Steve and Rachel held their wedding reception at Rosedew Farm
, and they both started their day there, getting ready separately surrounded by their bridal party. The girls cabin was bustling with 2 children, the Mother of the Bride, a hairdresser, makeup artist, and three bridesmaids. Steve sent Rachel sweet wedding gifts: a Welsh gold necklace and a book full of all the reasons he loves her.
Elsewhere on the site the boys recovered from some champagne dramas and got themselves suit and booted before heading to the church.
Ed the Campervan arrived to take the bride and her Dad to church with the rest of the party following in a black limo.
The ceremony was held in the church where Rachel was working and it was extra special to have her congregation joined by members of the church where Steve is the vicar, and lots of their other vicar friends too! There were nearly 30 Reverends on hand to make sure everything was legal with Rachel’s Godfather presiding and other friends leading the music.
Afterwards refreshments were served by the church ladies and the bride and groom cut their cake with everyone gathered around. They spent time saying hello to everyone- there were loads of guests to greet.
For some shots of the bridal party we headed to Ogmore Beach- as we got nearer the weather got worse! Everyone was very glad to have Ed the Campervan for shelter! We sent the bridal party to dry off at the reception and headed to Ogmore Castle from some photos with Steve, Rachel and a few sheep- we got some very ‘aromatic’ couples shots sheltering under the castle arch.
Back at Rosedew Farm everything was ready for the reception: guests were there already and the room was set with tables laid out beautifully. Each table was named after places the couple had visited together and had favours to match (Macarons for Paris, Gin for London…) . The food served up was gorgeous! And the speeches were great for a giggle. The Father of the Bride, Groom and Best Man (Steve’s son Ryan) were followed by extra guest appearances from a friendly judge, who gave them a life sentence. Rachel’s brother and sister-in- law finished off with an illustrated story of the newly-weds’ romance so far.
The weather had calmed down so we took some formal group shots outside while the venue staff got the room ready for the party. There was lots of dancing to their live band (Coverland
). The guests loved the photo booth, especially the kids, you can see the fun they had in the photo booth video at the bottom of this page.
Steve and Rachel changed into their PJs ready for the long drive to the airport (shout out to their lovely bridesmaid Amy who drove them all the way). Guests gathered with sparklers to send them on their way. Click here for their engagement shoot at Dunraven Beach…