Cardiff City Hall Wedding – Ben & Hollie

Here we are, photographs from my first wedding assignment of 2019, on 25th of January. Ben and Hollie held their marriage ceremony at St Davids Room in the elegant Cardiff City Hall. This civic building is built of distinctive Portland Stone (as used on Buckingham Place, St Paul’s Cathedral and the UN Headquarters in New York) and is an excellent example of Edwardian Baroque architecture. It was quite a small wedding, which I often photograph in the early months of each year. I do quite enjoy these as a change of pace from the lavish weddings that are the norm in the summer months. With close family and friends were in attendance, numbering around 30 people, it requires a different tack from events with over 80. Whilst still trying to be unobtrusive, with less people I find it better to interact a little bit more to make people feel comfortable with your presence. The larger areas of the city hall was also being used for student exams on the day, though we did manage to tip toe past to take a couple of portraits of the bride and groom in the picturesque marble hall. We then made our way outside for confetti and meet the taxi’s which were to transport the wedding party to the wedding reception. The venue was Sunflower and I, a rather unique cafe-bar nestled among the old grand financial buildings of Cardiff Bay. Here afternoon tea was served whilst entertainment was provided by close up magician, the talented Stuart Watkins.

 

 

“I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful wedding photos and to let you know how pleased we were with them.”

 

 

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