Philippa and Gareth’s Wedding at Brecon Castle Hotel (June 2011)

After a quiet month for weddings in May, we started off the month of June returning to the Brecon Castle Hotel and was potentially going to be our first wedding with a member of the Royal family!

Prince Charles had been invited to the wedding of Philippa and Gareth as we are told he visits St. Michael’s church, Myddfai regularly.   Unfortunately Prince Charles RSVP’d informing them he couldn’t attend and wished them all the best for their future.  I’m sure we’ll get to photograph members of the royal family soon!

It was just one week prior we were at the Brecon Castle Hotel photographing a different wedding.  This time saw us photographing Philippa and Gareth’s wedding!  Luckily for the couple the weather was blue skies and white clouds on their big day!

Around 3-4 weeks earlier we met Philippa and Gareth at St Michael’s church where we took the photos at the pre-wedding shoot.  We managed to get some beautiful shots down in the forest as were able to make the most of the natural light.

The couple got married at St. Michael’s church, approx 20 miles from the hotel.  It was a lovely wedding ceremony – with a saxophone and flute playing!

After the ceremony all guests had a group photo in the village square before heading to the new Village Hall and were entertained with Tea, Coffee and welsh cakes while Joanne and I took some shots of the newly weds. I managed to sneak a few welsh cakes for the journey!

On our way back to the hotel the clouds were getting blacker and couldn’t even see the Brecon Beacons and it began to rain.  Luckily the sun came back out after food so we heading back outside for some more shots.

The first dance was great, the couple had obviously had dance classes.  Joanne described it as ‘Elegant and Romantic like out of The King and I’!

Philippa and Gareth asked us to stay for food so we had a quick wash and change in our hotel room (we’d stayed the night before too – perks of the job!) and headed back down to the evening party!

It was a really enjoyable day for all and we look forward to seeing Philippa and Gareth again to collect their album!

Bethan and Gareth’s Wedding at Brecon Castle Hotel (May 2011)

With April being a hectic month for weddings we had just the one wedding in May with a few school proms!

At the end of May we had the pleasure of photographing Bethan and Gareth’s wedding at Brecon Castle Hotel.

Prior to their big day we did the usual pre-wedding shoot on a fairly sunny day down at the hotel and around the grounds.  We were lucky to be able to get some shots by the waterfall but unfortunately as it rained the day before their wedding day we  weren’t able to make it down to the river.  A real shame as the photos we took at the pre-wedding were stunning!

Even though it had been raining the day before the wedding day it managed to stay dry for the day, although a little bit cloudy!  We just about managed to get the Brecon Beacons in the background of a few pics!

It was great to be back with Gareth’s family as we’d photographed his Step Brother’s wedding a couple of years ago.  Always nice to catch up with our customers!