Paul + Rachel married in Montgomery in June – then went on to Sweeny Hall to celebrate.
I first met with Paul and Rachel in March (ish) 2016 to chat about wedding photography – We instantly clicked and I really hoped they would book after our meeting.
They did – YAY!
The Wedding Day: From minute 1 of walking into Sweeny I knew it was going to be a fun day – I instantly loved the polaroid pictures that were scattered around Sweeny telling a story of their relationship and hearing the bellowing laughs from where the girls were getting ready made me smile – oooo and the 90s tunes that they were playing – TICK.
The girls were so warm and I instantly felt like a squad member – this was going to be a good day.
I had the awesome Sabina Kinghorn shooting with me so I knew the boys were in good hands – I love having second shooters, it means I don’t have to rush off from the girls in the morning.
I drove over to Mongomery for the ceremony – Most of the guests had arrived on a vintage bus and were taking their seats.
It was sunny and all was good for Rachel’s arrival.
The ceremony went without a hitch and we were out throwing confetti (while the lovely ushers stopped the traffic for us)! Back on the bus went the guests and I took Paul and Rachel up to Montgomery Castle for a few couple portraits – Cue the rain.
Piss off rain – this wasn’t on my agenda today. Rachel and Paul didn’t have a care in the world. ‘Ah just a bit of rain, lets go for it’ – This is what I LOVE about my couples. They wouldn’t let rain dampen the day. They embraced it. But anyway, by the time we’d walked to the castle the rain had stopped. We had the dramatic skies as a backdrop but kept dry. DOUBLE TICK!
We arrived at Sweeny Hall and the rains returned – while everyone huddled inside for drinks. By the time I started the family group pictures the sun shone again. I’d like to say I had all of it planned, by this was pure luck!
Food / Speeches / Dancing – in that order TRIPLE TICK!
Thank you Paul and Rachel for such a fun day.
The Dress and veil – House of Snow (Bury St Edmunds) http://houseofsnow.co.uk/
Flowers – Serendipity (Welshpool) http://www.serendipityflorals.co.uk/
Hair – Siobhan Jones Be Creative (Wrexham) https://www.facebook.com/siobhan.westonhair
Makeup – Figure and Face (Welshpool) http://www.figureandface.co.uk/
Cake – Glenys Jones from Welshpool, she is a friend of Paul’s mum.
Bridesmaids dresses – HerDress https://www.herdress.co.uk/
Mini Bus – Tanat Valley – http://www.tanat.co.uk/
Cars – White 7 (Shrewsbury) – http://www.white7.co.uk/
Suits – Moss Bros https://www.mossbroshire.co.uk/
Shoes – Pink Paradox – https://www.theweddingparty.co.uk/ (this is also where I got my hair clip)
Salt and Vinegar Crisps – Walkers, courtesy of Hannah – Rocksalt Photography (I always carry snacks)