Cwtch Of The Week: Beautiful Beach Cwtch

Morning you lovely lot!

I think we can all agree that summer is on its way. Yes, we might be having the odd shower but the leaves are on the the trees, the flowers are filling our gardens and the days are getting longer. This also means that wedding season is in full swing. The excitement is building for many of you who will soon be walking down the aisle.

This beautiful beach Cwtch of the week was taken by the South Wales Wedding Photographer Clare Adams from Loveseen. This photograph smells of summer. The lighting, the setting and the way her dress is bundled up in such a carefree manner. The other thing that I love is the fact that Caroline is on her tip toes. It reminds me of my husband and I, as I’m a shorty as well.

On Saturday I was at Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire, to photograph the wedding of Alain and Caroline. They are literally the coolest couple around and lead such amazing lives; spending 6 months of the year on the slopes as ski instructors and the other 6 months on the waves teaching water-sports. Their wedding reflected their outdoor lifestyle in all the little details and it was very fitting that their first walk of married life was to the totally unspoilt Barafundle Bay.” Clare Adams

Beautiful Beach Cwtch Of The Week

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Cwtch of the week: Lindsey & Rob by Loveseen Photography

This week’s Cwtch Of The Week goes to Lindsey and Rob who were married at St. Pierre this July. Many thanks to Clare from Loveseen Photography for submitting.
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We asked Bride Lindsey how they met…

Well it was in July 1998, I lived in Peterborough and I was working in a staff restaurant (not canteen, like Rob said in his speech) and he was a contractor who just happened to come in to buy a diet coke. We liked the look of each other, he gave me his phone number (house phone number, because it was before mobiles were as popular), we chatted for about two weeks and he asked me to come and live with him, which I was relieved about because I was fed up of going to the phone box! 4 weeks later 20th August 1998, I packed up my car with clothes and shoes and moved to Chepstow to live with him.

There was no big proposal, we had always said that we would get married before our son, Leo started school. So on a day trip shopping one day, we decided on a date to get married, 18th July 2015, special because it was Leo’s 4th Birthday that week and he was starting school that September,  then on our anniversary of 15 years together, Rob bought me a beautiful diamond ring.

Our wedding day was the most perfect day ever! Two years of planning and it turned out perfect in every way. The venue was amazing and although I was a little concerned I would have no control of things on the day, the staff at the venue were just fabulous! I put a lot of effort into my centrepieces, table plan etc, so to see the colour scheme all come together was lovely. We are really glad we hired the photo booth and Lynsey Pugh the wedding singer as they were both brilliant and all of my guests complimented them. 

Our memories of the day will be with us forever, but having an amazing photographer to put the whole day into photos was the best money we will have ever spent.

 

If you have a beautiful cwtch image, we’d love to see it! If chosen, we’ll feature it as our Cwtch Of The Week. Simply email it to us here 

 

 

 

From Texas To Tintern – Wales’ Most Romantic Wedding Proposal?

Today we have Loveseen Photography sharing one very special wedding proposal with us all. Lets hand you over to photographer Claire… 

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4821.818 miles for the perfect proposal … and she said yes!

When Patrick contacted me to photograph his surprise proposal to his girlfriend Savanna I was thrilled to be able to document such an incredible moment in two peoples’ lives; what a tremendous privilege. Of course there was the small detail that they lived in Texas and had never been to Tintern Abbey before, so making sure all the small details were in place was paramount!

Here is their story:

Patrick and Savanna met at the start of their Senior (last) year at Texas A&M University in August 2011. A mutual friend of theirs introduced them and they became good friends over the course of the first semester. Before their weekend hangouts with friends, they would usually hang out at her apartment where she would attempt to teach him how to salsa (her favourite). A romantic interest slowly grew, but neither of them made a move until a week before they graduated. They both moved to Austin for work where they were able to spend much more time together and go on various adventures — kayaking, sailing, hiking, boating, etc. They started officially dating in January 2013 and their relationship has grown ever since.

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While at uni, Savanna met a couple Brits who were studying abroad there in Texas. They became great friends and have kept up the friendship ever since. The friends happened to be getting married in Carmarthen in July and invited them to the wedding and so they saved up enough to book a flight out and make a week long holiday out of it as well! Patrick decided that this would be a fantastic place to propose as the scenery in Wales is such a dramatic contrast to Texas. While looking at places they wanted to visit on their trip, they found Tintern Abbey and both really loved its beauty, so Patrick decided that was where he wanted to propose as a total surprise for Savanna.

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Patrick contacted me as I am local to Tintern and because he fell in love with my work. I was over the moon to be a part of such an occasion and through numerous emails we managed to put his vision into action. For a while it was tricky, as we had issues with where he wanted to propose in the venue as they had it set-up for a concert, and so it almost didn’t go ahead, but after lots of negotiations and changes the plan was ready to set into motion.

Once he was in the UK we had very little contact and needed to stay discreet so that Savanna didn’t catch on and so on the day of the proposal he texted me what they were wearing and what time they expected to arrive and I replied with what I was wearing too, so we wouldn’t miss one another.

I arrived in plenty of time and laid rose petals in the area in front of the famous, vast picturesque window of the Abbey to indicate to him where he should stand. Georgia Boy Choir were practising for their Welsh tour and agreed to sing immediately after the proposal which was such a lovely gesture. I whispered to all the tourists who were curiously gathering around the trail of rose petals, to keep the area clear at 2pm and so word spread and a very obedient audience attempted to ‘act natural’ when they arrived.

The atmosphere was electric, hearts were thumping out of chests.

The Proposal

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Cwtch of the Week: Patrick and Savanna

We have a VERY SPECIAL Cwtch of the Week for you today. This image was taken by Claire from Loveseen Photography moments after Patrick proposed to Savanna in Tintern Abbey! YES! This image was taken immediately after the actual wedding proposal!

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