"The first time we met Leri, was one of the most exciting moments in our wedding planning journey. I had finally found someone I could blurt my ideas to and she was just as excited about them as we were. From then on, it just got better and better.
Leri was so easy to work with because she was so friendly and full of great ideas. On the day she was a calming but fun presence and we totally trusted her to do her thing. We weren't disappointed with the final product. The first time I saw my photos I cried (And the second and third time). They were stunning, fun and just what we were hoping for. Our day was captured perfectly and we had fun doing it! Thank you so much Leri".
It must be love, love, love. Nothing more, nothing less, Love is the best
When I first met Hannah and Jack we talked about their wedding ideas and I left feeling excited and so lucky they had booked me as I knew it was going to be filled with emotion and happiness. We were already excited about the pre-wedding shoot and had planned to do it around the time they got engaged. We met at Montgomery castle and I must admit it was such a great session, they giggled and snuggled like two very much in love that been photographed before, to capture their love was effortless.
On the morning of the wedding, Hannah’s house was all calm, girls were having hair and make-up done, prosecco flowed and excited nerves were in the air.
As the flowers arrived, Hannah was in awe, they were stunning and so rustic, all the little details that she had planned were coming together in front of her eyes.
As I saw Hannah catch a glimpse of herself for the first time in the mirror in her amazing dress it was touching, a tear filled her eye, to compliment her dress, her groom had bought her a special locket, simple and elegant! Hannah and her dress were ready to marry the man of her dreams.
With Dai Robs – acoustic – playing at the ceremony I knew it was going to be great. This couple loved their music, loved the words that were being sung and even had everyone singing along during the ceremony. Music always adds emotion so a wedding and this added fun as well as beaming love.
Sometimes I am privileged to see things others don’t see, those little moments that are unseen as eyes are drawn elsewhere but I saw a touching moment so had to click away! As Hannah walked into the room to walk down the aisle towards her soul mate, Jacks best man knew this was a big thing for him, his beautiful bride walking towards him, the sweetest thing ever – he put his arm on Jack - comforted him, a man hug so to speak! Jack had his best friend by his side and his other walking towards him.
Hannah looked amazing and this was the day they had been planning for over a year. A year they had planned, organised, and designed and worked hard for and every detail showed love and a bit of their personality.
The wedding transport was super cool - the brides Godfather escorted her in his family’s tractor decorated by flowers from Hannah’s parents garden , grown especially for this day – the effort and vision that has gone into this day made it beautiful to photograph.
They dined with afternoon tea after chuckling away listening to the speeches. Not a dry eye in the house, whether it be from the best man's cheeky poem which had everyone giggling or the grooms loving words to his wife – which were super cute and trust me after this wedding I most definitely believe in soul mates!
I was made up when Hannah and Jack booked me to photograph their wedding, I remember asking them for their list of groups shots and any other special requests to be noted on the day to which they replied “we want the emotion of the day captured, the excitement, nerves, laughter, wonder, love, friendship etc…” and I knew then this is my type of couple. I love capturing the story as it unfolds.
Hannah and Jack were an amazing Bride and Groom – it’s a humbling feeling when I know a couple wants the photos to show their day and a part of that is showing their love, having those moments alone (with me in the distance) capturing a few snuggles and giggles and watching them enjoy a few quiet moments away.
Thanks guys. The cuteness of you guys passing the kissing gate en route and having a quick kiss will always be in my thoughts – you two are super cute! And that’s why it was so effortless to photograph you – you wanted to be there – you wanted to be yourselves – and that you were. Just beautiful!
Here are a few wedding photographs from Hannah and Jack's wedding. I hope you like them.
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Hannah and Jack's wedding has also featured on Cwtch the Bride.
Their wedding story, written by the newlyweds themselves. Their thoughts about the planning and the day itself, click here to see read about their country vintage style wedding.
Venue – Gregynog Hall
Dress Bespoke Brides of Chester
Flowers – TMS Events
Cake – Caroline Shaw
Hair - Unique Hair Salon
Make-Up – Nerys from Out of Town Beauty
Disco - Anthemic
Acoustic by Dai Robs
Photobooth - Love your photos / Martha the photobooth