Wedding at The Orangery in Margam Park, Port Talbot, South Wales.

I feel honoured to have been asked to photograph Nessreen and Hatim’s Egyptian wedding, which also included an Islamic ceremony, a first for me.

The last Asian wedding I photographed was when I first started photography, documenting a Cardiff based wedding.

Bridal Preparations

Preparations were held at the Ivy Cottage next to The Orangery.  It’s always a pleasure to work with experienced make up artists, as Farhana Ali had positioned the bride in front of the large patio doors, allowing beautiful light to fall onto her.

Summer

With the British weather the way it is, even if you get married during the summer months, you’re not guaranteed nice weather.  But the sun was definitely out for this beautiful Egyptian wedding!  In fact, it was scorching!

The Orangery

My first time at this wedding venue, and apparently, the venue decorators that were contracted for the job had set up the chairs to face the windows, rather than down the Orangery.  For me, it was totally the right move!

Ceremony

The ceremony was a mix between a western ceremony and an Islamic ceremony, it was nice to have it in Arabic as well as English 🙂  

After the ceremony, it was time to release the doves!  Doves find a partner and pair up with the same one for the rest of their lives!  That’s so cute!

Margam Castle

I’ve been waiting to photograph a wedding here for years!  Ever since I started wedding photography, I’ve had plenty of engagement shoots at Margam Park, but the Castle is not accessible to the public.  So I made the most of the Castle getting as much variety of photos as possible for our awesome couple!

Egyptian Wedding

As with most, if not, all Asian weddings, there’s a stage at the front for the bride and groom to sit on for photos and speeches.  With all the speakers up on the stage, it was a pleasure to photograph!

Group Photos

I usually photograph the family portraits after the ceremony, but as Margam Park closes to the public after 6pm, we decided to photograph the groups after that time.  We still had lots of daylight, so it was ideal.

Evening Party

Ahhh, the I couldn’t believe how busy the dance floor was, these guys knew how to party!  So much fun, I wish I stayed longer, but as a guest! haha.  

Here’s a photo from the wedding day, I’ve been asked not to publish photos, the following photo has been agreed.

Port Talbot Wedding Photography

The Orangery Margam Park Wedding

 

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CREATIVE | MODERN | ELEGANT South Wales Wedding Photographer2019 - LTG Awards Photographer of the Year - WINNERCREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019 - Finalist at the Welsh Wedding Photography Awards.2018 - Welsh National Awards - FINALIST2018 PHOTOGAPHER OF THE YEAR FINALIST in Carmarhtnshire Region with the National Welsh Wedding Awards.2017 - 2019 TOP Photographer in Carmarthenshire - Top Three RatingsWedding Photographer South Wales - covering Llanelli, Cardiff, Newport, Fishguard, Carmarthen, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire and further afield!But wait, that's not all! I have now branched to Europe too, having recently photographed a wedding in Lake Garda, Italy, I am now happy to photograph weddings overseas. Do get in touch if you're planning on getting a Destination Wedding Photographer!

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