Wedding photographs from Portmeirion in Wales

I recently had the huge pleasure of photographing Kerrie and Oli’s beautiful wedding at Portmeirion and what a fantastic day it was!

Portmeirion Village is such a brilliant wedding venue, it is so quirky and unique and totally unlike any other wedding venue I know. It’s almost as if you’re in a little town in Italy rather than in North Wales(!) and is famous for being the setting for the 1960′s television series ‘The Prisioner’. It is so photogenic, I could literally spend all day photographing a bride and groom there and never run out of ideas. I just love it.

Kerrie and Oli’s day was perfect from beginning to end, such an amazing couple, and even though the wind did try to spoil it (at one point Kerrie’s veil blew off!) nothing to could stop them both from smiling all day:-)

To Kerrie and Oli – thank you so much again for asking me to photograph your wedding in Portmeirion Village. It was so great to be a part of your incredible day and thank you for all your lovely kind words about your photographs. I wish you both a very long and happy future together, which I know it will be!

A huge thank you to Kerrie and Oli for sharing their wedding story too:-)

How did you both meet?
We met at the coffee machine where we both worked, after which I found out Oli had been secretly stalking me for a number of months!

What was the proposal like?
A cliff top overlooking one of our favourite bays in Cornwall.

How did you find wedding planning? Do you have any tips for other brides?
Become a spreadsheet bride, even when you want to keep things simple there is still a lot to arrange and keep track of. Portmeirion is a beautiful place to get married and Delyth is fantastic! They made sure our day was perfect. Neil went the extra mile, all of our photos are amazing and and will serve as a timeless reminder of the best day of our lives.

Why did you choose Portmeirion as your wedding venue?
For our love of Italy but wanting to be married in the U.K with all our friends and family. Portmeirion is a magical place and great for photographs!

What was your favourite part of your wedding day?
After the ceremony itself it was the speeches, actually the evening party, actually… The whole day was fantastic, we couldn’t pick.

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  • July 9, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    Toni Darcy - Gorgeous images Neil. The portraits of the Bride and Groom are just beautiful, filled with emotion and colour.
    Their story is just the cutest! :) xx

  • July 9, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    Adam - This is just utterly beautiful work Neil. And wow, Portmeirion looks like an amazing place!!

Wedding photographs from Styal Lodge in Cheshire

There are some weddings which I am lucky enough to photograph which I know I will always remember. Kirsty and Kyle’s wedding at Styal Lodge in Cheshire was without doubt one of those weddings.

I had been looking forward to this wedding for a long time, Kirsty and Kyle are good friends of mine (Kirsty is an incredible singer, I actually met her at a wedding a few years ago which we were both working at and Kyle is an uber talented wedding photographer, so no pressure then!) and knowing them both as I do, I just knew that their wedding was going to be incredible. I don’t think there was ever a moment that neither of them were smiling, laughing or crying and it made for an unbelievably brilliant day.

As well as the fun of photographing them both getting ready in the morning and the emotion of the ceremony (just have a look at the look on Kirsty’s face as she heard the choir singing, all secretly organised by Kyle) the other huge highlights were a Rod Stewart tribute act during the wedding breakfast (every guest was up dancing even before the speeches!) and Kirsty singing with her amazing band, The Midnight Cats, in the evening – Kirsty had the whole place rocking!

A special mention to my great friend Toni Darcy too who was second shooting for me. Not only is Toni extremely talented but also very funny and it was great to work with her – even if she did give me no sympathy when my arm was on fire!;-)

To Kirsty and Kyle – thank you both so much again for asking me to be your wedding photographer. It was a real honour to be part of your wedding day and I am so pleased that you both had such an incredible time. You are both amazing! x

Here are a few of my favourite photographs from your incredible wedding at Styal Lodge:

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This was such a beautiful moment – Kyle had secretly arranged for a choir to start singing All You Need is Love (they were hidden behind a curtain!) and Kirsty couldn’t hold back the tears:-)

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  • July 1, 2014 - 8:24 pm

    Liam - Pure Redfern gold. Awesome images of two awesome people :)

  • July 2, 2014 - 4:58 pm

    Kyle - Amazing as usual Neil :) Brought back all the memories.

  • July 9, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    Toni Darcy - Awww thank you so much for the mention – It was lovely to work with you too Neil.
    Kirsty and Kyle your wedding was an absolute blast – you both had the biggest smiles all day long! It was a privilege to help Neil photograph your wedding :) xx

  • July 9, 2014 - 1:12 pm

    Toni Darcy - As for your arm being on fire! Totally worth it for that last frame! ;)

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