To witness an old school friend get married is a joy.
To be tasked with creating a film at the same wedding is an honour.
One hazy September morning in Oxwich Bay, Swansea, Lorna and the bridal party enjoyed a casual morning in the lounge area before they made their way to the bridal suite to prepare. With the assistance of Gower bridal hair and Sara Dymond handling the makeup, the bridesmaids took turns keeping the the flower girl, India, India entertained while getting themselves ready
The bride made the finishing touches with the dress and veil, while the groom and guests filed in to the private function room. The soothing sounds of harpist Ruth Elen Hicks played out as the groomsmen stood nervously at the front.
The bridal party were announced in, led by India and Jacob. The bride’s sister holding Bree followed closely behind. The ceremony itself was charming. Shortly afterwards, Lorna and Jonathan were introduced as Mr and Mrs Bevan to much applause and celebration.
The warm afternoon was taken full advantage of as the guests gathered on the private lawn for group photographs and well wishes for the happy couple.
The marquee was set up ready for the afternoon reception. Lorna and Jonathan were warmly applauded in. It was time for a sit-down meal. All was going well until an almighty crash echoed round the room. Serving of the desserts was interrupted somewhat by the unexpected singing waiter duo (1st Call Singing Waiters). A few songs, some napkin waving and a huge conga later, the atmosphere was electric. The party was in full swing.
Then it was time for the speeches. Some heartfelt words from the groom, the sister of the bride and the best man. Humour and sentiment in equal measure from each of the speakers. The late afternoon/evening sun meant the lawn was available for some games, drinking and a bit of dancing practice.
An hour or so later, the cake was cut and the guests gathered as the newlyweds made their way to the dance floor with young ones in tow. It was then time for everyone to let their hair down. Dancing and drinking late into the night.
It was a great day and an honour to be a part of.
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Bevan, and a fond thank you for allowing us to be present for such a memorable day.
Venue: Oxwich Bay Hotel, Swansea
Hair: Gower bridal hair
Make-up: Sara Dymond
Dress: Ronald Joyce
Suits: Watkins suit hire
Photographer: Karl Baker Photography
Harpist: Ruth Elen Hicks
Waiters: 1st Call Singing Waiters
Flowers: Garden of Eden
Cake: Stacey’s delicious delights