Pontypridd Wedding | Abbie & Jamie

September 13, 2021

Abbie and Jamie finally ad their special day after postponing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we were so proud to be a part of it. It was actually the first wedding we had following the easing of restrictions in Wales. Being a busy Cardiff wedding photographer this will be the first of 25 weddings we have in the space of 3 months! But we absolutely love photographing weddings and love highlighting them on our blogs even more.

Bridal Prep

The couple decided to go with a very traditional wedding day with the bride Abbie getting ready at home with her bridal party. As with every wedding we photograph at (our style), we arrived early to capture those detail shots of Abbie’s shoes, wedding rings, invitations etc. This allows us to introduce ourselves to everyone and ensure even the smallest of details are captured on the big day, as it is these details which personalise your wedding day. Abbie’s dress by Wed2b was stunning and made for a beautiful image with her daughter looking up at mum’s dress.

After capturing those detail shots we returned to the bridal party to capture those natural candid photographs of Abbie and her friends/family getting ready. We felt immediately welcomed by the party and the amazing supplier Lissa’s Looks. There was plenty of laughter, a few tears and plenty of champagne bubbles being shared during prep. Abbie also shared a lovely moment with her dad as she walked down the stairs in her beautiful dress.


Abbie and Jamie decided on a close to home wedding venue for their ceremony in the historical Pontypridd Registry Office. Unfortunately the building wasn’t quick enough to respond to changes in COVID-19 restrictions but Abbie and Jamie still had a beautiful and intimate ceremony with some persuaded close family group shots following the couple becoming Husband and Wife. The outside of the building also made for some very creative couple shots, being a Cardiff Wedding Photographer, we have developed a creative eye that allows us to make the most out of any venue.

Before the couple went off to their wedding reception, we had them take a quick walk through Ponty Park to get some gorgeous and simplistic couple shots. We are not a huge fan of posing so we try to keep everything as natural and candid as possible, please feel free to take a look at our natural posing guide for some top tips.


In keeping with their small and family orientated wedding day, Abbie and Jamie had their wedding reception in Taffswell RFC. This is where the couple used to go on walks whilst they were dating and is why they had such a strong connection with the the reception venue. The venue was beautifully decorated on the inside by The Party Planner and I do deco, making it a fantastic wedding reception room. With the couple postponing their wedding due to COVID-19, there were some very emotional moments during the speeches which was an honour to capture.

Party Time

With the wedding breakfast eaten, speeches said and cake cut, it was time for the couples first dance and disco. Both of us found the evening so emotional as this was the first full day wedding we had photographed in 18 months due to the pandemic and it was so humbling to hear those wedding cheesy classics again. Go checkout our favourite songs. With one final, highly creative couple shot in the rugby field it was time to bid the couple fair well. Thankyou so much Abbie and Jamie for allowing us to be a part of your special day.

Kind Words from the couple

” I would honestly 100% recommend Oliver and Lauren! From the get go they arrived early and stuck by us all day up until 11pm, they go above and beyond expectations! Every moment of our big day was captured, nothing was missed! the amount of pride and passion they put into their work is truly phenomenal, there a true inspiration, they even took time out to support and offer guidance to our 14 year old nephew who wishes to study photography at GCSE level. The energy and charismatic attitude these pair offered and held the entire day was beyond words. I couldn’t think of anybody better to capture your special day! ❤ I honestly believe you won’t find a better photographer than Oliver! “

Wedding Suppliers

Dress – wed2b

Website :wed2b.com

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Instagram: @wed2b

Venue – Pontypridd Registry Office

Makeup Artist: Lissa’s Looks – Bridal and Occasion Makeup Specialist

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Decor : The Party Planner


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I Do Deco

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Wedding Cake – Onecakeortwo

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