Sian and Ben were married at one of our favourite wedding venues, Chateau Rhianfa on Anglesey. We love doing wedding photography at Chateau Rhianfa for multiple reasons: it has lovely light falling through its windows, making it a great location for wedding photography even on rainy days; its grounds provide plenty of spectacular - and hidden - places for photographs; and the views from both inside and outside are amazing.
The Chateau’s ceremony room is grand, with high ceilings and ornate wooden shutters, but small enough to feel intimate too. We should also mention that the Chateau has an excellent heating system, which is great for Autumn and Winter weddings where you don’t want to shiver in a drafty hall. (Ask our female photographer, Jane, who feels the cold but was lovely and cosy while covering this particular wedding.) We love how the light adds drama to the ceremony photographs:
The Chateau has a lovely outdoor terrace that’s perfect for post-ceremony drinks. In addition to creating heaps of candid shots, our lead photographer, Geoff, snuck down to the garden to capture the building’s amazing architecture:
After the newlyweds had enjoyed time with their guests, we chose some beautiful spots around the Chateau’s gardens for pictures just with them. We were spoiled for choice, as the venue offers, among other locations, a swing, a gazebo and of course the Menai Strait (which required some creative camera angles because the tide was low).
This is the part of the wedding where we like to capture some romantic images, and because of Sian and Ben’s fabulous personalities we were able to capture a lot of mucking around too, which was great!
Special mention should go to the couple’s fabulous teal colour scheme, which really popped. It brought the reception room to life and looked wonderful against the bride’s white dress. The groom made the Alice in Wonderland-themed table decorations himself, down to hand-sewing the White Rabbit’s waistcoat; they looked really impressive and we made sure we captured all the details. We also took the opportunity to capture the couple’s accessories, including the groom’s family heirloom watch.
We had a lovely afternoon capturing this wedding; it was a lot of fun and the venue is one to be recommended.