I offer special photography discounts for couples having weddings in the Cardiff & South Wales Area…
Wedding Photography in Cardiff – For Cosmopolitan Marriages
For an engaged couple wishing for a cosmopolitan feeling for their marriage, Wales’ capital city, Cardiff is one of the best destinations. The landscape that the city offers is marked by numerous stunning buildings that are beautiful both inside and out and ideal for your wedding photography. The natural green scenery makes it one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Nature-loving couples can select the city of Cardiff for the backdrop to their special day and enjoy outdoor ceremonies and beautiful green landscapes in their finished photographs. Couples wishing for summer nuptials will love the relaxed atmosphere.
The City of Cardiff: The Perfect Location for Wedding Photography
Cardiff is lucky enough to benefit from strong transport links into the city from all over. The city is now just 2 hours from London Paddington via Bristol by train on the Great Western Railway service and there is also a direct train to Manchester.
The M4 also runs from London to Swansea and passes just north of the city making access for your wedding guests so easy. There are three park and ride sites around the city with good bus services.
Short and Full Day Weddings in the Welsh Capital
Whether you require a venue for a full day’s wedding, or just for an hour for your ceremony, there is the perfect venue for you. Many venues will just do the civil marriage ceremony and from there, you can go elsewhere for a sit down meal with close family and friends. Cardiff has numerous quality restaurants, pubs and hotel just right for however you wish to celebrate your marriage.
I love to photograph short wedding days in Cardiff and my coverage can start at just 1 hour. 2 hours is more usual to get some before and after shots as well as the early reception. I have a full page about reduced hours wedding coverage…
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Artistic, Sharp and Gorgeous…
I wish I could upload every photo Guy took of our wedding day in Cardiff. It was the best day of our lives and the photos we received capture everything that made it so special. Guy is truly unbelievable. The shots are artistic, sharp, and gorgeous, and the candid shots are so emotional and funny that I was laughing and crying all the while looking through them. I’m in absolute awe of these photos. If that isn’t enough to convince you, we also had a blast shooting with Guy during our portraits and didn’t notice him at all while he weaved in and out of our ceremony for candid shots. The turnaround for our pictures also way exceeded expectations. I don’t know how he does it! Exactly what we dreamed for in our photographer. I worried about choosing the right photographer for our wedding but felt assured from my first email with Guy that we’d made the right choice. Cannot recommend him enough. THANK YOU!
Gwyneth & Sean – Aberdare Hall, Cardiff
Wedding Venues and Suppliers in Cardiff to Make Your Day Truly Special...
As well as some great wedding photographers (Hello!!) there are many other wedding professionals to enhance your day and add to make it even more memorable. The register office is in Cardiff City Hall which caters for the very smallest to much larger marriage celebrations. The numerous florists, wedding planners, cake makers and dress shops are among the very best in the industry.
LGBTQ+/Gay Weddings in Cardiff
All non-religious wedding venues are welcoming to same-sex wedding couples who wish to get married in Wales' capital city. All the official venues listed below do accept LGBT weddings as is now required by law.
Gay weddings are something of a speciality of mine and you can find out all about how I approach them here:
Cardiff Council's List of Approved Marriage & Civil Ceremony Premises
The city is also home to many beautiful old chapels and churches that serve as lovely photographic locations. Cardiff wedding photographers can create beautiful photographs that include these wonderful venues as atmospheric backdrops. Also offering many indoor halls for more intimate civil marriages, couples can choose venues such as the City Hall for their big day. There are numerous venues including hotels, restaurants, pubs and even castles just outside the city too. I've photographed in many of these - find out about some of them via the links at the top of the page.
Here is a full list of all of those venues as recommended and licensed by Cardiff Council:
The Angel Hotel, Castle St. CF10 1SZ
Canada Lodge and Lake, Heol Pant-y-Gored, Creigiau. CF15 9NF.
Cardiff Castle, Castle Street. CF10 3RB.
Cardiff City Stadium, 82a Leckwith Rd. CF11 8AZ.
Cardiff Masonic Hall, 8 Guildford Street. CF10 2HL.
Castell Coch, Tongwynlais. CF15 7JS.
Cathays Cemetery Chapels, Fairoak Road, Cathays. CF24 4PY.
Cathedral 73, 73 Cathedral Road. CF11 9HE.
Chapel 1877 Bar & Restaurant, Churchill Way. CF10 2WF.
City Hall, Cathays Park. CF10 3ND.
Cardiff County Hall, Atlantic Wharf. CF10 4UW.
De Courceys Manor, Tyla Morris Avenue, Pentyrch. CF15 9QN.
Fairwater Conservative Club, 61 Ely Rd. CF5 2BY.
Future Inn Cardiff, Hemingway Road .CF10 4AU.
The Hilton, Kingsway. CF10 3HH.
Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre, Castle St. CF10 1XD.
Holland House Hotel & Spa (Mercure), 24-26 Newport Rd. CF24 0DD.
Howell's School, Cardiff Road, Llandaff. CF5 2YD.
Jolyon's at No. 10, 10 Cathedral Road, Riverside. CF11 9L J.
Jurys Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Place. CF10 3UD.
Manor Parc Country Hotel & Restaurant, Thornhill Road, Thornhill. CF14 9UA.
Mansion House, Richmond Road. CF24 3UN.
Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane. CF10 1EZ.
National Museum, Cathays Park. CF10 3NP.
New House Country Hotel, Thornhill. CF14 9UA.
Hotel Novotel, Schooner Way. CF10 4RT.
Park House Restaurant, 20 Park Place. CF10 3DQ.
Park Inn by Radisson - City Centre, Mary Ann Street.CF10 2JH.
Park Inn by Radisson - Cardiff North, Circle Way East, Llanedeyrn. CF23 9XF.
Park Plaza, Greyfriars Rd. CF10 3AL.
Pencoed House Estate, Llantrisant Road, Capel Llanilltern. CF5 6JR.
Portland House, 113 - 116 Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. CF10 5EQ.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace. CF10 2FL.
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park. CF10 3ER.
The Principal St David's Hotel, Havannah Street. CF10 5SD.
St Fagan's Museum of Natural History, St Fagans. CF5 6XB.
Sunflower and I, 1 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay. CF10 5EE.
SSE SWALEC Stadium. CF11 9XR.
Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park. CF10 3AP.
The Exchange Hotel, 4-5 Mount Stuart Square. CF10 5FQ.
Ty Mawr, Graig Road, Lisvane. CF14 0UF.
Village Hotel, 29 Pendwyallt Rd. CF14 7EF.