{Joy & David} Two for Joy at Ogmore Castle

You might find yourself thinking that this gloriously sunny day was a destination wedding – well it was – across the border in my home land of wonderful Welsh Wales! A place which is even more of a destination to Joy and David these days, as they now live across the pond in Boston, Massachusetts. They chose to get married very close to where they both grew up in beautiful Ogmore Vale, South Wales and made some time for photos after the ceremony on the gorgeous beach – a place special to their story and close to their hearts. This threw up it’s own challenges with the crowds of Friday afternoon surfers and sun worshipers, the glare of the midday sun and a heard of escapee sheep (yup! But then, would it even be a wedding in Wales without sheep?!), but we managed to get some great shots – and I was delighted to find that the sun treated us to a perfect setting at the end of the day, which made for the most beautiful golden light for yet more gorgeous portraits. Joy and David are very best friends and have an amazing pack of pals that they have each known since childhood who totally have their backs as they head into thing crazy thing called marriage (count the groomsmen!) And, if the beautiful sunshine wasn’t enough of a sign as to what a lucky day this was, check this out: they used Joy’s name as inspiration for their ‘Two for Joy’ magpie decoration theme – and look out for the moment when, during dinner, I took a wander around the very scenic venue, looked up – and spotted two magpies sitting on a telephone wire, watching over us…

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