Pembrokeshire is a beautiful place. Around an hour from the bigger industrial cities, it boasts a National Coast Park, many castles and a sense of still and calmness.
Emma and James chose Slebech Park Estate in Haverfordwest to wed. As architects and keen sailors, they were attracted to the rustic architecture of the estate as well as it’s setting on the Cleddau Ddu River near Picton Castle. In particular, they fell for the ruins of the church within the grounds. Despite a wet start the clouds broke and we had the most glorious sunshine for their ceremony in the ruins.
As creatives, it was only natural that they poured their hearts into their stationery and reception details. They was a real family affair, with James’ sister doing Emma’s makeup, her friend doing her hair and Emma’s sister Eloise designing her dress. Emma’s mum created the wooden block house table centres each adored with polaroid style prints of the cities they’ve visited. Linda at Pembrokeshire based florists The Woodland Farm added flourishes of homegrown flowers and vines. Just as James was coming to the end of his speech a sail boat passed, totally unscripted but perfect for what was about to happened next. Emma and James headed outside to sail on the Cleddau River. It was such a perfect way for them to spend a little alone time. Afterwards, we headed to the walled garden for portraits as the sun went down.
For the evening, Jame & Emma hit it kinda lucky with The Dominos. They fell in love with them on ski trip only to discovered they were based in South Wales so it couldn’t have worked out better!
Pembrokeshire is such an amazing area to plan your wedding, if you are looking for a photographer to capture your West Wales Wedding I’d love to speak with you.