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Wedding photography & video – Inspire Weddings

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Picking a photographer and videographer is one of the most important elements of your wedding day, so you need to make sure you get it right.

You have to be happy the person(s) you pick produce the right style for you, know exactly how to manage the timing of a wedding, and, most importantly, are nice people who you want alongside you on your wedding day.

Inspire Weddings, based in Johnston, are a photographer (Mel Axford) and videographer (Matthew Roberts) duo who have spent the last two-and-a-half years capturing weddings for couples across west Wales.

Whether you want to book photography or video individually, or gete complete coverage with both with their combined packages, they have quickly become of the most popular choices for wedding couples in Pembrokeshire with their documentary style.

What is documentary wedding photography & video?

Put simply, it’s the best way to capture your day as it truly was. They don’t intrude by asking you to pose, fake elements of the day, or drag you away from your guests over and over again. A lot of the time you don’t even know they’re there – which means you can enjoy more of your day.

However, their documentary style doesn’t mean they have a casual attitude towards weddings. They photograph and film everything from the morning bride and groom prep, ceremony, group shots, speeches, first dance and more. In between these big moments, they capture the finer details of your day, such as the table decorations, the wedding dress, the venue, your guests laughing, joking and crying, and so on. They provide comprehensive coverage of your wedding day.

Mel told us: “Documentary style photography is really the way a lot of weddings are going now and it’s what I love to do. Our couples love our attitude towards weddings and are always delighted with the end results. It’s always special when they sit down to look at their pictures for the first time – especially when they have us design them a bespoke wedding album. I also do free engagement shoots with our couples so they have that lovely experience too.”

Matthew added: “A few years ago video was seen as an optional extra that few people had on their wedding, but now it’s standard for most couples. Photos are obviously essential for a wedding day, but video adds a whole new element – when you watch one of our highlight videos back it’s like re-living the day all over again. We also provide the full ceremony and speeches in full, so you can get close to an hours worth of footage as a free extra.”

Special offers for last minute bookings!

Inspire Weddings are offering exclusive offers for last minute bookings at non-peak times. The two offers are:

  • 10% off any bookings for November & December 2018
  • 20% off any bookings for January 1 – March 31, 2019

These offers are strictly for the designated dates and T&Cs apply.

To contact Inspire Weddings, visit their website, or send them a message on Facebook.

 

 

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Caldey Classic Motorcycle Run huge success

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OVER 50 bikes set off from Tenby Harbour on the weekend (Jun 7) for The Caldey Classic Motorcycle weekend.

With the permission of the Harbourmaster Chris Salisbury and Sarah Edwards of Pembrokeshire Country Council, the bikes left Tenby pier and followed a 90-mile route through the beautiful countryside of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, taking in the South Pembrokeshire Coast and heading north from Whitland through to the tea stop Caffi’r Sqwar in Maenchochog.

The quaint little village also supplied petrol for participants, who then drank in the wonderful vistas of the Preseli Hills along past Waldo’s Stone to Eglwyswrw, finally heading to Nevern’s Trewern Arms for lunch.

The afternoon route visited the wonderful Gwaun Valley, past Gellifawr and then headed to Tufton, Clarbeston Road, Llawhaden, Carew back to Tenby via Gumfreston.

There were many spectators on the harbour on Saturday and Sunday morning and a fantastic crowd witnessed the prize giving Ceremony at the harbour on Saturday afternoon.

Prizes were awarded by Chairman Dai Garland and Clerk of the Course Huw Adams, which were as follows:

– Best Bike: John Mackay from Llandewi Velfrey
– Most meritorious: Kathleen Evans – Bristol
– Most interesting: Morgan Thomas – Nantgaredig
– Chairman’s Choice: John Hobden Plymouth
– Biggest combined age of rider and bike: Phil Hallett

Friday saw participants taken around the Tudor Merchants House and the RNLI Tenby Lifeboat Station. The bikers were delighted to be shown the inside of the boat by the Chief Mechanic.

Sunday was a short route from Tenby through Wisemans Bridge, Amroth, Pendine and Laugharne heading back to Caffle Brewery in Llawhaden for participants to purchase the Caldey Classic brew from Club member Chris Salisbury.

Clerk of the Course, Huw Adams, said: “Participants were delighted with our new location at Tenby Harbour and it provided a fantastic Backdrop for the event.

“The sun was shining and everyone enjoyed the relaxed format this year. I am sure the event will grow in popularity every year. We are particularly grateful to Alun Williams from Celtic Motorcycles and Scooters for sponsoring the event and major motorcycle media outlets for sponsoring the goody bags.

“Our thanks to all participants mainly from the Pembrokeshire Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Club but also some guests from Bristol, Plymouth and Brighton but the furthest travelled participant was Neil Collins from New Zealand. The event is the second rally that Neil has taken part in here in his homeland of Pembrokeshire.”

 

Mary Adams organiser Harbourmaster Chris Bannister with Mike Simon Chief Marshall and clerk of the Course Huw Adams

 

Glyn Garland first away with Clerk of the Course Huw Adams and Chief Marshall Mike Simon

 

Phil Hallett from Simpsons Cross on his 1954 BSA Goldflash – winner combined age of rider and bike

 

Malcolm and Hazel Graham from Brighton on a AJS.

 

Nigel and Jane Hodson from Llandowror with his 2008 Triumph Bonneville Outfit.

 

Participants from the Caldey Classic Weekend

 

Leader of the Pack – Alun Williams Sponsor from Celtic Scooters and Motorcycles in Milford Haven leader of the pack filled by Russell Leahy from Saundersfoot and Andy and Maz Davies from Haverfordwest on the Presell mountains

 

Adam Guinness from Bristol on the Bimota. This bike is older than it looks and is in amazing condition.

 

James Adams from Tavernspite on his Norton Dominator.

 

Best Bike out at the Weekend was John Mackay from Llandewi Velfrey.

 

The Square in Maenchochog taken over by bikes for the tea stop.

 

The Best bike of the weekend and the most interesting lined up side by side. The Matchless Model X owned by John Mackay who won the Concours Prize and the OK Supreme riden by Morgan Thomas winning the most interesting Prize
in its unrestored but rideable condition. A KTM riden by john Hobden in the rain on Friday from Plymouth and Richard Stubbs from Pembroke fixing his rider onto the BMW R26.

 

Passenger Kath Harries with her goody bag from Bonhams, Mortons media, Bmf, Royal Enfield goodies in that all riders received. Thanks to Alun from Celtic Scooters and motorcycles who sponsored
the impressive Rider Caldey Classic plaques.

 

Wonderful view for these bikes overlooking the harbour at the weekend.

 

Neil Collins from New Zealand with his brother and sister in law Phil Collings and Sue.

 

Chris Thomas from Nantgaredig in his 1934 BSA TW34 on three wheels. The oldest vehicle on view.

 

Alan Houghton from Fishguard on his Moto Guzzi enjoyed the North Pembrokeshire Vistas of the Presell Mountains.

 

Mary Adams, organiser, Chris Bannister Harbourmaster, Mike Simon Marshall and Huw Adams Clerk of the Course with the wonderful Backdrop of Tenby Harbour at the Caldey Classic Event in Pembrokeshire.
The event is run under the auspices of the Pembrokeshire Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

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