Brookhouse Mill - Delyth & Geraint
I've known Geraint's family for many years. In 2018, I had the honour of capturing Geraint's sisters' wedding at the Quay Hotel, Deganwy. 2019, and it was Geraint's turn. This time, by welcoming Delyth to the Madoc-Jones family. This was more of a local wedding too - in Denbigh Town, where I grew up. The day began with Delyth and the Bridal party at Delyth & Geraint's home, where they were having their make up done, by the very talented 'Ruby Tuesdays' of St Asaph.
Today's Wedding photography took place at some of the most iconic locations in Denbigh. The ceremony at the iconic St Mary's Church; 'Newly Wed shots' at Denbigh Castle, followed by Brookhouse Mill Restaurant/ Bar/ Wedding Venue with the incredible views of the Clwydian Range as the backdrop. First stop, the church to meet the gents.
With guests flooding into the church and the Brides arrival imminent, the gents took their seats in preparation for the main event. Delyth and her father arrived in this amazing cream and Purple "VW Microbus Deluxe, Tiffany", courtesy of 'Connah's Cars'. The ceremony could commence!
What a beautiful ceremony. All the more meaningful for me as a local, as it was the first opportunity that I'd had to capture a wedding at St Mary's Church. The congregation spilled out of the church for photo's, confetti and to share the love, before myself, the new Mr & Mrs Madoc-Jones and the videographer 'Ben Powell', headed to the historical and iconic Denbigh Castle for photographs.
Brookhouse Mill is a fantastic local Restaurant and Bar, who also offer a marquee service on the grounds opposite the Mill. Karen and the team who oversee the weddings at Brookhouse and are incredibly attentive and personal. There's always a great atmosphere at Brookhouse regardless whether it's a wedding or a simple Sunday beer in the sunshine :-)
After a drinks reception and a few family group photos, Delyth & Geraint opted to "get the speeches out of the way", before food....in order to calm the nerves. This is quite a common decision. Some like to leave it until after the meal, so that they and the guests have had a few more wines, making the job a little easier.
The gap between food and the evening reception/ first dance is usually a time to catch up with remaining group shots and requests....or generally to have a load of fun with the guests. This wedding was a load of fun!
Incidentally, Delyth's stunning dress was provided by 'Gwisgfa Brides' on the island of Anglesey and Geraints suits, Trefor Jones of Ruthin. What was already a massive celebration, this evening reception became even bigger. I don't think I've seen so many guests under one roof at a wedding. They were in for a treat with an array of evening entertainment. A photo booth by Events Lounge, Live Music by Baker Wicked and some amazing fireworks. We expected bad weather all day today, but the rain held off, just in time for the fireworks before the heavens opened. It turned out to be a perfect day.
I wish both Delyth & Geraint a lifetime of happiness together. I loved capturing their day with great friends and family. If you know of anyone that might be getting married in Denbigh or anywhere else in the world, and are in need of a wedding photographer to capture their day, please spread the word.
Llongyfarchiadau Mr & Mrs Madoc-Jones!!!
Photography: NR Imagery - Photography by Nathan Roberts
Videography - Ben Powell Films
Church: St Marys Church, Denbigh
Reception: Brookhouse Mill, Denbigh
Flowers - Michelle Griffiths
VW Campervan - Connahs Cars
Band - Baker Wicked