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South Wales Wedding Blog.

Here you’ll find South Wales wedding photography highlight blogs from recent weddings I’ve documented and captured. There’s also engagement photo session blogs, helpful wedding planning blogs and lots of useful information – The support and guides you really need to ahead of your big day!

 I share almost all weddings I photograph on my blog. I want to show you how I approach and photograph weddings through the day. Giving you a perfect idea of how your day will look through your gallery at your potential wedding venue. Welcome to take inspiration from the weddings too!

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Cookridge Hall Wedding photography | Scarlet & Chris

Scarlet & Chris had their Cookridge hall wedding recently and it was awesome! The venue tied in with Chris' passion for golf, where he of course* had to get one last game in before the celebrations which were intimate and emotional. Cookridge hall wedding venue in Leeds hosted the super awesome wedding of Scarlet & Chris in August. The day started with us meeting Chris on the last 2 holes of the golf course getting in a quick game before the celebrations. The bride Scarlet, having her bridal preparations surrounded by her bridesmaids at Weetwood Hall close by with make-up & hair by

Hensol Castle Wedding photography of bride and groom stood on jetty at venue

Fairytale Hensol Castle wedding in the the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales

Ellie & Ryan got married at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church and had their reception at the fantastic Hensol Castle wedding venue amongst their friends and family with the most perfect summer weather.    Ellie & Ryan celebrated their wedding in style recently at the most stunning Hensol Castle wedding venue near The Vale Resort. Such a perfect day with it all starting at the salon where the girls all had their make-up and hair done ahead of the wedding. For those who haven’t been to a wedding at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church they should at least pop

Couples photo session, Cowbridge | Maddy & Dafydd

It's not often, if at all that my brother Dafydd will ever appear in front of a camera, knowingly anyway. So when Dafydd asked to have a 'few' pictures taken of him and his lovely girlfriend Maddy. Of course, I jumped at the chance.   Dafydd and Maddy met a few years ago and since then they have become such a great couple. I've never seen him as happy as he is now which is great to see. They moved away to Bradford for a year which was due to help Maddy with her career, before they made the announcement. The announcement

Cottrell Park wedding photography of couple walking out of the church

Sarah & David | Cottrell Park Wedding, Cardiff

A church wedding followed by their reception at Cottrell park golf course with lawn games, a flower stall and handmade decorations. Sarah & David had the best wedding day!    I joined Sarah at her parents home in Barry where her bridesmaids and parents were getting ready. The brides dad about to leave for a last minute dash to a bridal shop as they had misplaced the top piece of Sarah’s dress. D’ohh! Thankfully the rest of the day was perfect! The couple got married at the All Saints Church in Barry. Followed by their wedding reception at Cottrell Park Golf club which

Walking in a field of sunflowers at Rhossili, gower photography

Rhossili, Gower wedding photography | Sophie & Sam

Sophie & Sam joined me for their Rhossili, Gower photography in the most stunning setting overlooking the coast in a field of sunflowers with the summer setting sun. A friend messaged to let me know that a rare field of sunflowers had suddenly bloomed in one of the most incredible locations in Wales, Rhossili. Overlooking worms head with the sunset on the horizon I couldn’t resist. Sophie & Sam joined me for their engagement photo session having recently booked me for their wedding photography at Holm House in Penarth next year. I was amazed as we arrived… mainly as I pictured them

Canada lodge & lake wedding photography of couple during their portraits

Canada Lodge & Lake wedding, Cardiff | Rhiannon & Phil

Canada lodge & Lake wedding, Cardiff is the ideal venue for a wedding! Nestled away in a shallow valley north of Cardiff, the venue recently hosted the wedding celebration of two of the nicest people ever - Rhiannon & Phil, in July. With live acoustic music playing throughout the day and a relaxed vibe the day was sure to be amazing!   Canada lodge & lake wedding, Cardiff is where Rhiannon had her bridal preparations, set in the log cabin seated at the edge of the lake. What a view and setting for the morning of the wedding! I joined Phil at their

Confetti thrown over couple during their Swansea wedding photography

How to plan your wedding day timeline

You've got one day! You’ll want to make sure every second counts on your wedding day, so it’s crucial to get your timings and wedding day timeline spot on!   There's no wedding day timeline bible or spot on guide to help you with your schedule. Having photographed a lot of weddings over the last several years. I've experienced many different weddings, some on time, some behind time and others having to cut moments short - It happens and no matter how much you've planned to have your day run so perfectly, often timings are quite loose on the day. Hopefully you

Brecon pre-wedding photo session of couple in the river at brecon

Katie & Josh | Brecon pre-wedding photo session

Katie & Josh had their Brecon pre-wedding photo session recently. Having booked me well over a year ago with several months until their wedding, it feels like forever since we first met. Thinking how far away their wedding was, but here it is, it's flown by. The couple arranged to have their pre-wedding photo session in the woodland and waterfalls of Brecon. Absolutely stunning location and it's also one of my favourites too having photographed here over the years. They brought their dog too which is always welcome with me! He was totally awesome, although initially a little scared of the

New House Hotel wedding photography Cardiff

Stacey & Scott | New House Hotel wedding

Stacey & Scott had their wedding at the New House Hotel wedding overlooking the city of Cardiff in July. Their ceremony was in the idyllic Llantrisant church with a short journey to the venue which hosted their canapé and prosecco reception.   The morning starting out with Stacey and her bridesmaids at their 'bridal prep' which was at The Vale Resort; A short drive down the road from the ceremony. Llantrisant church held the event overlooking the lush vista of the vale of Glamorgan packed full of their guests with some of the grooms Cardiff Blues rugby team mates in attendance. A short walk

Oxwich Bay pre-wedding photography of Olivia and Adam in the dunes

Oxwich Bay, Gower pre-wedding photography | Olivia & Adam

Olivia & Adam had their Gower pre-wedding photography at the weekend. They timed a trip back home to Wales with their photo session and what a great shoot it was! We decided to have it at Oxwich Bay, near the wedding venue for the stunning beach, dunes and sunset! Olivia & Adam both confessing to their nerves of being in front of the camera but I reassured them that it's all about just being themselves. The beach was packed with tons of tourists on the beach, in the sea and on their jet skis yet the couple, totally unfazed and soaked up

Pencoed House wedding photography of bride and groom in field

Summer wedding at Pencoed House wedding photography | Lisa & Patrick

Lisa & Pat had their wedding recently at Pencoed House. The weather was perfect, everyone was having a great time and I was there to document their wedding photography!   I started out the day by visiting Pat and his groomsmen at their home as they got dressed and prepped Pat's beloved VW transporter ahead of the wedding. Shortly after, I headed over to bridal preparations to document the Bride and her bridesmaids at Lisa's parents home. The wedding ceremony was held at the Tabernacl chapel in Efail Isaf, followed by their wedding reception at Pencoed House Estate near Cardiff. Drinks and Canapés were served

New House Hotel pre-wedding photography of couple in field at sunset

New House hotel pre-wedding photography | Stacey & Scott

Stacey & Scott had their New house hotel pre-wedding photography session recently. We decided to have it at the same location as their wedding. The weather was perfect and decided to hop the fence and into the meadow under the golden setting sun. I'd passed in the morning and the field was looking perfect, long, wild, tall grass, by the afternoon the entire land had been cut

manor hotel brecon pre-wedding photography

Brecon pre-wedding photography | Sarah & Matt

Sarah & Matt had their Brecon pre-wedding photography at the weekend ahead of their wedding at the scenic Manor Hotel in Brecon.   What a day they picked, the weather; gorgous with a gentle breeze in the air and the lake as still as glass, as it lapped over the bank.   We had such great fun on this shoot and talked about how Sarah & Matt regularly spend a lot of their time in the Brecon Beacons. All having a shared interest in fitness, cycling and walking in the countryside. Matt also gave us his finest impression of the Sherminator from American Pie

barry island pre-wedding photo session of couple stood on bench

The Knap, Barry pre-wedding session | Beci & David

Got to catch up with Beci & David on their Barry pre-wedding photo session a few weeks back! They decided to have their session at the same spot David proposed - The bench features in the images.   Such a great couple to photograph as they were super chilled, joked around and was great fun! Not to mention picked a pretty epic location which delivered an equally awesome sunset!   Beci & David get married in the summer with their reception at Canada Lodge & Lake. Here are their Barry pre-wedding photo session highlights  

best wedding photography West Wales pre-wedding photography of couple dancing on the beach

Rhianwen & Ollie | Mwnt, West Wales pre-wedding photography

Rhianwen & Ollie had their West Wales pre-wedding photography at the weekend. They had chosen Mwnt as the location, mainly as it's where Rhianwen spent a lot of time growing up on regular holidays. I'd seen Mwnt's beauty in pictures but nothing prepared me for how incredible it was in person. The sea, as still as glass. The sounds of the waves gently lapping, the golden-lit hills and cliffs from the setting sun. Being so remote in the Welsh countryside it's somewhat of a hidden gem and we pretty much had it to ourselves. We went for a walk around the small