Katie & Steve

September was a quiet month for weddings but the 10th September saw us covering Katie & Steve’s wedding from the Bridal Prep right through to the first dance.  A long day, but a beautiful day!

The start of the day saw us covering the bridal prep at Katie’s parents house in Birchgrove , we arrived to a nervous mum and dad rushing around making sure that everything was going to plan!

Katie had 3 Bridesmaids who wore purple dresses accompanied by a flower girl in a beautiful white dress.

The bride wasn’t nervous, but we think the nerves started to kick in around about the time when she put her dress on.  Lots of tears from everyone as she looked like a princess, simply beautiful!

We headed to the church in Llansamlet a little earlier than the bride to get some shots of the groom and best man, plus a couple of the page boys in their suits.


Steve was a little nervous by the time Katie walked down the aisle, but it all went to plan with no hiccups!

As the weather was a little damp and the rain started whilst we were in the church we covered some of the shots of the family inside the church.

We headed to Neath Abbey for the post ceremony shoot.  A very popular place for wedding couples! As it was quite damp underfoot Steve carried Katie to where we were taking their images.  It was quite a fun shoot with lots of laughter!

Luckily the rain stopped by the time we arrived at Manor Park for the reception.

We stayed to cover the speeches and the first dance where the best man final job was to burst a huge balloon filled with smaller balloons and confetti!

Although Katie & Steve only got married on the 10th September this year, they have already chosen their images and taken delivery of their beautiful album with 14 x 11 inch prints from Mario Acerbonie Italian wedding albums “Made with Love”

 



 

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Angharad and Simon’s Wedding at Manor Park House, Swansea (June 2011)

After a fairly quiet month of June, we finished it off with Angharad and Simon’s wedding at Manor Park House in Clydach, Swansea on Friday 24th June 2011.

We’d met up with Angharad and Simon about a month before for the pre-wedding shoot at Neath Abbey.  We quite like this venue for photography as the stonework is great to shoot and has a range of backdrops.

The big day saw us starting off at Birchgrove at Angharad’s parents for the bridal preparation with her 5 bridesmaids.

The ceremony was originally due to take place at St. Josephs Cathedral however as Father Flock had moved to the St. David’s Catholic Church is Swansea City Centre so did the ceremony!

Just as the ceremony was finishing the rain started to pour down as we headed to Neath Abbey!  As always we never leave the studio without our white umbrellas as we can never predict the weather.  It certainly didn’t spoil the wedding shoot!  We managed to take some great photos and also stay dry!

The rain eased off as we headed to the Manor Park Country House, so we were able to take a few more shots!

We stayed on for the evening reception where we captured the Best Man popping the large balloon full of confetti over the newly weds!  It was over in seconds but we managed to get 15 action shots!

Gemma and Kevin’s Wedding (April 2011)

April proved to be a very sunny month, and this was no exception for Gemma and Kevin’s wedding at Manor Park Hotel, Clydach!

Just a few weeks prior to their big day we did our usual pre-wedding shoot on location at Manor Park where we had a pleasure of meeting Katie, their daughter!  It was important for Gemma & Kevin to make sure Katie was comfortable around Jo and I and by the end of the shoot she certainly was!  She loved the camera!  The couple  were a little nervous about having their pics done to start, but like Katie, at the end they were loving the camera too! (And the camera loved them too!)

On their big day, Jo and I went to their family home were we snapped the bridal preparations!  The bride was a little nervous, but most brides are – absolutely nothing to worry about as everything was going to plan and more importantly on time!

The day ran very smoothly and we took pictures throughout including the ceremony and afterwards around the grounds.

We love taking pictures at Manor Park, especially on the balcony as there is so much natural light.

We stayed until after the speeches as we wanted to get pictures of the guests and make sure the  picture mount was signed by the guests.  This always goes down well with the couple as it’s such a personal memory of their day that can be treasured forever!