Dorfold Hall Photographer // Jess & Ryan

Dorfold Hall photographer for Jess & Ryan’s big day.

Describe your wedding in three words

Magical, emotional, perfect

Why you chose the date of wedding (did it have any meaning?)

It was near to the date we got engaged (wedding was two years post engagement)

Anything about how you met/proposal story

We met at university in 2015 and have been together ever since! Ryan has had a rough few years with his health, so he proposed when he got the all clear in 2021, in our favourite place – Morfa Nefyn. The proposal was perfect and we spent the rest of the day celebrating with family and friends on the beach.

Your inspiration/style/aspirations for the day

Inspritation/style was very much inspired by the decor/style of Dorfold Hall. We loved the blue of the coach house doors and this colour popped up throughout the wedding – save the dates, invites, bridesmaids dresses, place names etc.
We went for very simple and classy.
Our aspirations for the entertainment were very much the opposite! After a rough few years we wanted a party and that is what exactly what we got! We had a magician and singing waiters who created the best vibe and then our dj in the evening was incredible and got everyone throwing some questionable shapes!!

Memorable/emotional/funny moment on the day

Memorable – walking down the aisle and seeing each other. We had spent a few days apart and we were so excited to see each other! Although I was bawling my eyes out at the song playing – you’re still the one – because the lyrics meant so much!
Emotional – seeing the room for the first time. It was incredible to see our vision come to life and we had a table set up with pictures with family/friends that are no longer with us. That really got us choked up!
Funny – the speeches were incredible and had everyone belly laughing! Not sure the best man’s speech can be repeated though ha! The singing waiters were another highlight too – especially the serenades!

How did you discover me and why you chose me to photograph the day

We discovered you when you photographed my Dad’s wedding and we absolutely loved your style. It was also lovely to have a connection to their special day!

Wedding song?

You’re still the one (Shania Twain)/ Amazed (Chlara)

Any advice for couples planning their wedding?

Enjoy every moment of it because as cliché as it sounds, it’s over so quickly! Think about what your guests will love to, we can’t recommend the singing waiters highly enough!

Are you going on a honeymoon?

We are currently on our honeymoon in Sorrento having the most incredible time!

“Jess captured our wedding day more perfectly than I could have ever imagined. She made us feel both completely at ease. I loved how she got to know us prior to the big day. This meant we got all the shots we both really wanted! Jess’ style is so relaxed and you often don’t notice she is there, which makes for some gorgeous candid shots! I can’t recommend Jess highly enough. Her pictures are simply stunning and she’s just all round fantastic!”