Haf means Summer in the Welsh language, isn't that lovely? Ironically, Haf & Chris got married on what seemed like the coldest November day last year with no sunshine to be seen! But it was still gorgeous nonetheless and the photos were definitely worth the almost frostbitten fingers.
As I now live in the North East it was a long drive for me to get home to Wales but I was so excited to shoot at the beautiful Coed Y Mwstwr Hotel in Bridgend.
Haf got ready at her parents home close by. I arrived shortly before they left for the ceremony to capture the last getting ready details of the morning as well as some family photos before they left. I adored Haf's dress, it sparkled from top to bottom and was perfectly matched with her navy bridesmaid dresses and their fluffy stoles to keep the chill out. Haf chose beautiful flowers for her bouquet that reflected the time of year and the church was dressed in the same flowers. It was so stunning!
Haf and Chris planned to have a traditional church ceremony which involved Welsh songs, something that made the Wedding so personal to them. I loved every second, I felt right at home. After a cold confetti run we had some couple photos and then headed over to the reception venue.
We were greeted by the sound of bagpipes and a roaring fire inside. As we were so close to Christmas the place was decorated accordingly, and the warm and cosy atmosphere felt so festive. Much to the guests dismay, I pulled them outside for group shots and then I took Chris and Haf off for couple photos. The dense cold fog made an amazing atmosphere to shoot in, it was moody, I adore these photos! Definitely worth the cold hands!
Soon after that the speeches went ahead, followed by food and drinks. Haf decorated the venue in a Harry Potter come art deco style, something I'd never even thought about before but it looked amazing! The evening flowed with dancing, cake cutting and a load of laughter, it was a pleasure to be there and document this day for Chris and Haf. You guys made my heart feel full!
A massive thanks needs to be mentioned for Natasha at HoneyDew Moments who was my second shooter for the day and is responsible for many of the photos here! You were amazing!