Jason photographed this wedding with a second, and they had a magical time. Jason also photographed Vanessa's sister’s wedding. We always love as it's so nice to meet up with everyone again and have a laugh.
Vanessa and Tom’s had a fantastic marquee wedding near Welshpool on the family farm. It’s hard to get across how much effort created the truly magical setting in which they had their reception. In particular, there is no doubt Tom’s skills with big diggers (I’m sure there is a proper name…) came in to play.
Wedding photographer Gregynog Hall
I’m getting ahead of myself now though, as they started at the beautiful hidden gem of Gregynog Hall. The hall is a large country mansion in the village of Tregynon. They held the ceremony in the Music Room. After canapes and drinks in the gardens, it was a quick ride in a Fastrac (another digger) to the farm. There everything was in place and perfectly organised–even down to parking attendants to shout at Jason for not parking where he should! 🙂
They lay the marquee out on a proper base, so no wobbly floors. The marquee floor had wood chippings. They cut logs to create a line of firelighters marking the path around the marquee. Couple with lit up trees, log burner, and a digger archway. Inside the marquee, Vanessa had worked her magic with a mind-blowing array of fruity cakes and design touches. It was a fantastic and well thought out setting, but it all seemed so effortless and relaxed because of the careful prep work.
Vanessa’s wedding dress had a beautiful neckline which had subtle bead detail all along it, which meant it needed no jewellery. They covered the picturesque bodice in lace detailing. They also used the same detail on the A line wedding skirt, that skirt then glided down the wedding aisle gorgeously.
Almost every wedding gown is bought from a bridal boutique according the Hitched national wedding survey. I am not surprised, getting the wedding dress right is the dream.
Gregynog hall is one of those breath-taking places you just do not know is there. It's almost like they have revealed an amazing secret as you drive into the car park. The gardens are charming in addition, the inside décor and space are dazzling.
Vanessa and Tom had their wedding ceremony here as it was in an attractive hall and also close to their family’s farm where they would later move onto for the wedding reception.
Brides Wedding Bouquet
The bride’s bouquet matched with her colour scheme pretty and was perfect for that time of year. There were fabulous pink roses and purples, whites, and greens. I also loved the twine used in replace of traditional ribbon to finish the bouquet off perfectly. The bouquet was spectacular, sublime, and serene.
Brides Wedding Hair
Vanessa has beautiful brunette hair which she had pinned up and in addition set with a magnificent cathedral length veil.
One tip is if you opt for the cathedral length veil make sure you have bobby pins and that you secure your veil with a pin either side of the veil as these long veils come out easily and are then rarely put back in straight!
We love marquee farm weddings and Vanessa and Tom had really put together an attractive space for their Welsh farm wedding. Logs lined a path after that diggers created a beautiful archway entrance. They had hay bale seating and stunning flowers everywhere. It was a relaxed affair and well thought out, which showed on the day in how the guests were enjoying the celebrations.
Wedding photography tech
So, Jason loves lighting, and his skills in this area are unrivalled. One of my favourite images from the wedding day is the photograph of Vanessa and Tom in the car kissing. Technically, this wedding photograph is easy to set up, the trickier parts are getting the light set to the right power.
He used an off-camera flash in the car and then in camera manual settings to get your camera to take in as little light as possible, allowing the flashed area to be the primary focus of the photograph.
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