After our engagement shoot at this stunning Berwick Lodge, I was ridiculously excited to shoot Amy and Sean’s wedding! A foggy start soon cleared into a perfect Spring day, it really didn’t feel like April at all! Driving up to the grand manor house, tucked away on a hill with views over to Wales, I knew it was going to be a good day. The morning sun washed the 18 acres of gardens with a golden glow and the sugar-frosted dawn melted away.
Preparations we’re in full swing with the grand ceremony room being dressed and staff, best men and the groom all attempting to puff up paper pom-poms. Upstairs, Amy and her bridesmaids we’re being pampered by the wonderful hairstylist, Emma and make-up artist, Lorna. Champagne was popped, presents were given and emotions ran high all morning. Over in the Groom’s room, the best men were dressing their older brother ready for his wedding day, including some very unexpected boxers!
Amy had chosen a classic style, with a elegant lace dress and breath-taking hair and make-up. No wonder Sean was in tears as she walked down the aisle with her proud father, she truly looked stunning. The couple had written their own vows and both welled up whilst reading them to each other. To write your own vows is something so special and personal, and reading them to a whole room of close family and friends makes them really understand why they’re there.
The ceremony was over and Amy and Sean left the room as husband and wife! But not before taking a ceremony selfie first!
Sparkling Afternoon Tea was the perfect fit for the wedding breakfast after the guests enjoyed the April sunshine, whilst I stole the couple away to utilise Berwick Lodge’s gorgeous grounds. The evening guests arrived and sunset garden games we’re played before heading inside to dance the night away.
Dress – Bridal Lane, Usk
Suits – Dyfed Menswear
Florist – Claire, Wilde bunch
Shoes- Pink Paradox
Earrings – Jules Bridal
Rings – Fraser Hart
Cake – Cake Smiths
DJ- Sam Bradshaw
Pianist – Joe Pike