Fonmon Castle Wedding of Kelly and Jordan happened last summer. July is one of the nicest months to get married. The colors are at their best, greens are the greenest and flowers in their best saturation. What else do you need to have an amazing backdrop for the photography??
The bridal preparation started early in the morning. Kelly was getting ready with her mum, three female, one male bridesmaid and a friend. Everything was well organized and when I arrived they were listening to a music and sipping lovely Prosecco. Makeup was being done by wonderfully talented Victoria Fox and hair by Coast Hair and Beauty in St Brides. Kelly was definitely one of the brides who owned the day. She was perfectly organized, relaxed and excited to become a wife in only couple of hours. Staying focused even in a perspective of possible rain on the horizon on your wedding day is pretty much one of the most important things. Especially when you live in Wales!
After capturing the bride preparation I run across the village to take few photos of Jordan and his mates enjoying their wedding pint in a local pub. What else can you say here? Jordan held it all together very well. I could tell he was a bit nervous and I cant tell why, whether this was the coming “I do” or the perspective of handling the speeches later on that day.
When I finished taking photos of bride and groom getting ready it was time to move to the most important part of the day, the ceremony. I love watching people waiting in the anticipation to see the bride walking down the aisle. Literally, everybody wants to see the beautiful woman in her last few minutes of a single life. Dressed in a beautiful gown, all made up and smiley (or crying), gliding through to her husband to be.
I didn’t expect Kelly getting so emotional when she saw Jordan. She only shed few tears knowing how many eyes are on her at that moment so she kept it all in like a truly professional bride, with head up and a massive smile on her face. The ceremony was beautiful, I am not sure of the wording and what was happening as it was slightly overwhelming even to me. Eventually, they were stood just there bursting with happiness and being already married.
This is what everybody as waiting for. The celebration of their marriage, the food, the drink and the socializing that happens at weddings. My favorite part of the day when guests are relaxing and tension drops. People become more authentic and forget that there is a photographer at the party. I love those candid moments and I have to say this is what I am mainly waiting for as a documentary wedding photographer on the wedding day. The party moved on to the speeches which were sweet, short and to the point. It’s hard shooting when you have to deal with your rib cage shacking form laughter. Jordan nailed his speech and I couldn’t see a person who wasn’t laughing at it. The best men speech involved a quiz between the newlyweds and the set of questions composed was out of this world funny. I honestly believe some people should be born entertainers.
The party has moved onto the dance floor that turned out to be a blast! I still don’t know how this is even possible to dance and laugh at the same time not mentioning holding your camera firmly and taking pictures.
Luckily I didn’t drop it on the floor and managed to finish my job peacefully.
Kelly and Jordan, this was such a wonderful wedding with so many great memories.! I am sure they will stay with you for many years to come. Thank you for having me around and making me feel so welcome. Thank you for having me as a witness of your most important day in the life.
Here are some photos showing the whole day form the minute it started. Enjoy!
Some suppliers I was working with on the day:
Dress: Laura May Bridal
Suit: Dyfed Menswear
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Flowers: Sweet Peony
Catering: Really Fresh Food Company
Rings: Diamond Centre Wales