Victoria and John held their wedding day at Felin Newydd House in South Wales on Saturday 11th June 2016. I arrived a couple of hours before the ceremony to capture some photographs of the bridal preparations, whilst the groom waited patiently downstairs, welcoming the guests as they arrived. A while later the bride descended the elegant staircase to join everyone in the music room for the marriage ceremony. The drinks were served at the front of the house and the wedding breakfast in a marquee erected on the side lawn. Later in the day the evening sun provided enough warmth so the collected friends and family could further enough the surrounding countryside, before returning to the marquee for the first dance and evening celebrations.
Located in fifty acres of gardens and parkland between Hay on Wye and the Brecon Beacons in South Wales, Felin Newydd House, after recent renovations, has only opened its manor house doors to exclusive hire and host weddings for a couple of years. It has a licence to hold marriage ceremonies in the main house, which also has has 9 large double bedrooms and 7 bathrooms sleeping up to 18 guests.
Felin Newydd was purchased in the early to mid 20th Century by Sir David Evans Bevan, a wealthy South Wales industrialist and used as a shooting lodge to entertain friends and business associates.The house was completely redecorated during the 1950’s under the watchful eye of Lady Eira and with the help of the well-known interior designer, at that time, Mrs Monro of 11 Montpelier Street, London. The house remained unaltered for nearly 50 years.