Wedding Help and Tips
What can I say about this wedding. Well it was one hell of a party and one I won’t quickly forget. Some weddings come along and you just gel with everyone and when that happens you can guarantee some cracking photographs. Abi and Chris got married May 27th 2017 at Tretower Court and Castle which is a medieval fortified manor house near Crickhowell in Wales. They then held their reception at the Kings Arms Hotel in Abergavenny.
On the morning of the wedding I drove to Abi’s parents house in Cwmtwrch, Swansea. I was made welcome as soon as I walked through the front door. Everyone was busy getting ready. There gifts on the table, flowers ready, hair being done and the usual chaos of a wedding morning. Amongst all this chaos dad managed to sit in his favourite chair in the corner and watch the world go by. Abi’s nanna was unable to attend the wedding because of a stroke but we were able to visit her at the Cwm Cartref Care Home. I had the honour of recording and witnessing the special moment when Abi’s nanna saw Abi in her wedding dress for the first time. Moments like this you can never forget.
We said our goodbye’s and headed off to Tretower Court for the wedding. I have never covered a wedding here before but it is a great venue. The wedding was held in the Great Hall which overlooks the cobbled court yard. Everything was running smoothly, the guests were here, the groom was here, the bride arrived on time but there was one hiccup….
The groomsman were in charge of the music for when Abi walked down the aisle but technology and 16th century buildings sometimes don’t get on. After some nervous waiting the music was eventually working and Abi walked down the aisle with her proud father on her arm. I love an emotional wedding and this was one to remember. There were tears, then laughter, then tears, then laughter then more tears but most of all there was pure love that shone from every pore.
After the ceremony the guests gathered in the grounds to enjoy refreshments whilst I took the happy couple for portraits at the castle and around the grounds. We then drove to Abergavenny where the reception was held at the Kings Arms and guests enjoyed good food, good ale and one hell of an evening party.
It would be lovely to cover another wedding at Tretower Court and I look forward to being back there soon. If your looking for a wedding photographer in Abergavenny or Crickhowell or a wedding photographer at Tretower Court and Castle then please get in touch.
Photographer: Steve Wheller
Wedding Venue: Tretower Court and Castle
Wedding Reception: Kings Arms, Abergavenny
Wedding Dress: Perfection Bridal
Mens Suits: Dyfed’s Menswear
Hairdresser: The Firm, Ystalyfera
Florist: Sherwood Florist
Make-up: Janet White-Ashby
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