August 23, 2023
Sparks were destined to fly with this electric duo, as Sam & Christian’s wedding day gave Fire & Ice’s award-winning teams an amazing buzz, from the elegant backdrop of a classic car outside Sant Ffraed House, to an electrifying night on the dancefloor! This dynamic couple were ready for a day of big contrasts, and we knew that we’d be leaning into a lot of black & white work to capture their grace and their wild side in perfect harmony. We were amped up and ready to craft our signature videography and photography, leaving this thunderstruck couple aglow with memories they’d cherish for a lifetime together.
When Sam needed help with her electrics and reached out to Christian, lightning struck the two of them and only 5 days later were they out for their first date! The glamour of a romantic meal in the midst of wild weather couldn’t have better set the tone for their tale together, and their glamorous wedding films and photos are the perfect example. On their first holiday together in sunny Mexico, Christian shocked Sam with a proposal, and four years later the elements came together as our electric couple summoned Fire & Ice to capture what would be a day to shake the earth.
Looming over rolling Welsh fields, the early 19th-century Sant Ffraed House made for a setting as graceful and old-school as the happy couple – the contrast of the natural landscapes surrounding it hiding the renovated grace within the stylish country house gave our visionary team of wedding photographers and cinematographers a realm of potential when it came to capturing Sam & Christian’s special day.
In the spirit of a Sant Ffraed tradition, the couple were treated to a complementary shot before their grand entrance to the reception and a celebration to remember!
THE WEDDING BREAKFAST
Classical grace and beauty underscore every frame of their photography, poised by a classic Porsche in perfectly tailored attire, only to lead into the wildest of nights on the dancefloor, with every fast and pulsing cut of their wedding cinematography capturing the magnetism of the night.
The bridal party’s black and white theming gave our expert team a classical, old-fashioned groundwork to build from – delivering inspired grayscale imagery was a vision for this shoot from the start, and the use of the Rotolight AEOS 2 Pro lighting meant that every shot was still drenched with enhancing light, removing the need for colour to give the beautiful couple and their groomsmen & bridesmaids every flicker of definition, masterfully framing them in epic group shots that buzz with sophistication.
Bridesmaid Dresses – Six Stories
Bridal Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Rings – Diamond Centre Wales
Groom’s Suit – Hawkes Cardiff
Groom’s Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Florist – Hilary’s Florist
Catering – Sant Ffraed House
Cake – Gingerbear
Music – The Apple Tree Theory
TEAM & KIT
Our sparky leaders Christian and Josh, conducting an expert team of Paddy and Jay, knew they’d need the best equipment to catch this lightning-in-a-bottle wedding. Christian’s irreplaceable Big Red kit was a must for our specialist wedding photography, featuring the Sony A7Riii partnered with 35mm and 105mm lenses, ready to capture every brilliant detail in nothing but the best RAW quality. Helming our exemplary cinematography, the signature Frostbite set-up – the beastly Sony A7Siii enhanced with the 85mm 1.4 GM lens, and partnered with the powerful DJI Inspire 2 drone – was ready for Josh and Paddy to fashion a wedding film to be remembered. To add to the natural fog-settled scenery, we packed the subtle grey EG TP40 Smoke Bombs, giving a thick mist effect to set the couple in a dramatic grayscale-style environment and creating dramatic, heated shots in the intimate session.
THE FULL GALLERY
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