In October 2021, I photographed Sara and Huw’s Autumn wedding at the King Arthur Hotel, on the Gower Peninsula.
As soon as I saw Sara’s dress I loved it, a two piece gown with a beautiful detailed top. Plus I got the opportunity to work with my friend Kirsten from Queen of the meadow flowers, her work is incredible and she knows how much I love a long ribbon on the bouquet.
Sara got ready in one of the rooms upstairs and her reveal in the bridal suite, her parents got emotional when they saw her, it was an incredible moment to capture.
A little bit earlier I popped to the ceremony room to photograph it all dressed up without any guests. Kirsten’s gorgeous garden boxes perfectly matched the bouquet and gave the venue a wild Autumn feel.
Sara looked radiant walking down the aisle towards Huw, with her arm around her dad – the proudest man in the room.
I love the non-verbal interaction these two had together, like they were privy to some secret no-one else knew, little grins, little giggles.
Confetti is always a favourite of mine, but you have to have LOTS of biodegradable confetti, as I love my nature and don’t want anything bad being thrown.
I had a second shooter working with me that day so while I was photographing the groups, he was concentrating on capturing the natural moments happening all around us. And this is one of the benefits to having a second shooter, they are able to step back and get incredible candids.
More gorgeous details from the venue.
The speeches were before food, which was great as they got them out the way so everyone could relax, plus for me the tables are less cluttered at this point.
To catch the light, we popped out during dessert and travelled just up the road to the Arthur’s Stone car park, you don’t really have to walk that far to get to uninterupted views of the wilds of Gower.
I love the tones and the backlighting on the hair, added to the Autumn elements such as the flowers.
We had lots of fun up on Cefn Bryn and these two were over the moon that their day had finally arrived after having to postpone original plans.
The cutting of the cake, and what a cool cake it was – tall instead of the tiered type, accompanied by a pallet of donuts – yum!