Katie and Ioan were married just before Christmas at the Cawdor Hotel, Llandeilo. Not only was it my first wedding photography at the Cawdor Hotel, but it was my first wedding photography in Wales, so to say I was excited was a bit of an understatement! It was such a beautiful, romantic setting and perfect for this Winter wedding with such a wonderful couple.
One of the things that gets a lot of talk time in the lead up to a wedding is the weather. Many wedding days are dependent on some dry spells for at least part of the day but it is, of course, one factor that you can’t control. As much as the bride and groom plan for every event, the wedding photographer does exactly the same, preparing for every eventuality.
And so it was, against all the forecasts, that after a few days of torrential rain, the wedding day itself remained perfectly dry until the evening. Following some very relaxed bridal preparations, Katie, looking absolutely stunning, made the short walk to the chapel for the ceremony. It was a wonderful service with some fabulous musical moments carefully positioned throughout.
Firstly, everyone was treated to some fantastic violin playing by Ioan’s sister which was then followed by some stirring singing from a Welsh male voice choir, of which Ioan’s father is a member. The choir gathered again later at the reception for a couple of impromptu numbers, their powerful voices making quite an impression.
The rain held off just long enough for us to get some beautiful portraits of the couple in various spots around Llandeilo and then it was on to the reception where everyone ate, drank, sang and danced late into the night.
Here are a selection of images from the day – hope you enjoy seeing them.