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Monday, 28 March 2011

West Wales Wedding Fayre - March 2011

In the past few weeks we have exhibited at two wedding fayres in Pembrokeshire (The Pembrokeshire Wedding Fayre and The West Wales Wedding Fayre). We went all out this year with a wallpapered stand, including a gorgeous green wing-back chair and read leather chair - we wanted to create a "living room" theme. Think our ideas successfully paid off and it all came together with a quirky, contemporary and definitely different result. We have been really pleased, if not a bit tired after hanging and stapling wallpaper (definitely "what no to do" at home!)

We had the pleasure of sharing our day with a large variety of talent from the wedding industry, including other photographers, florists, boutiques, cake makers and other wedding professionals.
In particular were a couple of people who we will have the pleasure to work with in the coming months. Shelley at "The Vintage Tea Party.co" rents out and sells some of the most gorgeous vintage crockery and vintage/shabby chic accessories, which when brought together create a real feast for the eyes. She opened her own shop just last week, selling and renting out some fabulous vintage and vintage inspired pieces. We love what she has to offer and we are also truly excited that we will be photographing her wedding this year (vintage style - of course!) and another wedding where "The Vintage Tea Party.co" is providing the d├ęcor.

Amongst some of the other exhibitors were "Cutters and Cakes" - highly recommend these guys for eye-catching cakes and other baked goods for weddings,parties and other celebrations. Also had the pleasure of meeting "Truly, Madly, Deeply" wedding and events planners, who too offer a great service, taking into account all that you wish an long for, for your day.

One of the hi-lights of the wedding fayre for many of the brides to be (and their mothers!) were the catwalk shows throughout the day. Amongst the boutique owners showing their collections were the very classy and truly stunning dresses from "White Bride". We are huge fans of "White Bride" a truly high class wedding boutique from Narbeth. They host clothes and accesories from designers such as Sassi Holford, Mia-Mia, Stephanie Allin, Charlotte Balbier, Jenny Packham and Kate Sherford. Their catwalk show pieces were exceptionally beautiful and stole the show for us.

We shared exhibitors space with "White Bride" and were so chuffed how our work complemented each other. We have many weddings this year with dresses from "White Bride", so be prepared and make sure you come back to see some stunning brides in some more of their sumptuous dresses and accessories.

Finally, we thought we would share with you some aspects of our stand. Please take time to appreciate the wallpaper! ;D
We were so chuffed to be able to show our new Folio album and this was also the first time we displayed our new Queensbury sample pack (as we are now Queensbury suppliers!)
We had such positive feedback about our work and look forward to meeting and working with many more brides and grooms that have seen our work recently and also being able to share with you some of the stunning weddings that 2011 has in store for us! (its an exciting summer, for sure!)

If you like what you have seen, then please drop us a line and let us know how we can help you with your photography and planning your perfect wedding x o&c

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Farm, field and honey icecream - Gary and Rachel eshoot

When we received an email from Rachel and Gary enquiring about wedding photography I (Charis) was pretty excited. The reason being is they are to be married near New Quay (the proper lovely one!) a beautiful seaside harbour in Ceredigion. The reason this is so exciting for me is it reminds me of many fabulous childhood visits and where many of my family come from. Once they agreed that we were the photographers for them (yippee!) we planned an engagement shoot.
Rachels family have a farm in Ceredigion so we started off our shoot on the farm, wellies on and pleasantly squelching through mud and fields of sheep.
After a quick cuppa, we then headed on down to Aberaeron. Again a personal favourite for me, as this is where my family used to do big family get-togethers. It is one of the most beautiful seaside villages. Totally in keeping with stunning welsh villages it has the gorgeous painted houses, all in different colours. Aberaeron also has one of the coolest ice-cream, shops around. The Hive sells the yummiest honey ice-cream. Well worth a visit- highly recommended! We of course had to take a trip there and finished off a truly lovely day with ice-cream and a stroll along the harbour wall.
We are very much looking forward Gary and Rachels wedding in August, starting off in a welsh chapel and then heading on to a field for their reception, overlooking New Quay. As we say in these parts "bendigedig!" (wonderful!) x x o&c

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