Wales Weddings

Aberystwyth Wedding Photography | John & Nia

By 14th August 2017 2 Comments

couple walking on top of sand dunesAberystwyth Wedding Photography

Being originally from Aberystwyth it was so nice to return to my hometown to photograph an incredible wedding of John and Nia. Aberystwyth is set in Mid Wales and is surrounded by beautiful mountains and the Irish Sea. When I was originally asked by the bride and groom to photograph their wedding I was delighted, I would have been a guest – but being asked to photograph it was even better – a free bar was thrown in which was perfect for me to enjoy the evening celebrations. I had been looking forward to this wedding for so long as I have been friends with John for over 18 years and was excited to see him tie the knot and put my camera down later on.

The day started out with a little bit of rain but we were incredibly lucky that just as the gorgeous bride was about to leave for the church the sun came out and stayed away for the natural and relaxed portrait photos at Ynyslas on the outskirts of Aberystwyth.

Bridal Preparations 

The day started with bridal preparation at Kim Rees Hair Salon, before the bride and her lovely bridesmaids headed home to have their make up done by Claire Evans. After bacon rolls, prosecco and a little bit of nerves from the bride, Nia and her bridesmaids were picked up in an old classic Morris Minor to be taken to the church – where her husband to be was waiting.

DIY Wedding

John and Nia put a lot of effort into ensuring this wedding was as good as it was, they had their reception in Borth on the outskirts of Aberystwyth. A blank canvas in the community hall was transformed into a beautiful and colourful room which was perfect for the 120 guests that attended. Dots from Aberystwyth were on hand to create the beautiful setting. The wedding reception was so much fun with hay bails and some outdoor games were perfect for people to enjoy the day. After canapés and reception drinks, we had speeches from the two best men and John’s dad and the groom. At times very funny but very heartfelt from John, it is obvious how he feels for his new bride. Shortly after it was cutting the cake and then first dance – followed by the incredible IROCK band playing for the guests to party.

Thanks to these awesome wedding suppliers for making the day so good:

Make Up: Claire Evans

Hair: Kim Rees

Dress: High Society Cowbridge 

Suits: Next

Cake: Sugar Dough Cakery

Decorations: Dots


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My style of photography is mainly documentary style, capturing the day as it happens. What that means is almost completely unposed wedding photography throughout your wedding day. I want you to spend time with your friends and family and ignore me. I am a really laid back and relaxed wedding photographer that will capture your wonderful day as it happens, with minimal fuss and no waiting around. If you are having a DIY wedding or getting married anywhere else then please get in contact to discuss me being your wedding photographer.


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