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Wedding Photographer Gileston Manor

Hi If you’re reading this it’s likely that you are looking for a wedding photographer for your wedding day at Gileston Manor ( great choice in venue by the way ).. needless to say  I’m so glad you found me,  if you have the time why not stay and take a look around at some of my work, you can visit my portfolio HERE, or even see some real weddings HERE I’m pretty confident  you can find many reasons to choose us to photograph your wedding day at Gileston Manor.

Why I’m the correct choice  for your wedding photography?

My name is  David,  I am an award winning destination wedding photographer who loves the fun, atmosphere and the all round celebration of weddings, I offer a unique contemporary way of photographing a wedding, I often appeal to the non-traditionalist, stylish yet contemporary couple. Based in the North East ,England, I capture weddings all across the UK, and around Europe and the World . 

I’m so very passionate about what I do, I find inspiration all around me and love to use any available light to by advantage and use additional light for the more creative image. I have had the pleasure of photographing at the Gileston Manor  on a few occasions, the style and elegance lends itself to stylish wedding photography.

I take pleasure in playing an integral role in two people tying the knot but I’m a firm believer in the fact that a wedding is so much more than exchanging words and work to capture every emotion felt and each special moment, translating the true joy of the day through stylish imagery.

 Where ever you are in the world, I’d love to be part of it.. I Can’t wait to hear from you.

David -x-


A little about wedding photography at the Gileston Manor

Gileston Manor is a manor and country house located next to St Giles’ Church in the small village of Gileston near St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.

The house contains remnants of a late medieval building, but the exterior and some of the internal fittings date from the 18th century. The building is square in plan has two main storeys as well as an attic and cellars. A wide staircase occupies the middle of the house while the front bedrooms are lined with 18th-century wall panelling. The west wing is the oldest part of the building, with roof trussess suggesting it dates to the early 1500s. The exterior south (front) facade is a later remodelling of the early 1700s, with a symmetrical arrangement of windows and a hipped roof. The house has a large 18th-century walled garden and summer house.

The manor is believed to have been held by a family with the surname Jule or Giles, until the last male heir died in 1673. The house was then passed on to two female heiresses and subsequently, during the 18th century, was occupied by a succession of village clerics. For example, in 1771 the Bishop of Llandaff recorded that the village population consisted of a farmer, his wife, son and servants, an old man and an old woman, while the rector and his family was also the squire and occupants of the manor house.

The manor house became a Grade II* listed building in 1952.

In 2009 the house and grounds were reported to be on sale with an asking price of £2.5 million.

Coordinates: 51°23′39″N 3°24′48″W / 51.39415°N 3.41336°W / 51.39415; -3.41336


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