Fairyhill Wedding Photography – Emily & Jacob

Emily and Jacob got married at Fairyhill on the 18th July 2022, what must have been the hottest day of the year,  My photographic coverage started with the bridal preparations at Mulberry House, a short distance from the venue in Gower, South Wales. Fairyhill has a splendid walled garden, especially landscaped to accommodate outdoor marriage ceremonies. Guests dressed in black tie, braved the heat to witness the exchange of nuptials and the Jewish tradition of ‘breaking of the glass’ – Mazel Tov! Once the congratulations were given and the confetti was thrown, refreshing drinks were served in the shade of the trees that pepper the grounds at the front of the house. A little time was allocated for a handful of posed family and friends group photographs and after a short stroll to capture some natural portraits, the bride and groom were free to enjoy the rest of the drinks reception mingling with those present. In time the wedding breakfast was announced and everyone welcomed the air conditioned respite in the function area, know as the K room.Once the the food was enjoyed and the speeches delivered, the sun was below the tree line, providing shade to the gardens. Which was just as well, because rather than the usual quiet period before the first dance in the evening, the entertainment began in earnest. The bride’s father is a drummer in a ska music tribute band, Skalet. Who had set up a stage in the garden and got everyone dancing and singing in the early evening air. The bride and groom even joined them on stage for a rather impromptu performance. Then before attendees could catch their breath, the Jewish wedding dancing commenced, with the bride and groom being held aloft in chairs. Then it was back inside for the relative calm procedure of the cutting of the cake and first dance (sort of) as a married couple. But it was not long before the hectic action began again as their guests joined them on the dance floor. All in all a rather fun and action packed day and a pleasure to photograph.


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