We have a super lovely couple of cwtches of Lucy and Ian from Michelle Huggleston today, taken at Mansion House Llansteffan overlooking the beach. And what a view! Over to Michelle to tell you more about it……
A Cwtch with a View
It’s so wonderful to get asked to be the wedding photographer for any wedding, and a little more nerve-racking when it’s someone you grew up with. Lucy and Ian got married in the village we grew up in, in Llangyfelach church. The church hadn’t changed a bit since primary school. And the special service was held by Lucy’s Step Father, I love these touches, everyone having a role to play on the day. It really makes it more special.
Lucy and Ian had a fun and quirky theme. Ian’s job when they met was as Lucy called it a ‘Pirate Fighter’ and he proposed on a beach with X marks the spot. These moments added to their theme allowing them to create an elegant colour scheme with elements of pirate, from table names to the cake… the cake was just wow!! A perfect and fun day, and so wonderful to be part of an old school friends wedding day.
I love this image because they were totally in the moment, I’m not sure they even noticed I was taking photographs of them both. The closeness of the two of them, and this was their first few private moments alone from all of their guests. They just look so happy.
Hello you wonderful lot. So you might remember this lovely little Cwtch of the Week of Rhian and Mark we featured? Well, as a fabulously lovely bonus, the brilliant Lewis Fackrellhas shared the couples entire big day with us. Firstly though, Rhian and Mark will tell us all about how their special day unfolded. Over to you guys…..
How would you describe your wedding theme?
Farmer’s daughter with a classic twist
What was your favourite part of your wedding?
Waking up at 5am & walking around the fields at home on the farm & wondering what the day ahead would be like, The vows looking out to sea on a perfect sunny day with the harp playing “Ar Lan y Mor” were simply just perfect.
Tell us about your Wedding Dress
It was a classically simple “Jesus Peiro” with a halter neck and a beautiful A line skirt, with the beautiful bow detail at the front.
Who did you pick as your bridesmaids &/or best man and why?
We decided against a Best Man & Bridesmaid and went with my 3yr old Nephew & 4yr old niece who performed their duties in style.
Why did you choose your venue?
It was an outdoor wedding and I was born around the corner from where the view out to sea ended .
Tell us about your photographer
Lewis Fackrell arranged a pre shoot so this helped a lot with understanding what we wanted on the big day. The pictures tell a story of our perfect day.
How did the proposal happen?
After a failed proposal in Rome as the Fontana de Trevi was covered in scaffolding , second attempt was the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales in 60mph winds ! I said yes, just to get off the mountain !!!!
Any DIY stories/tutorials you’d like to share?
The place settings were brown label tags which I changed the string and added lavender & Rosemary to each one – which ensured the room smelt lovely as the guests walked in.
What was your first dance & why?
John Legend – “All of me” – After seeing him live last year, it’s always been our song.
In hindsight, was there anything you would have done differently?
Took a moment to absorb everything, it was all over far too quickly
Do you have any advice for future couples?
Relax & enjoy every moment and try & find a quiet 5 minutes for just the two of you to absorb the fact you just got married !!!
What’s the best piece of marriage advice you received?
When you’re wrong admit it, and when you’re right don’t gloat !!!
What was your favourite thing about planning a wedding?
Making it unique and putting that individual stamp on it.