Everyone loves a Deacons florist wedding and after photographing three I'm rapidly becoming part of the family.
I was over the moon when Katie asked me to photograph her wedding, being a floral designer she wanted a mix of vintage and contemporary.
A traditional church ceremony followed with a meal in the luxury Celtic Manor Wedding worked perfectly.
VINTAGE & CONTEMPORARY WEDDING
St Thomas church in Redwick has bags of charm with its grade one listing and unusual central tower, and you won't forget the bell ringing! Katie arrived in her 50s style dress with pink polka dot heels, and of course carrying a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. She actually had handmade cherry blossom branches to decorate the church which looked incredible, bringing the outside in.
The ceremony was full of laughter as I knew it would be with Katie's bubbly personality and a few tears from Felix of course. After the ceremony I snuck the couple off through a gateway where a vintage car I had spotted earlier was hiding, I really wanted to grab a photo as it suited the styling so well. It turns out Katie has a childhood photo with the same car hanging in her home, so it was really a meaningful image to capture.
I used some quirky features in the hotel such as the red phone box and welsh dragons which the couple had great fun with.
It was a bright and sunny day so I had to be careful with the light to make sure it flattered as it can be harsh at midday, I think we managed this and had lots of fun too. With full bellies we all left for home, it was short but very sweet.
Fine Dining at the Celtic Manor Wedding
If it's good enough for President Obama it will do for us. Home to the prestigious Ryder cup this five-star venue is pure luxury. The smaller wedding party suited the dining area which was crisp and contemporary with outdoor access for guest to see the panoramic views.
There was no evening reception so the guests delighted in the seriously incredible food, and yes I can say that first hand ! If you choose the Celtic manor for the food alone you won't wrong with the fine-dining experience.