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Nice day for a Whichurch Wedding

St Donat's Wedding Photography

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

 

 

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