Wedding Day Photography At St David's Hotel, Cardiff Bay | Sophie & David

Bride and groom walking down steps at sunset on their wedding day near St David's Hotel in Cardiff Bay, South Wales

Sophie and David contacted me after being referred by a friend to discuss their wedding photography plans for their marriage that was to take place at the beautiful five star St David's Hotel in Cardiff Bay.

Wedding photography at five star hotel

As arguably Cardiff's finest hotel, it's always a joy to shoot a wedding at the stunning St David's Hotel venue.

 

On this particular occasion, Sophie and David were lucky to have a lovely weather - warm, dry, a mild breeze throughout and some lovely sun to work with later in the day.

The wedding and reception all took place within the hotel, which always makes things very straight-forward as far as a photographer is concerned! No dashing around between houses, church and reception venues - though I will admit I do enjoy the thrill of a fast paced wedding just as much as I enjoy these more chilled out one-venue affairs!

I simply captured the early bridal preparation at one property, then headed over to capture some of the groom preparation at a different nearby property, before heading to the hotel for final bridal preparation shots with Sophie as she continued getting ready in the bridal suite.

 

Before long, the bride-to-be was looking glamorous in her gorgeous wedding dress as I continued to capture the rest of the day as it naturally unfolded.

 

The local bay surroundings and Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve served as our location for much of the couple shots following the service and reception with the soft afternoon sun, along with a stroll around the perimeter of the hotel itself thanks to a pathway that loops around.

All in all, the conditions were great, the bride, groom, and guests all appeared to enjoy a fabulous time and as always, it was a true honour to be a part of their big day and capture some of the most important moments - moments that I hope they will both fondly enjoy looking back at for many years to come.

 

SEE SOPHIE & DAVID'S ST DAVID'S HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS BELOW.

Bride sitting on chair smiling with mother sat on sofa in background
Bride hairstyling her flower girls hair on wedding morning
Bride spraying hair spray on flower girls hair with bridal party smiling sat behind
Flower girl on wedding morning
Bridal party sharing a moment on wedding morning
Bride and flower girl looking amused at something on wedding morning
Make up and food from breakfast on wedding morning
Make up artist applying make up to bride on morning of her wedding
Bride having her make up done on wedding morning
Reflection of bride in round mirror while having make up done on wedding morning
Bride-to-be be playing with her engagement ring on her wedding morning
Woman stood at the bottom of stairs on the morning of her wedding
White shirts hanging on door for groom and his best man on wedding day
Groom putting his tie on while looking in the mirror
Best man adjusting the tie for a groom
Suit jacket for a groom
Best man placing a handkerchief in the pocket of the groom's suit jacket
Handkerchief in jacket pocket of groom on wedding day
Groom zipping up his suitcase while getting ready for his wedding day
Sister hugs her brother while smiling on the morning of his wedding day
White wedding dress hanging on a door backlit
White wedding dress hanging from a door in a hallway while backlit
Stunning white wedding dress backlit while hanging on a door frame in a hallway
Wedding shoes on the floor
Bride smiling with her wedding dress on
Bride adjusting the top of her wedding dress while looking out of her hotel window at a lovely view
Mother of bride sprays perfume on the bride's wrist
Bride smiling with her father before getting married
Wedding service room at the St David's Hotel in Cardiff Bay, South Wales
Groom waiting at the aisle as his bride enters the room with her father
Groom turns back to look at his bride walking down the aisle with her father
Groom standing at the aisle waiting for his bride
Bride and groom sat down during their wedding service at the St David's Hotel in Cardiff
Groom placing wedding ring on his bride's finger during service
The hand of the bride with her wedding ring on her finger
Bride placing wedding ring on her groom's finger
Bride and groom first kiss during their wedding service
Bride and groom smile while signing the register during their wedding service
Bride and groom walk down the aisle holding hands at the end of their wedding service
Bride and groom having confetti thrown over them as they leave the St David's Hotel in Cardiff Bay
Bride and groom newly wed outside the St David's Hotel in Cardiff Bay
Bride and grooms wedding rings on a rock
Bride and groom walking together into Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve
Bride and groom facing each other with noses touching in Cardiff Bay
Bride and groom embrace on their wedding day at Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve
Bride admires her wedding ring while groom holds her close in Cardiff Bay Welands Reserve
Bride holding her bouquet of flowers on her wedding day
Bride and groom stood together on steps near the St David's Hotel in Cardiff Bay
Bride and groom smile while walking down steps at sunset near St David's Hotel in Cardiff Bay
Bride and groom embrace with a smile in Cardiff Bay
Bride and groom walk while holding hands and smiling at each other in Cardiff Bay
Groom holds brides dress off the ground as they walk towards St David's Hotel in Cardiff Bay

WEDDING DAY PHOTOGRAPHY AT ST DAVID'S HOTEL, CARDIFF BAY // CREDITS

Photography: Shawn Eastman Photography, Cardiff Wedding Photographer

Venue: St David's Hotel, Cardiff City Centre

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Shawn Eastman is a Cardiff & South Wales based wedding photographer. He takes pride in documenting two lovers at the start of their biggest adventure together. Along with his couples and families, Shawn is driven to capture something authentic, beautiful, powerful and raw. These wedding day photos captured at the five star St David's Hotel in Cardiff Bay, South Wales, encapsulate exactly that.