Rebecca and Richard booked me for their colourful fifties wedding photography a year before their big day. They wanted a relaxed day for family and friends to enjoy and they wanted to do it their way. There are no rules with weddings these days, yes they all follow the same tradition (the vows, the celebration). But each couple is unique, some want speeches, while others don’t. Some want a first dance, while this fills another couple with absolute dread. Rebecca and Richard created such a beautiful and unique day and I’m so glad they did it the way they wanted.

Colourful Fifties Wedding Photography

The day started with me visiting the girls getting ready in the morning at Rebecca’s childhood home, all the girls enjoyed having hair and make-up done and can we talk about how amazing those bridesmaid dresses are, the colour, the fifties flare. They all rocked this look! We did have a few emotional moments. My favourite was when Rebecca gave her bridesmaid (and Sister-in-Law) her bridesmaid bouquet and surprised her with a charm of her late Father attached to the bouquet. It was such a personal touch. With the lead up to the wedding being so hectic (like any wedding) I can’t believe Rebecca made such a thoughtful touch, but that’s Rebecca for you.

Gower Wedding Reception

The ceremony was held in Rebecca’s family church The Mission Hall in Neath town centre and the reception was held in Reynoldston Village Hall (proving you really can have a reception anywhere you choose.) The weather was a mixture of dry and cloudy and heavy rain. But I really think someone was looking down on us and smiling. As we hopped out of the car on Reynoldston common it stopped raining until we finished taking couple photographs (how amazing!). As we got to the village hall, guests enjoyed drinks, Rebecca and Richard had some family photographs and a load of confetti thrown over them.

The rest of the day was a relaxed one with guests enjoying food, music and a couple of speeches. Into the evening we headed off for a few more photographs and to find the sunflower fields in Rhosilli. Thank you Sian for the recommendation and Jonathan Cundy (videographer) for finding the sunflower field itself. We got there a little before sunset and explored Rhosilli. It’s one of those places you can’t help but fall in love with. It was the perfect backdrop to end this beautiful day.

If you’re wedding planning and doing it your way and want a relaxed approach or perhaps wanting colourful fifties wedding photography. Please get in touch, have a look at previous blog posts, see if you like my style. And send me a message and tell me all about your day.