Nice day for a Whichurch Wedding

By ffotos

I met Ryan and Nicola at a welshbride wedding fayre at St Donat’s Castle and Arts Centre. Ryan was wearing a Rhianna T-shirt which instantly caught my attention! He told me that it is the only T’shirt that Nic will let him wear with another woman on 🙂 Now that is true love I thought! There always needs to be some form of compromise in relationships! Nic and Ryan were fun to talk with and I thought that these are definitely clients for me! They booked me a few days after the fayre and I was overjoyed.

I met with Nicola at Aztec Hair and Beauty in Whichurch where Nic and the girls got their make up and hair done. The make up artists and hairdressers were also invited to the ceremony, Nicola having had her first job at the salon and were all very good friends.

Nicola and Ryan got married in St Mary’s Church, in Whitchurch, Cardiff. Nicola’s local parish, where I met Ryan about half an hour before the ceremony. Unfortunately, photography was not allowed during the ceremony although I was able to document Nicola arriving and the signing of the register. The Vicar was an eccentric old chap, really friendly, even offered to promote my services despite not allowing photography. Crazy I thought to myself but I still must send him some leaflets!

Leaving the Church in a beautiful Rolls Royce, proceedings then continued to St Donat’s Castle in Llantwit major where the wedding breakfast was held. I love St Donat’s and Nic and Ryan wanted to make some portraits around the grounds which are just amazing. Look out for the photographs on the Romeo and Juliet balcony and by the private pool and beach!

Ryan is a bit of a Treky and the theme running through the decoration was a mix of Star Trek and Alice in Wonderland! The centrepieces for the tables were superb. Mad Hatters Wedding Party!

The speeches were hilarious, the best men having an arsenal of old photographs to put Ryan to shame and beautiful words shared by Nicola’s mum. Check out the photographs below and the gallery for a glimpse of the magic that happened that day 🙂 Or see the full gallery here

It was wonderful to be part of your big day guys. Thank you for choosing me to document it. I am looking forward to putting the story into print when we finish the 80 page album. 🙂

If you would like your wedding at St Donat’s or any other venue documented by me, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Email: chrisfrancisart@ffotos.co.uk with details of your wedding date and location.

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The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

Wedding Flowers

Wedding Flowers

Getting Ready

Getting Ready

Grooms final touches

Grooms final touches

Bride arrives

Bride arrives

Bride and Mother outside church

Bride and Mother outside church

Confetti

Confetti

Confetti

Confetti

leaving for wedding breakfast

leaving for wedding breakfast

Rolls Royce arrives at St Donat Castle

Rolls Royce arrives at St Donat Castle

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom

Cheers

Cheers

Alice in wonderland

Alice in wonderland

Romeo and Juliets Balcony

Romeo and Juliets Balcony

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom

Chilling by the pool

Chilling by the pool

My Strong man

My Strong man

Congratulations

Congratulations

Group shot

Group shot

Dont mind if I do!

Dont mind if I do!

Decisions!

Decisions!

Grooms Speech

Grooms Speech

Oh No!

Oh No!

St Donats wedding photography

St Donats wedding photography

Big hugs

Big hugs

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embarracing photos of the groom!

embarracing photos of the groom!

First Dance

First Dance

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Party time

Party time

Party Time

Party Time