New House Country Hotel Caerphilly
If you love the countryside, then you will be inspired by this New House Country Hotel Wedding
New House Country Hotel - Cardiff is set in landscaped gardens; this elegant hotel is in an 18th-century manor house and is about 3 miles from the medieval Caerphilly Castle and about 6 miles from the Principality Stadium sports and music venue in Cardiff. Easy to get to and loads of parking space.
Emma and Matt were married in a beautiful ceremony at New House Country Hotel in Caerphilly, South Wales. It was a stunning wedding, with so much colour everywhere and lots of cheery banter to keep guests entertained.
They had a relaxed ceremony with their friends as guests. It was a hot September day in 2021. The bride looked stunning in her lovely white dress. We arranged to capture some bridal preparations shots on the day. Emma was staying at the country house Hotel.
The Preparations were carried out with the help of a makeup artist and hairstylist. Her friends and bridesmaids helped with the coffee and beverages that were much needed.
Groom and groomsmen wore matching suits that complimented the wedding day. Not a lot to say about them. Ok. They looked smart.
The ceremony occurred at 12:30 in the beautiful marquee room with lovely views of the south-facing fields. The marquee is a lovely light and roomy. With exceptional views over the countryside looking towards Cardiff.
The ceremony included several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was a gorgeous occasion, full of happiness. Certainly, they could not have asked for a better wedding day.
The registrar was lovely and allowed me to capture the ceremony from different angles during the ceremony. I took some close-up photos of the ring exchanges too. Some registrars have had bad experiences with amateur photographers flashing lights on their faces during the ceremony. So understandingly, they can be cautious with photographers.
After the ceremony, guests mingled in the garden, which was relaxed, and I got some stunning photos outdoors. The weather at this New House Country Hotel wedding was so sunny; it was a beautiful day. The bride arranged for a horse to arrive so she could have some photographs taken with it.
I'm not usually a fan of horses, but this horse was lovely and gentle, allowing me all the time I needed for the photographs and not agitating me. Animals don't usually like having cameras pointed at them. Most people don’t either, so it’s easy to understand. Although “most” people don’t try and bite or kick me. Thankfully none of this happened on this day,
Guests were then called for the wedding breakfast, which was a lovely meal in the gorgeous marquee – delicious. The bride kindly arranged a meal for me to say how lovely the meals were.
The speeches given were funny, emotional, and heartfelt. The groom’s brother stole the show with interesting comments about his brother. All taken in the spirit it was meant and was met with lots of laughter.
The DJ played all the best songs to get everyone dancing. The evening ended with a ‘last dance, which was incredible, and everyone had a great time. The whole New House Country Hotel wedding was so laid back, from the bride’s awesome dress to the last dance.
Review left for me:
“Absolutely brilliant We couldn’t recommend Jim enough. He was so friendly and relaxed and made us and our guests feel totally at ease. He captured every special moment, and the quality of the photographs is brilliant. Jim presented our pictures in a beautiful box and even added a personalised touch, which meant so much. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer who captures memories x.”
I loved this New House Country Hotel wedding so much. If you’re getting married and looking for a wedding photographer, get in touch. I take my time and enjoy working with couples, their families and friends whom I know will appreciate the wedding images I produce. I like to think I capture the day in a way that you and your loved ones will cherish forever.
Here is Emma and Matt’s story in photos.
New House Country Hotel, Thornhill Rd, Thornhill, Cardiff, Caerphilly CF14 9UA
Cath, the hotel wedding planner
Kristee Evans, Makeup artist
Lee Jones Hairstylist
Fay Howard Flowers
Hotel DJ and music