Wedding followed by reception at Trefloyne Golf Club
With photos on the beach !
Hello there, dp here from David Purslow Photography – I am a wedding photographer covering West Wales and the Midlands
I have been looking forward to this wedding for what seems like a lifetime really. I first met Sami and Matt way back when, it must have been almost 2 years ago now. Sami and Matt were quickly added as facebook friends (like so many of my couples) and we have been in constant contact since then – A little while back I shot their engagement session on the beach as Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire West Wales. They turned the photos from the engagement session into a signing book that wend down a STORM !!!! at the actual wedding and it was great seeing it filled from cover to cover with comments from their friends and family. If you did not see the engagement session, you can view it by clicking here. – it will open in a new window.
Anyway, back to this past weekend, (also this is a shortish blog post as the couple are away and I dont want to show too many pics without them seeing them first) – God has smiled on Sami and Matt this weekend, the weather was perfect for a wedding, not too hot, not too cold, a tiny bit windy but only in little bursts and great sunny sky’s but with a tiny amount of cloud to take away the very strong shadows – Perfect for me
I arrived about 2 hours before Sami was due to leave for the church to grab a few bridal preparation shots, with 11 – thats right 11 bridesmaids getting ready the house was pretty manic but clam at the same time – I shot a few pics of all the girls getting ready then went upstairs to get shots of the wedding dress – a Beautiful Sophia Tolli wedding dress. It looked fantastic on the hanger and even better on.
And here is a shot 1/2 way thru Sami putting it on aided by her mum – there is a funny story about putting the dress on but thats one of the benefits of it being your wedding, you get to hear all the stories – this one shall remain private since its all about me !!!
and while Sami was upstairs getting dress, downstairs was Gethin was down stairs getting ready also
and here is the little man with his grandad.
and Sami makes her grand appearence coming down the stairs – a few tears were shed at this moment !
Sami and Mat were getting married at St Oswalds Church, Jeffreystone which is the family church so it had a really nice warm feeling to it.
and here is Sami being walked down the isle
and a few shots taking during the wedding service
and outside for a fantastic confetti shot- this is one of 15 shots, this one has the MOST confetti I have seen in recent years !
Following the wedding while the guest left for Trefloyne Golf Club in Tenby for the wedding reception Sami, Matt and myself headed off to Saundersfoot beach for a few photos – The couple were really up for a few beach shots and so was I – this is the same beach were we shot the engagement session so it all ties in nicely in telling the story.
and I just love this one to bits, its a great cuddle shot !
and thanks to the kind vendors on the beach, how could we resist a few deck chair shots ?
From here we went and left for the wedding reception at Trefloyne Golf Club in Tenby
This again is another one of my favorites, you can see Trefloyne Golf Club in the background and the grounds make it perfect for wedding photography.
and this one
so naturally we had to shoot something like this
Then it was on to the reception for real, and I have to say the wedding cake was the biggest wedding cake I have ever seen in the flesh – it was fantastic !!!!!
and yes, thats 11 bridesmaids, two best men, the bride and groom and Gethin on the cake and the walkways – it was a fantastic sight
Since the sun was not setting till between 9 and 10 we shot the formal photos after dinner which made for a very unhurried afternoon for the guests – and with 150 of them that’s a good thing. Here is the BIG GROUP shot
and a slightly more informal one of Sami and her dad
and the boys being boys
Inside the marquee the guests were being entertained by a good friend of mind, Stewart Maxwell an amazing swing and easy singer and the little kids had little bottles of bubbles which worked really well – this shot is a bit of an outtake really, but I wanted to capture the bubble in focus which would throw the boys out of focus.
If you take a hard close look at the bubble you can see me all in black (on the left of the bubble) and also the two flash lights I had on either side of the dance floor these were for the first dance and the kids going nuts !
Talking of kids (big and small) the dance floor in full swing
sorry its smaller, it just snagged it of my facebook page !
here is a shot of a couple of the flower girls
Then it was time for the first dance, I love this shot !
Then just as the sun was setting I took the bride and groom out for a few sunset portraits.
and finally outside for a few firework photos
all in all a fantastic day and a fantastic wedding.
Congratulations to Sami and Matt on their special day.
Hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek,
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