Margam Orangery Wedding Photography
The Humanist Wedding of Jess & Paul at Margam Orangery
Margam Orangery is an 18th Century building and one of the most prestigious establishments in South Wales, nestled in over 850 acres of beautiful parkland. The castle and its monastic ruins are such a wonderful setting for a wedding and as a wedding photographer you are really spoilt for choice, I can see it becoming a favourite wedding venue in South Wales.
The day began at her parents house in Penarth, South Wales, where the morning was filled with music, nostalgia and of course, Prosecco! I absolutely adored her dress with her teal blue and rose sash and rose-gold head piece. Jess did her own hair which I was so impressed with and the make-up was romantic and subtle.
I soon joined Paul who was busy at Margam orangery greeting guests and nervously awaiting Jess. Outside, the day was boiling up to be a hot one! The ceremony was Humanist and held by Lisbeth Johns – it was wonderfully simple and full of love – Jess and Paul read one another their own love note and exchanged rings.
After tonnes of confetti were thrown and thirst was quenched we snuck off to Margam castle for some photographs – little did we know there was a Marvel Comic Convention happening that day and we had a rather interesting encounter with some of the characters!
The reception room had a peacock theme throughout and was beautifully decorated – the cake was amazing! The speeches was short, funny and sweet and it was so nice to Jess give one too – a rare, but perfectly modern phenomenon. The best-man, Paul’s Brother gave a speech that included a lego animation of a bride and groom, he is a talented guy as he was also the DJ – and this was the best thing ever!
Ladies and Gentlemen – I give you a SILENT DISCO! Yes – that’s right – all the guests were given headphones and people danced like music had just been invented it was an incredible sight (and sound!) to see. Each headphones has access to three channels of music and you didn’t know who was dancing and singing to what. When you took the headphones off there was such a strange cacophony of sound from all the different takes on it. It was an incredible experience and what a way to end the evening. Highly recommended!
- Bridesmaids Dresses – Little Mistress
- Bride’s dress – Timeless Elegance
- Francesca’s Cakes – Peacock design
- Mark Goodman – Disco
- Silent noise – silent disco headphones