Sophie and Simon’s beautiful St.Fagans engagement shoot by Lewis Fackrell

Today we are sharing Sophie and Simons’s beautiful engagement shoot at The National Museum of Wales, St.Fagans. Photographed by Lewis Fackrell Photography. 

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The weekend we choose for our pre-wedding photoshoot with Lewis was significant for us.  We had celebrated 18 years together just two days beforehand!

Simon and I met at school in 1999. I had developed a huge crush on this handsome sixth-former who I used to walk past on my way to my GCSE Physics lessons. After pointing him out to a friend, it turned out that she knew him! A cinema date was arranged, to watch the (hugely romantic!) American Pie and the rest is history!Sophie-Simon-St-Fagans-pre-wedding-photographer-Lewis-Fackrell-Photography-©-4

Fast forward to Christmas Eve 2016, when tradition dictates that we each unwrap a present from the other. Simon said he had to go to his ‘Man Shed’ to find mine as he had been hiding my gift in there and then asked me to close my eyes.Sophie-Simon-St-Fagans-pre-wedding-photographer-Lewis-Fackrell-Photography-©-2

He seemed to be taking a long time to hand me the present and I could hear him breathing quite heavily! At this point I started to suspect something, and sure enough once I opened my eyes there he was on one knee holding out a ring box.

Having been together for so long and knowing marriage was on the cards for us, we have talked a lot about wedding plans and I have always said that I would be happy with a Haribo ring and to choose my own ring if Simon was unsure what to go for.
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When opening my eyes the first thing I saw was a Haribo, but then I spotted the sparkle underneath. Knowing I adore all things vintage, Simon had picked a beautiful antique ring for me. We then dashed over to tell our parents and the prosecco was swiftly opened, getting our Christmas off to a very merry start!Sophie-Simon-St-Fagans-pre-wedding-photographer-Lewis-Fackrell-Photography-©-1
We are very excited about our wedding in May 2018, and so happy that Lewis is photographing our big day! We literally didn’t stop laughing on our pre-wedding shoot, and know that our wedding day will be just as much fun!

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Pre-Wedding Shoot: Sarika & Dipesh by Sheetal Varsarni

Hello you lovely lot of Cwtchers!

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….

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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.

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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!

Engagement Shoot: Anna and Richie by Maria Farrelly

Good Morning you lovely lot!

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!

Enjoy! x

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Pre-Wedding Engagement Shoot: Anna & Richie - Newport by Maria Farrelly

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!

Enjoy x

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Engagement Shoot: Rebecca & Dave by Christopher Ian

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……..  

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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…

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Its just beautiful guys! What a stunning setting for such an exciting shoot! Thank you for sharing x

 

Cwtch of the Week: A Hill Top Cwtch

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…….

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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.

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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