Marquee wedding photography, South Wales | Lara & Kieran
A marquee wedding reception always sounds epic… part of you doubly prays that there will be good weather; Ohh boy it certainly was, we had glorious weather all day! This wedding is jam packed full of wedding inspiration and so much fun and celebration and I can’t wait to share with you their marquee wedding photography.
After meeting Lara & Kieran in Cowbridge a little under a year ahead of their wedding; I was super excited and counting down the weeks until their wedding after our meet mainly consisted of laughing and connecting instantly. We found out that Kieran the groom in fact knew my brother from a few years ago. I always find it incredibly amazing as to how connections in life between people are made.
The morning of the wedding
I joined Lara and her bridesmaids at her parents family home in the Vale of Glamorgan. It was also the location where the reception was being held, on a lawn to the side of the house. The music playing and the girls enjoying themselves as they had their hair and make-up done by NGJ-Makeup & hair Bacon rolls served and Prosecco flowing there was such a great atmosphere, it often sets the precedence for the rest of the day, and it was no exception.
The marquee set up and ready for the celebrations, I headed over to find Lara’s Dad quietly alone, rehearsing and timing his speech, anticipating the nerves ahead of the reception. The marquee supplied by County Marquees was looking incredible. The tables set and the decorations laid. It’s one of my first weddings at a marquee and I was super excited as the light is always fantastic, typical photographer thing!
The wedding ceremony
The ceremony held at Llysworney church, just a stones throw around the corner from their reception. It was a bit cozy for their nuptials with the church being so small and ‘personal’. Squeezing 120 guests in to a church with a capacity of much less. That being said, the sound of everyone singing the hymns sounded fantastic, no doubt helped by the extra numbers.
There was plenty of neves and laughter between Lara & Kieran and it was such a joy to see them so excited to be married. With a few short readings, more songs and prayers they exchanged rings, vows and an announcing of a new Husband and Wife. With Kieran serving in the RAF as a Doctor, there was a sword arch tunnel as they exited the church provided by fellow colleagues in military uniform. Following that, they were treated to an almighty long confetti tunnel by their guests, each with their fair share of natural dried flower confetti, the colour and energy was fantastic!
Having kindly borrowed for the day, they hopped into the immaculate Morgan and drove away from their guests as a married couple, I wish I could share with you how much love I have for this car, the sound, the styling and everything else about it. I made sure to get plenty of photos of it for sure as we caught up at a nearby wheat field for their wedding photography portraits.
Their wedding reception
In style, they arrived back to the reception to a roar and applause from their guests. Everyone mingling with each other in the garden drinks. Prosecco and canapés served. Their ponies onlooking in the distance, newly cleaned and hair platted for the occasion.
It was onto the meals and speeches in the open sided marquee which was just absolutely magnificent with the food provided by EJ Catering. Guests sat on the lengthy benches beautifully decorated in floral decorations; Table plans and place names each hand drawn in the art of calligraphy by Lara the bride – very impressive!
The speeches were a little emotional and deeply personal celebrating the successes of the bride and groom when they first met and their careers as doctors. It’s always an absolute pleasure to be able to witness first hand the intimacy of personal moments that are recalled through the speeches. It never fails to touch me in some way as I find similarities with my relationships with my family and friends. It’s always a highlight of the day for me, photographing this moment.
Before long it was time for their first dance, the book end to the official wedding schedule until the partying can really begin that is. Sure it was a great moment with some serious dance moves and spins thrown in. The Trends Wedding Band set the scene with their live playing music which kept the dance floor busy all night – certainly a sign of a good band for sure. The Ffwrness Pizza guys supplied the pizza which was a winner and the guests couldn’t get enough… I certainly ended the night with one for sure! Anyway…
Here are their Marquee wedding photography highlights