Emily and Bryan’s wedding was a beautiful one. It was rainy and windy and certainly the weather was not what every bride dreams of. Thankfully it is not the weather that makes a wedding - it’s family, friends, emotion and above all a couple very much in love. It is these details that make for a perfect day and this wedding was indeed perfect; I was lucky to have been asked to take part. At the heart of this marriage are family, faith and love and it was a pleasure to witness.
I arrived at Emily’s family home to capture moments of the bridal party’s preparations, here I saw hints of what the day would hold and evidence of Bryan’s love for Emily; he even left a note on her mirror! There was a steady flow of people through the house, friends helping with catering and neighbours popping by, there was an excitement in the house and I loved every minute.
The whole wedding was very personal and most of the details including floral arrangements, the cake and the wedding breakfast were made by talented family and friends. The flowers were created beautifully by her bridesmaid Kacia. Emily’s mum made the starter for the wedding breakfast and, as she is a hairdresser, styled Emily’s hair too.
When the bridal party were ready there was an emotional reveal to Emily’s dad. He confided in me that whilst he was delighted that she was happily married he really didn’t want her to go. He knew this day would come though, indeed he bought the gems for Emily’s shoes even before her engagement! He couldn’t hold back his tears when she appeared down the stairs and there was little wonder, Emily was indeed a beautiful bride and he was obviously very proud but very emotional. This was not only Emily's wedding day but also the day she would move out of the family home.
Following a lovely ceremony at Bridgend Registry Office we went to Coity Castle for some beautiful, if slightly wet, photos. We were accompanied by Emily’s cousin Ben Phillips who brought along his drone to capture the moments from above. It was then onto Tondu Cricket Club for the wedding breakfast. The marquee has been beautifully decorated by Emily and family with the help of Wedding Events by Jan. There was time for a few more photos before a prayer and song, followed by a delicious wedding breakfast; I really was spoiled!
The day was concluded for me with the first dance and Emily dancing with her father; at this point I left the party but not before capturing some of the party’s dancing. This wedding really was a beautiful day.
Beautiful? Without question! Thank you both for asking me to be part of your very special day.
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