Summer Deanwater Hotel Wedding: Joadie & Andrews Relaxed & Fun Wedding

I initially met Joadie & Andrew at the Wedding Fair at Event City in the autumn before their wedding. They told me a little about their plans for the wedding day, and when they mentioned there was to be a rodeo bull / bucking bronco – I knew it was going to be awesome! This portrait pretty much sums them up! 🙂

bride and groom wedding day portrait at the Deanwater Hotel, next to the river

Summer Deanwater Hotel Wedding: Couple Interview

bride and groom with their border collie dog at their wedding at Deanwater HotelJoadie & Andrew wanted their wedding to be casual, relaxed & fun, so that everyone could enjoy themselves.

They also wanted their border collie Jack to be at the wedding, so he stayed long enough to participate in portraits.

I love dogs at weddings! <3

How they met:

We met online ( 6 years ago! Our first date was in Alderly Edge on the 10th October, and the rest as they say in history!!

The proposal:

We stayed in a stunning hotel in Aberystwyth, called Nanteos Mansion.
We walked around the grounds to a private lake, just us two and he got down on one knee and asked me!

What advice would you give other couples planning their wedding?

Book everything as soon as you can, that way there is nothing to think about nearer the wedding apart from final payments. Do not stress about ANYTHING, everything is fixable, and there is always an alternative. Even if something goes wrong on the morning, there’s always a way to fix anything!!! And just ENJOY!! Xx

Summer Deanwater Hotel Wedding, by Karen Julia Photography

Bridal Preparations… and the Stig!

Joadie had planned a surprise for Andrew with Stig-a-like, who stayed in character the full time! Andrew arrived at the venue in the GTR in the morning, and after a few photos with the car, went to meet Joadie who was getting ready with the girls.

bride has lipstick applied during wedding morning preparations at the Deanwater Hotel

bride and bridesmaids shoes featuring ted baker sandals

Groom with Stig-a-like GTR in front of the Deanwater Hotel

Stig-a-like GTR in front of the Deanwater Hotel

Wedding Ceremony at Deanwater Hotel

wedding ceremony with bride and groom at the Deanwater Hotel

wedding ceremony at the Deanwater Hotel

bride and groom kiss during wedding ceremony at the Deanwater Hotel

bride and groom pose for a photo with the register at the Deanwater Hotel

bride and groom walk back up aisle together at their Deanwater Hotel Wedding

Group Photos at the Deanwater Hotel

group photo of all guests outside the Deanwater Hotel

group photo of groomsmen and best men at the Deanwater Hotel

group photo of bride with bridesmaids at the Deanwater Hotel

I’m loving these matching purple bridesmaids dressing and matching purple orchid flowers in the bouquets!

bride and bridesmaids purple orchid wedding bouquets

bride and groom portrait at the Deanwater Hotel by Karen Julia

bride and groom portrait in the gardens at the Deanwater Hotel

Summer Evening Wedding Reception

Top tip: If you’re having a summer wedding and you plan on hiring a rodeo bull for the evening reception, maybe suggest the guys change in to jeans first. I’m not sure on the final count of pants split on this bull, but pretty sure it was 4 or more!

But first, the first dance…

bride and groom first dance

bride and groom on dabcefloor during their first dance

groom on rodeo bull outside the Deanwater hotel at wedding reception

This shot was taken after an unfortunate trouser incident…

groom grips on to rodeo bull and summer wedding reception

bride and groom dusk portrait in the gardens at the Deanwater Hotel

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