Becky and Mark’s beautiful Llanerch Vineyard wedding
I arrived bright and early at Llanerch Vineyard where Becky, her family and bridesmaids were getting ready. This was my second wedding in a matter of weeks at the venue and it was shaping up to be another hot sunny day. One of the classic and recognised couple photos from this venue is when the couple head into the vineyard itself. The grape vines were unseasonally small at my previous wedding and they hadn’t really grown much since. In addition to this, photos straight after the ceremony would mean strong, bright and very hot overhead sun, something to bare in mind at any wedding, not the best light to work with if you have other options. At my previous wedding, I found the venue’s woodland walk to be very nice for photos. I discussed this with Becky when I got to the room and said I would keep an eye on the weather and I would see how the vineyard looked later in the day. AMAZING as it turned out, but you’ll have to get to the end to see.
Llanerch Vineyard’s ceremony room is a bright lovely space to work in, giant windows fill the room with light. After the “I do’s” everyone moved outside for confetti, canapes and some family group photos.
The wedding breakfast was held in Llanerch Vineyard’s marquee, with games outside for the kids. Followed by speeches, including a reworked Fresh Prince of Bel-Air performance by two of Becky’s bridesmaids.
A little sunset walk
Golden hour was coming but by the end of the speeches the light had already dropped too low for the main vineyard at the front of the venue and the vines by the marquee were very small so I suggested we catch some golden light in the woodland and take 10 minutes for them to have time together. My favourite moment was when they were stood in perfect light, chatting away and completely forgot the videographer and I were there. I took some shots and left them to it, they were enjoying themselves.
After their little break Becky and Mark were ready for a party, the amazing band The Scarletons got the crowd dancing all night. In between the band sets everyone stepped outside for sparklers and finally, that was the moment I took them into the vineyard for some slightly different shots with a sky full of stars.