Chepstow Wedding in the Welsh Countryside – Katherine & Martin

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There was lots of local excitement about Katherine and Michael's Chepstow Wedding.

Styled with a vibrant festival theme using all local vendors.

Preparations took place at the couple's home and the ceremony in St Arvans church.

The reception followed in a local field overlooking the rolling hills of the Welsh countryside and views across the Bristol Channel.

The bride and groom walk through beautiful gardens away from the camera showing her long veil.

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The bridesmaids navy colour theme set off the bright seasonal flowers (LuluK) amazingly, bringing a quirky yet elegant feel.

After the ceremony, we stopped for bride and groom photographs at the stunning Wyndcliffe Court Gardens.

As the gardens are so photogenic we chose to capture the entire bridal party and family pictures there too.

Timing was everything with the skies turning black and thunderstorms looming.

Festival Marquee Wedding with Thunderstorms

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Using this to my advantage I captured the bright sunshine against the dark sky.

The pictures looked edited but it was all natural.

It's beautiful moments like these that make every wedding day unique.

funny poses by the wedding party for their group photographs
Groom and his two best men pose in navy suits and tan shoes for group shot.
Three bridesmaids stand together behind the bride for bridal party photograph.

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When the rain appeared we simply took shelter under an archway.  

This made for the most fantastically romantic photographs.

While the couple got to spend a few precious moments together before returning to their guests. 

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As I drove up the field I found the guests mingling bathed in bright sunshine.  

 At the peak was a gorgeously decorated marque with stunning flowers adorning the ceilings and the surrounding area.

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With lawn games to entertain guests and milk churns and hay bails giving a rustic feel a country girl could really relax.

The views across Bristol Channel were incredible and we used them to frame the group shots.

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The speeches were emotional and funny and they were followed by a cool local band playing live music late into the evening.

 Guest danced, ate and watched the sunset on what was a beautiful Chepstow wedding.

Check out the full video slideshow here

Charlie X

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