A while back we had an e-mail from Catherine asking us if we were available to photograph herself and Dafydd's wedding. A little further than we had ventured before, we decided we would be up for the adventure and agreed to be their photographers.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwryndrobwllllantsiliogogogoch (how many of you are checking the spelling?!) is situated on the Menai strait next to the spectacular Menai bridge. Situated in a beautiful part of Wales, Chris and I made the journey from South to North Wales the day before the wedding to meet the bride and groom. We encountered some spectacular scenery on the way to Llanfairpwll, which made a long journey a fantastic one.
After a very pleasant night's stay we got up bright and early to meet the bride and groom, myself with Catherine and Chris with Dafydd. We both had a wonderful welcome from both families and friends, and were made to feel very welcome. The bridal party busily got ready and as I blended into the background I was able to get some natural shots of everybody, whilst learning and practising a bit of Welsh along the way!
Fast forward to the church and Catherine arrived a little late, as is the customary tradition. You can see from some of the shots that Dafydd got a little nervous about her lateness, which I think secretly Catherine knew and possibly enjoyed making him sweat a little. The church service was beautiful with some lovely singing from Catherine's best friend and some fine performances from the flower girl too - just to keep everybody on their toes!
From the service we travelled to Menai bridge. A favourite spot of the couple's, their wish was to have their photograph taken there, and rightly so. Such a beautiful backdrop to have your wedding pictures. As we recently started using drone photography, it was a welcome opportunity to try this out and how spectacular the images turned out. Back at the hotel we took some group shots, and photographed the crowd as they braved the cold to sit outside.
The speeches were full of laughter and emotion, and we loved capturing the smiles of laughing faces as they tenderly shared stories and memories of the couple. After the first dance we headed back to South Wales for Chris to compete in the half marathon the next day! Looking back at the pictures they capture the day perfectly, and as Catherine said to us "it feels like we had a videographer" as managed to capture every aspect of the wedding.
Diolch i chi Catherine a Dafydd. Llongyfarchiadau!