This summer I had the privilege of photographing the wedding of bride Jen and her groom-to-be Scott. They had chosen to return to Jen’s roots and get married in Wales, in an incredible mountain setting. Here are a few memories (and photographs, of course!) from their big day…
The Venue: Sugar Loaf Barn in the Brecon Beacons, Wales
This venue lends itself beautifully to a rustic wedding, and Jen & Scott did this perfectly. A rustic venue with bags of Welsh charm, and a friendly farmer chauffeuring guests across the fields in his tractor trailer! With hay bales covered in hessian as seating, and decorated with colourful bunting, pom poms and fairy lights, Sugar Loaf Barn was a picture-perfect setting for Jen & Scott’s big day. And what a view to have when you say “I do”, out over the Welsh mountains. Sugar Loaf Barn really is located in the most stunning surroundings.
We can’t forget about the groom and his groomsmen! Dressed in dapper tweed suits and waistcoats with pocket watches, their bright button holes all in individual colours and different flowers (made by Love Lily) really shone.
With guests perched on hessian covered hay bales, the marriage ceremony was conducted overlooking the Welsh mountains. The most picturesque setting for a Welsh bride (and a Welsh photographer too!). There was barely a dry eye in the house.
Once the ceremony was over and guests had wiped away their tears, it was time for photos! With such a spectacular backdrop and photogenic wedding guests, my role as wedding photographer was made easy. First, we took a series of portraits of the newlyweds. Both bride and groom simply couldn’t stopped smiling as we shot portraits against the industrial background of Sugar Loaf Barn!
Then it was time for the group shots…
After the photos were taken, it was time to go inside. With beautiful flowers by Love Lily, the venue had been totally transformed from farmer’s barn to a vibrant space in which to celebrate Jen & Scott’s marriage. Little posies brightened the tables, and tied in beautifully with the bride’s bouquet, as well as the groom’s unique buttonholes.
On long banqueting style tables, food was served by Purple Carrot Catering as well as a unique triple tiered climbing inspired wedding cake and stands full of colourful macarons.
The First Dance
This really needs no words. Jen & Scott’s first dance as husband and wife was as perfect as is possible…
In the evening, guests were entertained with music from Oompah Brass, who call themselves ‘the UK’s original rock’n’roll oompah band’! What a night. Bride and groom danced their socks off alongside all their guests, as the brass band played all our favourite dance floor hits.
What a wonderful Welsh wedding. Thank you to the newlyweds for inviting me to capture their extremely special day!