Karen and Justin’s Wedding Day at The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge, on 8th July 2016.

Karen was getting ready at her Mum’s house with her bridesmaids and sisters when I arrived.  Her flowers and shoes were amazing especially all lined up on the garden wall in the sunshine.Karen and Justin 5Karen and Justin 6Karen and Justin 7Karen and Justin 8Karen and Justin 4Her family all arrived during the preparations.Karen and Justin 9Karen’s sisters helped her into her beautiful ivory satin, full length gown which had a cross over, ruched bodice and sparkle on the straps and hipline, complimenting the sparkle in her hair and on her veil.  Karen and Justin 10Karen and Justin 12Karen and Justin 11When it was time to leave home they all got into a very pretty vintage bus together for the trip to The Bear Hotel in Cowbridge.Karen and Justin 14Karen and Justin 15Karen and Justin 16Karen and Justin 17Karen and Justin 21Karen and Justin 13Karen and Justin’s emotional ceremony was in the incredible upstairs suite at The Bear Hotel beneath sparkling chandeliers and among very happy, smiley family and friends.Karen and Justin 18Karen and Justin 20Karen and Justin 19Karen and Justin 22Karen and Justin 23Karen and Justin 24Karen and Justin 25Karen and Justin 26Karen and Justin 32Karen and Justin 31Karen and Justin 29Karen and Justin 30Before the signing of the register the ceremony included readings from two lovely young ladies.Karen and Justin 27Karen and Justin 28Karen and Justin 34Karen and Justin 33Then it was outside onto the patio for drinks followed by a short stroll to the local gardens for couple and bridal party photographs.  We had lots of fun with so many people in the bridal party.Karen and Justin 40Karen and Justin 41Karen and Justin 42Karen and Justin 43Karen and Justin 44Karen and Justin 45Karen and Justin 46Karen and Justin 47Karen and Justin 48Karen and Justin 49Karen and Justin 50Karen and Justin 52Karen and Justin 51Karen and Justin 53Karen and Justin 54Karen and Justin 55Karen and Justin 56Karen and Justin 57Karen and Justin 58Karen and Justin 59Karen and Justin 60Karen and Justin 62Karen and Justin 63Karen and Justin 64They were just so gorgeous together.Karen and Justin 65Karen and Justin 66Karen and Justin 68Karen and Justin 69Karen and Justin 1Karen and Justin 2Karen and Justin 3Karen and Justin 61Karen and Justin 70The group photographs were taken out on the patio and then everyone was invited into the splendid reception room which had been decorated in many shades of purples and pinks in keeping with the colour theme throughout.Karen and Justin 38Karen and Justin 39Karen and Justin 36Karen and Justin 35After the meal there were speeches from the Groom, the Best Man, Nieces, one of which was a poem and the Groom’s Dad.  They were very emotional especially with their Nieces.  These were followed by impromptu speeches by both of Justin’s brothers.Karen and Justin 71Karen and Justin 72Karen and Justin 73Karen and Justin 74Karen and Justin 75Karen and Justin 76Karen and Justin 77Karen and Justin 78Karen and Justin 79Karen and Justin 80Karen and Justin 81Karen and Justin 82Karen and Justin 85Karen and Justin 86Because this was a relatively early wedding, there was time for some fun and relaxation and a good old chat before the party started.Karen and Justin 87Karen and Justin 88Karen and Justin 89Karen and Justin 37Karen and Justin 83Karen and Justin 84With the cake cutting complete it was time for this delightful couple to take to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife, but it wasn’t long before everyone joined in and formed a large circle around this truly happy couple.Karen and Justin 90Karen and Justin 91Karen and Justin 92Karen and Justin 93Thank you Karen and Justin for asking me to be your wedding photographer, it was a great privilege and especially delightful that you came to me as a recommendation from one of my 2015 weddings.  I have no doubt you had a wonderful day and a brilliant party.

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