Llanerch Vineyard Wedding Photography – Sophie & John

April 18, 2018

Llanerch Vineyard wedding photography on the blog today with the awesome Sophie & John!

When you hear “a wedding in a vineyard” you’d assume it was passport & French phrasebook time for Andrew Keher Photography; well, you’d be wrong. This amazing wine-making wedding venue is nestled in the glorious countryside of the UK’s very own South Wales! I love shooting weddings in Wales, it’s like a little holiday destination every time one crosses the border. I’ve photographed weddings throughout Wales but Llanerch Vineyard is about the furthest south I’ve been so far. The epic coastline, sheltered valleys and inspiring mountains make for an epic and diverse landscape.

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A Unique Wedding Venue in South Wales

Sophie & John chose to be married at Llanerch Vineyard. The venue caters for the entire wedding day, from bridal preparations to ceremony, cocktail hour and right through to the evening reception.

The bridal makeup was by Angharad Gibbs, with Katie Lazard doing hair. It was a lovely bridal suite to photograph in, with rich red tones from the bed against the cool window light. Although it sounds strange, my favourite light to work in is when there almost isn’t enough light; just a splash giving shape to the dark. The Cariad Suite at Llanerch Vineyard is highly recommended 🙂

Sophie wore an elegant Justin Alexander dress; check out the detail on the back! She looked almost ethereal.

Drinks Reception In The Secret Garden

The wedding ceremony was held in the Calon Lodge which has its own secret garden amongst real grape vines. Such a chilled atmosphere among the guests; sunglasses on, glass of wine in hand, chatting between the grapes! An extremely cool chap from “The Beard Band” played guitar to complete the laid-back vibe.

John’s little nephew Jack was the ringbearer, and kept everyone laughing all day. He even had a few cheeky words to say during the speeches! Jack’s sister Ellen was a flower girl along with Daisy, and were both the source of many lovely little moments. The photo of Sophie’s mum blowing bubbles for a flower girl (I’m not sure if it’s Daisy or Ellen) is one of my absolute favourites from the day. It’s just a sweet little unposed moment that happened to have gorgeous light, and I took full advantage!

A Cool Welsh Wedding Venue

Llanerch Vineyard is such a cool & unique wedding venue. From a photographic perspective, it was a joy to work in. We even got lucky with the sunset, although we did have to go slightly off-road and venture into the woods behind the vineyard to truly appreciate the spectacular light. Once again, I’m happy to report that the full-frame Sony A9 camera handles that contrasty backlight with ease.

Sophie & John… it was simply amazing.  You and your family are lovely and so much fun to photograph. Thank you for choosing me, for trusting me, and for being such good sports on the day. I hope you enjoy this small selection of photographs and maybe we can catch up soon 🙂


Llanerch Vineyard in Wales close up of grape vine and fence post wedding guests walking through Llanerch Vineyard three men looking at hanging basket groomsmen walking up stairs groom hugging his friend groom putting on a pink tie mother of the bride reads her speech bride sitting on red bed has her makeup applied bride smiles during preparations bride near window putting on her dress back of wedding dress the ceremony room inside Llanerch vineyard two guests holding babies exterior of ceremony room bride and her mum walking up the aisle bride and groom smile at each other flower girl in peach dress watching ceremony bride holds grooms hands bride embraces her bridesmaids at Llanerch Vineyard ceremony room page boy and flower girl hugging a bride and groom stand in front of their guests bride and groom walking past cheering wedding guests bridesmaids in pale green dresses smile at each other newlyweds waiting for confetti confetti toss over the couple enjoying the drinks reception outside wedding guests going outside flower girl having fun flower girl looking at reflection cocktail hour in the vineyard flower girl running through vineyard bride and groom walking together holding hands and smiling funny photo of bride and groom missing their heads bride and groom holding hands outside at Llanerch Vineyard table centre piecesbride and groom waiting to enter wedding breakfast guests clapping arrival of newlyweds mother of the groom laughs at speech close up of finger pointing at polaroids a beautiful moment at a Llanerch Vineyard wedding wedding guests sat at picnic table A beautiful sunset at Llanerch Vineyard Wedding Photography bride and groom stand beneath glorious sunset silhouette of newlyweds near tree

Llanerch Wedding Photography in Wales by Wedding Photographer Andrew Keher