Herefordshire wedding photographer at Brinsop court

Brinsop Court Estate Wedding Photographer

Brinsop Court Estate Wedding.

So it was back to Brinsop Court for the Christmas wedding of Laura and Stuart. It is always amazing to be a Brinsop court estate wedding photographer and even more so when it is a Christmas wedding. Laura and Stuart had such a blast with their family and friends throughout the day in the glorious surroundings. I can't forget Charlie the Labrador, as he was not only present throughout the day but he also made an appearance during their engagement shoot too. (I wish my dogs were as well behaved as him). It was fantastic to be able to get outside for a few portraits at this time of year. If you are getting married here, the grounds are definitely a major factor for choosing the venue. Add to that, the stunning interior and you have a superb wedding venue hidden away in the beautiful countryside.

Time to party.

After their wedding breakfast and speeches, it was time to party. A great moment at the end of their first dance was the confetti canons, although someone was a bit premature with theirs. (I won't say who though). Some great tunes were played by the lively band, Kolo which had everyone on the dance floor. A certain local Hair and make up artist was up for the party...

It was a great atmosphere throughout the day with everyone making sure that the couple celebrated in style.

Wedding Venue - Brinsop Court Estate

Hair and Make up - Hilary Read

Bridesmaids Make up - Indulge Beauty Salon

Wedding flowers - Issy and Bella

Wedding Dress - Justin Alexander


Llanerch Vineyard wedding Photographer - Fiona and Greg

Llanerch Vineyard Wedding - Fiona and Greg

It was great to work with these guys at their Llanerch Vineyard wedding. I already knew Fiona as she was a bridesmaid at one of my previous weddings. It was lovely to be able to shoot her wedding too and one of her bridesmaids was the bride from the previous wedding. Fiona and Greg had their engagement shoot in Cardiff, which can be found here. They live quite close to Cardiff so Llanerch Vineyard was very well known to them both. Fiona got ready at their home in a place which I can spell but I can't pronounce, (I do have trouble with Welsh words). During the morning she was surrounded by her bridesmaids and family who made sure she was as relaxed as possible. Emotion definitely spilled over though once Fiona was in her dress, with a few tears from almost everyone.

Their ceremony was at St Catwgs Church (another that I am unable to pronounce). This was a beautiful church not too far from Llanerch Vineyard. After the ceremony there was the short drive to the vineyard. Here we took some portrait photographs by the lake next to the vineyard whilst Fiona and Greg relaxed. We then made our way back into the vineyard for a few group photographs and a few more portraits too. The speeches after the wedding breakfast were very funny with a lot of jokes about the groom. The kind of best man jokes that only a brother could get away with really.

The Party.

Once the party had started, there was an announcement of a band that had been touring the USA were going to play. The reality was that it was Fiona's Dad and friends along with Mum and friends as backing singers. To be fair they did a good job (even if they did have to have the chords on a piece of paper in front of them) From then on it was a full on party with everyone joining in.

It was great to work with Janet White Ashby and Natalie Ricciardi again too ;-)

Venue - Llanerch Vineyard

Hair - Janet White Ashby 

Make up - Natalie Ricciardi 

Flowers - Sians Flowers

Dress - Lou Lou Bridal

 

 

 

 


Cosplay wedding, Clearwell Castle

Sailor Moon Cosplay Wedding

Tom and Melissa's Sailor Moon Cosplay Wedding.

I met Tom and Melissa at a wedding fayre in 2016 where they told me all about their wedding. When they explained that it was a Sailor moon cosplay wedding, I'll be honest, I had no idea what they were talking about. Once I got home after the fayre though, I googled it and found out that not only was Cosplay huge, but Sailor Moon was too! Google it, you'll see.

Tom and Melissa booked in shortly after and explained how they wanted their day to go. The more they spoke about it, the more I got excited about shooting their wedding. All of the costumes were made or customised between themselves and their friends, they looked amazing. Their wedding was held at Clearwell Castle so this was a first Cosplay and Clearwell wedding for me.

Tom and Melissa love doing what they do, you can see it in them both when they talk about Cosplay. They just wanted to enjoy their day whilst dressed as their favourite characters and surrounded by friends. I have to say, it was a bit different from any other wedding. Walking into Bridal preparation and seeing Melissa and all of the bridesmaids in character was surreal at first. Tom and Melissa also had a costume change for the evening and looked fantastic together. You could see that a lot of effort had gone into their wedding and they were rewarded with an amazing day.

Their wedding day was so much fun to capture, with all of the characters around. I wouldn't hesitate to cover another Cosplay Wedding. Clearwell Castle is also a beautiful venue too, which made for a fantastic backdrop to the day.

Venue - Clearwell Castle

Cake - Cake Aspirations 

Dress - Vivienne Atelier