Real Weddings, 19 November 2018

Oldwalls Gower Wedding

The weather didn’t stop the smiles at Kelly and Michael’s wedding at Oldwalls in the Gower. It was Phillip (from Phillip Warren Photography)’s second wedding at this incredibly well run venue that never disappoints. It was a shame that the terrible weather didn’t allow the customary fireworks at the end of the night however this did not spoil the day in any way. More often than not some of the best weddings are ones where the weather isn’t the greatest. Maybe being inside and closer to a bar helps? Who knows?

Anyway, we digress.

Here are some of the teaser photos from their special day.


Phillip Warren Photography started the day with Kelly (the Bride), her bridesmaids and family at their gorgeous home in Llanelli.

The whole family were super welcoming and friendly. Pretty much “forcing” Phil to try some of Kelly’s mothers homemade rissoles, which apparently are legendary, and he could see why. After the usual calm start and frantic finish, the bridal party jumped into the wedding cars to travel the short distance to Oldwalls.

Black and white photo of the bride having final touches of her wedding hair design at her parents house
Black and white photo of the bridesmaid buttoning up the back of the wedding dress in the window


The ceremony took place in The Oakroom at Oldwalls Gower. The ceremony room decorated with an incredible flower arch at the end, which was stunning. The ceremony began with a beautiful reading by one of the guests. The ceremony concluded with Kelly walking down with her bouquet in the air in celebration. It was a moving ceremony, full of so much love and nervous giggles.

After the ceremony, they did some family photos, then the couple mingled with their guests, which was the perfect time for Phillip to get candid photos. He managed to get some lovely couples photos in the reception room as they were unable to venture outside due to the weather.

Bridal party walking down the aisle smiling with the groom standing under a flower arch
Black and white photo of the bride and groom kissing taken from the back of the ceremony room at Oldwalls showing the clock above them and a flower arch below


We love it when a magician arrives at the wedding reception. And none better than Phil Jay. He consistently blew people’s minds whilst casually walking around the venue during the welcome drinks and canapés. The talented Chris Jones played an acoustic set to keep the guests entertained until the call through for the wedding breakfast. The hilarious speeches were after the wedding breakfast in the marquee at Oldwalls.

Magician wowing the guests at the wedding with a card track and the guests pointing at the card on his head
Groom looking embarrassed as the father of the bride reads from a huge piece of paper
Bride sat at the top table in Oldwalls crying while her father talks on the microphone
Four tier wedding cake by scrum didley with silver tiers and pale peach flowers up the side


As mentioned the weather did not play ball but that didn’t stop them getting some incredible shots. They used the gorgeous marquee and undercover doorway leading into the reception at Oldwalls. Phillip didn’t mind getting a little wet providing they achieved some awesome photos!

Smiling bride and groom holding hands in the marque at the wedding reception
Black and white photo of the bride and groom stood in the doorway of Oldwalls


With Kelly’s dad involved in events and entertainment, the music was always going to be awesome. A kind of festival feel to it with two bands, an acoustic act and a DJ.

The first band was the excellent electric from Music HQ and the second band was Liverpool based band The Rats. The rats have signed to play at a large festival in Ipswich and earmarked to be part of Ed Sheeran’s brand and music endeavours.

Black and white photo of the bride and groom holding each other during the first dance at Oldwalls with the light up love letters behind them


Ceremony & Reception Venue: Oldwalls

Wedding Car Supplier: Glynn Wedding Cars

Make-up Artist: Jessie Dallimore

Hair: Halo Hair

Wedding Dress Details: High Society Cowbridge – So Sassi

Shoes: Samantha K

Bridesmaids Dresses: Eva Ashley Swansea

Suits: Crush Menswear

Wedding Cake Maker: Scrum Diddley

Flowers: Panache

Videographer: Dave powell

Venue Dressing: Panache Wales

Entertainment: Ilectric from Music HQ, Chris Jones acoustic set and Phil Jay Close Up Magician

First Dance Song: Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You

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