On the 1st of June, I was given a gloriously sunny day to shoot the wedding of Ashley & Kyle. I started off in Abergavenny, meeting the very calm & collected Ashley with her mum and sister at a lovely hairdressers called Feodora. When we went back to their family home for the bridal party to get ready, I was so taken with the beautiful cottage that stood in front of me. The gardens were bursting with flowers and the hum of bumblebees- I felt like I was walking into the secret garden!
Anyhoo, moving on- We travelled down to Ross-on-wye to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs witnesses for the ceremony, where they were married by her Grandpa! After the big group shots we travelled back to have photos taken at the stunning Raglan Castle in Usk. What a backdrop for the photos! It was rather funny to go up to the tallest tower for the groomsmen shots, to then find out at the top that a number of them were quite scared of heights! Oops.
It was a real pleasure for me to take photos of Ashley & Kyle. We got to walk around and find lots of beautiful little nooks & crannies of the castle on a previous trip to Raglan, so we knew where we wanted to go on the day. It was a very relaxed and chilled out atmosphere- especially as my darling Husband went and got us all a fanta to sip on as we went round!
Once we got back to the reception at Dingestow Village Hall, we were met by a team of Ashley’s friends who volunteered to waiter and they even dressed up with quaint little victorian head-dresses! High tea was being served, which me and Danny were kindly invited to have. It was a-ma-zing! So much effort had gone into the decor. The flowers were particularly gorgeous- but then Ashley, being a florist by trade, knew what she was doing!
All in all, it was a very successful and very beautiful wedding day and I’m glad I got to capture that.
I hope you guys have had an amazing honeymoon and are now settling into being a Mr & Mrs! Congratulations to you both.