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This is a list of what I photograph at a typical wedding.


Bride getting ready

Makeup and hair

While  brides has makeup will shoot details of:

Flowers, shoes, Brides dress, brides maids dresses, , jewellery?

Stages of bride dressing?

Room shots.

Bride and father and mum, brides maids etc.

Groom ( may be fitted in if at same venue).

Groom, best man (men) ushers getting ready

Groom waiting for bride arrives at service ?


Groom with best man, with ushers, mum and dad, mum, dad, siblings      

Before Service

Bridal party with car(s)

Bridal party, bride and dad, bride and brides maids etc.


Bride and dad? Before entering service, walking down Ile, vows, ring shots, first kiss, signing of the register.     

Group shots (only the ones you need)

Min of 10 groups more if time allows

Shots of the reception room and cake before any body goes in room.?

The Bride and Groom? Depends on time


Take photos of main speakers.

Photos of guests.

The bride and Groom? Depends on time

Cutting of the cake/ mock cutting before food

First dance

Bride and Groom.

Bride and Father.

Other shots ? (family shots)

Timing is very important  photographs can be missed

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Llechwen Hall for Weddings Llechwen Hall

Llechwen Hall is a beautiful hotel with a large marquee at the rear. Great food. Ideal for weddings or for a birthday party. The hotel caters for out siders for that accessional evening or week end meal. I have photographed weddings there many times has a friendly atmosphere with friendly staff.

Llechwen HallThis is a video about having your wedding ceremony at Llechwen hall in Hengoed.

Hotel details

Set on a hilltop with 6 acres of grounds, this upscale hotel and restaurant in a converted 17th-century Welsh longhouse is 0.8 miles from Whitehall Golf Course and 6 miles from Pontypridd.

Elegant rooms offer on suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add 4-poster beds.

Breakfast is complimentary, and there are 2 fine dining restaurants: a bright, airy dining room and a traditional oak-beamed room with low ceilings. There's a free on-site car park.

   Charming 3 Star Country House Hotel 
Call: 01443 742 050



Weddings at Llechwen Hall

Congratulations, you're getting married!

A romantic setting on a hilltop location, surrounded by the beautiful Welsh countryside, Llechwen Hall is the ideal venue for your dream wedding day. With such magnificent views over the valleys below, the hotel provides the perfect backdrop for those all important wedding photos.

No wedding is considered too large or too small, whatever your personal requirements the team at Llechwen Hall can cater for your needs, we have a choice of rooms and options available to suit everyone.

Enquire Today

Speak today to one of our wedding team, call us on 01443 742 050 or email










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Broadway Country House near Laugharne Broadway Country House

I am very pleased that I was able to have a wedding shoot at this Country House. I had a great time, I would like to recommend this house the food was excellent and the staff very friendly. 


Hotel details

In a Victorian country house set on 7 acres overlooking Carmarthen Bay, this quaint hotel is 1.4 miles from Laugharne Castle and 3.3 miles from Pendine Sands.

The 8 traditional rooms and suites come with TVs, free WiFi, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Some feature sea views, bay windows, separate sitting areas and/or 4-poster beds.

There's a cosy restaurant offering modern Welsh cuisine and a Sunday carvery. Other amenities include complimentary cooked breakfast, a garden and function rooms.

Laugharne (Talacharn) is a township lying on the estuary of the River Tâf. It is best known for the work of Famous Poet Dylan Thomas. In Laugaharne you can visit Dylan’s Boathouse which is now a museum (and café), containing lots of memorabilia and much of the original furniture. Close to the main house is a cliff-top garage that became his writing shed, which is furnished with his desk and writing materials.

You can also enjoy Dylan’s Birthday Walk which was created to commemorate a poem Dylan wrote to celebrate his birthday, “Poem in October”. The walk is approximately 2 miles long and you can enjoy magnificent views of the estuary, Dylan's boathouse, and across to the Gower, north Devon, Caldey Island and Tenby on a clear day.  

Another central point to Laugharne is the castle, standing tall in the centre of the town. Built in the 13th century make sure to you stroll through the castle’s Victorian gardens.


Broadway country houseThis video is about having your wedding at Broadway Country House.







(Paul Thomas Wedding Portrait Photography, Cardiff, Rhondda, South Wales.) Broadway Ceremony House Laugharne photographs Wedding Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:23:00 GMT
Wedding Photos of Tara and David Wedding of Tara & David

Tara and David's special wedding day Photographs. 

Their wedding went very well, wonderful weather bright and warm.

The wedding was at a very nice church in the area of Rumney in Cardiff. 

Reception at St Mellon's Golf Club Cardiff. 

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                                                             Photograph of two Brides maids looking so beautiful in their Dresses.

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                                              The ring is placed on her finger To say that their love will be everlasting. 

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                                                                        Cutting of the wedding cake at the reception.

Opened in 1937, and designed by H S Colt, we became a members’ club in 1964. St Mellons is a beautiful, easy walking parkland course, with some lovely views over the Bristol Channel, which provides a good challenge for all ages and standards of golfer. It is very well maintained with excellent clubhouse facilities, practice areas and a well-stocked pro shop which has a state of the art golf simulator.

We have a number of function rooms, and the largest ‘The Condor Lounge ‘is able to seat up to 120 people and overlooks the first tee and our courtyard. Ideal for all events we are also able to hold civil ceremonies for weddings.

St Mellons is a traditional members club with no tee times for members and provides a warm welcome to new members and visitors alike.

St Mellons Golf Club is licensed for weddings and civil partnerships.

Our beautiful golf club is situated on the border of the cities of Cardiff and Newport, and our picturesque course and club house provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.

The Condor Lounge is the perfect setting for your wedding. The room is decorated in neutral tones so whatever colour scheme, your choice will not be compromised on your special day. It also has its own private bar, sound and visual equipment. Another feature of the Condor Lounge is that it can be divided in to two rooms so that it can double as a ceremony room and reception room. Capacities for the Condor Lounge range from 50 to 100 persons. The room is functional in many layouts to suit your requirements.
It is a room which boasts wonderful views of our First Tee and access to our enclosed courtyard. It is within easy access of our ample car park and has its own facilities and easy access for those with restricted mobility.

Our team at St Mellons Golf Club understands that all weddings are unique. While we are happy to outline details of our facilities and how we can help your preparation, we strongly recommend that you arrange a visit to the golf club to discuss your individual requirements.
Our dedicated staff will organize your special day from the ceremony to first class catering and entertainment.

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" Everything about our wedding reception was perfect! This was down to the lovely location, the beautifully dressed room but more so down to the amazing staff  "

Your enquiries are welcome.

For further information telephone 01633 680408 option 3 or email John Curtis (House Manager)


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