The Beast from the East…Remember that? As if we could forget! Welly’s, wind, an AA recovery van, a late ceremony, and the most amazing snow we have seen for a long time! Leanne and Brad’s wedding was amazing despite the unexpected interference from the snow.
Leanne and Brad were married at Tower Hill Barns just outside Llangollen. Although snow was forecast, I don’t think any of us were prepared for what mother nature threw at us. Huge credit to the happy couple, all the staff at Tower Hill Barns, all the amazing suppliers and all the committed guests for making Brad and Leannes day super special!
I arrived with Leanne in the morning, expecting a little bit of stress but she was calm, full of laughs and couldn’t wait to get married. We had to wait a little bit for the registrars to battle through the snow but I’m sure Brad will agree that Leanne was worth the wait. She looked stunning in her wedding dress….and wellies! The things brides have to do on their wedding day eh!?
Once married, we made our way outside into a huge snow storm. Needless to say we didn’t stay out for long. Later on once the snow had calmed we went back out and took some more photographs.
Ironically, Leanne had arranged for guests to throw snowfetti outside the venue instead of traditional confetti. Well….. turns out we had plenty of snow to make sure every guest had a handful if they wanted. Every guest did make the sensible decision to stay inside in the warm bar at Tower Hill Barns.
We actually didn’t stop laughing and smiling all day. It was so much fun! Even for the poor guests who had to arrive to the wedding in an AA van because their car got stuck in the snow.
Here is a small selection of my favourites from Leanne and Brad’s special day at Tower Hill Barns.
You can also check out some of my other wedding photography at Tower Hill Barns here
Tower Hill Barns Wedding Photographer
This wasn’t my first visit to Tower Hill, nor the first time I had photographed Callum and Hannah. We actually spent an afternoon at Vale Crucis Abbey in Llangollen for a fun engagement shoot prior to the wedding.
Callum and Hannah thought they would be a little uneasy having their photographs taken, but on their engagement shoot and on the wedding day they absolutely smashed it! So… The big day itself…..
I have so much love for Tower Hill Barns! Llangollen is one of my favourite places in North Wales with its stunning scenery and friendly locals. The views and staff at Tower Hill Barns were as amazing as I knew they would be.
Hannah and her bridesmaids got ready in a gorgeous apartment in Llangollen whilst Callum and his Groomsmen started the morning with a round of golf in Buckley. As you’ll see from the photos, the weather was amazing and everyone looked perfect! Hannah’s dress was stunning and Callum scrubbed up alright too in his Army uniform!
The ceremony was conducted outside under the old bridge at Tower Hill Barns with the hills and farms of Llangollen surrounding us. Once Callum and Hannah had said “I do” it was straight into the family photographs. We waited until after the meal for the bride and groom images so everyone could cool down a little. It was a scorcher!!
Thank you Nadine from ELS Photography for second shooting with me on this awesome wedding!
Here is a small selection of photos from Callum and Hannah’s big day at Tower Hill Barns!
Tower Hill Barns Wedding Photography
Paul and Faz chose to hold their Wedding Celebrations at the beautiful Tower Hill Barns in Llangollen. Planning a wedding is stressful enough at the best of times… But Paul and Faz both live in Australia and had never actually viewed their wedding venue until the week before the ceremony was due to take place! How Paul and Faz managed to obtain such an amazing venue, secure all their suppliers and plan the most perfect day, just by using Google and communicating by email, is beyond me!
My day began at a private lodge in Llangollen, where Faz and her bridesmaids were staying. The surrounding views of Llangollen were amazing! Anyway, you already know what a massive fan I am of North Wales weddings! I am so lucky to have so many amazing venues on my doorstep.
When I arrived at Tower Hill Barns, it was easy to see why Paul and Faz fell in love with the venue (even though they had only seen pictures before). Huge windows with daylight flooding through, beautiful gardens, wide open spaces and quirky touches such as an old railway bridge.
TOP TIP – If you’re reading this and planning your wedding, have a think about a toastmaster. I was joined by Malcolm Kindon http://malcolm-kindon.co.uk/ who was on hand for every single eventuality, and to help the day run smoothly.
Anyway, as usual I am rambling!
Here are a selection of some of my favourite photos from Paul and Faz’s wedding at Tower Hill Barns, Llangollen.