On 19th September, I had the pleasure of documenting the wedding of Joanne and Peter. The many months of uncertainty finally came to fruition when they were allowed to proceed with a much smaller wedding. This lovely couple have known each other for 15 years and live in Llangattock. They therefore chose to say their vows to each other at the local St. Catwg’s Church in the village. Their reception was to be at the beautiful Old Rectory Hotel …. literally yards from the church!
I arrived to find Peter already waiting in the church with his brother Glynn who was to be Best Man. We were blessed with a lovely day and the sun was shining. Joanne arrived and as she stepped out of the car, became very emotional. The vicar waited for her to compose herself before walking her down with her two bridesmaids – her niece Bethan and Pete’s grand-daughter Lois.
The relief on Joanne’s face once they were announced as husband and wife was a picture! It was lovely to see them look so happy. Once formalities were over, most of the guests literally walked the few yards up to The Old Rectory Hotel for the wedding reception. I was only with Joanne and Peter for two hours – along with my colleague Lewis doing some videography. Once all the photos & video we wanted had been captured, we left them to enjoy their meal.
Weddings are very different in 2020 to what they were prior to this global pandemic. However, shorter, smaller and more intimate weddings are just as fabulous. You have your nearest and dearest with you and can still have an amazing day. Joanne and Peter are delighted to finally be husband and wife – and I wish them both every happiness for the future.