If you’re planning your own wedding and thinking of adding all those creative personal touches, you really don’t want to miss this…
When I met with Kat and Jamie to discuss the photography for their wedding I was immediately excited about the potential.
I know Kat through a mutual friend (and the school run) so I already know she has a good eye for the creative and after chatting to her about her vision for the wedding I knew it wouldn’t disappoint.
Not only were the locations just up my street, so were the dresses, shoes, transport, flowers….well, I could go on. Basically, if I could get married all over again, this is how I’d do it! (Although I would need to find a few extra bridesmaids other than my sister, any takers?)
I began the day at the Mother of the Bride’s house – with six bridesmaids and two flowers girls the house was full of ‘hwyl’ – but still, the place was a picture of serenity.
Kat’s dress was by Justin Alexander and a dream to shoot, and the Bridesmaid dresses, by Lindy Bop were divine.

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Next stop was Berriew Church to see the boys; all was very calm here too (the hip flask of whisky may have been a helping hand there).
Now, I just have to take opportunity to mention David. David was the Bestman, THE best Bestman EVER! If you’re planning your big day you need to get yourselves one of him!

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The girls arrived in style in a beautiful vintage bus and the day continued its relaxed way through the ceremony. One of the Bridesmaids, Laura, sang beautifully while the register was signed *my camera view may have misted up a little while photographing this bit*.

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Once we were out of the church we had free reign of Bettws for a few photographs; Jamie grew up in Berriew and, as far as I could tell, he pretty much knows everyone who lives there so we could pretty much go wherever we wanted!

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Back on the bus they went, and this time I got to have ride too! Lots of corks popped and lots of toasts were made; bubbles + bus = giggles.

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Now, this is the bit I was looking forward to, Kat’s decor of the town hall…and it looked magnificent; everything had come together wonderfully. Not only inside the hall but the whole look and feel of Montgomery town as a venue just worked perfectly for them! It only helped reinforce Montgomery as one of my favourite places.

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The weather played its part and produced a beautiful fine day and a vintage sofa was suitably placed outside the Town Hall for guests to enjoy an al-fresco drink.

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The amount of care, detail and handy-work Kat and her family had put into decorating the wedding breakfast room paid off; it oozed creativity and class…

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BESTMAN MENTION ALERT: Dave (that Best Bestman ever I mentioned) then appeared with a pint…FOR ME (take note future Bestmen).

Everyone tucked into the delicious meal in the striking surroundings and many a toast was made to get the evening under way.

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After the meal, I took Jamie, Kat and their three children up to Montgomery Castle; the ruins of this Norman castle are situated high above the surrounding landscape on a large rock and the views go on for miles, it is a magical location to capture the sun setting on a perfect day.

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In a moonlit Montgomery it was time to dance and of course the epitome of romance; the first dance… Kat and James’s routine started suitably soppy… then changed to Cheerleader… which suited this couple right down to the ground.

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Thank you, Mr and Mrs Davies for choosing me to capture your day. I bloody loved it!

Hannah x

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THE DRESS – Justin Alexander http://www.justinalexanderbridal.com

BRIDESMAIL DRESSES – Lindy Bop http://www.lindybop.co.uk @LindyBopDresses

SUITS – Peter Posh – http://www.peterposh.co.uk

FLOWERS : Bloomers (Newtown) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloomers/229199490603996  01686 624889

CATERING : The Dragon Hotel http://www.dragonhotel.com @TheDragonWales

VINTAGE BUS : Boultons of Shropshire http://www.boultonsofshropshire.com


VENUE : Montgomery Town Hall http://www.montgomery-wales.co.uk/town/hall.html

MAKE UP :Laura’s Mobile Massage and Beauty http://laurasmassageandbeauty.vpweb.co.uk/?prefix=www  https://www.facebook.com/Lauras-Mobile-Massage-and-Beauty-406901762681312/timeline/

HAIR : Blayney’s Acadamy https://www.facebook.com/BlayneysAcademy?fref=ts