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Lyde Court wedding photography | Hereford wedding | Angharad & Matt

Lyde court wedding photography of couple on their new years wedding day

Lyde Court wedding photography | Hereford wedding | Angharad & Matt

New Years Eve Lyde Court wedding photography of Angharad & Matt as they celebrated the new year in Herefordshire surrounded by their friends and family as the partied hard the whole day!

Where do I even start with this wedding? Well Angharad & Matt booked me November 2017 and Angharad’s excitement in her wedding plans was a pleasure. It’s always great to work with such a great plan and a couple that are a little more openminded to ideas. Before we dive right in… how quick did this year feel like it went?!


I joined the couple at the venue. A final drive of 2019 from Cardiff along some lovely sweeping hills and farm land. A little reflective and meaningful in equal measures. I arrived to the venue which was a first for me for photography at Lyde Court. I was excited as I really feel my creativity can peak within new locations. Angharad, the bride, was amongst her 2 daughters who were flower girls and other bridesmaids as they enjoyed the morning celebrations and final hours ahead of the ceremony.

“They are amazing, Thank you so much!”


Angharad & Matt

Lyde Court wedding venue certainly don’t shy away from details and putting on a show. Their 17th century stone barn the centre feature with it’s skyscraper tall like vaulted ceilings, elm beams spread across the room and arrow slit windows trapping any light outside. Candle light and fairy lights are the only light source that set such an atmosphere for a wedding! The venue was packed full of character which of certainly is a fascinating background as a photographer. I captured several details through the day which you can see below.


The bridal preparation room. set in such a particular and eclectic space. Filled with collection of ‘things’ including an appealing wall of cameras… several I could tick off as owning myself. With the scene set. there was lots of ‘flowing’ prosecco, a recent run to the local Mc Donalds and the hair and make-up suppliers set up and ready to go. A great start to the day.



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It wasn’t long before their guests had arrived. The groom and groomsmen finely suited and booted, eagerly anticipating with a touch of nerves from all 3 setting in. I caught Matt, the groom for a few ‘prep photos’ with the best men finalising the boutonniere to his lapel ahead of having some pictures together, they opted to hold hands… certainly wasn’t my prompt.


The wedding ceremony was personal and emotional. An intimate reading from Lilly who delivered some raw and honest words which didn’t help with any remaining dry eyes from guests. With rings and vows exchanged the register signed it was onto #STEEDFEST. Entering their celebrations via their poised guests with hands full of confetti…


Using the stunning Lyde court wedding venue as many backdrops for their portraits. The main house and archway of fairy lights was also a stunning scene to use. We were spoilt for choice. We picked it back up later in the evening when it got a little darker to maximise the lighting and of course the fireworks to top the night off!


Here are their Lyde Court wedding photography highlights

  • Bart

    February 2, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    DAMN!!!! Lewis these photos are fab! The ring shot and first dance are my favorite

  • Martin Dabek

    February 15, 2019 at 5:59 am

    What a stunning venue. Love your evening portraits mate!

  • Joab Smith Photography

    February 15, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Looks like an absolute corker! Great set.

    • Lewis Fackrell Photography

      February 19, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Cheers Mate, absolutely awesome day, exhausted at the end of it but it was certainly worth it!

  • eneka

    February 19, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Love the first dance shot, perfecto!! Great wedding!

    • Lewis Fackrell Photography

      February 19, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you Eneka! I was so happy that there was so many fairy lights! 🙂

  • Blue Lily Weddings

    February 20, 2019 at 8:05 am

    So many great images Lewis with powerful storytelling throughout! Love the fireworks!

  • Tommy

    February 22, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Nice work Lewis. Handled all the different lighting situations very well.

    • Lewis Fackrell Photography

      February 22, 2019 at 9:33 am

      Thanks Tommy! It was a technically challenging day throughout, certainly a boss level to end 2018!

  • Albert Palmer

    February 22, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Stunning work Lewis – the one of the guys holding hands is hilarious!

    • Lewis Fackrell Photography

      February 28, 2019 at 12:55 pm

      Cheers Bert! Self prompted that too haha! Had to keep that moment in for sure.

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