The London Welsh Connection // Fairyhill, Gower Wedding Video



Pre Shoot // London, UK

Let us start from the beginning. I travelled to London back in March to meet Katy and Warren after we had decided to film in and around some beautiful landmarks the idea being to add a bit of London to their Wedding Video. Katy and Warren live in Richmond as well as wondering around Richmond Park at sunrise we also were able to take a stroll around St Pauls Cathedral and Hays Market before the busy time of day started. It felt like we had London to ourselves for an hour accept for the parking warden who was keen to give me a ticket. I took a stroll myself afterwards to take in some of the scenery and it was safe to say the streets buzzed with activity. The millennial bridge which leads to St Pauls Cathedral was now a hive of people flooding to work and going about their lives. Katy and Warren which you can watch in their pre wedding video said some beautiful words about each other which they had prepared and it really added to the flavour of the video. 

The Wedding // Fairyhill, Gower

On the 8th June 2019 located on the Gower Peninsula Katy & Warren were to get married. The ceremony was held at the tranquil settings of Llanrhidian Church on the marshlands of North Gower. The church fell silent as Father Tim spoke in his rich tones announcing for everyone to listen to the birds which surround the church and take in the special moment. It was a beautiful service with two readings which created some lovely interludes. Located further down from Llanrhidian is the idyllic Wedding venue of Fairyhill by Oldwalls. From the sky you can see the true beauty of the surrounding hills and forestry which hugs Fairyhill into the landscape. The sun was beaming down as the reception got underway with drinks on the gorgeous terrace with live music playing. We took a trip up to the beautiful Cefn Bryn where you can watch wild horses racing across the landscape. There is one long road all the way through which connects South & North Gower. We took a stroll to a lake situated to the right of the road and took in some beautiful filming opportunities. 

Once back at Fairyhill the atmosphere was full of laughter and joy as family mingled and guests came together from both sides to meet and enjoy a fantastic Wedding day. The K room at Fairyhill was bedecked in floral beauties designed by Eve Francesca from Eve Francesca Designs. The flowers reflected beautifully in the panoramic windows which look over the forest and the boating lake. As food was served in the elegant fashion at Fairyhill speeches were being prepared. We heard from both Fathers, Warren and his best men. It is safe to say that the words shared had a touching influence on the room and just added to the love of the day. 

As the sun fell through the sky we grabbed the chance to capture a sunset at the world famous Worms Head located at the end of Rhossili Bay which has been voted one of the best beaches in Europe and the World. Sunsets here don't get better, jagged cliff edges with perfect angles to capture brides and grooms in dramatic fashion. Katy and Warren wondered around the idyllic location and the extra wind added to the effect. On the way back we stopped off in the flower fields just to add that variety to the scenery on offer. 

Evening celebrations were warming up into full flow. The K room at Fairyhill has this magical feel to it when you look at it all lit up in the night with the silhouettes of people having the time of their lives. I think leaving it on that note is most probably the best thing to do. The time of their lives surrounded by everyone who loves them. From London to the Gower Peninsula with love...

Mark

www.johnmarkfilms.co.uk