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Weddings at Canada Lakes Lodge Cardiff – Rhian & Aled
Photographing weddings at Canada Lakes Lodge are never dull even when the Welsh wet weather turns up in full force and it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of this fun day! It was the setting for Rhian & Aled’s May wedding after Aled had proposed to Rhian in their garden at home! It was the first time that we had photographed in their new accomodation lodges, they are perfect for preparing for the day and provided a perfect backdrop for pre-ceremony photographs.
Rhian’s bridesmaids were all there with her, hair and make up completed by Laura from Ken Picton Salon, creating a very calm atmosphere, nibbling on some snacks and sipping fizz in their matching kimono dressing gowns! The wooden terrace with porch was just right for photographing Rhian’s beautiful Wedding gown by Martina Liana from Laura May Bridal along with the absolutely stunning bouquets and button holes from Anne Marie Mellini at Petal Power Wales – who also decorated the ceremony and reception room – and her pretty Rachel Simpson shoes.
Rhian’s gorgeous Flower Girl and Page Boy joined them as did her Mum, Dad, brother and Sister in law just in time for some pre-ceremony photographs on the terrace as the rain decided to join in the fun and hung around all day, though no-one seemed to notice or got wet thanks to Dai, Carly and the staff from Canada Lakes who transported them to the entrance of the Lodge in cars.
Music is very important to both of them, there was a Gypsy Jazz Band playing before & after the ceremony – Café Manouche , a very good friend played the piano when Rhian walked down the aisle and a choir of friends sang whilst they were signing the register. Thank heavens for the porch area outside the main entrance, it has lovely lighting and is wide enough for small formal group shots (we even manged to do a confetti shot too!!) And the upstairs balcony provides a bit of shelter below so we were able to photograph outside with the picturesque lake as a backdrop for a few Bridal shots.
Spiros Catering company provided delicious canapes and a Wedding Breakfast and buffet, however, their fab Wedding cupcakes were made by their Family friend Jane! It was a lovely change to have a fab Folk band, which unusually provided the First Dance music, to which Rhian & Aled performed a Folk Dance with some Family members and friends! The rest of the guests were also encouraged to do some dancing, before Los Devitos took the floor, upped the tempo and got everyone up dancing the night away!!! Can’t wait to photograph more weddings at Canada Lakes Lodge – even in the wet!
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