Pencoed House Norwegian Wedding of Marianne and Hugh.

My wonderful couple Marianne, who happened to be Norwegian, and her amazing Welsh husband were married on July 2017 in a beautiful barn just on the outskirts of Cardiff, Pencoed House.

Their love story began a while ago when they met whilst traveling around the world. We first met on Skype talking things wedding and I instantly knew that we would click. We later met only a few days before the wedding; we went for a drink and even though we had already spoken, I felt a little nervous before meeting them in person. It’s a different experience to deal with people over the phone or internet and different in person. It turned out there was no need to feel nervous as they were even more fantastic in real life. I only regret we didn’t get more drinks as very likely I would be a guest at the wedding rather than the photographer.!

I must admit the connection I could feel between them was undeniably romantic. Hugh emigrated to Norway to live with Marianne and so the ceremony took place close to his roots in Pencoed House. 

The venue itself being a gorgeous, intimate and warm barn was just ideal to set the ambiance for these two families. The room was beaming with lively guests that filled the whole space with laughter. My camera did not stop, it was crazy trying to keep up with the many, rather candid shots. 

The day started with a heartwarming ceremony (jeez I still shiver when I think about their first look). Stunning Marianne was wearing a beautiful, vintage, lace dress from Gaggu in Oslo, with a high neck finish and floral trimmings. Hugh was dressed in a grey suit from Moss Bros, that just felt like it belonged to him since he first tried it. 

Of course, upon joining families you have joint traditions. 

Marianne and Hugh carried on with Norwegian traditions by kissing under the table when the crowd would stomp their feet and kiss standing on the chair upon a united clink of the family’s glasses. Hugh was also kissed about hundred times by all the ladies at the wedding when Marianne left for the bathroom. In fact, I am not sure she has gone anywhere and thought the kissing tradition was just an excuse to give him a warm, welsh hug. Sorry I mean cwtch. 

Being a Pencoed House Norwegian Wedding photographer and being able to document this was so special to me as just when you thought the day couldn’t be filled with more happiness and love…. it was. 

The speeches were just magical. I can never get over how such heartfelt emotions shared with loved ones give the event such meaning. Hugh amongst many others in the crowd, including me, was left with a lump in his throat and reduced to a little sob. I still admire him for drinking so much water in between shedding the tears and the lumps in his throat. 

Conclusively, this was the wedding that sparked the northern lights in our hearts.

If you would like to see some more Norwegian – Welsh wedding vibes committed by Norwegian Wedding Photographer, why don’t you look at this amazing wedding of Kamilla and Richard? The link to their gallery is when you click over here.

Some suppliers I was working with o the day (and who did an amazing job);

Dress: Gaggu

Suit: Moss Bros

Flowers: Rolfes Florist

Cake and Catering: EJ Catering

Hair and Make up: Bristol Bridal Hair and Make up



bride getting dressed putting the buttons on before the wedding ceremony in Pencoed House

bride is putting her shoes on before walking out to meet groom in Pencoed House

bride and groom first kiss at the wedding ceremony in Pencoed House

bride is waiting to go down the aisle at a wedding in Pencoed House

bride and groom laughing having confetti thrown over them in Pencoed House

bride and groom kissing after exchanging wedding vows in Pencoed House wedding


bride and groom bursting with laughter at the wedding ceremony in Pencoed House

bride and her bridesmaids standing with flowers and laughing in front of Pencoed House wedding

bride and groom standing and hugging in front of Pencoed House wedding venue

wedding room view form upstairs in Pencoed House

small boy laughing and posing in a wig in Pecked House wedding