Back in October I had the great honour in capturing Catie & Marc's special day.

A day we were not sure would happen, till the final hour.

2020 has been such a rollercoaster of a year for everyone, but imagine planning a wedding. This amazing couples plans changed every day. Their dreams of how they initially thought their big day would be, were taken away month by month. New guidelines and restrictions meant that guest numbers were lowered, honeymoon rescheduled, reception plans cancelled ,compulsory masks, no singing . Gosh ! the list was endless.

But Catie and Marc firmly kept saying they will go ahead as long at the regulations allow. They were willing to make the changes, they just wanted to be husband and wife. What a truly wonderful platform to start their journey as Mr & Mrs not even a global pandemic could get in the way of their love for one another.

I arrived at Catie's family home to witness the preparation stages. Catie was so calm and so full of happiness with a little dash of disbelief that it was actually really happening. I think the weeks of uncertainty had made her believe this day may never be possible. But here she was looking absolutely radiant and surrounded by her family bubble.

The measures that were put in place to ensure everyone's safety was amazing. Everyone involved took their responsibility so serious, as everyone had the same goal.

Ensure these two get married.

The ceremony was held at Ct Cedol's Church, Pentir. This parish means a lot to Catie and her family. Her grandfather was the parish priest and her parents were married at the church. On this special day what better way to continue the family connections but for her auntie to conduct the ceremony.

Observing Catie's auntie who's face throughout the ceremony radiated such pride and love for her niece. Had me struggle at times to hold back the tears, this intimate ceremony had so much love . Everyone knew that this marriage was true love and that their marriage would be everlasting.

Even though so many amendments and changes were made, there was still some beautiful details. The grooms party wore dinosaur themed ties. Red carnation flowers were in the bouquets, Catie's grandfathers favourite flower. The exact amount of flower bouquets in the church to then lay on loved ones graves afterwards. Not forgetting the organist playing Lord of the Rings , another moment I could not hold back the tears. This couple wanted a quirky, fun wedding that reflected their relationship and their respect and love for their families. They still managed to do so even under the circumstances.

It was so difficult to not be emotional when capturing this special day, however my mask was there to catch the tears. I wish Catie and Marc so much love in their journey as Mr & Mrs and cannot wait to celebrate again with them next year. With all those who sadly could not attend.

I would like to say a heartfelt thankyou to Catie & Marcs family whom were so wonderful to me throughout the day . But an even bigger thankyou to all who took part in making this special day happen.

Videographer ; Kim Ritters

Decoration/Stationary: The Bespoke Co, The Hessian Shack

Reception Venue: Bethesda Rugby Club

Hair: Kelvin Lloyd-Roberts

Accessories: Star-crossed beauty

Makeup: Alexandra Jones

Cake: Ian Williams

Flowers: Blodau Linda

Vintage Car: Newborough Classic and Vintage Wedding Cars

Dress & Shoes: Emma Phillips Bridal Studio, Rainbow Club

Suit & Shoes: Slaters Menswear, Next Shoes

Rings: Sara Lois Jewellery

Vicar: Carol Roberts (Catie's auntie)

Favours: Carol and Dafydd (Auntie & Uncle)

Organist: Iwan Wyn Williams

Singer (Recording): Catrin Williams

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After a year that undoubtedly has affected everyone in one way or another.

I was so delighted that I could run my Autumn minis.

Tom, Tammy & Maddy were absolutely wonderful, as soon as I met them I knew it would be a lovely shoot. Full of happy smiles and laughter.

Maddy as you can see is beautiful and she loved adventuring in the Autumn leaves, having mummy and daddy chase her. Maddy is soon to be a big sister and already is showing what a great big sister she will be . Giving mummies bump a huge cuddle.

It was obvious that Tom & Tammy adore their little girl and have such an abundance of love. It was an absolute delight spending time with this family.

Kim Xx

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The women in business project is still in motion, which I for one am so delighted.

It is as important as ever to support small local businesses.

I was delighted to capture Casgliad Elma , these beautiful jewellery pieces are handmade by Rebecca. The inspiration, her gorgeous children Elliot & Martha. You may see their adorable faces in my Autumn mini blogs coming soon.

Rebecca's hobby for making personal pieces for herself soon grew, when friends and family members started to request pieces. Casgliad Elma can now be found in some local stockists and all pieces can be brought via her website or Instagram.

Welcomed into Rebecca's beautiful home ( pre lockdowns) I had the pleasure in capturing Rebecca and some of her friends modelling her beautiful ,delicate and fashionable pieces. Rebecca makes all these pieces in the comfort of her favourite chair. Does that not just fill your heart and make you want to order one of her pieces immediately. No mass production, just Rebecca a busy mum of 2 doing something she loves. I have obviously had to buy a few pieces ( those who know me, know I love jewellery ).

Please do head to her site to see more of her work,

Thanks again Rebecca Xx

Location : Anglesey, North Wales

Photographer : Kim @Simcowithax Photograpy

Business : Casgliad Elma

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