Vale Resort Wedding Photography – Maria & Gerard’s Special Day
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!