Sam and Lian met on Tinder when Sam was on a two year work visa in Canada. After a proposal on their two year wedding anniversary that didn’t quite go to plan (proposing in the car means no going down on one knee!), they set about creating their dream wedding with an old school British vibe. With Sam harking from Wales and Lian falling in love with the country, a Welsh wedding was always the plan. They were delighted to find the Welsh venue of their dreams, the 500 year old atmospheric manor house, Faenol Fawr.
When they were starting their wedding planning, Lian and Sam set their priorities first, venue and photographer. Being wedding photographers themselves, we were honoured that they chose us to capture their big day. We always make an effort to get to know our couples and when these two said they love photography, Netflix binging and Marvel films, so we knew we were going to get on well!
Lian & Sam wanted a venue that would be able to accommodate the wedding party, day and night, due to the distance the guests would be travelling. They visited Faenol Fawr on the off chance. Turns out the venue was exactly what they were after and they fell in love with it instantly.
Getting by with a little help from their friends
Lian and Sam roped in friends and family to help with many aspects of their rustic wedding. Lian’s brother found her the dream dress and she looked amazing in it! Sam’s mum helped with the decorations and made the cake that was adorned by beautiful roses from Rock and Meadow florists. Lian’s brother even designed their stationery. It’s these kind of touches that really give weddings their own personality, style and flair.
A Faenol Fawr wedding
Faenol Fawr was the perfect venue for these two. It’s exudes traditional Welsh charm, from the wood panelled room to the vaulted ceilings and original beams in the reception room. During every wedding we’ll head out and explore the area. Not only does this give us a chance to get some awesome photos, but gives our couples a chance to have some time on their own (ignoring Dewi), and that’s so important when everything can go by so fast.
After a traditional Welsh wedding breakfast, it was time to get everyone on the dancefloor in the beautiful reception hall; Lian and Sam’s friends and family really know how to party. Synchronised dances and everything!
This was a wedding full of smiles, laughter, charm and love. Thank you Lian and Sam for letting us capture such a wonderful wedding.
Dress – David’s Bridal
Shoes – Rachel Simpson
Stationary – Lee Jong
Venue – Faenol Fawr
Florist: Rock & Meadow
MUA – Rhiannon Pritchard
DJ – Kuta Events