Early September took me over to North Wales to photograph Hannah and Gareth’s beautiful wedding. We were located in the small market town of Abergele for the preparations and church ceremony and Northop for the stunning venue that is Soughton Hall.
I got over to the church fairly early, so I was able to photograph the peacefulness of the church before all the guests started arriving, I then met Hannah and Kat in the Beauty Rooms mid morning when the hair and make-up got underway. I thought Hannah seemed very relaxed, and took all the excitement in her stride.
Back at Hannah’s parents house we had the excitement of the girls getting dressed. The lovely Isla was a flower girl, who I have to say was very chilled out! It was lovely to see both Hannah and Kat include Isla in the preparations of the big day.
After the ceremony there was a chance for just a few photos before we headed off to the very grand Soughton Hall.
The weather was a little against us but we managed to get the bride and groom couple photos done before a large down pour. The rain certainly didn’t put a dampener on all the celebrations going on inside with friends and family. They all enjoyed a fabulous wedding breakfast in a beautifully decorated room showing off the very cute little jars of English honey for the wedding favours.
The cake was incredible. It was decorated in a way I haven’t seen before, it was painted! Simply beautiful.
I absolutely love photographing the speeches. I love seeing the reactions not only from the guests, but from the bride and groom, especially when its the turn of the brides father and the best man. These speeches did not disappoint! With the use of some family baby photos Hannah and Gareth were suitably embarrassed and equally were other family members when tales of the hen and stag parties came out! Hannah also made a moving and thoughtful speech thanking the guests for their happiness and support and to her new husband, thanking him for his growing love for her.
The evening celebrations carried on in the marquee set in the grounds.