South Wales Wedding With The King Arthur Stone – Elinor & Matt

South Wales Wedding With The King Arthur Stone – Elinor & Matt

The King Arthur Stone or Maen Ceti, can be found on Cefn Bryn in Gower, South Wales. Legends has it that King Arthur threw a pebble across the Burry Estuary, to its present location. Where, after being touched by the hand of the King, it increased in size and was surrounded by smaller stones in admiration. The massive stone weighs nearly 25 tons and dates from around 6000 years ago. It was once believed that the formation was created in a Neolithic feat of engineering similar to that at Stonehenge, especially as ancient burial chambers were excavated beneath the rock. However it is now understand that the stone was left stranded on Cefn Bryn after being carried there by a glacier during the last Ice Age.

I have photographed several weddings at the King Arthur Hotel, which is a short distance from the stone. Many bride and grooms have talked about taking the stroll to this local landmark, Though inclement weather or the prospect of the walk over soggy moorland in a big white wedding dress has prohibited such an occasion. However today had followed several dry days and with no rain on the day of the wedding, the bride Elinor donned some wellington boots and with her new husband, Matt they purposely strode into the scenery. We had timed the excursion to make the most of a low Spring season sun, which complimented the dramatic landscape with a warm glow. The happy couple were married earlier in the day at the King Arthur Hotel, on Saturday 30th March 2019.

 

 

“Great photos – it’s going to be a hard selecting our favourites. Thank you for capturing so many lovely moments”

 

 

 

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Winter Wedding at King Arthur – Rhiannon & Daniel

Winter Wedding at King Arthur – Rhiannon & Daniel

The weather on 21st October 2017 was winter defined, high winds and heavy rain, but as with all the best weddings these conditions hardly mattered. The sheer joy that Rhiannon and David experienced and which was shared by the close family and great friends who attended the day, over came any such disagreeable conditions. My photographic coverage began with the bridal preparations at the bride’s, nana’s home in Tonna, South Wales, which was just down the road from the church of St Anne’s that would later witness the nuptials. The cottage was a hive of activity that included making sandwiches, applying make up, setting hair, washing up and arranging of bridal bouquets. The short distance away Daniel, the groom was patiently waiting his bride’s arrival. The wedding reception took place at the King Arthur Hotel on the Gower Peninsula. The inclement weather made most of the drinks reception an indoor affair, though the bride and groom did make it outside for a couple of portraits. The rain also ceased just enough for the guests to form a confetti run as they were called into the wedding breakfast. Dinner was followed by the traditional speeches before the dance floored was cleared for the first dance.

 

 

“We just spent the last hour and a half looking through the photos… they are fantastic! It was just like re-living the day.  Thank you so much! “

 

 

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King Arthur Hotel Wedding Photography

King Arthur Hotel Wedding Photography South Wales wedding photographer at the King Arthur   The King Arthur Hotel is 19th tradition country inn located on the Gower Peninsular in South Wales. This family run wedding venue is named after the fable of Kings Arthurs...
Winter Wedding at King Arthur – Megan & David

Winter Wedding at King Arthur – Megan & David

Megan and David held their winter wedding, a few days after Christmas on Monday 28th December 2015. Following the bridal preparations, the marriage ceremony was conducted a short distance down the road at Saint Michael and All Angels Church in Maesteg, South Wales.

On the way to the reception venue, the wedding car pulled in on the moor land that cover part of the Gower, as the bride and groom requested a few photographs to include the landscape. However the freezing high wind that was whipping across the peninsular soon forced Megan and David back into the shelter of their car. Nevertheless I did manage to capture a couple of photographs in the few bracing seconds before they retreated to the King Arthur Hotel, where they were soon warmed by the open log fires and greeting from their family and friends.

 

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King Arthur Hotel Wedding Photography – Debra & Gareth

King Arthur Hotel Wedding Photography – Debra & Gareth

I photographed the wedding of Debra and Gareth at the King Arthur Hotel in the village of Reynoldston on the Gower peninsula in South Wales on Friday 24th April 2015. It must of been bit of busman’s holiday for Gareth as he is a wedding photographer himself who often works at the King Arthur, whilst this does add a little bit of extra pressure to work for someone in the ‘trade’ I took it as a great compliment to be asked to photograph a photographer’s wedding.

The bridal preparations took place at the hotel, with the groom arriving in a friend’s Roll Royce. The marriage ceremony was performed in the oak beamed Avalon room of this 19th century country inn. The guests where then treated to refreshments on the patio and after a few family photographs on the lawn, we took cover from the coolness of the Welsh spring air inside the open fired warmed inn. Later in the day, we were entertained by Luke, a close-up magician who astounded everyone with his amazing act. The first dance took place and the night was danced away but not before the groom and his two best-men enjoyed some Cuban cigars in the night air.

 

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