Where do I begin with this incredible joint twin wedding at Richard Booth's Bookshop and Globe at Hay. I have known both couples for a long time, and had heard little bits and pieces about their wedding ideas, it sounded so quirky and different, and totally summed both couples up.
I felt super excited (and a tad nervous) when they asked me to be their wedding photographer, a joint wedding in Hay-on-Wye, this day was going to be incredible.
In the early afternoon of the wedding I documented the Brides and Bridesmaids getting ready in one of the cottages. It was full of fun, laughter and champagne! The weddings were taking place at Richard Booth's Bookshop after closing time. The ceremony took place amongst the book shelves on the top floor of the bookshop. The space was incredible and I have to mention, Helen the wedding coordinator did a fantastic job.
We then moved onto the reception, where all the guests walked through the town of Hay-on-Wye following the newly wed Mr and Mrs Sheridan and Mr and Mrs Shackley. The reception took place at Globe at Hay. The couples had decorated the rooms themselves. From a candy cart filled with Harry Potter inspired sweets, to book themed photo booth props to the table decorations designed by Phil. There were so many little details and every part was beautiful and unique.
As it was a joint wedding, we discussed how we could fit everything in, especially as the wedding was taking place in the evening. The couples had suggested we shoot the couple photographs the next day, that way we could have more time to shoot and they could enjoy more time with their family on their wedding day. This worked out perfectly!
I love photography, so although it was a mad and busy couple of days, there is no better feeling than loving the work you've created. I love every wedding that I photograph and feel lucky that I get to call this my job.
Here are a list of all the fabulous suppliers:
Ceremony - Richard Booth's Bookshop
Reception - Globe at Hay
Florist - Dandelion Wishes flowers by Colette
Candy Cart - Sweet Caroline's Candy Carts and Confectionery
Wedding Cake - The Little Velvet Cakery
MUA & Hair - Stephanie Hughes
MUA & Hair - Jody Amner