An elegant restaurant wedding setting

When my brother and sister-in-law-to-be asked me to be their wedding photographer, I was excited to learn that they would be hosting their wedding party in Swansea, South Wales - where our family is from. This intimate and non-traditional affair was to be held at a restaurant close to Swansea bay, at the Welsh House Swansea (formerly know as Juniper Place - as it was at the time of the wedding).

Elegant and stylishly fashionable, this intimate restaurant venue was the perfect backdrop for timeless wedding photos for the happy couple. I'm particularly proud of this collection, which was featured on the website of national wedding dress supplier, wed2b, as part of their 'real brides' blog.

A unique wedding gift

On my wedding day we were absolutely stunned when, the next morning, we were opening our wedding gifts and found amongst them a printed and framed photo from the day before! We later found out that our friend had printed a photo from her phone at a nearby supermarket before the evening event!

Inspired by this ingenuity, I knew this would make an amazing gift for my brother and new sister-in-law, so my wife and I brought this gorgeous frame here, had the first dance photograph printed on my portable Canon Selphy printer, and presented it to them at the breakfast (also at this fantastic restaurant venue) the next morning!

Beach Wedding Portraits

Following the reception, we ventured out to the coastline to capture some truly unique and special bride & groom portraits. You can find out more about why this location was so special for our happy couple in the next blog post: Wedding Portraits at Three Cliffs Bay.

Christopher J is a Gloucester based photographer, specialising in portraits for the walls of your home. Also available as a Cheltenham photographer, normally covering Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. For special events like this one, I'm willing to travel that little bit farther!