Ruth and Steve's wedding, Henllan, Denbighshire

The beautiful village of Henllan in North Wales made a perfect backdrop for Steve and Ruth's wedding photos. We started off with some loosely posed shots at the couple's stunning cottage; the roses in the garden made perfect props, and our easy, laid-back style of photography quickly relaxed and settled Ruth and her bridal party. This made for some of our favourite shots so far this season.

Then we hotfooted over to the church to hook up with Steve and his best man, who looked great in matching morning suits.  The wedding ceremony in the village church was traditional in style and matched the immaculately kept building. The crowd were in great voice and the hymns were sung with real gusto, a fitting tribute for the happy couple.

The rolling Denbighshire hills made a brilliant backdrop for the formal photographs, and we were really pleased with the confetti shots despite the wind doing its best to spoil the moment.

The wedding breakfast was in the village hall which had been decorated immaculately. Hessian and muted tones complemented the building and really worked with the relaxed style of the day.

Ruth's mum made the cake and it looked fabulous; the icing roses looked so real - another of a hundred personal touches which really made this a special day for the couple. The wedding speeches were awesome, really heartfelt - at several points Alex and I had lumps in our throats and tears in our eyes. Ruth and Steve have a special connection and this was a special day for everyone involved.