On Thursday I had the absolute pleasure of being part of such a wonderful couple’s wedding day all the way over on the west coast of Wales. I got up at the crack of dawn to make sure to beat the busy morning commuters and to also not get stuck by the severe weather which was a little unexpected.
I arrived at Portmeirion Village with plenty of time so once I parked up I had a walk around to get my bearings but to mainly take in the absolute amazing architecture.
After a short time of wandering around I made my way to the Bridal Party where Clare, her Chief Bridesmaid and Mum were having hair and make-up done. I began documenting the occasion before capturing the smaller details. I thought I’d jump at the opportunity to take some natural shots of Nick getting ready as he was on site in the ‘watch house’. I returned back to finish off the final part of the Bridal preparations before heading to the ceremony room where guests had started to arrive.
As I arrived I noticed there was a band who were to play before, during and after the ceremony but this wasn’t any usual band, it was actually the band which Nick is involved in. Nick wasn’t to partake unfortunately as he had bigger things on the agenda and he was waiting at the front of the aisle ready for the arrival of the Bride.
The ceremony was lovely with two readings followed by the signing of the register and then after a couple of formal shots it was time for the newly weds to make their way back up the aisle together. They went to one side whilst all of the guests made their way outside where I organised everyone for the confetti shot. This was immediately followed by the formal group shots which I had the help of the best man.
We didn’t have much time…or we didn’t have as much time as I would have liked for the photos of the couple given the endless amount of photography opportunity around the area. Instead I had to make do with approximately 20 minutes but at least we had the weather on our side. Once complete I handed the new Mr & Mrs over to the wedding coordinator as they were to be officially announced into the room for the speeches and the wedding breakfast.
They had a little surprise up their sleeves as they awaited for the entertainment to begin in the form of singing waiters. They were brilliant and really got the wedding party to their feet for a little song and dance. When all of the formalities were complete it was time to head back to the town hall where the evening was to get into full flow.
The first dance came so quickly but not before Nick and Clare cut their amazing wedding cake which was designed by a family member. They weren’t too keen on swaying in front of everyone so after a short amount of time had passed during the song everyone was invited up onto the dance floor to join the happy couple.
I had an absolutely fantastic day capturing memories of a wonderful day. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and I can’t wait to share with Nick and Clare their wedding photographs, but for now please enjoy these sneak peek shots.