Weddings at Oxwich Bay Hotel Gower

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Weddings at Oxwich Bay Hotel Gower

Photographing weddings at Oxwich Bay Hotel, Gower is so idyllic in this beautiful coastal setting.  Alicia & Mike hadn’t banked on was the perfect beach weather to go with it!!  The sky was blue & the sun shone, every Bride’s perfect Wedding day!!

Both families had rented property in the area as neither families are local – though Alicia is from our home turf of Llantwit Major!!!  The local associations didn’t stop there, amazing hair stylist Katie Louise styled Alicia & her Sister Hannah’s hair and Charlotte Joy applied stunning make up to them are both from the Vale of Glamorgan too!  As Alicia & Mike live on the Isle of Wight it made sense for them to be able to liaise with their suppliers locally when they came home for Wedding preparations, so we were familiar with a lot of their Suppliers too, such as A J Gutteridge Florist who supplied beautiful bouquets & button holes that complimented the pastel pinks & cream colour theme.

Alicia’s stunning Enzoani, Harlem Wedding gown was from Laura May Bridal in Cardiff and Mike and his Groomsman and their Father’s tailored blue suits were from Moss Bros.  We started with Alicia’s family at the pretty Holly Tree Lodge in Penmaen about 10 mins from Oxwich Bay,  capturing the final preparations and taking some photographs of her & Hannah & the gorgeous baby Maxwell (Alicia’s nephew, Hannah’s baby son) We just love the moment when the bride walks down the stairs and her Father sees her in her dress for the first time, it is often very emotional and it was no different for Alicia and her Dad, we feel very privileged to witness this moment!

It was then time to head off to the Oxwich Bay Hotel to meet up with Mike, his groomsmen and family as they were greeting guests and generally enjoying the sunshine, however, it was soon time to get everyone in to the Oak Room to await Alicia’s arrival, in her Mercedes provide by I Doo Wedding Cars,  though Mike remained very calm Alicia was very excited to see him!  After the ceremony where the couple exchanged their wedding vows and rings from Pravins, back out in to the gardens immediately outside the hotel was where everyone gathered to greet the Bride & Groom and it also served as a good spot to take the family portraits and to take a photograph of everyone all together before we moved on to the Marquee that had been beautifully decorated by Bespoke Wedding Creations, though Alicia and her Mum had added the personal touch with the wedding favours.

Once we had taken a photograph of the fabulous cake made by Wish upon a Cupcake we continued with photographs of friends and family on the lawn in front of the Marquee whilst listening to the amazing music being performed by The Live Lounge Duo, who played up until it was time to sit down for the Wedding Breakfast.  Once the meal had been served and speeches had been delivered it was time to take Alicia & Mike for a wander across the beach to the dunes and make the most of the fantastic scenery, Oxwich bay provided the most perfect back drop for their Bridal portraits, we just love a beautiful landscape and even more so when there is a gorgeous couple on it!  All that was left to do was the First Dance and for us to leave them dancing the night away!  Can’t wait until next time we’re here to shoot weddings at Oxwich Bay Hotel, lets hope the weather cooperates then too!

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Oxwich Bay Hotel Wedding Photography

Oxwich Bay Hotel Wedding Photography

The Oxwich Bay Hotel was the setting for this beach mad couple!  Dee & Gareth love the beach so much that Gareth proposed at Llangenith 2 years ago!  Dee got ready in the hotel, bringing Kate, her hairdresser and her make up artist Julie to prepare her, her Mum and Bridesmaids for the fabulous day.  Her Mum, Ilean, helped her in to her beautiful dress from Allison Jayne and the Bridesmaids complimented her in their Royal Navy Blue (Dee’s favourite colour) dresses, that were from The Cardiff Bridal Centre.  The beautiful flowers, yellow Calla Lillies and Roses were from Flower Art in Llanelli and provided a real Spring feel to the day.  It rained for the first part of the day and after the lovely ceremony at the hotel, we took a few family photographs in the ceremony room but then the guests transferred to the marquee for their welcome drinks.  This is where we photographed Dee & Gareth with their cake, personalised with pics of them, kindly made by Gareth’s cousin, whose company is Cake a chance on Me!  Their tables were beautifully decorated with hessian favours and chocolate shells! As soon as it stopped raining Dee & Gareth were brilliant sports and we went to the waters edge for some fab photos of them with the waves lapping at their feet and even a couple of their Groomsmen & their partners came to join them with some confetti throwing!  They spent the week after their wedding relaxing in Cornwall but lucky things have another honeymoon to look forward to later in the year to South Africa!!!  It was a fab day with fab families!

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.