On the leap day in February 2020 I photographed the Cardiff Museum wedding of Sorcha and Thomas. The morning started amongst the buzz of activity at Sorcha’s parent’s home. She and her bridesmaids were busy getting ready for the big day. The best man, who was also the brother of the groom popped in for a while to show off his suit and collect the readings for the church service. The marriage ceremony was held at St Brigid’s Catholic Church in the Heath district of Cardiff. The chances of a winter wedding not seeing rain is pretty slim in South Wales. So unsurprisingly we did experience a few showers, as guests arrived for the church service, then sun illuminated the interior of the church during the nuptials. Only for the showers to appear again as the bride and groom ran through the confetti.
The wedding reception was held at the National Museum Cardiff, which is perfect for inclement weather. Weddings guests are guided through the corridors into the belly of this Edwardian civic building to the dry and warm sanctuary of the art galleries. Here wedding reception drinks are served amongst sculptures and paintings making up one of Europe’s best collections of impressionist art. One of the most popular pieces is Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s 1874 painting titled, La Parisienne, commonly described at ‘the blue lady.’ Here you can see more examples of my National Museum Cardiff wedding photography. As the evening drew in, the wedding party was asked to make their way to the marble lobby of the museum. Here the bride and groom were greeted as they descended one of the giant staircases to enjoy the wedding breakfast. Later the celebrations would continue with traditional folk dancing with a ceilidh band.
“We wanted to thank you again for the wonderful work you did at our wedding.”
“Loads of people have commented on how beautiful the photos are and Sorcha and I have been bowled over by some of the pictures.”