Sarah and Laith’s wedding at Iscoyd Park was one I was really looking forward to. The venue, situated on the English/welsh border, is a stunning Georgian house decorated with period and modern attire.
Iscoyd park boasts extensive grounds with various all sorts of different back drops from old buildings to well manicured lawns and beautiful gardens. Inside the venue there are different rooms from a libraries to lounges and bedrooms, all of which have beautiful natural light steaming through the large windows.
Sarah and Laith’s Iscoyd Park wedding
This wedding was soon after the relaxation of covid rules and, like many 2021 weddings, was quite an emotional affair as for some people this was the first time they’d seen their wider family in a couple of years.
When I arrived Sarah was getting ready in a huge bedroom with lots of bridesmaids and family members there to wish her well. Laith was getting ready in the library with his groomsmen and it was fun to watch them help each other with they cravats and pocket squares. Laith knew the pocket square technique and put on a masterclass for his guys!
Iscoyd park wedding reception
After the ceremony all the guests went outside for confetti and the reception. It was a beautiful day so they were able to enjoy drinks in the extensive gardens and play lawn games. Sarah and Laith had booked Alpacas as surprise and they went down a treat! I think this was the first time I’d had Alpacas at a wedding but I certainly hope it isn’t the last.
Wedding photos at Iscoyd park
As a photographer you’re really spoilt for choice at Iscoyd park. There are so many stunning backdrops to choose from it would be easy to get carried away and lose track of time. However I’m always mindful that, while its nice to get some creative portraits about the grounds, the couple mustn’t be away from their guests for too long. And in my option the most important photos are the natural moments.
As Sarah and Laith had so much going on during their drinks reception with the lawn games and Alpacas I decided to only do a few portraits before the meal and then spend some more time after the meal with the soft evening light. Jack from Up Close weddings was videographer for the day and he brought some smoke bombs which made for some great shots.
This was a fantastic wedding at Iscoyd park and I’m really pleased Sarah and Laith chose me to be their photographer. If you’re planning a wedding and would like a photographer who focusses on natural moments and relaxed portraits then please get in touch.