Ceri Johnson and Peter Bracegirdle.
Pencoed House, Cardiff
When Ceri, Peter and I met for the pre wedding shoot earlier in the year on a cold but remarkably sunny January, i should have guessed that this would be to date one of my favourite weddings of the year. Peter was initially a little nervous and quite rightly so as it was only the second time we'd met. Ceri was a natural in front of the camera and her natural smile and personality shone through as well as the love shared by the couple. We chose Southerndown at dusk to get some of the shots and walked away with one of my favourite pre wedding shots of the year.
When it came to the wedding day, I knew this was going to be a fantastic day. The rain managed to keep off even though we'd had a week full of it and the sun was shining as Mark Fisher my colleague and I pulled up to the Copthorne at Culverhouse Cross. We met Ceri and her mum Jinny along with 3 fantastic bridesmaids Cassy, Jen and Becky at the and got to work capturing some amazing things going on.
The dress designed by Ronald Joyce was bought from all about eve in Newport and Chepstow and looked absolutely fantastic with a traditional long lace veil. Alison Moger and Charlotte Joy were responsible for the fantastic hair and makeup for the bridal party. When the girls were ready to leave, Pencoed House sent two lovely cars a Landrover Defender for the bridesmaids and a beautiful blue Bentley for the bride. Making my way over to St. Albans Church ready for the bride the sun came out in full force and shone brightly. This beautiful old church looked amazing and was perfect for the day. The Groom and Groomsmen looked amazing in suits supplied by OH Suit Hire.
A traditional ceremony and beautiful readings made for some incredible photographs.
Leaving the church for Pencoed house the happy couple took the Bentley, arriving in style.
Thankfully after a group shot of everyone I managed to steal Peter and Ceri away for some portrait time alone as man and wife.
After a lovely dinner it was time for amazing speeches from Ian, Ceri's father and Groom, Peter.
Best men Nathaniel Gifford and Adam Yousseff teamed up to give a brief history of how they met Peter along with some typically humorous stories. The cutting of the cake led into the first dance with the song Love will keep us alive by the eagles leading the guests onto the dance floor for a great night of music and dancing.
Thanks for reading. Please share this blog if you liked it. Many thanks go to all that those that made our job easy on the day and biggest thanks of all go to Peter and Ceri for choosing us to capture their wedding and help us on the day.
Lots of love