Mid Week Wedding at Cardiff City Hall & Cardiff Castle – Ezgi & David

Mid Week Wedding at Cardiff City Hall & Cardiff Castle – Ezgi & David

On the 10th July 2019 I photographed a mid week wedding at Cardiff City Hall and Cardiff Castle. The bride and groom was Ezgi and David, they held their marriage ceremony at Cardiff registry offices, whom are based within the City Hall. Ezgi’s immediate family had travelled over from her home country of Turkey to share the day with them. Though they also have plans for a big celebration with her extended family back home. David’s family are from South Wales, so with them and a few close friends it was to be a relative small family mid week wedding. As this was the case they asked if I would be happy to just spend a few hours with them. To document the wedding ceremony at the City Hall, a few family groups in the Alexandra Gardens. Then we made our way to Cardiff Castle for a couple of more photographs before the family settled down to a celebratory meal in the tower rooms.

 

 

“We just wanted to drop you a quick email and say a massive thank you for your photography on our wedding day.”

 

“We absolutely appreciated your patience – nothing seemed to be too much trouble and you were so approachable and professional, particularly when trying to position us while we were having a chat!”

 

 

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Cardiff City Hall Wedding – Ben & Hollie

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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Cardiff City Hall Wedding – Claire & James

Cardiff City Hall Wedding – Claire & James

Here are some wedding photographs that I created for Claire and James, who were married on Saturday 7th November 2015 at St John’s Church. Situated right in the middle of Cardiff city centre, they provide quite the delightful spectacle for passer-bys and shoppers alike. It was one of those autumnal days here in South Wales that experienced heavy rain and winds, but it managed to stay dry for the brides arrival and for after the ceremony, when the guests made the short walk over to the civic centre to the wedding reception held at Cardiff City Hall.

This 1906 Portland stone building, is an impressive example of Edwardian baroque styled architecture and made for the perfect host for the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. Amongst the marble hall and statues of famous figures from Welsh history the weddings guest took shelter from the outside elements to celebrate the wedding of Claire and James.

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Cardiff City Hall Wedding – Lowis & David

Cardiff City Hall Wedding – Lowis & David

On the 6th June 2015, I was commissioned to photograph the Cardiff City Hall wedding of Lowis and David. The bridal preparations took place at the bride’s parents home, after which I caught up with the groom at the pub opposite  St Isaan’s Church in Llanishen, Cardiff where the marriage ceremony was performed.

The reception was hosted in the ornate Marble Hall at the Edwardian city hall, later in the evening the magnificent Assembly Room was utilised to accommodate the additional evening guests. Whilst this room was being prepared we made the most of the evening light and spent fives minutes in Alexandra Gardens just behind the hall.

It was nice to catch with a previous bride and groom, who are now proud parents, Lisa and Leighton whose wedding at the Royal College of Music and drama I photographed last year, in fact David was a best man at that wedding.

The complete gallery of photographs can be seen via the client link above.

 

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Cardiff City Hall Wedding – Sarah & Alan

Cardiff City Hall Wedding – Sarah & Alan

Here is some of my favourite images from my last assignment of 2013, which saw me photograph the Cardiff City Hall wedding of Sarah and Alan on 23rd December. After the bridal preparations, the marriage ceremony took place at St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Cardiff, where the bride’s entrance was met with the heaviest of downpours, but brave Sarah made a quick dash and reached the church porch almost dry!

The reception took place at Cardiff City Hall where guests were treated to a champagne reception in the Marble Hall. After a while the father of the bride gave his toast and everyone made their way into the magnificent Assembly Room for a candle lit wedding breakfast.

I was joined on the day by Aurora Wedding Films, who as ever were a pleasure to work with.

 

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Castle Coch & Cardiff City Hall Wedding – Joanne & Paul

Castle Coch & Cardiff City Hall Wedding – Joanne & Paul

Joanne and Paul decided to hold their wedding ceremony at Castle Coch in South Wales on Sunday 27th October 2013. It was a day that featured high winds and heavy rains which made the planned drinks, canapes and balloon release a touch difficult outside the castle. However once the guests reached the reception venue of Cardiff City Hall they were well rewarded with a warming cup of tea and cake before the celebrations continued into the evening.

Here are a few words that I was thrilled to recently receive from the bride and groom;

“Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding pictures! We received them this morning and we really couldn’t be happier with them! Every photo is just so beautiful and captures so well what was, for us, a happy, emotional and beautiful day even though the weather was atrocious! I was worried that the weather would lead to an array of dull photos which wouldn’t capture the beauty of our venues!
How wrong I was! And for that we can’t thank you enough, choosing you to photograph our day was one of the best choices we could have made.
Thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts, Jo and Paul xx

The complete gallery of wedding photographs can be seen here and follow the link to ‘proofs’.

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