding.  In Non and Josh's case, as practising medical doctors, this was even more relevant as Myddfai is mentioned in old Welsh Fables (Mabinogion) as the home of the Physicians of Myddfai, the distant relations of modern day medical practitioners.  I started off by covering Non and her bridal party getting ready in a house around the corner before walking to the hall to meet Josh and family and groomsmen.  Following their wonderful ceremony I managed to capture a number of frames of their friends and family enjoying the day before making the most of the beautiful light and awesome sunset the day gave us to capture the newly weds portraits. 

Anyway at the risk of rambling on, I think I'll let...

March 9, 2019

Just had to share some frames from Georgia and Chris's fantastic wedding from mid November '18.  I started out at Georgia's grandparents home in Rhydargaeau to capture the bridal party preparations for the day ahead before making my way to the local church to catch up with Chris and his groomsmen ahead of the service.  After a beautiful ceremony we captured all of the family pics in the grounds of the church where the colours of autumn were in full bloom, we caught it just in time before the heavens opened - result !  Before a quick stop at a rustic barn to capture some portraits of the newly weds we made our way to The Plough for the reception.  It was a truly fantastic and fun filled day ! Take a peek at the 100 or so images below which should give you a good idea of how the day unfolded ...

I hope you like what you see, thanks for looking !

G

Suppliers:-

Choir - Carmarthen Male Voice Choir

Cars - Glyn's Wedding Cars

Grooms Outfit - Slaters Menswear

Cake Maker - Tisie Tiesen

H...

January 12, 2019

Ahhhh … what a wonderful day – and an important family occasion as this was the wedding of my Brother and Sister-In-Law.  Aside from it being a momentous family occasion for my wife and her family, and all bias aside – it was a truly beautiful day. 

It was a crisp and cold October day but thankfully the sun shone throughout.  Both Alex and Athina got ready at Rhosygilwen which made my job of being able to cover both the bridal and groom prep a little easier. Rhosygilwen really is every bit as beautiful and chic as the photos allude to.  Following their beautiful ceremony, I captured both sides family as the sun became low in the afternoon sky created that beautiful warm glow – it makes me tingle ! The only disappointment was that since I was capturing the wedding I didn’t feature in any of the family pics which is gutting in hind sight. Nonetheless, here’s a 100+ images from their big day which gives a good appreciation of how the day unfolded. 

Hope you like what you see, thanks for loo...

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