Nora & Luis, Hooray!

When Nora first contacted me back in January about the possibility of coming down to the Welsh borderlands to photograph her wedding I thought it sounded like a pretty good idea. I’m always excited when I hear from couples who find me on A Practical Wedding, and hey I’d never been to Wales. In the intervening months I would hear from Nora occasionally, and a little more information would slip out via picture requests like: oh could I maybe take lots of pictures of the food because she is a food blogger and she’s making much of the food herself, or later that her crafty sister would be creating loads of decorations and details and maybe could I take a few pictures of those too? When I read that one of Nora’s friends was providing fireworks, that there would be a bonfire, that her brother and co-workers were in a cover band and playing party music I started getting anxious that something bad might happen to me before the wedding rendering me unable to photograph it because really it did sound too good to be true. Luckily, I arrived safely in Presteigne a day early and with enough time to appreciate the adorableness of a town permanently decked out in bunting, and to have a rather intimidating encounter with a field of cows. I got to meet Nora and see her house and catch a glimpse of signs being painted and a whiff of food being prepared. The wedding turned out to be even lovelier than I expected, there was so much love from family and friends, and most especially between Luis and Nora. They are adorable together and I heart them. Congratulations you guys!


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  1. Posted June 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    This wedding made me so warm and fuzzy!!! Fabulous work Lauren!!! Ah!

  2. Posted June 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Mmmmm, food porn! And a yurt! I do like a yurt.

    Beautiful, as ever.

  3. Posted June 8, 2011 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Love the sparklers. I've decided I've got to have sparklers!
    Also, if the bride is reading this…1) Is that a Monsoon dress? If so it was the first ever wedding dress I tried on and it's gorgeous and 2) please tell me how to make those roses xx

  4. Posted June 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    It IS a Monsoon dress! I love it, don't you? And you can buy the flowers at a very reasonable price here:

  5. Posted June 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, although I need far too many to buy them at that price. (I say need but it's really just want). I need to have a craft weekend.
    Do you think I coud pretend that I was hosting and APW Book Club then just force everyone who turned up into doing my wedding DIY? 🙂

  6. Posted June 17, 2011 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    This looks like such a rockin' wedding, wow. I love everything about it and you captured it beautifully.

  7. Posted August 22, 2011 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    I love everything about this wedding. The yurts, the view, the food, the live band, the Dress!! …happy sigh.