Wedding Photography at Talhenbont Hall
My first visit to the beautiful Talhenbont Hall was for the wedding of Jodie and Stu. Jodie had seen me on the dance floor working at another wedding a few years previously and apparently knew when she got engaged she wanted me at her wedding. This is rather a fine compliment to receive and when she asked if I would mind travelling to north Wales to shoot her wedding, how could I possibly refuse! So off I travelled to the depths of North Wales for some wedding photography at Talhenbont Hall. And my goodness, what a lovely wedding venue it is. An enchanting family run business in the heart of Snowdonia, the house and grounds were absolutely stunning. A true gem of a place and it suited Jodie and Stu just perfectly.
Jodie’s mum made her beautiful dress and on the morning of the wedding, she was doing final alterations to it, which I just had to capture. I just love these photographs so much.T he little pockets of light coming through the windows in the rooms at Talhenbont Hall were gorgeous. I had lots of fun photographing the morning preparations, which were very laid back. Jodie’s bridesmaids wore two piece skirt and tops, and looked so gorgeous. Everything fit together so nicely. I loved the feather head piece that Jodie had made herself. She and Stu are both keen bird watchers and enjoy adventures in the outdoors, so there were los of feathers and birds and ferns and moss and nature filled wonderfulness decorating their whole wedding.
When the weather is nice, Talhenbont have a beautiful outdoor ceremony area set up on the steps looking down into the valley, where a lake is nestled in amongst huge trees. It really is the perfect backdrop for a wedding and suited Jodie and Stu’s love of the outdoors perfectly. The ceremony was gorgeous. It had a pagan feel to it, with their own personal vows and rituals mixed in, such as passing their wedding rings amongst their guests to ‘bless’. I absolutely loved this. There was something quite beautiful about the idea of everyone of Jodie and Stu’s closest friends and family holding their wedding rings before they put them on.
There are two peacocks in permanent residence at Talhenbont Hall, and of course I had to get them in a picture with the bride and groom. It felt quite fitting that one is white and one blue, so they sort of matched the couple perfectly!
The wedding continued into the night with glitter and sparklers and dancing and cake and more dancing. I for one had a jolly good time, all face painted up in glitter and dancing away to some great tunes on the dance floor. I reluctantly dragged my tired limbs away late in the evening and made my way back to my little hotel by the sea, wishing that I would return one day to this lovely magical place. And do you know what, my wishes came true…..