Emma and Adam at the Kinmel Manor Hotel and Spa

Wedding Photographer Kinmel Manor North walesAnother beautiful wedding at the recently revamped Kinmel Manor Hotel and Spa and another beautiful day to go with it (who says weddings in Wales HAVE to be wet?!).

Adam (and Emma to a slightly lesser degree!) is football mad, and this was reflected in the distinctly Manchester United-themed table names, featuring a selection of famous names, and the perfect surprise was arranged by Emma in the form of a framed, signed Cristiano Ronaldo shirt, handed out during the speeches, much to Adams delight!

We managed to steal 20 minutes just after dinner and take a quick stroll up to a field of wheat, looking luscious and green in the setting sun. This is what we photographers like to call golden hour, and it was the perfect description for the photos taken-Giving a stunning, golden-glow to the light that you just can’t get at any other time of the day. It was worth the wait and the results speak for themselves!

As the night went on, the crowds increased and the insanely talented guitarist/singer Steve Rikard, (a legend around these parts) played a cracking set, covering everything from The Kooks to Pink Floyd, pretty much note for note. A very talented guy indeed!

Video was once again supplied by one of our working partners, Joe from Perfect Day Productions. We’ve shot a LOT of weddings alongside Joe now and he’s our preferred videographer, being easy going, great to work with (you’d be surprised just how many videographers aren’t!) and extremely laid back, letting everything just happen-a lot like ourselves!  Venue dressing and flowers by the ever-lovely Mandy and the team from Mantones-Probably the hardest working venue dressing company in the world-for good reason! Reliable, hard working and generally amazing at everything they do! :)

All the very best for your future together Emma and Adam, thank you for being so easy going and climbing every gate we showed you on your big day! :)

Fresh. x

Bride and groom walk through field

Emily and Danny up the tree. Well, beside it anyway…

We’re usually on the ball completely when it comes to our engagement shoots-Trouble is, we live in Wales and the weather usually gets in the way. This is the third time we’ve arranged to do the shoot with Emily and Danny due to the weather, so you could say third time lucky-And only three days until the wedding!

*Emily and Danny are the original wedding crashers-We’ve seen them at more weddings than we’ve shot this year, lurking around the canapés, grabbing any free drinks that come around and dancing like nobody cares (we have the photographic evidence), but now it’s their turn!  We’re looking forward to being able to spend our time taking pictures of them, instead of just catching them lurking around, photobombing our meticulously planned backdrops… Looking forward to it! :)

(*Some or all of this paragraph may be a lie. Not the dancing bit though…)

We had a great laugh, the weather was perfect and I even got to try out my new lens. Happy days! See you both at the Kinmel Manor on Saturday! :)

Bride and groom in front of trees

I need a hero… The comic book wedding of Quita and Wynn

Wow-Just WOW! Where to begin? When we initially went to have a chat to Quita and Wynn about their wedding we were told it had a ‘bit of a’ Marvel/DC theme. We were expecting maybe a funky batman cake topper. What we got was an entire wedding themed around their favourite comic book heros! Awesome stuff!

The amount of work and detail that went into the day is immense. It took them 5 hours per pair of bridal party shoes to modge-podge them into individual hero themes-That’s 30 hours of work on the shoes alone. The cake was made by a relative and featured no less than 6 different characters, the even the chair decorations were hearts made from strips of comics.

We’d like to think that we rose to the occasion as well by doing a few shots with a comic theme. How about a groom in mid-air, both after a sonic death-punch and with Quita using the Force? Luckily Wynn is a wrestler and pretty athletic, although we might have asked a bit too much on the jumping front-Hope the knees are OK now Wynn!. There are so many shots we’d love to share with you from the day, but you’ll have to make do with a small selection for now! :) Enjoy!