Imogen & Stephen Getting Married at Rhos y Gilwen
Good friends, good food, good music and lots of cows 🙂
Hello there everyone, dp here from www.davidpurslow.com – As you may know I am a Birmingham wedding photographer ! – Being based just outside of Birmingham in the West Midlands I bet your wondering what am I doing shooting weddings in West Wales ? – Well I used to live in Pembrokeshire for 6 years, I have lots of past clients that refer me to friends and family and I also still do the odd wedding fair down in Pembrokeshire. You see I love pembrokeshire and am happy to travel down there and shoot as many weddings in Pembrokeshire as I can get !
Okay enough about me, lets get on the topic of today’s post – Imogen and Stephen getting married. Imogen and Stephen have become friends over the past 18 months or so since they first contacted me. I have met up with then 3 or 4 times before the wedding and had numerous phone conversations and facebook messages etc – I got so excited when I popped over their house one time and saw all the Beer that Stephen was brewing for the wedding, and naturally I had to try one on the day just to be polite 🙂
Imogen and Stephens wedding was different for many reasons, it was also very memorable for some of the same or different reasons.
Our day (I say ours as I work alongside Helen my assistant) started fairly late for us, we arrived at The Rhos Y Gilwen Mansion around Midday a couple of Saturdays back. We were meeting Imogen there for a few bridal preparation shots (some of my favorite photos of the day as I feel the groom misses out on all that stuff) then the day would be in full swing and it would continue that way till LATE !
I love to shoot establishing shots, venue shots and detail shots for early on in an album – so while I was driving down the road I spied one of Stephens home made signs directing guests to the Mansion as its tucked away from the madding crowds.
and continued onto the house
Outside the front of the house is a really pretty fountain which will feature later but naturally I snagged a detail shot since the light was perfect for it.
Now this post is going to feature heavily on the couple and the fun of the day, I have already popped up around 40 ish photos on Facebook so I have tried to get a few different ones here. (the main purpose of my blog posts are two fold, 1 – to show the couple and their friends some nice pics from the day as they were probably too busy enjoying the day to notice all the little bits and bobs going on, and two to showcase my work a little for prospective clients) – But this post will be just that little bit different, I have not picked all the best photos or the WOW images, I have picked images that Stephen and Imogen will (should) love !!! – They are away at the moment and have not seen many of the pics yet, this is for them.
So talking about Stephen, Here he comes walking in, with a ‘musical instrument’ under his arms, I cant remember what its called but its NOT a violin – I said the day was different, well Stephen and Imogen are Tempest’s and sing and preform in a group, Stephen actually played right up until Imogen came in, he entertained the guests for a good 1/2 an hour.
and here he is doing just that
The lighting at Rhos Y Gilwen is actually stage lighting with Gels on them and every now and then people would stand right in the way of a Gelled light – it caused me no end of problems during the wedding itself 🙁
But back to more important things 🙂
and just to give you an idea of what an ideal venue Rhos y Gilwen is, if your planning on getting married in pembrokeshire, getting married at Rhos y Gilwen has to be worth a think. Look at the great hall !
Right at this point I am going to put a page BREAK in to effect as there are over 50 photos going online now – so if you want to read the rest of the story click the link below (unless your already on that page)