I am writing this blog post weeks and months into the coronavirus lockdown here in South Wales. If I had to choose one wedding to sustain my wedding photography passion during this period of forced hiatus, I would be hard pressed to choose a better example than Hannah & Janu’s St Tewdrics wedding. It had a little bit of everything, a beautiful and fun loving bride and groom, a gorgeous reception venue, a traditional church ceremony, warm and friendly wedding guests and even a converted Indian taxi as a wedding car. The ceremony took lace in March 2020, with rumblings of the Covid-19 in the background, there was less certainly handshaking and hugging, but the full extent of the situation was yet to be understood, Simpler times, and ones which the wedding industry and those with a wedding planned in the near future yearn to return.
In the morning both bridal and groom parties were using St Tewdrics House to get ready for the marriage ceremony. This took place at St Tewdric’s church, in the Monmouthshire village of Mathern, South Wales. The sermon and blessing was delivered by one of the more charismatic vicars, a real pipe smoking pleasure to share his company. Outside of the church lychgate, guests showered the happy couple with confetti. It was then back to the wedding reception hosted at St Tewdrics House, where the wedding breakfast was to be served following by evening dancing celebrations.
“Thank you so much, the photos are perfect and we are so happy with them. They have let us re-live what was such a wonderful day and also reminded me of moments I had forgotten about. We can’t wait to share them with our loved ones.”