I have decided that I am going to do ‘non linear’ wedding blogs from now on so we leap ahead to September of 2016 to look at the wedding of Nia and Oliver at Bryngarw Country House. It was my first time there and wow what a great venue! It really is a lovely place anyway and I have been there with the family on a few occasions but never been inside the newly refurbished house. It is done out with great style and I particularly liked the grey wood panelling in the bar and the light filled conservatory which is perfect for sitting in with a book once everyone has gone in for food.
The whole day was not at Bryngarw and it started at Nia’s parent’s house in Bridgend where she was getting ready with her two bridesmaids. It was really relaxed in the house and such a nice space to photograph in too meant that I got plenty of photographs of the girls getting ready before Nia put on her fabulous dress. Nia looked gorgeous as did her bridesmaids and the morning flew by and I then dashed over to the church (St Mary’s Church, Nolton) to meet Oliver and his mass of boys … which, although there were loads of them were real fun and once done gave us just enough time to wait for Nia to arrive and then photograph their big moment. Following the nuptials, we had a big ‘meet and greet’ outside the church and a confetti tunnel. This is a great way of being efficient and getting some of the key shots done you have everybody’s attention. The group shots were taken later at Bryngarw where we grabbed just those people needed. Everyone else could relax and enjoy themselves from this point onwards.
After the ceremony, everyone headed off to Bryngarw house and with the sun shining and we had a drinks reception followed by a few group shots and then I took Oliver and Nia off to do some photos in a very damp and muddy park. It had really hammered down the previous week and as you will see from the photos Oliver had to carry Nia at some points to avoid getting mud on the dress.
It was a really fabulous day and I had a great time working with Nia and Oliver and just being at the wedding with their families and guests. By the time I left about 30 minutes after the first dance the dance floor was full and everyone was having a great time. Its always a pity that these days are so short for the bride and groom as it whizzes by at super speed but hopefully the photographs that I took will help keep it alive for the rest of their lives, as well as be seen by their Grandchildren.
So there was another blog … apologies for the slushy mushy ending – it sounds like I picked that up from someone else’s blog. Not very me but hey perhaps its the clocks going forward and less sleep that has made me a bit more sensible … I really hope not.