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Old Barn Inn Wedding in Wales | John and Kathryn

Back in August I made a trip to Wales for John and Kathryn’s Old Barn Inn Wedding. Their special day had been planned for over a year with their ceremony at their local Church in Cardiff and their reception held at the Old Barn Inn in Newport. We had a little sunshine in the morning but by the time the service was under way, the heavens opened the rain stayed all day. Rain is potentially a couple’s worst nightmare on their wedding day but John and Kathryn were unflappable. I don’t think I have ever seen a couple more happy, which is saying something as you don’t find many miserable couples on their┬áspecial day!

We had to juggle the schedule around a bit and we ended up having a meal and speeches before we had formals and bridal portraits but the rain slowed enough for us to get outside, albeit with umbrellas that we’d whip away before the shutter clicked. A great big thanks to Sandra Ace who helped not only with second shooting but also keeping John and Kathryn dry.

John and Kathryn had a very international wedding with many family and friends travelling from far and wide to be with them and they certainly enjoyed a party. Once the music started the dance floor was never empty… no matter the age of the guest, they were up and boogying the night away. If John and Kathryn’s wedding is at all symbolic of their marriage, these two will tackle every hurdle with grace and a big smile and will be surrounded by very many loved ones along the way.

Below are a few images from their wonderful day, happy viewing.

With love,


Engagement ringWedding dress hanging on bedWedding shoesBridal make upBridal hair preparationgroom opens presentsgroom prepaprationGroom with parentsGetting into the wedding dressTime to put on the shoesbeautiful bridal portraitsGifts and bridesmaidsgorgeous wedding flowersCar journey with Father of the BrideThe Church Groomsmen waiting Bride arrivesWedding ceremonyFirst kissCongratulation hugsCouple in wedding carReception decorFather of the bride speechGrooms speechBest man speechCake cutting Bridal portraitsBridal portraits at Old Barn Inn WeddingConfetti at Old Barn Inn WeddingFunny Groom in Bridal portraitFirst dance bride and groom dancingparty time at wedding Night portrait at Old Barn Inn Wedding

3 Responses to “Old Barn Inn Wedding in Wales | John and Kathryn”

  1. Kathryn Seaward

    Beautiful photos as always Catherine (you picked out nearly all of my favourites!) and such lovely comments, it really was an amazing day. You and Sandra made it so easy and pain free!
    And let’s face it – I couldn’t really be Welsh and let a bit of Rain bother me could I?! ­čÖé

  2. Mo Morgan

    What can I say Catherine !

    The day you started putting your photos on your Facebook page I knew you were so very talented – and you have never proved me wrong in all the photos I have seen since.

    You were the ONLY suggestion for a photographer that I made to John and Kathryn and you did the most amazing job and you and Sandra both worked so very hard over a long day. xxxx