Real Weddings, 10 December 2018

Outdoor Wedding At Plas Glansevin

Irene and Dany had their blessing at the spectacular Plas Glansevin Mansion. It was a super fun outdoor wedding, with craft beer and toy guns filled with espresso martinis.

The couple met when travelling and have been together for 6 years despite being from opposite sides of the globe. Dany is from South Wales and Irene is from California, but they both now live in London together with their little baby boy.


The ceremony took place outside the venue on the grass under the giant 900-year-old tree. The best man hosted the blessing, which was a lovely touch and so personal. The blessing began with the couple saying vows they’d written. They had various readings from family members and little anecdotes from the best man. It was a beautiful ceremony. Full of personal touches and some great cultural traditions.

Taken before the outdoor ceremony at Plas Glansevin
The bride and her mother and father walking down the aisle at the start of the outdoor ceremony
Bride holding her wedding bouquet in front of the fallen old tree in Plas Glansevin grounds
Bride and groom holding hands smiling and walking down the grass aisle with the best man behind them also smiling


After the ceremony, the couple mingled with the guests. Then they did some family photos which didn’t take very long as Phillip Warren from Phillip Warren Photography was working to a pre-made list. He got some fun guest photos as they enjoyed the welcome drinks, canapés and the incredible magician.  The weather was so sunny which everyone loved.

They chose to have their wedding at Plas Glansevin Mansion because of the exclusivity of the venue. With so many guests arriving from all over the world, it made sense to have the blessing at a place that had many rooms for them to stay in. Plas Glansevin Mansion is an old mansion house outside of Llandovery. It’s got such a rustic feel to it, especially in the small rooms dotted inside the building.

The couple had organised a free bar with a vast selection of craft beers and drinks to choose from. Being an open bar, everyone really enjoyed it. Especially making espresso martinis and shooting them through a kids water pistol. Everyone was then called in for the wedding breakfast. This was set up on the long tables outside in front of the venue. It was such a great idea with the incredible weather. They had a few speeches between the main course and dessert which were a great segue to the evening which turned out to be a lot of fun.

With a slight break in the super strong sun, they took the opportunity to get some amazing portrait photos. Walking through the paths in the woodland before having some in front of the old tree. Perfect.

Taken from inside the mansion house showing the guests sitting outside at their tables with the trees in the background
Tables lined up outside the mansion house with the guests stood up toasting the happy couple during the speeches
Guests enjoying themselves at the outdoor wedding reception.
Wedding Magician Steve Taylor wowing people at their tables outside with some amazing card tricks
Bride and groom hugging and smiling at each other in the green forest surrounding the mansion house
Black and white photo of the bride and groom holding each other in amongst the fallen down old tree


After the reception, the band started up to get the party started, and the dance floor was packed until the very last song. The live band were a 4 piece brass band who played some fantastic songs that got everyone dancing.

The evening ended with paella cooked outside  which was such a unique idea. The whole wedding had such a fun atmosphere, from the beautiful vows to the excellent live band. This is the fourth blessing Phillip Warren photographed this year and he can see why more and more people are choosing to do it this way. It makes for such a fun and relaxed day.

Kids red and blue water pistol filled with espresso martini
Three guests playing small basketball game on the wooden floor in the mansion house
Bride and groom having their first dance surrounded by all their wedding guests


Venue: Plas Glansevin Mansion

Catering: Salt and Caramel

Band: Brass Junkies

Magician: Steve Taylor Magician

Guitarist: Timothy Tate

If you’d like to have Phillip Warren Photography photograph your big day, you can contact him here.

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