Wedding Photography at DeCourcey’s Manor
Shooting a wedding photography at DeCourcey’s Manor is always a pleasure especially when you get to work with great couples like Jo and Rhodri. But I’ll get to talking about DeCourcey’s Manor wedding photography in a moment. Let’s start at the beginning of Jo and Rhodri’s day.
On the day I woke up to gorgeous sunshine, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and that was how it remained all day. I don’t know who in Jo and Rhodri’s wedding party had been in charge of arranging the weather but they got it spot on.
I caught up with Jo at the Vale Resort Hotel where she was in the capable hands of her bridal party and was making her preparations for the day. Jo looked amazing in her Miss Darcey wedding dress with and a gorgeous bouquet provided by Blush Floral Art. Bridesmaids Lowri, Claire and Sarah were on hand to help. There may have been a little champagne on offer to settle any last minutes nerves!
I headed over to Decourcey’s Manor to get some shots of Rhodri and his best man and brother, Guto, who both looked great in their blue three piece suits, though not quite as handsome as page boys Osian and Harley.
Now I get to talk more about weddings at Decourcey’s Manor. Put simply Decourcey’s Manor is one of the most elegant and stylish wedding venues in Cardiff. Every room is spacious and elegant and its high ceilings, large windows and stunning chandeliers made for the most amazing backdrop when taking shots of Jo, Rhodri and all their guests. The room chosen for the ceremony was dressed exquisitely.
After a pretty ceremony everybody enjoyed a drinks and canapés reception (I love quirky little touches at weddings and the tray balancing bottles of ice cold Peroni’s made me smile) As the weather was so perfect everybody milled about the courtyard and beautifully manicured gardens and I took my chance to take some fun group and family shots.
I then whisked Jo and Rhodri away so I could take some great portrait shots of them around the stunning grounds of DeCourcey’s Manor.
Then it was time for the reception, which was given a little extra air of grandeur by being accessed via a red carpet. The reception room was decorated beautifully, those clever people at Blush Floral Art had surpassed themselves. There were lots of gorgeous little touches giving it a romantic vintage feel that really matched the architecture of DeCourcey’s Manor.
As the sun was setting I quickly took Jo and Rhodri outside to take some shots of them set against a beautiful sunset in front of DeCourcey’s Manor. The exterior of the manor was beautifully lit in the evening light. Then it was back inside for the cutting of the cake (take a second to look at my image of it as it was gorgeously elegant and unique) by the amazing Carly of Wish Upon a Cupcake. The first dance played by the wedding band was very romantic and ended with Jo and Rhodri being joined on the dance floor by lots of their guests, many of whom remained on there for rest of the evening!
A great couple and a fun and stylish wedding full of love and laughter. Congratulations to Jo and Rhodri for getting married and creating such an amazing day for yourselves, your family and your friends to remember. I hope my images will help you relive it again and again for many years to come.
Venue: DeCourcey’s Manor
Cake: Wish Upon a Cupcake
Venue Decor: The China Library
Flower: Blush Floral Art
Brides Dress: Miss Darcy
Magician: Bryan Gunton
Band: The Big What