What does a thirty guest wedding look like? As I write this South Wales is experiencing a bit of a second wave of the coronavirus, a slight rise in cases has returned a stricter lockdown, though luckily as with office and working environments, weddings are exempt from the no more than six person rule. Though the limitation of thirty guests remains. This has resulted in a lot of bookings transferring to 2021. However a few couples have decided to go ahead with their plans, but with a truncated guest list and schedule. One such couple was Sohaila and Dafydd who got married on 22nd August 2020 at St David’s Hotel in Cardiff Bay. The hotel had been mothballed for five months, and were just in preparation to welcome guests back the following month. Having just a few members of staff on hand they did agree to host the marriage ceremony as originally planned but left the reception to a more homemade affair. The happy couple had arranged a little drinks reception in the garden of their parents home in Cardiff. Though the inconsistent South Wales weather produced the need for some home ‘do it yourself’ engineering with multiple gazebo’s taped together to keep the party dry. Food was passed around, drinks shared, speeches given, there was even time for the couple’s first dance. All in all an enjoyable experience and all the more touching blessed with home made touches.
“Thank you so much for these photos – you have really captured moments of the wedding so beautifully. Everyone was so happy and having a good time and was great to see!”