Wedding at Parc-Le-Breos

A wedding at Parc-Le-Breos offers something a little different from the other Gower wedding venues. They offer two or three days exclusive use of the entire house and grounds. Which allows for a totally relaxed experience within luxury surroundings and views across the Gower. With landscaped gardens that provide some of the best scenery you could hope for as a backdrop to your wedding photos on the Gower.

They also have custom designed areas to house large marquees and take pride in their attention to detail and customer service. I photographed the brides big sisters wedding what seems ages ago, so it was nice to catch up with the Jones family and their three new additions. The grooms men were stealing the show with matching dinner jackets and no socks! ( I must be getting old).

Tiggy was a true Ninja bride and braved the constant rain to get out for a 5 min shoot. We also provided a little wedding video highlight for the bride and groom to watch. Inside the guests were entertained with an acoustic guitar session, and the venue looked spectacular with fresh flowers and colours to theme the wedding. The lawns were groomed and cut to perfection  and with plenty of staff on hand it was another seamless wedding  at Parc Le Breos.

Speeches were good fun with a novel game of Mr and Mrs, Organised by the best man, The bride and groom having to wave the correct shoe in the air to indicate the correct answer, or not. The evening finished off with some crazy dad dancing and sparklers before we packed up our camera bags and headed home. Job done…Dave

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Llangoed Hall Wedding

To have your Llangoed Hall wedding at the castle you first need to know the history that tells us, that Mrs Laura Ashley would pass the huge castle near Hay-on-Wye in Wales and often remark to her husband Bernard, that it would make a beautiful hotel, and that it should be restored.  Sadly, the old castle (dating back to 1632) wasn’t for sale during this time, but some years after her death the option to purchase came into fruition.  Sir Bernard Ashley seized the opportunity to buy the hotel in memory of Laura and her vision of turning it into a hotel.  Sir Bernard did exactly that, overhauling the castle into a destination of spectacular grandeur, and a unique venue for a wedding  with exclusive use  

Today Llangoed Hall can be enjoyed as a luxury 5-star hotel and as an amazing venue to get married. The hotel provides a wonderful array of rooms and natural light for your wedding photographs.  It really is the perfect wedding reception.

The hotel is also the ultimate venue to celebrate your special occasion, with dedicated and highly experienced staff who will make certain that your day is one that lives long in the memory.

 

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Cali and James had chosen to split their service into a humanist, non-religious wedding ceremony where they wrote their own script and vows.  They tailored the day to meet their requirements, and after a quick break and drinks with guests, it was off for a small civil service in one of the wonderful drawing rooms to seal the day “Officially”

The guests were served drinks and canapés on the Terrace warmed by the sun, looking out to the gardens and mountain beyond.  With wall to wall sunshine ordered for the day it was lovely seeing everyone drinking and having fun with Cali and James to celebrate their big day at their Llangoed  Hall Wedding.  The wedding breakfast was prepared and ready to be served in the Orangery, which has two big patio doors to open the room out and let the garden ambiance in.

Cali and James chose to have their wedding outside in the hotel gardens, the staff were on hand all day to plan the smallest detail, with advice on every aspect, including showing the florists the layout and making us wedding photographers a cup of tea in the morning (always a good start).

The day finally ended with the amazing Velveteens rocking the night out with big hits, and filling the room with their unique sound and vibe, all helping me photograph some dodgy dad dancing at your Llangoed Hall wedding

X Dave

 

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Rose Dew Farm Weddings

Having your wedding at Rose Dew Farm is a great choice for your big day. With the Great Barn providing an ideal room for the ceremony and party. So it was hay bales out and Dear Florence prividing the rustic charm, chic and finishing touches.

The new Mr and Mrs Dite put on a great afternoon for their guests which included a 60s singer and Space Hoppers (What's not to like). Pre wedding breakfast nibbles was in the shape of little cones of fish and chips washed down with Champers and beer. The staff and front of house at Rose dew were on hand to make the day go smoothly and all the guests found their seats on time although some insisted on bringing their space Hoppers!

The bearded Taco man provided alcoholic ice lollies of  various flavours and taste which went down a hit, They trade from a uniquely converted ford transit van named Contessa, who spent most of her previous life as a police riot wagon. All the ingredients are  sourced locally wherever possible check them out on facebook for more information.

With only a couple of requested formal shots from the lovely Mrs Dite, Mandy and I were able to spend most of our time with the telephoto lens attached to the cameras, observing, waiting and then CLICK getting the shot. We love shooting weddings at the great Barn as there is nearly 360 degrees availablity around the Barn for photos which is important for us humble wedding photographers looking for the best light to shoot and make the photos punch. Rose Dew farm weddings are always fun and packed with vibrant sounds of guests enjoying the day.

Dear Florence provide the inhouse decoration hire at Rosedew farm, they hire out the wedding or party decorations you want for a fraction of the price of buying and a whole lot less effort! Hiring is really simple to organise.

Want can I say about the evening show / band. Big Macs Wholly Soul band were the head line act and boy did they rock the Great Barn out, EVERYBODY was dancing to the classics. Thanks for including me in your big day guys XDave 

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Sugar Loaf Barn

A stunning day greeted us for our first wedding at Sugar Loaf Barn

The bride and groom and gone into great detail and many hours of pinterest searching to decorate the barn to achieve their vision. But it was laughter friendship and love that filled the room and what cought my cameras eye... X Dave

At the Barn they offer the perfect location for your dream wedding celebrations. A venue which provides exclusive use of the farm, with its breathtaking views and a flexible style that can be adapted to suit your Theme. The farm is part of an area of unspoilt natural beauty, wrapped in woods, wildlife and wonder.

The venue offers a very flexible approach which includes the following.

  • PA System. Two speakers with a wireless microphone.
  • No corkage charge for your own Table Wines/champagnes (please see summary of booking terms)
  • Chilling of all your table Wines.
  • All glassware through out your wedding. Including glass jugs for water.
  • Set up of Wedding Ceremony. This does not include the booking of the registrar. Registrar contact details are listed below.
  • 5 members of staff on the day.
  • 2 members of staff helping throughout the set up.
  • Straw Bales and Hay Bales
  • 10 Handmade rose head studded tables that are designed to work with hay bales… Seating up to 14per table.
  • 2 Large handmade buffet tables that are designed to work with the hay bales.
  • 140 Oak Cross Back Chairs.
  • 2 Rose head studded topper tables.
  • 2 Hand built coffee tables.
  • Well stocked cash bar Specialising in local artisan beers.
  • Car parking 100 cars.
  • Tractor and trailer shuttle from car parking field to wedding Barn.

Props

  • 4 antique Oak Barrels
  • 10 antique wooden crates
  • 2 milk churns
  • 1 antique butter churn
  • 1 antique oak cake board.
  • 2 antique cider presses.
  • Silver birch tree in hay bale (as seen in website photos).
  • 50 Metres of outdoor festoon lighting.
  • Drapes
  • vintage glass bottles

Allowing you to use all the facilities, dressing and decorating them to your own tastes. This  making your day just how you want it. From the free tractor ride in the morning to helping out with the sprinkler shots and wedding video at night it was a great wedding and one of our favs from 2018.

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Roath Park family shoot

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Spent last weekend at Roath Park with a 30 min spent at Roath Park, photographing the kids having fun with Gran and Grandad . £125 for a mini session which includes the Hi Res downloads. Say Hi here

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Wedding videography Cardiff

Wedding videography Cardiff

 

I dont use big tripods and clunky shoulder sized cameras. There is only one way to capturing and filming a wedding and thats to concentrate on the story of the your big day. I promise you will blink and the day is over. Everyone’s story is different and I don’t just see a bride or a groom but friends, partners and people who are there to share something really special with you. By looking beyond the dress and the suit, Dave Packer Films creates individual and personal films that tell your story. I have a totally reportage approach to wedding cinematography which means each of my films flow with the natural times of your big day, leaving you with a memory that will last a lifetime. Get in touch on Facebook or buy email 

 

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Anyone bring Confetti?

The tradition of throwing confetti over the bride and groom comes from Italy. Before paper confetti, there were flowers, petals, grain or rice thrown at the happy couple, to bestow prosperity and fertility. These days confetti comes in all shapes and sizes, colours and textures, and you can still buy natural petals, which remain the most popular type, and certainly the most Vicar- and venue-friendly! Many modern brides make confetti their DIY wedding project by drying their favourite flower petals before the wedding.

 

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Llangoed Hall was resplended in Sunshine, light and friendly staff who made us a cup of tea in the morning. A  stunning wedding was the order of the day and 5000 frames later we finished with a lovely evening shot. XDave

And the last one before we packed up and headed back home.

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Vintage Wedding Bus South Wales

Vintage Wedding Bus South Wales

I jumped on the bus on the way to the venue to capture the fun and atmosphere with my camera, had to increase the ISO somewhat to get a fast shutter speed to compensate for the 50 year old gearbox! But it was all good. Contact me HERE for more information

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Hiring a Vintage Wedding Bus in south Wales for your big day is a great option to get all your guests to your venue and provides a great atmosphere .With the onboard bar flowing with champers and bubbles. We Parked outside the lovely Holm House in Penarth to carry on the celebrations well into the night

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West Usk lighthouse wedding

 West Usk lighthouse wedding

What a lovely idea for two sailors to get married at West Usk lighthouse, With a strong nautical theme it was the perfect backdrop for their big day. The west Usk lighthouse is now run by a husband and wife team who attended to the guests needs all day with no fuss and a smile.

The lighthouse was the first to be built by renowned Scottish civil engineer James Walker in 1821. Amongst other projects, Walker went on to build another 21 lighthouses. The land around the lighthouse has been reclaimed as farmland but it stood on an island until 1856. It was decommissioned as an operational lighthouse in 1922.

The Lighthouse is available to hold Civil Ceremonies. Which is  held downstairs in the large Dining Room, This has a sea view as well as landward view, with seating for 20 guests. You can also have the ceremony in the slate bedded Entrance Hall for 10 people, with the spiral staircase as a backdrop.  As we are a B&B, the Lighthouse will be entirely at your disposal for 4 hours on the day, preferably between 12pm-4pm. You can bring your own refreshments for afterwards. You will have access to the lantern Room, the Roof Garden, the Wedding Room, and the Garden where you can continue with your celebration afterwards if you wish.

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With full use of the lighthouse it was something new for us at Dave Packer Photography, and so a quick recce to find the best light and that was all we needed before we captured the day in our usual informal style of documentry photography. The day came to a close with the kids relaxing the hot tube and the bride and groom providing everyone with an evening fire works display

A private road off the B4239 (Lighthouse Road) leads to the lighthouse. Alternatively, it may be reached by a 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) walk along the sea wall footpath from the car park of the Lighthouse Inn on Beach Road. The lighthouse is situated next to the Pont-y-cwcw Reen. Give me  shout out if you want more information about our wedding prices

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