A weekend spent in one of the most beautiful spots I've experienced in the UK. I was so unbelievably excited to receive Elizabeth and Richard's enquiry. A wonderful friend recommended me, I am photographing her Cornish elopement next year which I can't wait for!
Elizabeth and Richard were due to get married on a sunny Saturday in September at Llangoed Hall in Brecon. This was the perfect opportunity for me to spend 2 nights surround by nature in Flo (the van). What an amazing place to wake up to and explore!
As I pulled in to the long drive way of Llangoed Hall, between the bushes stood the the historic building ready for the gorgeous day ahead! I met Richard who was eagerly finalising things and meeting guests before the ceremony.
The whole day was filled with beautiful and intimate moments, garden games and awesome dance moves.
It was the perfect fairy tale wedding for this adventurous couple, I could happily capture this day all over again!
A whirlwind weekend in France. I think I can safely say I felt every emotion possible on this amazing weekend. From the excitement of driving to the airport and boarding the plane, to fretting over my efficiency of packing my camera gear. But nothing could compare to the stress of picking up my hire car at the airport and attempting to drive out of Charles De Gaulle airport... twice as I got lost, whilst also hitting the door with my hand every time I wanted to change gear. Alas, I found the exit and joined the dual carriage way in nose to nose traffic as public transport had gone on strike that weekend. By this point I was deep breathing and trying to pay attention to my sat nav as it pronounced French roads in English.
After about an hour, I was out on the open road heading south through the deserted country side and quaint villages towards Burgundy as the sun was setting. It was glorious! The sat nav ceased as I had arrived. Led down a bumpy back street road with no lights at around 10.30pm, I was worried I had ended up somewhere completely wrong. But at the end of the path, the huge walls and gates of Le Chateau De Mailly awaited me. With the sound of laughter in the distance relief filled my body and Emma was there waiting for me. I had a quick tour, was shown to a spare room where they managed to find a bed for me and of course showed me where the cheese and bread was for an evening snack (lunch and dinner by this point!)
I woke to sun light creeping through the French shutters, I gained my bearings and soon realised I had balcony doors. I flung them open to the most incredible view and warm September sunshine!
Excited for the day ahead, I quickly got myself ready and joined the wedding guests for coffee and toast before heading to meet Emma for bridal prep. The whole day was filled with sunshine and smiles. With all the guests staying on site they had well and truly settled in for a little holiday with the family.
The ceremony was set outdoors overlooking the rolling hills in the midday sun. It was pretty toasty by this point, so much so that the ring didn't fit properly and needed a little help! Nevertheless, it was a beautiful ceremony. Conducted by a local celebrant sharing their love story, with friends also being involved with readings and tales to add. Tears and laughter were all around.
The afternoon was relaxed with garden shenanigans, dinner, music and a pool party - of course Emma & Christian were forced in!
What more could I have asked for on my first destination wedding?!
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BRING IT ON!
What happens when a couple from Manchester with DJ's in the family plan a wedding in Cornwall I hear you ask.
It becomes the most amazing 3 day wedding festival you could possibly imagine!
Duane & Ellie got hitched on the Friday in front of their immediate family at the local registry office in town and spent Friday night with family and friends chilling before an incredible weekend.
The Saturday was the big day, I met Duane in the morning and followed him to Tremorna Farm down near Penzance. It was a glorious weekend filled with sunshine and sea views from the bottom field, which was perfectly set up for a mini festival. With a giant tipi, hay bails, various food trucks, festival style drink cups, food and bar tokens, flags and glamping pods scattered around, I knew that this weekend was going to be the best wedding ever.
And I promise it did not disappoint.
Everyone was dressed up ready for summer festival vibes, full of colour and flare and the venue came alive. The ceremony itself was beautiful. Held by the couples best friends, it was an elongated wedding speech filled with stories, laughter and tears, along with their own very, very beautiful vows...
Handmade in every way, gold sparkly DM's and dinosaurs - what more could you possible want from a wedding?!
Apart from a sea view and sunshine - NOTHING! And yes we were blessed with all of this, despite the yellow weather warning for rain!
I first had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca and Steve over coffee and cake, talking cameras and weddings - it was love at first sight! But who doesn't love cake?!
I was so excited hearing all about their day, their love for Dungeon & Dragons, Dinosaurs and food!
They had a handmade wedding, from bouquets to button holes, to wedding stationary and centre pieces and of course a golden dinosaurs as a keepsake! Which I am please to say I am the proud owner of one and is now my desk buddy!
Their whole day was beautiful, filled with laughter, smiles and tears - including my own. They wrote their own vows, I couldn't help it!
"She still believed in a