Powys Wedding Photography - Philippa & Adam’s Wedding
Philippa & Adam’s Unique Wedding
Without wanting to sound like a broken record, I’ve been a little slack with my blog posts this summer, there just doesn’t seem to have been enough hours in the day at times! I am super happy to share this one with you though, Pip and Adam’s unique wedding in Llanwrtyd Wells in July. Ok, so when I say unique, it was a wedding just the same as other weddings in some aspects, but there really was rather a few things they had implemented that were new to me and I’m sure a lot of the guests attending also. More on those later.
The day began at Pip’s parents near Llanwrtwd Wells over looking the gorgeous countryside we are so lucky to have here in mid-Wales. Rain was always a possibility and being Wales it didn’t disappoint, with the skies turning particularly dark and an enormous downpour around an hour before we were due to leave for the church. Any other day and this wouldn’t have been a problem, just the usual bit of Welsh rain, but Pip & Adam had planned to walk from the church to the reception after the ceremony, so not what they wanted at all!
The ceremony took place at St Davids Church, Llanwrtyd, a very small church out in the countryside which doesn’t even have power connected to it (nor a toilet). During the service I think we had all four seasons in one day, a fact not lost on either Pip or Adam who could see and hear the thunderous rain outside. Thankfully though the rain subsided and the walk went ahead. Finest shoes were swapped for walking boots and trainers as those guests who were willing and up to it joined the bride and groom to walk the few miles up over rugged countryside back to the reception.
Back at the reception came the most unique moment of the day and quite frankly any other wedding I have ever been to. I was in on the surprise so knew what was about to happen but the guests did not. Pip & Adam couldn’t decide which name they wanted to take following their marriage, either Adam’s ‘Hussey’ or Pip’s ‘Deacon’. Prior to the food being served and much to the amazement of pretty much every person there, they informed everyone of this fact but that they had a plan. Under each table was a coin, each table was then to flip the coin and note the result. These were shouted out table by table with the majority being in favour of tails. A sealed envelope which contained a piece of paper detailing which name was assigned to heads or tails was then opened. The winner…
Tails Means Hussey!!!!!
All in all it was such a great day. Pip & Adam are two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet and so laid back and relaxed to work for. Their families were so welcoming for which I am so grateful. A quick shout out to the girls at La Diva in Talgarth and Sharlene on makeup duties, great to meet you all. Forget Me Not Flowers by Louise did an awesome job with the floral arrangements and finally the food from Salt & Caramel - delicious!