Engagement Shoot: Becky and Lyndsey Seaside Shoot by Rocksalt

Morning everyone!
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…..


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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.

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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

Mini Engagement Shoot: Ed and Jo by Rocksalt

Whilst having a little Facebook stalk of our amazing Welsh photographers, I came across this gorgeous Mini Engagement Shoot: Ed and Jo by Rocksalt.  The wonderful Hannah at Rocksalt then sent over these beautiful images of Ed and his wonderful Welsh bride Jo, and told us a bit more about it – we cannot wait to see the images from their wedding party -read on and I think you will agree…..

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Mini Engagement Shoot: Ed and Jo by Rocksalt

Ed and his gorgeous new wife, Jo had an intimate ceremony at Chester Zoo a couple of weeks ago and in June will be having a blessing in a little chapel and then wedding party at Ed’s family farm where there will be little piglets running riot and home brewed ale to enjoy! I can’t wait for this wedding!!

All images by Rocksalt Photography

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Oh my! This is so pretty, and how awesome does the wedding party sound!? Piglets! Running! Like, everywhere! And then the ale? Goodness, this sounds like perfection! Thank you for sharing Hannah! x


Kerry and Tom’s beautiful Snowdonia Engagement Shoot

As much as we LOVE to feature real welsh weddings on Cwtch The bride, we do strongly believe that an engagement shoot is well worth the investment if you can stretch that budget a bit further. Engagement shoots or pre-wedding shoots (as some call them) are a great way to work with your photographer before the big day. This is the perfect icebreaker particularly if you are nervous in front of the camera. 

Today we are sharing Kerry & Tom’s Engagement shoot by Amy & Omid Photography. Lets hand you over this lovely Husband & Wife photography team to tell you all about this beautiful photo-shoot in Snowdonia. Kerry_and_Tom-1

Snowdonia Engagement Shoot by Amy and Omid Photography

Having lived in North Wales in the first two years of our own marriage, it was so exciting for us to come back for Kerry and Tom’s pre-wedding shoot! We just love Beddgelert, a picturesque village in Snowdonia. It also happens to be where Tom grew up – lucky him!

Kerry_and_Tom-3The shoot was beautiful. We met in Tom’s mother’s home by the Glaslyn river to get to know them as a couple and their ideas for the wedding day. Their vision for the engagement shoot was impressive – Beddgelert is Tom’s home, and they wanted that to come out in the pictures. For the first shot of the day, Tom and Kerry sat on a stone wall with the historic church and majestic snow-capped Moel Hebog in the background. The photo happens to be the view from Tom’s childhood home. And years later here is Tom with the girl of his dreams in the same spot — how romantic! From then on the shoot unfolded naturally as we went for a walk together through the village, then along the footpath and into the wild, stunning Glaslyn Gorge.


As a couple who got married in Snowdonia, whose passion for photography was kindled in North Wales, it was such a joy for us to return for this shoot. It was a reminder of why it has such a special place in our hearts. There is so much variation in Kerry and Tom’s photos — from the snowy-mountain backdrop to the railway tracks of the Welsh Highland Railway. Our favourite shots are the very last ones of the day. Kerry and Tom were great sports and so we went off the path and into the moss-covered woods. All they had to do was be themselves as a couple as they sat on a really, really old, moss-covered stone wall ruin and we simply snapped away. And, of course, a mandatory tightly squished cwtch to finish off the shoot!

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 These are just wonderful aren’t they? What a gorgeous couple with an absolutely breathtaking backdrop. Lovely lovely x

Shelley and Bets Engagement Shoot by Richard Savage Photography

 Love is love which is why we adore featuring all types of weddings. 
We’ve got a ridiculously cool engagement shoot for you today courtesy of Richard Savage Photography. I hand over to Rebecca “Bets” to tell you how she proposed the Shelly.
Shelley and I have always been mutual friends. We were both in long term relationships that’s ended similar times and we were drawn together by a gathering with close friends. We started dating not long after, Shelley was working and living on Cardiff, she applied for a job in Swansea which was successful, we moved in together in our first home a few months after. Only a year into our relationship, I got that feeling, when you know, then you know.
I decided to ask her to marry me. I made reservations at a lovely restaurant under the pretense it was my Dad’s birthday. When we arrived for our meal Shelley was confused as to why it was just the two of us, but still none the wiser. I explained it was just a surprise “date night” as we had both been very busy as of late. During dinner I ordered champagne, I had a close friend on stand by to deliver roses and a gift bag once we had finished eating. In the gift bag was a heart frame – photos that had significance during our relationship, first date, first kiss, first house, first holiday etc. In the final window was a picture of the ring and the words will you marry me? She was completely surprised, but more importantly she said yes! 

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I think you will agree that Shelley and Bets Engagement Shoot is stunning. How is it that two people can make looking cool so effortless! ~ Kate

Adam and Greg’s Engagement Shoot by Photography First


On Monday we gave you a sneaky peek from this lovely post. This cute couple are getting married later on in the year. During Adam and Greg’s engagement shoot Ed had  a mini camera emergency…Lucky it wasn’t on the wedding day! Thank you Photography First for these beautiful images. ~ Kate
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It’s always a pleasure and an honour when I am referred for wedding photography in South Wales, and it’s even more so when it’s a referral from someone who’s wedding I have shot in the past.  Adam and Greg enquired about their wedding photography after I photographed his mum’s wedding – Diplomat Hotel Wedding South Wales – it’s nice to have some confirmation that I’m doing something right.South Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding Photographer

So we met up for their pre-wedding shoot at Parc Howard in Llanelli in the summer, yes, we did have a summer in Sunny South Wales!  I love engagement shoots or pre-wedding shoots, as there’s so much time for creativity and as photographers know it, Off Camera Flash.  This is a technique used to manipulate light and is often used my professional photographers.  Anyway, half-way through our shoot, my lens decided to jam into position, and I couldn’t take my Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS II off my camera body (it’s fixed now)!!  So I was stuck with this lens for the rest of the shoot, it was a great opportunity to get the most out of my lens, and to get a variety of shots with it too.   Having years of experience, if this happened at a wedding, I know I would have coped absolutely fine, should this have happened during a wedding, not to mention I have a backup camera body with me at every wedding anyway!South Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding PhotographerSouth Wales Wedding PhotographerI would love to share some more of your engagement shoots. Drop me an email at info@cwtchthebride.com. If you are still looking for some inspiration for your wedding then you would be silly to miss out on CwtchFest. Get your tickets here.