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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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De Courceys South Wales wedding photography | Emma & Mike

  De Courceys wedding venue hosted the most awesome wedding of Emma & Mike in August. The sun was shining and the day couldn't have been any better. I joined Emma at the hair salon surrounded by her bridesmaids (and bridesman) along with ladies in her family. Having their hair and make-up done before heading back to the house to don their dresses ahead of the wedding. Between the salon and Emma's preperations I visited Mike, the groom at his parent home. Already dressed and finding calm with his parents and grooms men by sharing YouTube videos and joking around. Mike didn't

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Celtic Manor wedding | Engagement photo shoot | Scarlet & Chris

The Celtic Manor wedding venue played host to the engagement photo shoot of Scarlet & Chris at the weekend. The weather was fair and breezy until the rain came in, unexpectedly. As you can tell after we had to run for the trees to hide. They were both super nervous and wasn't sure what to expect. I quickly put them both at ease and we had a good catch up about their wedding. Having recently changed venues from The King Arthur in Gower to the Cockridge Hall in Leeds we had plenty to talk about. With Chris being from Leeds and Scarlet

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Ogmore pre-wedding photo shoot | Bryony & James

Bryony & James met me last week for their Ogmore pre-wedding photo shoot ahead of their wedding in October. Loving the idea of a coastal feel to their images mixed with lush green gardens. Ogmore was the perfect location! Being very nervous I relaxed them by walking around for a little getting to know them a little more, we eased them in gently and before they know it they rocked it! The winds gusty and sea choppy we were in for some raw and windswept images, my vision didn't dissapoint. We got upclose to the crashing waves (at a safe distance)

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Thoresby Riding Hall wedding | Hollie & Steve | UK Wedding photographer

Thoresby Hall wedding venue was the perfect setting for Hollie & Steves wedding! Although there was a little rain forecast overall it was beautiful! I joined Hollie and her excited bridesmaids in the Best Western hotel where they were already getting stuck in having their hair and make-up done. The bride, Hollie finalising her speech and wedding cards to read out during their reception. Bridesmaids looking over their album of images since the couple first met and overall enjoying the build up ahead of 'The Broom' wedding. St John's Church hosted the ceremony. It's pristine stone, cathedral like ceremony hall and

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Charlotte & Steve | Symonds Yat pre-wedding | Gloucester Wedding

Symonds Yat was a perfect meeting place for the pre-wedding photo shoot of Charlotte & Steve. The sun was shining and not a cloud to cast a shadow on the vast landscapes surrounding. There was a lot of people and they embraced that perfectly. Clearly everyone wanted to visit the same place, on the same day! We began just by chatting and catching up with their recent wedding plans and cycling talk. Steve and I bumped into each other at the recent Velothon cycle race which was great! He of course was much faster and therefore finished ahead of me. 20

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Hollie & Steve | Pre-wedding photo shoot | Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens was the setting for Hollie & Steve for their pre-wedding photo shoot. They decided on a garden landscape to mirror that of their amazing venue, Thoresby Hall in Nottingham. This was also the first time that we met in person, having Skype'd eachother before hand. Hollie & Steve were a little nervous to begin with but soon put at ease in the comfort of Steve's, debatably funny jokes! As we walked around the gardens, I got to learn of the couples plans for their wedding day. Fireworks, Sparklers, a bride speech and an incredible venue! I was getting very


Summer wedding at Coed-y-Mwstwr | Charlotte & Johnny

Coed-y-Mwstwr wedding venue near Cardiff hosted the wedding of Charlotte & Johnny in June. I joined Charlotte at her parents home in Cardiff Bay. The boys in the living area watch the Lions Tour taking taking on New Zealand. Disappointingly ending in a draw. Everyone has to win these days! The vibe was calm and excitement gently teasing itself slowly as the morning progressed. With the bridal party in turn having their hair and make-up dressed, emotion on the brides parents faces began to show. Wearing their proudness and excitement as the ceremony crept ever closer and Charlotte would become

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Swansea Pre-Wedding | Emma & Sam | South Wales

Emma & Sam met me for their Swansea pre-wedding photo shoot at Clyne Gardens. With their wedding in October, they decided that the early summer would be perfect compared with their wedding in the Autumn at Canada Lodge & Lake.   We decided to walk around the whole gardens which initially seemed reasonable, not fully anticipating the vast landscape. With Sam being very funny with his impressions and jokes they both settled and eased very quickly. The photo shoot great fun for the hour ahead then! We continued the walk using different areas for the backdrop. I was then able to also get

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Leena & Simon | pre-wedding photo shoot | Cardiff, South Wales

This is one of my favourite pre-wedding photo shoots yet! Being keen on the coast Leena & Simon wasn't quite sure where to host their shoot. Initially, a rapeseed field with a vast coastal backdrop at sunset was the perfect setting. Due to scheduling and weather difficulties we had to rethink, and so, we decided on a lighthouse. Epic! As a South Wales wedding photographer, having been to many incredible venues, I was super excited and I think the couple were too! Having had to ask incredibly nicely to use this setting our invitation was accepted and we had use of


Oxwich Bay Wedding | Stacey & Robert | Swansea, South Wales wedding photography

  An Oxwich bay wedding is that which has an abundance of stunning views, clear sounds of waves slowly lapping and the celebrations of a stunning pastel and ocean themed wedding! Let's start of by saying this was the hottest day of the year, with the heat beating down and the weather only getting hotter, it's fair to say it was going to be a good day! That being said, Stacey stayed in her wedding dress and Rob in his suit the entire day

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Wedding celebrations at Canada Lake and Lodge | Bridie & Ioan

Canada Lodge & Lake near Cardiff hosted the wedding party of Bridie & Ioan at the end of May. Following their epic and absolutely stunning wedding in Mexico at the start of May. Having the party in Cardiff close to home was an ideal way to celebrate further with friends and family. For those who couldn't make it abroad and other who wanted a second helping with celebrations!   Throughout the day the vibe was totally relaxed and fun which was great to be part of. The sun was shining and music playing. As there was no ceremony everyone mingled between group

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Engagement photoshoot | Cecily & Jamie | Vale of Glamorgan

Ahead of their wedding in September at the fantastic and scenic Holm House Hotel in Penarth. Cecily, Jamie and I went on a small walk for their engagement photoshoot in the Vale of Glamorgan in May.   The idea was to visit one of their favourite walks in the area which they kindly introduced and shared with me. WOW! This place is stunning and yet I've never visited before. With its vast forestry, garlic growing on the hills below and small patches of bluebells growing amongst the paths. The smell and scenery of spring in the countryside was very much shouting out at

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Engagement photography | Charlotte & Johnny | Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

The Gower is an epic place, therefore there is no other location for a engagement photography! I was joined by Charlotte & Johnny ahead of their wedding which is held in July at St Thomas Church & Coed-y-Mwstwr in Bridgend. We walked over to Three Cliffs Bay. A popular beauty spot and of course, with its iconic 'three cliffs', wind swept sand dunes, snaking estuary and overall an incredible scenery. Oxwich bay hotel in the distance also sharing the vista of the Gower.   Charlotte & Johnny were total naturals. I walked a few paces behind as they walked on. It was

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Engagement photoshoot | Stacey & Rob | Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

I was joined by Stacey & Rob for their engagement photo shoot a few weeks back in a woodland in the Forest of Dean. If you haven't been here, you should! It's epic, the scenery, the tranquility and stunning back drops of nature are incredible. They also brought along their little daughter who at first was quite shy but soon came out of her shell and by the end of it, I was receiving some epic high-fives!   The pre-wedding photoshoot was an ideal opportunity to catch-up more on their wedding plans and developments after also talking lots on facebook. But it's


Pre-wedding photoshoot session | Stefanie & Max | South Wales Wedding Photographers

Cosmeston Lakes was a fantastic location for the first pre-wedding photoshoot session of 2017. I was joined by Stefanie & Max who are getting married in February at the Canada Lake and lodge. It was Stefanie who suggested we headed to the lakes. This was the place she hung out a lot when she was younger, she even showed me her hideouts. Although the weather was glorious with the low laying sun shining bright, it was bitterly cold. During the pre-wedding photo shoot, I was able to get to know the couple much more and in turn made them feel relaxed and


Buckland Hall wedding | Hannah & Gareth | South Wales Wedding Photography

Buckland Hall in Brecon was the ideal venue for a fairytale wedding such as Hannah & Gareth's big day. Set in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons National Park. The venue is nestled away in the valley overlooking a vast area of countryside, icy cold fresh water river and of course the beacons in the distance. The morning was cold, with a short crisp crunch underfoot, without a cloud in the sky, the weather couldn't have been any better.   I first met Hannah in the bridal suit surrounded by her bridesmaids, mum and the hair and make-up team. Cool and collected, Hannah was


2016 | In Review with a Cardiff Wedding Photographer | Lewis Fackrell Photography

As a Cardiff Wedding Photographer, I've had a fantastic year and I've enjoyed every minute of it. Of course, there's plenty to mention but here are the highlights. The 16 couples I've met and photographed, their friends and families that have allowed me to document them at such joyful and intimate moments at such a wonderful occasion. The challenges I've faced, the new friends that I've made and the amazing opportunity to photograph my first destination wedding in Italy which was a simply stunning! Other highlights that made 2016 so awesome include creating and seeing the launch of my brand new wedding photography website which


Coed-y-Mwstwr, South wales wedding of Hanah & Jack | Lewis Fackrell Photography

An autumn wedding is always a favourite on my yearly calendar. The crisp cold mornings, the warm oranges, reds and yellows of the leaves shuffling in the light winds. How could I not mention the golden low laying sunlight as it shone on the red bricked Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel   Hannah & Jack got married at the Coed-y-Mwstwr hotel situated on the side of the hill in Bridgend. The open fire alight, the rich smell of burning wood against the cold morning. It was a perfect setting for a great wedding. I arrived to find Hannah and her bridesmaids tucking into pastries and

Pre-Wedding photoshoot of Hannah & Gareth | Cardiff Wedding Photography

I met Hannah & Gareth Almost 2 years ago, I can't believe how quickly their wedding has come around. Recently we had the chance to catch up once again, during their pre-wedding photo shoot at the coast. Although Southerndown is one of the closest parts of the coast to them, they have never visited the Vale of Glamorgan stretch of beaches, instead, they often prefer to head West to the Gower. It was a pleasure to introduce them to one of my favorite parts of the coast, somewhere I spend a lot of time. With the sun almost setting in