Sally & Drew’s Midsummer Wedding

Sally and Drew’s wedding happened on a beautiful Midsummer’s day.  The whole celebration took place in Kymin house right next to Penarth pier, with dreamy views to Bristol Channel.

Sally spent 9 months organising this beautiful and relaxed wedding. She put a strong focus on hiring local, sustainable businesses. The food was supplied by Cardiff’s well-known ‘Dusty Knuckle’ pizza, music by a very classy jazz band ‘Jazzbos’, natural flowers bouquets by ‘The Flower hive’, the gigantic tippy-tent construction by ‘The Alternative events’ and photography by me.

The day started at Sally’s house that stands on the high cliff overlooking the Bristol Channel or Môr Hafren in Welsh. I’m met by her husband-to-be Drew chilling in the comfy armchair and thoughtfully looking at the sea. I go up the stairs where all the action is taking place. There, in a little bedroom packed with flowers, make-up cases and other accessories I find Sally and her mum getting ready for the big occasion. I try to blend in this atmosphere of glamour. Bridesmaids arrive. They bring chatter and liveliness into the room while tiny Budha calmly sits in the corner. One cosy family portrait outside done, see the groom leave on his bike (!) and then I’m off to the Kymin. The bride arrives with  her bridesmaids in her Dad’s classy convertible. The ceremony, the speeches, and we’re off to Penarth pier and the beach with just me the bride and the groom.  I focus on creatively capturing bride and groom’s interaction, as they walk or as the wind gently moves the bride’s dress. The rest of the day is filled with laughter and joy, dancing and singing,  guests enjoying good stone-baked pizza, and it’s all very relaxed.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little story and my photos documenting the wedding day.  You’ve probably noticed that I have a creative approach to  wedding photography. I keep my eyes and heart open to things happening around me and to noticing beauty in small details or special moments. I prefer a natural and documentary style to how I capture a wedding. If you’re a looking for a wedding photographer, I’m available for hire in Wales and the South West. You can get in touch by email


Wedding venue: The Kymin, Penarth

Flowers: The Flower Hive

Tent: Alternative Events

Music: Jazzbo

Food: Dusty knuckle pizza

Dress: Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique