Tilly and Peter in Granny’s Garden.

Earlier this year I headed out to North Wales to photograph Tilly and Peter’s wedding. It’s definitely one I’ll remember for a long time.

“We’re having the reception at Granny’s House,” Tilly told me in our early conversations about the wedding. It turns out that Tilly’s parents were married in exactly the same place! So this wedding has real meaning for the family and in particular, Tilly’s Granny (Lucy) who played host to the whole thing, including a hog roast get together the day after the wedding. I would like to thank her for being the perfect host, even to me as a lowly photographer.  As photographers, we can often forget that for many weddings there’s a rich history and that venues are chosen for a reason. This wedding was truly homemade, which turned what can sometimes be a regimented and predictable day into something unique and special with real meaning for all involved.

Of course, there are many challenges when it comes to having a wedding at home. However, with an army of helpers, you can accomplish anything, and I’m sure you’ll agree that it was a roaring success. But don’t take my word for it, take a look at the images below to get sucked in by this beautiful story. Oh, and they had a Ceilidh in the evening, followed by a guard of honour to leave the marquee. Check out the final image… when all you need after a long day is a cup of tea!

scene setting photo, wedding in north wales
wedding sign, this way to the wedding
grannys house, where they got ready
photo of a lady with her wedding photo
mother and grandmother making scones
card from the groom, laughing
bride laughing
the groom getting ready
silhouette to show the groom
ushers and best man having a drink before the wedding
playing cricket in the garden
the dog by the front door
peter outside the church in nercwys
bride arriving in the land rover
wedding ceremony, marriage in the church in north wales
parents smiling in the background
the pastor talking to the couple
recessional photo in black and white
confetti throwing
monochrome confetti
formal photo, bridesmaids and ushers
bag pipes announcing the arrival of the bride and groom
hugs, photojournalism
father of the bride speech
grooms speech
bride and groom sitting listening to the speeches
reaction of tilly's mum during the best mans speech
groom looking at the bride
couple portrait in the good light
off camera flash portrait by the blossom tree
first dance
ceilidh dance
exit of the bride and groom
cup of tea at the end of the wedding

Congratulations to Peter and Tilly and thanks for having me along for the ride. And thanks also for the tea and scones!

If you liked this wedding why not check out Rachel and Josh’s humanist back garden wedding. 

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