As a South Wales wedding photographer, I have more than my fair share of marquee weddings, thanks to its abundance of rural areas. Sophie and Tom’s wedding on 12th July 2019 was held at her parent’s farm in the South Wales village of Rudry. The day began here with the bridal preparations before the marriage ceremony, a short drive through the country lanes to St Michaels’s Church at Michaelstone-Y-Fedw. The nuptials were rounded off with the vicar producing a mobile phone on a selfie stick to take his picture with the newly married couple. Once outside and congratulations had been given and the confetti thrown, it was bak to the farm. A marquee had been erected next to one of the paddocks, where guest could enjoy the country side views in the sunshine. Like a lot of my clients, Sophie and Tom did not want to spend too much time posing for photographs, so apart from a few minutes for the family and groups and a couple of portraits of the bride and groom, the majority of the photographic coverage was in the natural flow of the day. This approach allows for pictures to show the true story of the day. The lovely thing about this approach you never know what you are going to get, be it singing waiters, outside conga, crying at speeches, dancing on tables or swinging kids around on the dance floor.