Here is a selection of photographs I created for Laura and Alex at their wedding ceremony in Mwnt Church and reception at the Pizza Tipi in Cardigan, Wales. I have worked with Laura before, as in the past she has been a wedding co-ordinator for some of Wales’ finest hotels, so I was very pleased that she chose me to record her special day. So on 9th September 2017 I found myself on the west coast of Wales in the county of Ceredigion. The morning started with the groom and his ushers meeting at the former granary loft on the banks of the River Teifi in the town of Cardigan. Across the river is the Pizza Tipi, also known as Fforest Quayside part of the Fforest Weddings group and was the location for the reception later in the day. Once the boys were ready, I popped upstairs in the loft to see the bridal preparations before making my way to Mwnt Church or Church of the Holy Cross as it is formally known. I have been waiting to photograph here for a while as it is a very unique location to get married in. This Grade I listed, 13th century, white washed chapel, sits top of the cliffs over Mwnt Beach. The downside of course in the rather unpredictable Welsh weather, today we had high winds and heavy rain showers.
“They are perfect! As always, you captured everything!”
It took two attempts to safely leave the church after the ceremony, but when we did the sun made a rather unexpected yet welcome appearance. Making the most of this opportunity, the wedding party made the short yomp down the cliffside to the beach, passing some rather startled hill walkers cladded as they were in boots and waterproofs, being past by a flowing white dress. Meanwhile guests warmed themselves with freshly made coffee served from a vinatge VW camper van. Next it was back to Cardigan to the Pizza Tipi at Fforest Quayside, where the former coalyard had been transformed in a rustic country chic wonderland for the wedding breakfast.