New Case Study – Rhiannon & Dave – Llanerch Vineyard Wedding Photographer

I’m trying to catch up and get some new updated weddings on the site. Rhiannon and Dave got married at Llanerch Vineyard in the height of the 2014 summer (you can see how much catching up I have to do on my site, although I’ve been a busy boy and have some amazing weddings to show you!) and the day couldn’t have been more perfect.

The marriage took place at DeCourceys Manor although the main celebrations and party were at Llanerch Vineyard. This was perfect in so many ways, not least because both venues are within 5 minutes of my house, so this really was a local affair.

Rhiannon and Dave had been planning a wedding in some form for quite a long while. Out of the blue last summer I received an email from Rhiannon asking about packages and prices for photography and we agreed to meet at the Vineyard and have a chat and some drinks. To say we hit it off is an understatement. We shared so many opinions and ideas and we laughed hard for several hours on the patio of the bistro in the early evening sun. I drove home hoping, wishing that they’ll choose me as their photographer, not only because I really wanted to be a part of the amazing day they had planned, but because I also really wanted to get to know these awesome people a lot more.

We caught up a few weeks later and had a Together Session at the vineyard, have a look at some of the images from that just here!

After all we went through on the day itself, as well as several meetings since, I could now consider them both as friends and hope to stay in contact with them. This job goes well beyond taking a few snaps at a wedding. I feel strongly that to be great at this you must immerse yourself fully, gain an emotional connection with the couple as well as the family and get into the spirit of the day. I love tis job.

Here’s a few words from Rhiannon and Dave along with a small selection of photos from the day itself;

When we met with Owen for the first time to discuss our wedding photographs we didn’t know what to expect. What we got was a wonderfully personable man. With a fantastic sense of humour and a great outlook on life and on art and photography. We felt instantly at ease with Owen. We were not rushed for a second. (In fact he was lovely enough to invest a lot of time in us). We also laughed a lot.

Photos of a bride getting ready for her wedding at llanerch vineyard in the vale of glamorgan

Owen made us feel in control of our wedding photography. We gave our opinions and ideas and ideology. Owen made us feel like we would get, without any doubt, what we wanted.

Photographs by wedding photographer owen mathias at llanerch vineyard while a bride is getting ready for her wedding in the cariad suite

Photos of the groom and best man at llanerch vineyard before the wedding photographed by owen mathias

Owen made us feel completely at ease on the day. As importantly, he made all our bridal/grooms party and guests feel at ease too. He was very professional. I trusted them completely. Still there was room for fun. Owen turned up on the morning of the wedding in a blonde curly wig. I laughed from that point on and didn’t stop.

Photographs of llanerch vineyard during a wedding in the summertime

There are so many beautiful photographs. Amazing ones of our bridesmaids, ones of my dad and me that I will cherish for a lifetime.

Images of bridal prep in the cariad suite at llanerch vineyard during a wedding photographed by owen mathias

Photographs of the groom and bridesmaids before a wedding service at decourceys manor in cardiff

We had a session of photographs which were taken at the lake at our venue. They were a little impromptu but that didn’t faze Owen. He suggested we grab a balloon each. The results are fantastic!

Photos of a wedding service and confetti being thrown outside decourceys manor in cardiff by wedding photographer owen mathias

A bride and groom with an old jaguar daimler car at llanerch vineyard holding balloons on their wedding day by owen mathias wedding photograher

Every member of our family gushed at how wonderful Owen was on the day. Not only professional and able to manoeuvre the 100 or so guests (worse off for a few cocktails) but that he was so much fun and made everyone feel comfortable.

A group photo at llanerch vineyard of a wedding and food photography by owen mathias

Photographs of the speeches and celebrations within the marquee at llanerch vineyard during a wedding

Photographs of a bride and groom on their wedding day amongst the vines at llanerch vineyard enjoying some couple time in beautiful evening sunset

Photographs of a beautiful bride and groom on their wedding day amongst the vines at llanerch vineyard enjoying some couple time together in evening sunset

There was a moment however that Owen asked is to stand and look out on the hills. These hills ere special to me. Very special. Owen had learned that and wanted to capture it. It was a wonderful moment and the shots produced are beyond words.

Image of bride and groom looking towards Garth Mountain

Photos of a party in the marquee of llanerch

We had our photographs back so quickly it made our head spin. The quality was impeccable and a vast amount of time had clearly been spent on them. The sheer amount of wonderful shots was overwhelming. And still is.

Photos of a band and party in the marquee at llanerch vineyard

Owen captured everything perfectly. From the moment he arrived until the moment he left (which was a vast amount of time to say the least!)

A wedding at llanerch vineyard with the evening celebrations within the marquee

Owen is a wonderful photographer. I would without hesitation recommend him. I already have!!

We also had the photobooth set up on the night, here’s an insight into some of the fun we had!