Tower Hill Barns Wedding Photography – I first met Nathan and Alice a while ago in Chester. I just remember thinking, wow what a lovely couple. So down to earth and so much fun. Obviously I was delighted when they said they would like to book me to photograph their wedding at Tower Hill Barns.
I arrived with Alice for bridal prep at Tower Hill, and was made to feel like one of the bridal party. Tea, coffee, Prosecco Rich? As much as I would have loved to be sipping fizz with them all, it might have made my job a little bit tricky.
Alice looked stunning in her wedding dress and the lads didn’t scrub up to bad either. The ceremony was held inside the main barn at Tower Hill. It was far too cold for an outdoor ceremony. The ceremony had me and everyone else in stitches. Nathan had recently caused an injury to his knuckle meaning he couldn’t get his wedding ring on without a little help. So…. When it came to the rings part of the ceremony, Nathan whips out a tin of Vaseline from his inside pocket!
Following the ceremony, it was party time and time to create to awesome pictures and video footage. Michael from Capture My Big Day was on hand to make sure the video footage looked epic as always.
After the wedding breakfast, the daylight had faded over Tower Hill Barns in Llangollen and left us with some awesome lights from the venue and lovely fire-pits provided by the venue.
To finish the night, with guests braving the wintery North Wales weather, everyone joined us outside for a sparkler exit.
Here are a few of my favourites from Nathan and Alice’s amazing wedding at Tower Hill Barns.
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Kinmel Wedding Photography – The Kinmel is one of my favourite venues to photograph. The long driveway on the way to the venue running through North Wales that surround the venue, the amazing staff, the level of effort that goes into every detail to make this a lovely wedding venue is evident wherever you turn.
I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph Rich and Laura’s wedding at the Kinmel and we had an amazing day. From when I arrived at Laura’s family home in Prestatyn, to the church ceremony and then on to the venue (where Laura even went off-roading in her stunning dress and beautiful shoes)..You’ll see what I mean in the pictures!
At bridal prep I was greeted by Laura’s family and an army of bridesmaids with smiles, laughter and excitement for the day ahead. Make up was by the talented Sinead from Look Fabulous by Sinead.
After a beautiful ceremony, came the confetti, and its still one of my all time favourite confetti shots! Loads of it!!!
Here is a selection of some of my favourite photos from Rich and Lauras beautiful wedding at the Kinmel in Abergele.
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Kate and Adam got married!
I am lucky enough to know Adam and Kate personally. Since Adam and Kate booked me a few years ago, we kept in touch ever since and I was also asked to photograph Kate, Adam and Olivia’s family portraits to hang in their living room.
Now, I am a man who shows very little emotion when it comes to weddings, but there was a special moment during Kate and Adams wedding at Northop Hall which brought the entire room to tears. Even I had to turn away when Olivia was reading a speech.
I arrived at Northop Hall Country House Hotel for Kate’s bridal prep in the morning. The weather was absolutely glorious over North Wales. Kate and her daughter Olivia looked stunning in their dresses. The lads looked pretty sharp too!
As Kate walked down the aisle with her Dad, a seemingly composed Adam soon melted. The ceremony was full of laughter and tears as their nearest and dearest watched the happy couple tie the knot.
We flew through the family photos. Mainly because it was so hot over Northop Hall and we didn’t want to keep people out for too long….oh or away from the bar!
Speeches…Well I’ve already briefly mentioned these. Olivia stole the show! Once everyone had recomposed themselves and the speeches were over, the temperature had cooled a little and Kate and Adam came outside for some more relaxed photographs.
Here are a few of my favourite from Kate and Adams special day at Northop Hall Country House Hotel.
This was my first visit to Chateau Rhianfa on the stunning North Wales island of Anglesey. Pete and Jen had chosen their dream venue and it was only a few moments away from their new home.
Chateau Rhianfa provides an absolutely stunning backdrop for wedding photographs. Situated on the Menai Straits, it is a joy to photograph the stunning building and scenery.
As is usually the case in North Wales, the day started off with rain. I arrived at Jens house on Anglesey for Bridal Prep in the morning where the family, and bridesmaids made me feel so welcome.
Pete and Jen were married on Jen’s Nana and Grandads wedding anniversary and Jen’s Nan was also a bridesmaid, and Pete’s Dad was his best man on the day. Jen and all her bridesmaids looked amazing with smiles beaming ear to ear.
I arrived at the venue ahead of the bride to find guests enjoying themselves and a slightly nervous looking Pete. Just as Jen was walking down the aisle, Pete did shed a couple of tears as he watched his bride.
Once Pete and Jen had said the I do’s we quickly ran out for a confetti photograph….and ran straight back inside! Typical Welsh weather eh.
Family wedding photographs were all completed in the dry and warmth inside Chateau Rhianfa as well as some Bride and Groom portraits and candids.
The wedding breakfast room looked amazing…especially the wedding cake which featured a cake topper with Pete and Jen’s treasured dogs, Fred and Dozer.
Once the speeches were done, and everyone was fed and watered we had glorious sunshine outside! Quickly we ushered everyone out for a group photo and some couples portraits using the stunning grounds and backdrop of Chateau Rhianfa.
Thank you so much again Pete and Jen for asking me to be part of your special day.
An amazing day spent with amazing company for Sion and Lauren’s wedding day at Tyn Dwr Hall in Llangollen. Despite the grey skies that hung over Llangollen, smiles were broad and spirits were high as I arrived for bridal prep. Lauren’s flawless makeup was done by Lizzie Griffiths http://www.lizziegriffiths.co.uk/
Lauren looked stunning in her wedding dress, huge veil and Manolo Blahnik shoes and their daughter was such a cute flower girl.
During the ceremony, Sion couldn’t hold is emotions. There may have been a tear or 2 as he watched his beautiful bride walk down the aisle. I was keeping an eye on the weather outside and the rain had stopped, grey skies had started to lift so we made our way outside after the ceremony for the must have confetti photo and group photo before the rain came back in. Typical North Wales weather, the rain stopped again later on and we were able to get Sion and Lauren outside for some beautiful photos.
Thanks you so much Sion and Lauren for having me a long and thank you again Tyn Dwr Hall for all your help.
Here are a few of my favourites from Sion and Lauren’s big day at Tyn Dwr Hall.
Well seeing as Craig and Sharnah have just celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary, I guessed it was time I wrote a blog about their amazing wedding at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel in Chester.
Apart from the lack of leaves on the trees, you wouldn’t believe it was January. We had great daylight and lovely sunshine throughout most the day and I had the pleasure of being assisted by Neal from Neal McVeigh Photography.
I arrived for bridal prep like always and knew it was going to be a good day even before I entered the room. You could hear Sharnah and her 2 bridesmaids Amber and Sarah laughing from down the hallway as the prosecco corks popped.
The ceremony was held inside the Grosvenor Suite at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel which made a beautiful setting for Craig and Sharnah to say their “I do’s”.
As for the photo’s….we smashed through them! We even managed to find some time for some smoke grenades and creative flash work indoors and out. We did spend a lot of time in the Japanese gardens at the Grosvenor Pulford with its stunning ponds and waterfall which make the wedding photography opportunities idyllic.
Anyway….. Scroll down to see some of my favourite images from what was an epic day in Chester!
Venue: – Grosvenor Pulford Hotel
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