Kate and Henry’s September wedding in 2022 took place at the Pembrokeshire village of Newport. The amount of work to organise and host a wedding in a private garden is not to be under estimated. The trick is I think is to trust your suppliers to their craft once the day begins, allowing you to relax and enjoy the company of the friends and family in attendance. This fun loving couple certainly managed to create a lovely atmosphere on their special day, full of laughter and well meaning cheerfulness. The supply of food and drink was in the safe hands of bespoke catering company, Strawberry Shortcake. The marquee from Blue Sky was pitched in the parental owned field, a stones throw from the banks of the River Nevern estuary along the West Wales coast. Floral decor was in the hands of Sara Caroline. The marriage ceremony was performed a short walk through the charming village lanes at St Mary’s Church. Once married the bride and groom were cheered as they drove to Newport Beach in the Land Rover Defender, kindly borrowed from their grandfather. As with the majority of my clients, this bride and especially the groom did not enjoy the process of posing for the camera, so it was just a matter of seconds to capture them having a quick stroll on the sand. Then later in the day in between the courses of the wedding breakfast, as the sun was setting, the couple shared a quick kiss on the harbour wall, much to the amusement of the onlooking members of the boating club. These two short moments was all the time they wished to pose for the camera, apart from a handful of group photographs they requested, the vast majority of the day was captured with a natural and candid approach. I was joined on the day by videographer, John Mark, who also enjoys filming real moments rather instructed poses. The evening went off with a bang, with music entertainment provided by the Fake Tan Band, whose energy managed to fill the dance floor with aplomb. The bride’s elegant dress and flower girl and page boy outfits were supplied by French designer, Laure de Sagazan, hair and make up by Ann McComack and Charlotte Thomas respectively.
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