This was an amazing wedding!
…I could stop there, but if you know my track record for chatty blogs, of COURSE I’m going to tell you all about it!
So, on the 20th of September I travelled with my second shooter, Tania, to the stunning venue of Gregynog Hall where they were going to be having the ceremony. Tania stayed there to capture shots of Carl and his boys while I travelled back to Churchstoke to be with Emma while getting ready. This is where the renowned Pugh family live and where they were holding the reception later on in the day!
This was a lovely wedding to do, as Emma was bridesmaid for a previous Bride of mine, Marian – who in turn was Emma’s bridesmaid here! Marian’s husband, Paul, was also best man for a Groom I shot the wedding of back in June; AND the lovely couple Tom and Hannah Pugh, who I did the wedding for in August, are cousins with Emma! What a teeny world we live in!
I was stunned with the beauty of Emma’s dress – I’d never seen anything like it. I adored the low back line that was sheer with delicate flowers running all the way down – she looked amazing! It was lovely to see Carl’s reaction as she walked down the aisle.
Now for the ceremony: I had a very unique experience of getting to directly face Emma and Carl as they said their vows, while Tan shot from the back. The ceremony seemed to fly by and before I knew it, we were outside throwing confetti.
I really enjoyed taking Emma & Carl around the woods at Gregynog Hall for their couple shots. We had planned this route while doing their engagement shoot! It was just stunning. We sadly didn’t get round our whole route but there was a party to get to! What a party too…we came back to an amazing tipi-style marquee that I got to have an arial view of. They sent me up in a cherry picker for family shots – It was AWESOME!
The detail that was put into this wedding was sublime. From the stunning flowers everywhere to the delicious little welsh cakes and even a flaming magician, there was intricate thought and creativity everywhere!
I apologise for the couple of incriminating dancing shots, but it had to be done (the ones I have put up aren’t even the most embarrassing!). The dancing was fantastic and the Band just spurred them all on. And to top it off, I managed to get a shot of Carl working his moves (they didn’t have a first dance). Only Elvis could get him on the floor!
Congratulations Emma & Carl, what a wonderful day!