We have an absolutely gorgeous pre-wedding shoot for you today!
You may remember that we shared a completely gorgeous Cwtch of the Week of Sarika and Dipesh back in April? Well, the fabulous photographer Sheetal Varsani has now sent us the whole shoot and its just delicious!
Over to Sheetal to tell you more about it….
Sarika & Dipesh by Sheetal Varsarni
I photographed Sarika & Dipesh’s Civil Ceremony last July and their pre-wedding shoot just a couple of weeks before their big day. Sarika & Dipesh’s relationship began in High School and after 10 years together, these childhood sweethearts got married with a ceremony at Cardiff City Hall.
For their pre-wedding shoot, we drove down to Ogmore-by-Sea to catch some of the beach’s gorgeous golden hour light. It’s one of my favourite spots along the Welsh Coast for the sunset and not a long drive from Cardiff. When the tide is in, Ogmore-by-Sea is mostly cliffs and pebbles, but the tide was out so we got to frolic around on the sand as well, giving us more of a variety of backdrops.
Despite it being the middle of July, the weather was a bit dreary, but this made for some dramatic light and backdrop. Sarika & Dipesh embraced the cold wind and drizzle – they were even brave enough to get into the sea for some of the shots!
Sarika & Dipesh were both complete naturals in front of the camera. They got lost in each other and completely forgot I was even there most of the time!
Its throwback Thursday time! And today its all about me! Well, and my now husband, but you know, mainly me!
Shot by our very own wonderful Maria Farrelly, this was our Pre Wedding Shoot. Shot in August 2011, if you can believe it! Originally published in March 2013, I am very excited to be sharing this again. I cannot recommend an pre wedding shoot enough. Its so much fun, gets you excited for the big day and you get to know you photographer brilliantly!
Anna and Richie’s Urban Pre Wedding Shoot
I’d like to introduce you to a super cool couple; Anna & Richie. I photographed their wedding back in Sept 2011 and this shoot was taken in and around Newport a few months prior to their big day.
Anna Is a Newport girl and Richie is a Cardiff boy. They met in the Meze Lounge in Newport and now they live in Paradise…I kid you not…the Turks & Caicos Islands to be precise!
They were quite happy for me to choose the locations for this shoot and boy did we have some fun, they were up for anything. I decided to take them to places around Newport that I love, such as The Waterloo (an amazing hotel & bistro thats right next to the amazing Transporter Bridge!).
I also photographed them in places that had been playing on my mind for a while. Places you see while driving around or sat in traffic, the sort of places you never actually get out of the car to take a proper look at. Anna & Richie went along with all my crazy ideas and added a few of their own too such as ‘planking’. We had such a great time and laughed so much. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did taking them!
Good morning all! You will remember, 10 days ago, we featured Rebecca and Daves Cwtch of the Week, taken from their Engagement Shoot in the breathtaking Pen Y Pass in North Wales with Christopher Ian. Well today, we get to show you the entire, beautiful shoot! These two, along with Christopher, chose an absolutely beautiful backdrop in which to have this shoot. Its rugged beauty is such a contrast to the gentle cwtches Rebecca and Dave give each other. But don’t listen to me, listen to Christopher, and have a look for yourself……..
Engagement Shoot: Rebecca & Dave by Christopher Ian
Rebecca & Dave had their engagement shoot in the heart of the welsh countryside near Pen y Pass, a stunning mountainous region with incredible views. These guys really wanted to create images that were full of dramatic backdrops and really appreciated the fine art photography approach.
The environment really sells that so easily but what made it truly amazing were these guys, I have never laughed so much in all my time photographing engagements and weddings! Their wedding is going to be incredible, a wonderful location in Criccieth in Cardigan Bay, in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. Come back soon to see how their wedding was just as awesome as their engagement…
Its just beautiful guys! What a stunning setting for such an exciting shoot! Thank you for sharing x
Happy Monday once again lovely Cwtchers! Gorgeous shot today for Cwtch of the Week, not only of a gorgeous couple, Hannah and Owen, on their engagement shoot captured by the fabulous Michelle Huggleston (awesome surname, we know!), but it shoes off one of Wales’ most beautiful spots! Over to Michelle and Hannah the B2B to tell us a bit about it and their engagement story…….
Cwtch of the Week: A Hilltop Cwtch
This was taken at the breathtaking Worm’s Head in the Gower. It’s one of my favourite places and where my lovely couple got engaged, so it was a perfect place to shoot their engagement session!
Meet Hannah and Owen, getting married on 1st June 2017 at The Corran in Laughne.
Hannah’s Story: Owen and I met in Swansea University, Owen then asked me on a date. He swept me off my feet and took me to Worms Head, Rhossili, Gower, Swansea. He packed a picnic basket and we sat on the cliff top watching the sun set, from that moment on I knew he was a keeper.
After 5 Years of been together Owen set up the same scenario for breakfast. He then got down on one knee and asked me to Marry him, without any hesitation I said YES.
He then planned a fantastic weekend of celebrations, with friends and family.
Wedding planning started off challenging, However once we set our hearts on The Corran, Laugharne, things started falling into place. We would love a very casual wedding and this setting provides that. We hope to celebrate with family and close friends to start the next chapter of our lives together in June 2017.
Fabulous – we just love a love story. Thank you Michelle, Hannah and Owen for sharing, a gorgeous way to start the week. And to top it off lovely cwtchers, we have the full E-Shoot to show you in a couple of weeks, so keep an eye out! x
So last Monday, you will remember the gorgeous Cwtch of the Week of Becky and Lyndsey on Sully Beach, including their bundle of beautiful fluff, King Charles Spaniel, Toby. Well we have another treat for you, Hannah from Rocksalt has fabulously sent over the entire E-shoot for you to enjoy and to brighten up your Thursday. Over to the girls to tell you all about their story…..
Engagement Shoot: Becky and Lyndsey Seaside Shoot by Rocksalt
Lyndsey and I met on a dating website during January 2014 and after a lot of messaging and talking on the phone we arranged to go on our first date.
Our first date was at a local coffee shop on Barry Island and we instantly got a long. We walked along the sea front and around the point and for me, wearing of my hangover and nerves. After a long walk and talking to many strangers on the way, we then went for a drink where Lyndsey completely kicked my butt at pool. I knew we were going to get on.
We got engaged when we went away camping in May 2015. It was a gorgeous sunny day and Lyndsey took Toby (our dog) for a walk across the field and sat down on the side of the bank. As I watched her I thought this was the perfect time. I grabbed a bottle of preseco and the ring and went to join her on the bank and after a few glasses of bubbles I asked her to marry me. She cried a lot (I hoped with joy), so i said is that a yes then? Of course it’s a big fat yes, was Lyndsey’s reply.
Even though we were already engaged Lyndsey waited for the right time to ask me and give me my engagement ring. It was perfect. We went away, around about a year after our engagement, stayed in a really nice hotel just outside Bath. We were sitting on the band stand having a glass or two of bubbles when Lyndsey showed me the ring and asked if I would be her wife? Without hesitation of course I said yes.
We haven’t started planning a wedding yet but plans will start next year ready for 2018.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us girls, its a truly loving shoot, beautifully captured by Rocksalt Photography. And that dog!!! We love Toby. A lot xx