Civil Partnership Pencoed House

Here are a few of our favourite images from Andy & Paul’s Civil Partnership that took place at Pencoed House Estate.  We arrived a bit earlier than planned and the boys were already virtually ready and the sun was shining, so we wasted no time in getting some fab photographs of the both of them in their ‘bridal’ cottage and the beautiful grounds prior to the ceremony!  Andy looked extremely smart in his black suit which was complimented by a silver waistcoat and purple tie & handkerchief which went perfectly with Paul’s equally smart black and purple kilt attire that was from Dyfed Menswear!  Both of their immediate families were getting ready in the cottage close to theirs so we captured family photographs, champagne toasts and more than a few emotional tears!  The colour theme for the day was black, white, silver & purple, the ceremony/reception room had been decorated accordingly and looked stunning, only outshone by the magnificent cake that was displayed from the beginning of the day, made by Happy Occasions Cakes (aka Paul!)  The beautiful flowers from Lisa at Bella B in Penarth added the final touch.  Once the guests had been seated Paul was walked down the aisle by his Mum, Mary closely followed by Andy and his Mum, Ann.  Once the Civil Partnership was completed and whilst the register was being signed a singer stood up to serenade us, however, she sang Abba’s ‘I do, I do, I do , I do, I do’ ….and before long all of the guests had joined in too!!  We managed to get everyone outside for a big group photograph and confetti before the rain finally came, but the families and friends were happy to be photographed under umbrellas.  Chrissy Marshall of Sensible Pencil entertained the guests by sketching their Caricatures, whilst Shelley Fairplay played beautiful background music on her harp.  The food provided by Spiros Catering was excellent.  The speeches were fab from Paul & his Dad, Andy and his best friend Heidi.  The whole day was kept smooth running by MC Jim Young who added messages from absent friends and family.  The grand finale to the day was Andy & Paul doing their first dance which they had added their own twist to and had rehearsed a routine to perform to Shirley Bassey’s ‘get this party started’!  It was amazing!  The resident DJ made sure top tunes were played to keep everyone dancing!

Our style of wedding photography is a mix of documentary photography, unobtrusively capturing moments with natural, Fine Art style bridal portraits.  For a further look at our images of our South Wales Wedding photography, please have a look at our Gallery or other Blog Posts and if you have any questions about our services don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or contact us.

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