A few days before Christmas in 2016, I was making my way to photograph the wedding of Becky and Steffan at Treowen in Monmouthshire, Wales. As I was carefully navigating my car through a single track country lane, out of the early morning mist appears the 17th century gentry house that is Treowen. This Grade I listed property was a farmhouse for three centuries and is now a conference and function venue, with its charming architecture, oak panelled walls and Jacobean fireplaces it has character to spare. What makes this location further unique is that it is basically your country home for a few days, so the weddings tend to be full of the personality of the bride and groom. Becky, Steffan and their friends spent the day before decorating the rooms and setting up the bar, which the outside caterers agreed to man for them during the reception. When it came to changing the wedding breakfast room around for the evening celebrations, the bestman and ushers were in charge of moving tables and I even saw a bridesmaid with a broom. All of this makes for a casual and friendly atmosphere, making everyone feel at home. In the morning the girls were getting ready in one room, whilst the boys did the same next door, before everyone made their way to Raglan Baptist Church for the marriage ceremony. After which drinks were greatly received back at Treowen, before a candle lit supper and wedding speeches took place, where the happy couple were presented with a treasured family heirloom, stuffed cat (I think it was a joke).