Rosie and Paul’s Penmaen House Gower wedding began with preparations at Rosie’s family home, makeup was taken care of by Sascha Martini and hair was styled by Esprit hairdressing.
Rosie’s stunning dress came from Emma Phillips Bridal in Carmarthen.
The ceremony was held at Llanrhidian Church, Rosie and her father arrived by horse drawn carriage, provided by South Wales Carriage Driving Centre.
After the ceremony we stopped with the carriage at Cefnbryn a spot on the Gower where the carriage could be pulled off the road for photographs, it was a little windy but Rosie wanted pictures with the horses, it was a race against time as low cloud and mist raced across the Gower towards us, really!! Once pictures were taken, I went ahead to Penmaen House, the reception venue where Rosie had set up a surprise for their arrival. Paul is a very keen surfer, so the groomsmen had smuggled all their surfboards there in the morning to create an “honour guard”, of course trying to get a bunch a guys to all hold surfboards up in the right place at the right time is all in a days work. The weather held off long enough for us to take some formal, and not so formal pictures and as the sea mist rolled in the wedding moved in to the Penmaen House marquee which has (usually……when it’s not misty) a wonderful view of Three Cliffs Bay.
I had visited Rosie and Paul at Penmaen a few days before, while they were dressing the venue, so I could have a look around and find some good photo opportunity spots and after the speeches I whisked them away for ten minutes to give them some time alone and a chance to get some relaxed shots.
The evening’s entertainment was provided by awesome band Session, were they good ? check out the pictures at the bottom of the page.
Rosie’s bouquet and flowers were by Eve Weatherley