Vale Resort Wedding Photography

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Maria & Gerard’s Wedding Day at The Vale Resort, Hensol was always going to be fun & emotional, bringing two Nationalities together in the Welsh countryside!  The weather obliged with the typical Welsh rain, but it definitely did not dampen anyone’s spirits and we followed the sound of laughter to the room at the hotel where Maria was getting ready along with her Mother, Sisters and nieces!  Joanne from MAC Cosmetics was applying beautiful make up to the bridesmaid, Maria’s niece Patricia and Annie MacCormack was working her magic on Maria’s hair, it was all go!  We photographed the activity in between capturing the all important items that were contributing to the day such as Maria’s stunning ‘Dylan Queen‘ dress, her unusally coloured & pretty ‘pink’ Sarah Bridal Shoes, her gorgeous hand tied bouquet of baby pink & white roses supplied by I Love Lily Florist, Patricia’s beautiful ‘While Azulea’ green dress and the ‘piece de resistance’ – the something borrowed! – beautiful earrings that Maria’s cousin lent her.  We went to find Gerard, his brother and Mum & Dad to take a few photographs of them prior to the ceremony in the conservatory, using the chairs that were beautifully dressed by Liz Jones from Totally Co-ordinated.  Gerard’s brother Steven was his Best Man and they looked super smart in their Moss Bros grey suits with ties the same colour as Patricia’s dress, as did both Gerard & Maria’s Dads!  After the ceremony the room was transformed to serve the Wedding Breakfast, but we were able to use one end of the room to photograph the two families by which time the rain had stopped for us to take Maria & Gerard outside for some photographs of them and their friends!  Just before the wedding breakfast we photographed the whole wedding party in the foyer of the hotel, before they enjoyed a beautiful meal!  The cake was a particularly special as two dragons – a Bride & Groom – had been created by Designer Cakes by Janet to don the top tier, very cute!  They cut this just before the First Dance, where Maria danced with Gerard and her Dad and the DJ -Mark from Wedding DJ Cardiff got everyone on the dance floor immediately afterwards where they stayed for rest of the night!

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Hensol Castle, Vale Hotel Wedding Photography

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Hensol Castle, Vale Hotel Wedding Photography

Jo & Dan’s Wedding at Hensol Castle and The Vale Hotel was a bit alternative to usual, very relaxed and without many traditional aspects, just how they wanted it!   We started at Jo’s parent’s house where Annie was completing their hair and Rachel had completed all of their make up!  It was all very calm as Jo & her Bridesmaid Lydia (Dan’s Sister) got ready with 3 of Jo’s friends to help and we photographed her accessories starting with her silk flowers, beautifully designed by Emma Hall Designs, complimenting the Burgandy colour theme.  Jo’s Mum helped her in to her beautiful Wedding Dress from Perfection with Lydia adding her jewellry and Annie securing the veil.  All of the Suppliers are either local or family members – Jo’s cousin provided transport int eh way of his VW Campervan.Continue reading

Vale Hotel Wedding Photography

Vale Hotel Wedding Photography

The Vale Hotel and Spa in Hensol was the location for Nicola & Ryan’s fab wedding day!  Nicola got ready at her parent’s house, she was back from the hairdresser when we arrived with her 2 Bridesmaids and Mum having their make up applied.  The first person to start to get ready was Dad as he wore a kilt of Cunningham tartan and it took him 40 minutes to put on!  The Bridesmaids got in to their Teal dresses from Ab Fab and with the help of Mum, Karen, they helped Nicola in to her gorgeous dress from Perfections, Cardiff.  Some more family members in their respective tartan kilts arrived, not long before Nicola was ready to get in to her car from the fab Perfect Days company to be driven to the hotel.  We arrived before Nicola and took some photographs of Ryan and his family and Groomsmen outside the conservatory where they had their ceremony.  They all looked very smart in their grey suits and teal cravats (Ryan’s was cream to match Nicola) that were hired from Oxford House in Blaengarw.  It was a perfect sunny day and after the ceremony everybody went outside on to the terrace overlooking the golf course, where we photographed them in their respective families and generally enjoying themselves.  The Wedding Breakfast was served after the speeches and whilst the room was made up for the evening reception we were able to take Nicloa and Ryan back outside to take advantage of the stunning sunset.  The evening was kicked off with Nicola & Ryan cutting their cake which was from Lavendar Cottage, Ewenny and the band, Perfect Day, who we have already photographed this year, got everyone up dancing straight away after the first dance!

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.


Vale Hotel & Spa Wedding Photography

Vale Hotel & Spa Wedding

These are a few of our favourite wedding photos from Sheena & Nathan’s wedding at The Vale Hotel & Spa Hotel near Llantrisant.  Sheena got ready at the Vale Hotel & Spa with her close family and friend.  The ceremony was an intimate affair at Castell Coch in Tongwynlais.  We took a few family and bridal portraits at the castle before heading back to the Vale Hotel & Spa for the wedding reception.  The weather was fantastic and everyone enjoyed being outside, with the guests being treated to champagne and popcorn.  Wedding details: Dress and shoes by Allison Jayne, Suits by Dyfed Menswear, Rings by Fraser Hart Crouch, Bridesmaids dresses by High Society Cowbridge.