De Courceys Manor Wedding | Charlotte + Matthew
Welcome to my teaser photos from Matthew and Charlotte's wedding at De Courceys Manor - Cardiff - my penultimate wedding of 2018!
It's been nearly 5 years since my last visit and I currently don't have any other bookings to return, which is a real shame as it's a fantastic venue, and the staff are amazing!
Charlotte and Matthew
Just a quick bit of information about their relationship before I get into their wedding day.
How Long Have You Been Together?: Nearly 9 years
Where Did You First Meet?: In Treorchy
Where Did You Get Engaged?: I proposed for Charlotte’s Christmas Eve Present
Why Did You Choose Your Wedding Venue?: We liked the relaxed atmosphere. The beautiful grounds and indoor areas and it has a very good reputation for good food and good service.
Charlotte and her bridesmaids decided to use one of the larger side rooms in De Courcey’s Manor to get ready in. This would allow them to have more room for them all to get ready together instead of being spread out across rooms. On a plus side the light coming through the skylight was amazing for the Kirsty the makeup artist to work in, despite the poor weather.
The Wedding Ceremony
With around 60 guests the ceremony room at De Courceys Manor is perfect for this size of wedding. The room is a lovely light and airy room with neutral colours, which Charlotte added to with her winter colours.
With the usual winter weather causing issues all day, we only had a few minutes to grab some photos outside. I always like to look for something different to go along with the obvious photos. When I saw the new walkway between De Courceys and the lodges I knew this would be perfect for the type of look that went well with their wedding theme.
With a lot of wedding I often do a second session with the bride and groom. This is for a number of reasons. One, to give them a second look at the photos, something different, be it locations or day vs. night. Two, so they don't feel like the day is all about taking photos. With the rain disappearing in the evening I set up some lights outside to accentuate the colours which De Courceys shine on their building. The aim was to create a silhouette of the happy couple using these colours. I think it turned out pretty cool. And we had to end it with some sparkler photos outside the entrance of De Courceys.
The above photos is only a small snapshot into their big day at De Courcey’s Manor so for a longer look at their day, you can watch their slideshow of around 80-100 images below. Enjoy!
De Courcey’s Manor Wedding Suppliers
Make-up Artist: Kirsty Rowlands
Hair: Rachel Jones
Wedding Dress Details: ChiChi London with customisation from Wendy at the Perfect Fit
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids Dresses: ChiChi London
Wedding Cake Maker: Lottie Lou’s Cupcakes
Flowers: Jess from Roots
Venue Dressing: Na
Entertainment: De Courceys Manor House DJ
First Dance Song: Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis
Getting married at De Courcey’s Manor and looking for a wedding photographer? Please get in touch as I would love shooting weddings at this gorgeous venue!