A belated wedding photography blog post about a Vale of Glamorgan wedding this summer.
It all happened quite a while ago now. In fact, it feels like ages because so much has happened since. (September saw the release of a baby and a book, ‘Canton & Pontcanna’). But the dates and calendars assure me that this wedding was actually just a couple of months back, in the middle of August.
I don’t tend to photograph many weddings – it’s something that never seems to have snowballed, but I’m always up for the challenge and excited when asked as they’re such fantastic occasions.
On this occasion our idyllic countryside setting was Rosedew Farm, a short distance from the Vale town of Llantwit Major. Its beach and this stretch of coastline is a jewel in the crown of any Vale of Glamorgan wedding. The happy couple were Mark and Deb, aka ‘the Birds’. This was a wedding theme beautifully realised by Deb and her helpers in creating over 100 paper birds, which were used to decorate the barn in which the ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception were held.
The wedding day was a busy bustling family affair, full of young children and vibrant energy from start to finish.
We grabbed a few shots of the couple after the ceremony in the fields near the farm. After the speeches (a musical version of which by the best man left me with a ringing ear-worm for around half a week later), I took the couple and a bottle of fizz the short distance down to Llantwit Major Beach.
Around the middle of the afternoon the weather turned grey and squally, so a spectacular sunset was ruled out. But we made the best of the beach setting – special to Deb, who has lived here for most of her life. A dramatic swirling cloudscape offered a pleasing punch to the images.
Then it was back to the farm for the first dance and further celebrations. A slightly belated congratulations once again to the Birds.
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