I first met Hannah and Owen at a wedding fayre in Carmarthen. They told me all about their wedding plans and I just loved them. We met up for an engagement shoot soon after, at Worm's Head in the Gower. It's not only one of their favourite places, but also the place Owen had proposed. It was such a beautiful place to shoot, and we got to know each other so well, they are both so natural in front of the camera, I couldn't wait for their wedding day. After our engagement shoot together, Hannah and Owen had sent me a 'Save the Date' magnet for my fridge. I absolutely love it, so thoughtful and if I'm honest even though their wedding has past, I'm yet to take it down. I just loved seeing it. I really do love all the people I work with, and things like these just remind me how great my relationships are with my couples.
The big day was finally here, the sun was shining and the bridal preparations were well under way before I arrived. The girls were laughing and joking, having their hair and make-up done, and telling us all about the night before. The guys arrived shortly after, suited and ready to greet the arrival of the wedding guests.
Hannah had her dress designed by Elena Newcombe, who really showed Hannah's relaxed and fun personality with the dress. The big surprise for all the bridesmaids was seeing Hannah's dress for the first time. Lots of gasps and some tears of how beautiful she looked. Everything Hannah chose was completely her, the flowers in her hair, the shorter bridal dress and even changing into sandals half way through the day, it's so important to have your day about the two of you and Hannah and Owen did exactly that.
The ceremony in the Corran Resort and Spa was beautiful, it was my first time shooting there, so I was in love with the natural light coming through during the ceremony. And the archway way covered in real flowers really was the perfect backdrop for Hannah and Owen saying their 'I Dos'. The celebrations continued with an afternoon drinks reception in the grounds of the Corran. While guests enjoyed a few drinks and a photo or two, the newly weds and I popped to Laugharne Castle for our first lot of photographs. And as we arrived back at the Corran everyone sat down for their wedding breakfast and of course the speeches, with tears of laughter and some embarrassing stories, but such great fun.
As the sun was coming down we headed to the beach for a few more photographs, a setting which really captures Hannah and Owen's spirit, they're both so relaxed and fun, it was the perfect ending to a perfect day, with the two of them having time with just each other.
I have to of course mention their first dance sung by John Adams, who was incredible! And also Hannah and Owen really put in so much effort, they took dance lessons before their big day, and it really did show. It was such a great first dance. Guys you rocked it!!
Thank you Mr and Mrs Adams to a fantastic non stop photo taking day... just the way I like it!
You guys are the best, and I loved being part of your special day xxx
Venue - Corran Resort & Spa
Dress - Elena Newcombe
Hair - Suzanne's Hair
Make - Up - Farhana Ali
Flowers - A.J. Guttridge
Suits - Jackie James
Videography - John Mark Films
D.J - Mark Tonkins
Band - John Adams Music