Weddings at New House Hotel Cardiff
Anya & Justin had selected one of our favourite venues, we always love photographing weddings at The New House Country Hotel . We were lucky enough that the glorious weather continued (it was maybe a little too warm & bright dare we say it?!!) so we were able to use the best areas of the hotel for all of the photographs.
We arrived at Anya’s parents to a hive of activity, their hair had already been expertly completed by Jude & Sally from Aztec Hairdressers who had already left so their make up was being applied by Eleri Thomas and Bridesmaids were getting in to their gorgeous green Dessy gowns from High Society in Cowbridge. The flowers arrived from Andrea’s Florist in Penarth, they were gorgeous ivory Gerberas, small hand tied bouquets for the Bridesmaids and a larger one for Anya, they complimented their dresses perfectly. Anya’s twin Sister, Francesca, helped her with her dress which was a stunning Stella York gown from Laura May Bridal in Cardiff before she walked down the stairs where her Mum & Dad were waiting proudly for her!
After some family and Bridesmaids photo we joined Justin and his family and Groomsmen at St Teilo’s Church in Whitchurch, Anya’s Family’s Church, in fact at their request the retired Canon Eddie O’Connell came back form Ireland to perform their ceremony which made it very personal to them. The boys looked very smart in their navy Ted Baker 3 piece suits from Moss Bros in Cardiff with green cravattes that matched the Bridesmaids dresses. There was a fab folk group playing in the church (of which we know 2 of the members!) which made everyone feel at ease prior to and during the ceremony.
After a beautiful ceremony everyone made their way to the picturesque New House Country Hotel where the views were just stunning due to the equally stunning Summer weather, therefore made for a perfect back drop for all of the family and friends photographs! Everyone was very relaxed enjoying the views and the welcome drinks! We took Anya & Justin to see the Wyndham Suite which had been beautifully decorated by Emma Hall Designs Anya’s face was a picture when she walked in to see it, just as she had imagined it to look like! We made our way to the 3 tier cake that a Family friend had made, which they cut a bit later just before the First Dance.
Unusually the speeches were before the Wedding Breakfast and equally unusually Justin’s Dad spoke, after Anya’s Dad and before Justin then his 2 Best Men!! As it had been such a gorgeous day, the light was perfect for more photographs on the lower lawn where we had a bit of fun with the Bridal party before capturing Anya & Justin in more romantic poses!! We had already wandered over to the area to the side of the hotel where the giant Sequoia tree over 115 metres high stands and casts some much needed shade on what was a super sunny & hot day!!
The evening was kicked off with the cutting of the cake, then the DJ played their First Dance for them, which they danced together for a few minutes before their families and friends were asked to join them!! The band The Soul Miners kept everyone on the dance floor, where we left them dancing the night away!!! Can’t wait until next time we’re here to shoot weddings at the New House Hotel, lets hope the weather cooperates then too!
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