On the 20th of July 2019 Lorraine and Jeff married at the beautiful venue of Lanelay Hall situate in Llantrisant. There wasn't a cloud in the sky when we arrived at the venue in the morning for bridal prep.
Lorraine was just about to start getting ready when we arrived so we decided to take some shots of the beautiful venue before the bridal prep began.
The ceremony room was just stunning with the hand crafted cake (which by the way I heard was delicious), made by Lorraine's mother, placed beautifully at the entrance to the ceremony room.
Bridal Prep! We help out in any way we can, may that be helping with the dress or pouring some drinks, I even found myself carrying some homemade chutney to the reception area at this wedding. We may 'only' be your photographer, but we want to ensure that your day is as relaxed and natural as possible.
We took some detail shots of Lorraine's beautiful dress, shoes and bouquet whist everybody began to get ready for the day. After all, it's those little touches that can often be the most precious.
Jeff was also getting ready at Lanelay Hall along with his best man. The boys took everything in their stride, with Jeff becoming a tad more nervous as the ceremony was approaching. However, this didn't stop him posing for the camera in a dashing suit and tie
And in the blink of an eye it was 3pm and time for the bride and groom to get married. But not before Oliver grabbed a beautiful shot of Lorraine in her wedding dress.
Lorraine was walked down the aisle by her father to meet Jeff, who managed to crack a funny face before the ceremony began - it's important to get those traditional shots, but it's the funny and emotional shots that can mean the most when looking back on your day.
It was a lovely service with lots of laughter, a few tears but most importantly tonnes of love, which was all sealed with a kiss and the exchange of rings
TIME FOR BUBBLES! and no I'm not talking about champagne (although there was plenty!), Lorraine and Jeff had decided that instead of the traditional confetti that they were instead going to run through a load of bubbles blown by all the guests... How cool is that!
We then moved onto group shots, as we always try to get these done as soon as possible so the family and friends can go and enjoy the day. A big group shot outback was requested out the back of the venue by the bride and groom and a big group shot they had, with some additional photographs of two very excitable guests.
It was almost time for dinner but before the bride and groom headed off for their food we captured some stunning couple formal shots in front of the beautiful architecture. Lorraine also had a long veil which is perfect for our favourite sport... Veil throwing!
Dinner was split into two halves with some speeches before and some after but this is a brilliant time to capture that natural laughter and expression on the guests faces (candid photography). With Lorraine's dad being a true champion when it comes to candid shots
The bouquet throwing was also great fun and we managed to capture some action shots!
After some candids of all of the couple's guests, we whisked them away to capture individual shots that they can treasure forever - making use of the lovely venue's rooms.
The best part of the night? Party time! Every single guest was up on their feet dancing to some classics, we might have to admit that we even took to the dance-floor (who can resit Mr Brightside?).
Thank you Lorraine and Jeff for letting us be a part of your day!