Llanerch Vineyard Wedding Photography

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Llanerch Vineyard is the stunning venue for this gorgeous couple’s wedding reception!  The weather was perfect, everyone had an amazing time, it was so laid back and Vix looked
fabulous in her Augustus James dress that she purchased from Laura May Bridal and pretty Dune shoes, which the Bridesmaids complimented in their long, coral dresses and the final touch of stunning bouquets from The Flower Lodge.  All of the girls had their hair and make up done by Brideology who came to Vix’s house and who ensured that they were all ready in good time to get dressed and have some photographs before we headed off to St Denys Church in Lisvane.  It was very emotional when Vix walked down the stairs and her Dad saw her for the first time, such a touching moment.  The boys were waiting for us at the church, looking extremely smart in their grey Moss Bros suits and plain ties – Henry was wearing a coral one to match the Bridesmaids!  We had met his Mum & Sister at the house so it was nice to meet his Dad & brother, who was an Usher too.  Once some of the remaining guests had been coaxed out of the pub across the road from the church it was time for the Bride, Father of the Bride, Bridesmaids and Vix’s Mum to arrive in ‘Candice’ from Henrietta Hire, they made a striking site walking along the pretty path in to the church where Rosemary was waiting for them to perform the ceremony.  The church is unusual as it is ‘L’ shaped so Vix & Henry stood at the edge of the ‘L’ so that all of their guests could see them and watch them exchange vows, though they signed the register in the vestry with just their parents and Rhys the Best Man and then walked back down the aisle and out in to the beautiful grounds of the church where confetti was thrown and a couple of family photographs were taken!  We all headed off to Llanerch Vineyard where the reception drinks and delicious canapes were served, whilst all of the guests were arriving we took Vix & Henry through the Woodland walk to the lake, it was so peaceful with perfect lighting, they enjoyed having a bit of time with each other before joining all of their guests in the Calon Lodge, overlooking the vines – we just stopped in the marquee for them to see the room set up as they had planned and to take a photograph of them with their cake made by Kooky Cakes!  The guests loved being able to appreciate the vines and sit outside in the glorious sunshine, the perfect backdrop for the family & friend’s photographs before heading to the marquee for the Wedding Breakfast.  A delicious meal was served and heartfelt, humorous speeches were delivered – including the story of how Henry proposed, amusingly it was at home in their kitchen as Henry’s plan to propose on a romantic walk was foiled by Vix finding a certificate of insurance for the carefully chosen engagement ring – before we took Vix & Henry back to the vines to photograph them in the late afternoon/early evening sun – Ryan the owner of the vineyard had set up a scaffold tower for Andy to be able to get a birds eye view of the gorgeous couple and the vines with the restaurant, hotel and Calon Lodge, it looked amazing!  Soon it was time for the cake cutting and then the First dance, played expertly by the band, Perfect Day Party Band!  We hope they are having an awesome honeymoon in Thailand and can’t wait to see them when they return to come to see their wedding day images!!

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Angela Gray’s Cookery School

Wales Food Photography Angela Gray Team

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Wales Food Photography at Angela Gray’s Cookery School

Here are a few images from part two of a our shoot at Angela Gray’s Cookery School in Llanerch Vineyard, this time we photographed the ‘Lunch Club‘!  Angela and the team needed images for their fresh new website which has recently gone live.  Watching people’s faces whilst Angela was explaining what she was cooking, including methods and ingredients was fun, they were so captivated and delighted with the results – as were we!!!!  We were also lucky enough to have a pasta demonstration and got a chance to try out some of the equipment.  Sacha has even tried to make one of the pastry dishes – think she needs to go on a course with Angela!!!  Please click this link for further information on the cookery courses.

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Food Photography Wales

Food Photography Wales

We were extremely honoured and feel very privileged to be asked to photograph Angela Gray, an amazing chef who runs a fantastic Cookery school at Llanerch Vineyard covering a multitude of cooking skills and incorporating cuisine from all around the world. Our remit was to photograph the kitchen side of the venue, highlighting the brand new NEFF appliances from Sigma3 and capturing the overall ambience of the school, which included photographing Angela herself demonstrating how to create several dishes using collections of ingredients representing several countries, such as UK, Italy,  Morocco and Thailand to name but a few! The perk of photographing food is that we get to eat it, it was the most amazing lunch! It is no wonder that Angela is in the Top 10 UK Cookery Schools!  Andy has had the pleasure of being one of her pupils on one of the many different types of courses she offers, Angela is a really lovely lady, very calm and the food he cooked under her supervision was absolutely delicious!  We are looking forward to photographing the ‘Lunch Club’ later this month!


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Llanerch Vineyard Wedding Photography

Llanerch Vineyard Wedding Photography

Here is a first look at some of our favourite images from Charlotte & Andrew’s wedding, the first wedding reception to be photographed from the present owners at Llanerch Vineyard!  Charlotte & her parents and Bridesmaids got ready at the vineyard in the beautiful Cariad room and their theme for the day was very appropriately sage & ivory which was very befitting for such a countryside venue! Charlotte’s dress was from Timeless Elegance and was just that, she looked extremely elegant and the Bridesmaids who were all wearing sage coloured dresses really complimented her.  The Groom and his Groomsmen, 2 young nephews and both the Dads wore tartan kilts so we were all glad that the temperature had dropped for the day!! The wedding had been two years in the planning since the proposal in Lindos, Greece and we were honoured to be asked to photograph the wedding as we have already photographed another member of the family’s wedding.  The ceremony took place at St Isan’s Church in Llanishen where Charlotte arrived 15 minutes early in her beautiful Beauford hired from Perfect Day Wedding Cars along with the vintage bus that transported the bridesmaids and both Mum’s to and from the vineyard.  We were able to photograph in so many areas at the reception venue, from the Woodland Pathway to walking through the vines in front of the farmhouse that is now the restaurant, shop and some bedrooms.  The delicious food was provided by EJ Catering and the day went very smoothly thanks to the co-ordination of Emma Butler from Sylvie and Joan Creative Weddings and Events.  The evening entertainment was provided by the really cool band The Somebodys who had everyone up dancing straight after the First Dance!  The whole day was captured on video by Accesi.

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.