Wedding photography Hay-on-Wye, Hereford
Wedding photography Hay-on-Wye
I was so excited to meet Joy & Josh. When they told me they needed a wedding photography Hay-on-Wye & began to tell me about their plans for an exclusive, luxury wedding venue from Josh’s childhood with a festival vibe, silent disco & marquees mixed in with a dollop of boho chic!
We soon met up even with a slight distance between us (Bath & Swansea) & I’m not sure who was more excited as we went through the plans & shared photos of the venue & talked about the plans! Joy & Josh booked me there & then for their wedding photography Hay-on-Wye & I for one counted the days until their big day!
I asked Joy & Josh some questions about their day – here is what they told me:
Where did you get married and why did you choose the venue?
The wedding was held in the grounds of a truly unique property owned by Lyndy Cooke, former director of the Hay festival (currently founder at hand held events) and dear family friend. This place is very important to Josh (the groom) as he grew up with many childhood memories of him & the groomsmen climbing the trees & playing in the grounds. To be able to get married here was truly an amazing & unique opportunity.
Who was your dress designer and/or supplier
It was so important for me to have an Australian designer to bring a bit of Australia to my big day. Anna Campbell definitely didn’t disappoint. The store I got this from (Perfect Day Bridal) was incredible! There was only three stores in the uk that stocked this designer and I was lucky enough that one was 20 min from my house!
Who supplied the suits
Josh’s suit was Italian linen and was tailored by Gabucci an amazing menswear store in bath.
Who was your venue decorator?
The marquee was designed and set up by the wonderful Martin Powell of Acacia marquees. We wanted the DJ set up to be like a festival.
We wanted people to be able to have a chilled drink on the hay bales in the sun and then bust out some serious moves on the main stage. Then party away in the silent disco till dawn.
If it was possible to combine vintage, garden party, boho festival into one I guess that would describe the theme. The flowers were a massive part of creating the asthetics. The lovely mother of the groom, Steph, spent months and months planting hundreds of seeds!
Who was your makeup artist
Jess was brilliant and hilarious. She made me feel comfortable and beautiful & also knew Justin, our wedding photography Hay-on-Wye!
Who was your hair stylist?
Jenny and Beth from hair comes the bride were the perfect fit to create the whimsical look to compliment my dress and hair piece. Not only was their work impeccable but they are also really good friends. They took the time to really listen to what I wanted.
What cars/ transport did you have?
Josh’s uncle’s Jaguar! He also kindly agreed to chauffeur for the day
Who made your cake?
Monkland cheese dairy
We wanted a local dairy to provide the cheese and we decorated it.
We were lucky enough for our guests Bronwyn and Marion Lally to make the lovely Victoria sponge.
Who was your florist?
The florist Debbie from the hibiscus room carefully selected the most beautiful roses that matched the bridesmaid dresses perfectly. We wanted some blues in there to match the grooms tie. The bridesmaids absolutely loved their garlands!
Who was your jewellery designer? Please describe any special features (Website if possible please)
The lovely mr Katz from E Katz & co jewellers in Hatton Garden, Chancery Lane. This place was of particular importance as it was where the grooms father bought the grooms mothers ring and also where josh bought my engagement ring.
Tell us a bit about your wedding photography Hay-on-Wye
Justin was absolutely brilliant as a wedding photographer Hay-On-Wye and I have already recommended him to people! From start to finish he has been amazing. His friendly approach and attention to detail as well as his amazing photography skills meant we have the wedding photographs we wanted an will always cherish.
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