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Love on the Cliffs by a South Wales Wedding Photographer: Catrin & Tom’s Wedding at The Cliff Hotel

Blog Post by Katy Tainton

South Wales Wedding Photography at the Cliff Hotel
Golden hour magic for Catrin & Tom at the Cliff Hotel

Picture a cliffside venue overlooking the sea, with breathtaking views and a day filled with love. This was the setting for Catrin and Tom’s wedding at The Cliff Hotel near Cardigan this April. As their South Wales wedding photographer, I had the pleasure of capturing every moment of their special day. Here’s a look at some of the highlights, from morning preparations to an incredible fireworks finale. If you’re planning a high-end wedding in South Wales, read on for some serious inspiration!

Morning Preparations

The day kicked off with a flurry of activity as Catrin and her bridal party got ready. Chelsea Benger worked her makeup magic, while Wedding Hair by Claire Louise crafted beautiful hairstyles for the bride and bridesmaids.

Working alongside talented videographer Matt from Inspire Weddings, we took the opportunity to hang Catrin’s dress out on the balcony overlooking the incredible views, before its big moment. I took some detailed shots of her shoes, jewellery, and flowers. Just a few doors down, Tom and his groomsmen were getting ready, their excitement and camaraderie on full display.

A Special First Look

Catrin’s first look with her father was just beautiful. His reaction to seeing his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time was a truly touching moment as he beamed with pride.

A Heartfelt Ceremony

The ceremony, set against the stunning sea backdrop, was incredibly moving. With music by Bronwen Lewis, the atmosphere was perfect as Catrin and Tom exchanged their vows. The love and connection between them were clear to everyone present.

Cliffside Portraits

After the ceremony, we headed outside for some confetti photos and group shots on the lawn, with the breathtaking cliffside views as our backdrop. Then, we took a walk along the cliffs to a secluded rocky cove for some intimate couple portraits. The natural beauty of the location, combined with Catrin and Tom’s love, made for some stunning photos.