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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 walesparents 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 photobomb bag pipes announcing the arrival of the bride and groom hugs, photojournalism father of the bride speechgrooms 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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