A North Wales wedding for two on the wonderful isle of Anglesey - Photography from Château Rhianfa
This was a truly intimate and sweet wedding day. The lovely bride and groom eloped in secret to be wed to each other at the awesome Château Rhianfa, overlooking the Menai Strait. on Anglesey, North Wales.
There were so many amazing elements coming together to make this a truly special celebration, the boutique hotel chic and French-style chateau, the private beach, the wonderful gardens, the Boho flower crown, the awesome wedding dress and wedding suit, but topping the list… This couple. They were cool and relaxed and so natural with each other in front of the camera. Wonderful to work with.
Wedding day speeches - Sunny brigth North Wales venue Hafod Farm
It is always awesome for wedding photography to have plenty of light. When you have light on a wedding day that is warm and glowing and fills the entire room, everywhere you turn the camera is a fantastic shot.
This particular venue, Hafod Farm, is a wonderful mix of rustic charm and welcoming North Wales farm vibes. There has been a farm on this site for over 500 years and some of the original buildings still stand including the Tall barn. The farmhouse dates back to early 18th century with extensions being added the latter half of the 19th century. Other buildings on the site include a former Carthouse, granary block, stables and shippon have been converted into accommodation. All buildings were listed in 1997. The new barn building you can see in the image above was created specifically for wedding receptions in the winter of 2018/2019.
Wedding Photography of an outdoor first dance at Sunset, Tower Hill Barns, North Wales
Oh wow! These guys crushed their first dance at the fantastic Tower Hill Barns, North Wales.
Outdoors, sunset, giant love letters, general spinning, swooshing and a very cool bride and groom.
As a documentary wedding photographer, this day from start to finish was a relaxed and sweet wedding day to shoot.
The wedding celebration was held at a truly romantic venue with a cattle barn, a stunning oak framed dining hall and a magnificent sandstone Railway Bridge. Tower Hill Barns is nestled in 10 acres of rolling Welsh countryside with idyllic surroundings that have a laid back ambience.
Between the new Mr and Mrs and the stunning venue, it was an easy day at work for a wedding photographer!
A wedding at the classical Pin Mill on the Canal Terrace, Bodnant Garden, Conwy, North Wales.
Well, my goodness, it was amazing to shoot at Bodnant Garden for these two lovely people. Here is a little moment captured as we waited to take a wander through the beautiful grounds. What more could a wedding photographer want from a wedding venue. A sweet couple, stunning architecture, beautiful grounds and wonderful reflections in the water.
This bride and groom were cool and relaxed and clicked with the documentary photography style straight away. They were natural in front of the camera and let the day flow in a real and honest way to let their personality shine through in the images.
Bodnant Garden, Conwy, North Wales hosts wedding ceremonies and as it is a National Trust special place, it helps in supporting the conservation of a Grade I listed, world famous garden.
The classical Pin Mill on the Canal Terrace as you can see above, provides the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies; the Italianate floral gardens overlook spectacular mountain scenery, providing an atmosphere both grand and relaxed.
Wedding ceremony emotion captured with a relaxed documentary style. A South Wales Wedding.
As a wedding photographer, it is a fantastic privilege to be a part of a couple’s big day and to photograph these precious moments.
Using my relaxed documentary wedding photography style, I am able to capture moments like this where emotions can run freely and a single image tells a rich story. It is the connection of the couple and the way they naturally are with each other that shines through in the images. I try not to let my personality alter the day or the moment to keep it as real and honest as possible.
A relaxed and sunny wedding in St Bueno's Church, Clynnog Fawr, North Wales.
This wonderful wedding day was held at the church at Clynnog Fawr, St Beuno, North Wales. The church stands out like a beacon from the A499 that leads past the village. It has indeed been a beacon for centuries, a traditional stopping place for pilgrims on their way from Caernarfon to Bardsey Island at the tip of the Llyn peninsula.
This is a large Perpendicular church with a very fine timber roof, 16th-century choir stalls and screen, a barrel-vaulted passageway, and a 16th-century chapel.
St Bueno was the most prominent of the Celtic saints. Of royal birth, he was descended from the princes of Powys. Bueno founded a clas, a sort of cross between a college and a monastery, at Clynnog Fawr around 630 AD. The clas became an important centre of learning for the area and became a gathering place for pilgrims on their way to Bardsey Island.
For a wedding celebration and photography, especially documentary wedding photography, it is perfect. It has natural light and space in abundance which is only enhanced by the white wash walls and tall ceilings.
A beautiful location for a beautiful couple.
A relaxed and cool groom - North Wales wedding photography
The groom on this wedding day was an avid runner and regularly participated in the Park Run events. He and his groomsmen had a morning run in the Llangefni Park Run on Anglesey in North Wales dressed in smart suits and running shoes. The sun was beating down and the sweat was pouring. He did nor run off into the distance!
This was a great way to start the day with a little documentary photography of the run.
Wedding candy floss in hand and lighting to match.
I don't ever do much posing of people at weddings and tend to opt for muted tones and colours when editing, but could not resist this shot...
Bright Colours and cool poses. This was photographed off the cuff and the bride with her bridesmaids were having fun throwing some shapes and striking some poses.
Wedding day fun at the fantastic Faenol Fawr Wedding Barn in North Wales. A fantastic place for relaxed and natural wedding photography.
Photography from a wedding at Bron Eifion Country House Hotel, Criccieth, Gwynedd, North Wales
Honestly, these two were just amazing to photograph. Look at those smiles! Perfectly relaxed and amazingly chilled out. This lovely Mr and Mrs booked me as I shoot with a documentary wedding photography style. This style is a relaxed way of shooting a wedding day. It just means there is no posing, no awkward smiles and is a great way to naturally tell the story of your wedding day.
The venue that they chose, Bron Eifion, was stunning. Bron Eifion Hotel is a luxury Country House Hotel located in Criccieth, North Wales, and is just a short walk from the beach and Criccieth Castle.
The hotel sits in 5 acres of beautiful gardens overlooking the sea and provides the perfect venue for weddings and civil partnerships.
Sunshine, smiles and general loveliness at The Llyn Gwynant Barns, Caernarfon, North Wales.
This was a fantastic September wedding. The bride and groom were lucky enough tho catch the last of the summer sunshine and bag themselves a sunny September wedding day at the Llyn Gwynant Barns, Caernarfon, North Wales.
This picturesque barn is in a beautiful setting overlooking a lake and surrounded by private fields. If you are after a rustic wedding that shows of the rugged and dramatic scenery of North Wales in all of its beauty, Llyn Gwynant Barns is the perfect place for a wedding celebration.
Rustic charm in a Grade II listed stone building beside Llyn Gwynant lake in stunning natural surroundings… Photography heaven. This venue fitted the relaxed documentary wedding photography style perfectly. A laid back couple and a very chilled vibe made for some stunning images.
A cool wedding ceremony perspective
A very cool and interesting little chapel in Conwy to get married in. Bryn Ebenezer Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist), Bryn Eglwys, Glan Conwy, North Wales.
Some great colours and awesome perspectives. Bryn Ebenezer Methodist Chapel was built in 1787, rebuilt in 1811 and rebuilt again in 1819. The present chapel, dated 1819, is stone built in the Simple Round-Headed style, with a short wall entry plan.
It is cool to be gifted some unique vantage points when doing wedding photography for couples.
Wedding day photography confetti at Portmeirion, North Wales
it is great to be a documentary wedding photographer as you get to break tradition and just go with the flow to photograph with a relaxed and natural style…. But… It is also cool when you get to shoot a little tradition once in a while.
This confetti shot was fun to shoot at the fantastic Portmeirion, Gwynedd, North Wales. Portmeirion is a tourist village that was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, and is now owned by a charitable trust. It was where The Prisoner was filmed (a 1967 British science fiction-allegorical television series).
Very cool place
photography of humanist wedding ring warming ceremony anglesey north wales
This was a fantastic rustic wedding held on the beautiful isle of Anglesey, North Wales. There were so many photography opportunities during this celebration. Being a relaxed documentary photographer it was great to float about and capture the details as they naturally occurred. One of these little events with lots of detail was a ring warming ceremony which made up part of a humanist ceremony.
Having a ring warming ceremony is a wonderful way to include your guests and allow them to actively participate in your wedding day. It will also add even more meaning to the rings that you and your spouse will wear every day.
A ring warming ceremony gives wedding guests an opportunity to hold your wedding bands and wish you good luck for your marriage. Each guest will, briefly, hold your rings either before or during your ceremony and take a moment to bestow their blessings upon them.
It is a meaningful way to involve all your guests in the ceremony and makes your wedding bands so much more significant knowing that you are wearing everyone’s blessings on your finger!
The rings are passed from guest to guest during the ceremony, receiving well wishes and blessings along the way. They are then returned to the bride and the groom who exchange them as a symbol of their love.
A large dash of colour for this bride and groom at The Outbuldings, Anglesey, North Wales.
This new Mr and Mrs chose to get married and celebrate their wedding at The Outbuildings. An exclusive wedding venue in the most fantastic setting. Sat on the South West corner of Anglesey, North Wales with the most stunning views across to the Snowdonia mountain range (which makes a very spectacular backdrop for wedding photography).
It is almost impossible to shoot here without using the pink hut as a backdrop too. It makes for fantastic and striking images. This couple were great fun to photograph. They were relaxed in front of the camera and their laid back nature fit the documentary wedding photography style perfectly.