Capturing Love and Splendour: Our April Wedding Adventures Across South Wales

April 29, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Our April Wedding Photography Adventures Across South Wales

Welcome to the wedding of Zara and Sam at Clearwell Castle close to South Wales in Gloucestershire with a wedding photographer and videographer, one vision photography and videography. Thank you all for a great day.

April has always been a significant month for weddings, and this year was no exception. At One Vision Photography and Videography, we had the joy of capturing the most beautiful and intimate moments for couples across South Wales, from the rustic charm of Llechwen Hall to the enchanting settings of Gellifawr Woodland Retreat. This blog post delves into our experiences and showcases how we brought these special days to life through our photography and videography expertise.

Llechwen Hall: A Rustic Dream

Nestled on the lush hilltop overlooking the Cynon Valley, Llechwen Hall was our first stop in April. This venue, known for its breathtaking views and rustic charm, provided a picturesque backdrop for a heartwarming ceremony. The key to photographing at Llechwen Hall lies in utilising the natural light that sweeps through its expansive windows. For videography, capturing the soft, golden hours of early evening when the light bathes the couple in a warm glow made for some truly cinematic moments. The sprawling grounds allowed us to use drones for aerial shots, adding a dramatic and expansive feel to the wedding videos.

llechwen hall nelsonllechwen hall nelsonEmily and James's wedding at Llechwen Hall was a celebration filled with warmth and joy. The charming venue, nestled in the heart of South Wales, provided a picturesque backdrop for their special day. As their photographer, capturing the essence of their love was a delightful experience. From the tender moments shared during the ceremony to the laughter and dance of the reception, every photograph tells a story of connection and happiness. The couple's energy was infectious, making it a genuinely memorable event. It was an honour to document Emily and James's journey as they embarked on a new chapter together.

Oldwalls: Elegance in the Heart of Gower

Moving on to the Gower Peninsula, Oldwalls set the scene for elegance and sophistication. Known for its luxurious setting, this venue provided a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor beauty. Photographing here meant capturing reflective shots across the serene lakes and the lush, green landscape that surrounds the property. Using a shallow depth of field helped us focus on the intimate moments amidst the grandeur of the venue. Videography at Oldwalls benefitted from smooth, steady cam techniques, especially during the emotional walk down the aisle, set against the venue’s stunning interiors.

oldwalls wedding venueoldwalls wedding venueWelcome to Kerrin and Darran's wedding day at Oldwalls Collection in the Gower, South Wales, near Swansea. Thank you all for a fab day photographing and filming your special day.

St Tewdrics House: A Historical Romance

St Tewdrics House, a 19th-century Italianate villa in Chepstow, offered a historical romance setting. The Tuscan-inspired architecture and beautifully manicured gardens are ideal for both classic and contemporary wedding photos. Here, we focused on capturing the grandeur of the architecture with the couple's narrative, incorporating the ancient stones and vibrant gardens. In video, the historical elements of St Tewdrics were highlighted through dynamic, moving shots that portrayed the timeless elegance of the venue.

Fun at St Tewdrics HouseFun at St Tewdrics HouseKeiran and Ryan's wedding at St Tewdrics House was a celebration that beautifully combined tradition with a modern twist. Nestled in the heart of the Welsh countryside, this historic venue offered an intimate and grand setting for their special day. The ceremony was touching and personal, set against the villa's timeless architecture and surrounded by manicured gardens that provided a lush photo backdrop. As the sun set, the atmosphere turned magical, with fairy lights illuminating the evening and adding a warm glow to the festivities. The joy and love were palpable, making every moment a joy to capture. Their reception, filled with laughter, heartfelt speeches, and lively dancing, reflected Keiran and Ryan's vibrant personalities. Documenting their union at St Tewdrics House was an honour, witnessing not just the beauty of the venue but the genuine connection and happiness shared by all.

Court Colman Manor: Culturally Rich and Picturesque

At Court Colman Manor, we explored its culturally rich landscapes, from the serene Zen gardens to the grandeur of the manor itself. This venue is a photographer's dream for thematic weddings. Capturing the uniqueness of each themed room, from the French to the Indian suite, added a special touch to each wedding album. For videography, incorporating elements like the calming sound of the garden’s fountain and the rustling leaves brought an immersive sensory experience to the wedding films.

Bridgend Wedding PhotographerBridgend Wedding PhotographerKayleigh and Owain's wedding at the Court Colman Manor Hotel in Bridgend, South Wales, was splendid. This charming venue provided a perfect setting for their special day with its elegant Georgian architecture and picturesque gardens. The ceremony was beautifully intimate, held in the manor's ornate ballroom with its stunning period features. As the couple exchanged vows, the room was filled with warmth and love, creating a truly magical atmosphere.
Following the ceremony, guests were treated to a reception where the rustic charm of the manor complemented the joyful celebration. Kayleigh and Owain's happiness was infectious, making capturing every smile and heartfelt moment a pleasure. The day concluded with a lively evening of dancing and laughter under the soft glow of the manor's crystal chandeliers.
As a photographer, documenting Kayleigh and Owain's wedding at Court Colman Manor was a delightful experience. The venue's diverse backdrops, from the sweeping staircases to the tranquil gardens, were ideal for capturing stunning photographs that the couple will cherish forever.

Clearwell Castle: A Fairy-tale Setting

Clearwell Castle, with its imposing towers and majestic ballrooms, transports you into a fairy-tale. The castle’s historic and opulent interiors were perfect for grand, cinematic shots, while the exteriors, with their ivy-clad façade, provided a romantic, timeless backdrop. Using a combination of wide-angle and macro lenses, we captured both the grandiosity and the detailed intricacies of the day. The fairy-tale setting was further enhanced in video through the use of orchestral music overlays, creating a majestic audio-visual narrative.

Welcome to the wedding of Zara and Sam at Clearwell Castle close to South Wales in Gloucestershire with a wedding photographer and videographer, one vision photography and videography. Thank you all for a great day.

Gellifawr Woodland Retreat: Into the Woods

Our journey ended at Gellifawr Woodland Retreat, a venue as mystical as it sounds. Set deep within the Welsh countryside, it offered a secluded, enchanting backdrop perfect for couples looking for intimacy and natural beauty. Photography here focused on the raw, natural elements—capturing the interplay of light through the trees and the intimate spaces carved by nature itself. In videography, slow-motion shots of the couple wandering through the woods, intertwined with wildlife sounds, crafted a storybook-like narrative.

woodland wedding waleswoodland wedding walesWelcome to the wedding photographer at gellifawr woodland retreat with Adrianne & Jonathan's special day thank you for everything we all had a great day thank you so much.

Capturing Your Special Day

Each of these venues offered unique challenges and opportunities for creative wedding photography and videography. Our approach at One Vision is always tailored to the specific setting and the couple’s personality, ensuring that every moment we capture is not just seen but felt. Whether you're planning a grand fairy-tale wedding in a castle or a serene gathering in the woods, our team is skilled in making your wedding memories last a lifetime through stunning visuals and compelling storytelling.

Contact One Vision Photography and Videography

Are you planning your special day in South Wales? Visit our website or contact us directly to learn more about how we can help make your wedding day unforgettable. From the initial consultation to the final delivery of your photos and video, One Vision Photography and Videography is dedicated to capturing your love story in the most beautiful way possible. Let us help you tell your story through our lenses, with each snapshot and every frame reflecting your wedding day.

 

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