I love the british as much as the next one but I really feel in love with them the minute I set eyes on this wedding by Charlene Morton Photography. I’ve always been obsessed with the accents and super stylish attire. I mean the hats along get me, who doesn’t love a man in a top hat and a good fascinator. This wedding is absolutely breathtaking, the groom and the bride are so cute together and the kids at the wedding take the show too. This wedding was also featured in our Fall Issue, see more here. Check out some of the details courtesy of photography.
I had the privilege of photographing the wedding of Gemma Bryant and Rob Lewis. The local couple met when they were young, at a motorcross meeting. (and a chance meeting in Tesco!) and instantly knew they were perfect for each other. I was lucky enough to do a Pre-wedding shoot a few weeks prior to the Wedding day in Tredegar House, not just a beautiful setting, but meaningful for the both of them as it is the place Rob proposed (and where Gemma use to regularly walk her dog) The pre-wedding shoot was lovely, and provided me with an opportunity to meet the couple, get to know their personalities and make them as natural and as comfortable as possible in preparation for the actual day.
Gemma and Rob
Gemma looked beautiful in her extravagant fairytale dress, which had a corset top with sweetheart neckline and voluptuous full layered, netted skirt… the perfect princess! Whilst her prince charming Rob looked dashing in his suit and although seemed nervous before the ceremony was instantly at ease and obviously elated afterwards. Their 2 year old son Luie was a fantastic Page boy throughout, looking charming in his top hat. He stood by his parents throughout the ceremony – even very strongly opposing the vicars request for anyone against the marriage to speak up!
The aisle was lined with vintage style birdcages each full with beautiful pastel shaded blooms, the flowers, including those held by the bridal party were beautifully selected to fit the extensive pink colored theme.
The inclusion of children in the wedding was lovely, although Luie evaded the camera expertly; I eventually succeeded in capturing him on the dance floor at the disco, and was able to photograph the other children in a fun and natural way.
After the ceremony I whisked the married couple and Best Man over to Beachwood Park for some idyllic location shots. Gemma did so well, fitting her and her mass of white dress into the back of the car was a feat in itself, it was touch and go whether she would be able to fit! But with a bit of effort and a short but stuffy journey, the shots in Beachwood Park were well worth the effort!
The shoot was amazing, the natural surroundings of the park alongside the brides impressive dress, gave the whole shoot a fairytale feel with a vintage edge. The couple were so natural together and photographed beautifully against the beautiful scenery, it was great to get a chance to do an outdoor location shoot with the newly-weds.
A lovely touch was visible in the church as the couple knelt to be blessed, hand inscribed messages on each of their shoes for all the congregation to see, Gemma’s sole read ‘I do’ whilst Robs said ‘Lucky Me.’
Back at the Hotel, the venue had been completely transformed by Gemma’s attention to detail and hard work. The personal touches throughout were inspired, and really set the scene. I particularly liked the 3 ‘memory tables’, full of meaningful objects and old photographs for everyone to enjoy, a lovely touch.
The chair covers tied the pink colour theme together perfectly. Even the cake was a variety of shades of pastel pinks and purples with delicate sugar flowers.
The attention to detail was not just confined to lovely visual pieces, but also to the guests, with treats and surprises throughout the evening, including a popcorn machine (provided by Pukka Popcorn) tables full of sweets for the children (and adults!) and ornate vintage style Post Box (by White Craft Weddings) for guests to post their cards in.
Vendor Love: Photographer: Charlene Morton Photography // Floral Designer: Monique Quinn Flowers // Reception Venue: The Holiday Inn // Cake Designer: Bryn Awell Creative Cakes // Linens and Coverings: Chair covers and Bows // Equipment Rentals: Whitecraft Weddings // Specialty Foods: Pukka Popcorn
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