Chateau Rhianfa Wedding Photography | James & Susan

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Natural Wedding Photography at Chateau Rhianfa

Only 8 weeks before Susan and James’s big day I got an email from James saying he was looking for a wedding photographer. Both from London they were traveling up and across to Anglesey in Wales to have their late spring wedding at Chateau Rhianfa. What a stunning wedding venue. My first time here as a wedding photographer and a pretty special place to be. Perched on the island not only over looking the Menai Strait, but the Snowdonian Mountains in the distance. A spectacular backdrop to have a wedding.

Susan and her girls got ready in one of the big suits, having lots of fun doing their hair and make-up and drinking champagne. Unusually the ceremony room where they would say their vows would take place on the floor above, which through me several times as I ran out the door, headed down the stairs to realise I had gone in completely the wrong direction. Jame as the boys got ready too, chilling out int he bar afterwards for drinks. Everyone was so chilled and relaxed which is exactly what I enjoy capturing in a natural style. I felt pretty lucky to be a Chateau Rhianfa wedding photographer.

Susan standing on a Lazy Susan

After the ceremony the bridesmaids had fun with the parasols, mainly yellow. Red was pretty much banned at the wedding, the traditional Chinese colour for luck, but yellow to represent spring dominated throughout. We went for a short walk together to get some natural photos of Susan and James together. I’m not sure if it was the champagne, or just how Susan is all the time, but full of beans and a mountain of confidence she thought it would be funny to climb up on top of an outdoor table and let the wind blow through her dress. With the incredible backdrop behind, I thought this was at first crazy and dangerous, but well worth it. i always want to capture people for who they are, and this was very Susan. Funnily, she stood on a Lazy Susan doing so.

One of the best wedding venues in Wales

For me natural wedding photos are best and exactly what I captured at this wonderful wedding at Chateau Rhianfa. A top wedding venue, one of the best in Wales. A huge congrats to Susan and James, thank you for inviting me along to your special day. Thank you to Matt Warrington for assisting on the day.

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Wedding photography by David Stubbs at Chateau Rhianfa

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