Lowri and David’s Winter Welsh Wedding at The Country House Lake Hotel

You can’t beat a Winter Welsh Wedding, especially when they are as fun and wild as Lowri and David’s Wedding at The Country House Lake Hotel in Wales. I’d covered a wedding here some years ago, so it was good to be back.

I’m not going to ramble on about how the wedding went as the photos tell their own story. That said Lowri, the bride has got a few things to say, so here is their story……

Their Story

Dave and I met when we were both living in Oxford – I was completing my Mental Health Nurse training at Oxford Brookes and Dave was working at RAF Brize Norton.

Our first date was fairly relaxed; We met in the centre of Oxford and spend some time walking in Christchurch gardens getting to know each other. We also went to Nando’s which sounds unromantic but we just took the day as it came and the hours seemed to fly by!


Bride getting ready at wedding ceremony


The proposal

Dave’s work has often taken him away at times – at the time he proposed he was working away during the week and commuting home for weekends. Therefore Friday evenings were always something to look forward to – this one being the anniversary of our first date making it extra special. I had been dropping hints about a present all week but even so was surprised when Dave was home early and there was a present waiting for me in the kitchen. It turned out to be a special edition of my favourite book, Jane Eyre, with the ring tied on the front cover. Initially I had thought the ring was just a decoration on the book, so was very happily surprised when Dave asked me to marry him!


Mother of the bride getting wedding flowers ready


The Winter Welsh Wedding day

The wedding day was a wonderful opportunity to get together all of our friends and family and we have so many happy memories of the day, captured so well by Steve in his pictures. We focused on keeping things relaxed and fun, and as it was the week before Christmas there was naturally a festive spirit.

We chose the Lake Hotel because we love the traditional and relaxed atmosphere there. Also, my Mum and Stepdad had their wedding reception there, so it was extra special for us as a family. Also, the hotel at Christmas time is so cosy with the log fires and numerous trees. Luke, the manager, and all the team there were excellent and made sure the day ran smoothly.


Father of the bride reading newspaper


Why we chose Ketch 22 Photography

We chose Steve of Ketch 22 Photography as our photographer because we loved the examples of photos on his website whereby he has so wonderfully caught the natural expressions of people enjoying the day. We didn’t want anything that felt staged or forced, we just wanted both for us and our guests to have fun and for that to come through in the photos, which we really think he achieved and so much more!

Big thanks Steve!


Bridesmaid getting ready at Winter welsh wedding


List of Wedding vendors

Church – Llanddew, near Brecon

Reception venue – The Lake Country House Hotel, Llangammarch

Make up – Emma Haines

Hair – PJ2Cut

Dress – Brides of Winchester

Flowers – Centre of Attention, Brecon

Band – Kaiser Monkey Killers

Cake -Savage Creations, Brecon


Bride eating breakfast at wedding preparations

Mother helping bride with her wedding dress

Bride getting ready at Winter Welsh wedding

Photo of church just prior to wedding ceremony

Candid photo of groomsmen arriving at church just before wedding

Groomsmen in RAF uniform at wedding

Guests arriving at church just before wedding

Groomsmen in RAF uniform checking their swords

Groom and groomsmen in RAF uniform getting ready

 detail photo at Welsh wedding

Groomsmen in RAF uniform standing guard with sword at wedding

Mother and bridesmaid waiting for bride to arrive

Bride looking out of wedding car window

Bride and father leaving wedding car

Bride and father entering church at Welsh wedding

Welsh choir singing at Winter wedding

Bride and her father walking down church aisle at wedding

Welsh wedding ceremony in church

Bride looking at her father at winter Welsh wedding

Best man handing rings to vicar at wedding

Bride and groom exchanging vows at Winter wedding

Documentary wedding photo of bride and groom in church

Vicar watches on at wedding ceremony

Mother chatting to bride and groom at wedding ceremony

Bride and groom exit church at wedding ceremony

Bride hugging wedding guest after ceremony

Bride and groom get showered with confetti at Winter Welsh Wedding

Wedding car and chaffuer

Bride getting into wedding car

Documentary wedding photo of bride looking out of wedding car

Bride and groom in wedding car

Wedding guests waving goodbye to bride and groom

Guests chatting at The lake Country House Hotel

guest in pink at Welsh wedding

Reportage wedding photo of guests chatting

Grandad enjoying glass of wine at wedding

Wedding guests laughing at reception

Bride and groom laughing at reception

Detail wedding photo of shot bottles

Documentary wedding photo of guests chatting

Black and white photo of wedding guests chatting

Father of the groom chatting with wedding guests

Portrait of bride and groom at The Lake Country House wedding

Bride and groom kissing in garden at Welsh winter Wedding

Bride and groom entering dining room

Wedding guests cheering as bride and groom make an entrance

Quirky photo of wedding guest

Wedding guest fooling around under the table

Dad making wedding speech

Wedding guests reacting to speeches

Wedding guest with Christmas hat at speeches

Groom making wedding speech

Bride listening to her dad making wedding speech

Best man making speech the Lake Country Hotel

Bride and groom reacting to wedding speeches

Best man getting up to antics during speeches at Winter Welsh Wedding

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake

Guests knocking shots back at a Winter Welsh Wedding

Grandad listening to the speeches at a Winter Welsh Wedding

Grooms father laughing at wedding

Wedding guest contemplating at Winter wedding

Wedding guests playing drinking games

Bride and groom dancing at Winter Welsh wedding

Guests hugging at Wedding reception

Guests playing ping pong games at The Lake Hotel wedding

Live band performing at wedding

Father of groom dancing at wedding reception

Groom wearing silly hat dancing at wedding reception

Groom lifting bride off her feet at wedding reception


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