Kelly and Craig at Caer Rhun Hall, Conwy Valley

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Moody skies, a custom deck of fantasy cards and lot of big trees! Kelly and Craig will officially be our last ever wedding at the rather splendid and grand Caer Rhun Hall in the Conwy Valley-What a way to remember the place as well! Great weather, amazing guests and a first dance to look back at and chuckle about. ;)

We already knew Kelly (and bridesmaid Beth) having shot her dad’s wedding a few years ago (thanks for the recommendation Colin!), so it was an incredibly relaxed experience for us. Starting with the ladies getting their hair put up in Enigma in Llandudno in the morning while Phil got the job of shooting the chaps over at the Pancake House in Rowen (hard life, eh Phil?!), we headed over to Caer Rhun for the ceremony. It was the first time we’d shot a ceremony in the banqueting hall, usually being cramped into the corner of the smaller lounge, so it was quite a relief to find that we had plenty of space and lots of lovely light for once!

After the ceremony it was off to the marquee on the lawn with drinks and canapes for the guests while we whisked Kelly and Craig on a whistlestop tour of the gardens to get the shots we wanted. Along with our favourite tree in North Wales (a lightning-struck, ancient, giant spruce tree is always good for a bit of drama!) we found a little patch of long grass at the end of the pitch and putt with the suitably moody clouds and the sense of drama that we love so much in our pictures and shot it to death before making our way back through the gardens, stopping at the maze and wall-arch on the way for a few more pics. :)

Congratulations to you both-We had a great time shooting your big day for you-Wishing you all the best of love and luck in the world for your future together.

Fresh. x


P.S. Beautiful flowers were by Andrea at Luna (as always!) and the makeup was by the lovely and very talented Emily from La Belle Epoque Beauty in Bangor.

Ceri and Gavin at the Quay Hotel, Deganwy


Ceri and Gavin, Deganwy Quay Wedding PhotographerSometimes, the North Wales weather isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! You just have to make the most of what you’re given, and while the morning and afternoon of Ceri and Gavin’s big day saw it raining heavily non-stop (and two very soggy photographers), it finally dried up enough to go out for some pictures around Conwy, much to everybody’s relief-Especially ours! The rain wouldn’t stop us of course, but it’s so much easier if it’s not chucking it down. It also makes for some pretty epic clouds when the rain stops!

Now, occasionally in weddings we will bump into a bride and groom that we have shot the wedding of previously (the beauty of recommendations!), and this was no exception. The difference is, there was not just one couple, but three previous Fresh Photography couples at the Deganwy Quay Hotel for Ceri and Gavin’s wedding! We seem to have become the photographers of choice for the Eglwysbach massive… It really was fantastic to see everyone there looking as young and as glamourous as they did on their own days! :)

Here’s a sneaky preview of the wedding pictures of the new Mr and Mrs Kenrick-Wishing you both lots of love, luck and best wishes for now and your future together!


The O’Bryans at The Imperial and Bodafon Farm

Clair and Tom, Llandudno, Imperial Hotel, Bodafon Farm. Could this have been the most laid-back wedding in the world? Having already got married in Australia, Clair and Tom headed to Clair’s locality to get a blessing in front of her home crowd-And what a day it was! What seemed like half of Oz came with them-Many staying for a month or more on extended breaks. Starting in the frankly MASSIVE St Pauls Church in Craig Y don, moving onto the Imperial Hotel in Llandudno for the wedding breakfast, then finishing up at Bodafon Farm for the evening. We had singing twins, lots of kilts, a groomsman trying to mount a lama (or failing that, a highland cow with 2ft horns), a stunning sunset with epic clouds and finally more beer than any wedding has ever consumed in the history of weddings. Awesome. :)

Bride and groom in front of white door

A spicy little number-Getting away from the Vindaloo…

A lot of people think that an indian restaurant should be all about the vindaloos and the jalfrezis-But not at Jaya! We were lucky enough to spend a day shooting a selection of the food on offer at the fantastic Space boutique B&B in Llandudno where Sunita and Bobby cook up some of the finest indian cuisine this side of Jaipur. Some of the finest home cooking we’ve ever tasted and presented in the most luxurious surroundings, with views over the snow capped mountains of North Wales. Stunning in every way! Pay them a visit and discover what real indian cuisine is all about…