Last Saturday I had the pleasure of documenting the Newport wedding for Kim and Richard. I headed off to the beautiful Mansion House which is now the Registry Office in Newport. The building was built in the early 1890s by John Liscombe who was Mayor of Newport in 1905. He continued living in the house until he died in 1914. The Mansion House was the official residence of the Mayor of Newport until 2009! Richard was early and we stayed inside out of the rain as the guests began to arrive. I was scouting out places to photograph indoors after the ceremony as we were all concerned about the weather. It had been a very unsettled day thus far with heavy showers.
Half an hour later, we saw a beautiful vintage bus pull into the drive containing the bride, bridesmaids, mum & dad and grandad! The 1930’s Asquith bus is owned by I Doo Wedding Cars in Cardiff. I climbed aboard to say hi to everyone and take a couple of pics before they disembarked. Kim, dad and bridesmaids were whisked away to see the lovely registrars.
Poor Rich was very nervous as his stunning bride walked down the aisle … but those nerves soon evaporated once the ceremony was over. We were absolutely delighted to find the rain had eased. We were very fortunate to get some lovely outdoor photos in the beautiful grounds of the Mansion House. With all the group photos taken, we headed off to The Rock & Fountain Inn for the reception. This was being held in The Lodge … a beautiful big stone-built barn to the rear of the Inn. I was only with the happy couple for a few hours to document the main part of their day. After more pics in the barn, I left them in peace to enjoy their meal and the evening ahead.
I know they are now on a fabulous cruise so hope they manage to view some photos from their Big Day last weekend! Congratulations you guys … I wish you both a lifetime of happiness 🙂