Bridgend Wedding Photographer
With wonderful wedding venues in Bridgend and South Wales, the marriage of Lewis and Kirstie was a great one, with St Iltyds Church and New castle in Bridgend, and then the Hi Tide, in Porthcawl being used to full effect! The day began with the grooms preparations, then the bride getting ready, and then we swiftly moved down to St Iltyds to capture some shots of the guests arriving. The church is a wonderful building, and was constructed around 1898. The castle next door is equally as picturesque. The ceremony was lovely, with great light streaming through the windows into the beautiful space. The bride and groom were really sweet, and the congregation watched as they tied the knot.
After the ceremony, we went for a stroll over to the castle, and with wonderful weather, we went through the formal shots. The castle is a medieval castle located on Newcastle Hill, overlooking Bridgend in Glamorgan, South Wales. It was originally believed to date from 1106 when a ringwork was created at the site by the Norman baron, Robert Fitzhamon. Today it is ruinous, and provides a smashing backdrop for portraits. The cloudscapes behind the castle were perfect on Lewis and Kirsties day.
We then drove down to Newton Beach, in Porthcawl, for some bride and groom shots, while the guests meandered down to the Hi Tide. Newton Beach, with Ogmore in the background, is a great place to photograph, with Newton and Merthyr Mawr dunes rolling away in the background. We then jumped back in the cars and went to the Hi Tide for the evening. The guests enjoyed a wedding breakfast, and the wedding pushed on into the night. A truly lovely day.