Cefn Tilla Court Wedding.
Last weeks wedding at Cefn Tilla Court was a beautiful affair. This is a stunning wedding venue in Llandenny, Usk. A 19th-century country house and a grade II listed country estate.
A beautiful summers day. It’s hard to beat the UK when the sun is shining. Cefn Tilla Court is set in 120 acres. The grounds are maintained to a very high standard and offer a beautiful backdrop to photograph any wedding.
Cefn Tilla Court Wedding Gallery.
The wedding day.
I started the day with Andrew the boys at the White Hart in Olveston. The pub is next to the church so an ideal place for guests to gather before the big day. The courtyard/bear garden at the back of the pub made for perfect meeting spot and soon filled up with wedding guests.
The boys had a little fun before heading into the church, borrowing some BMX’s and a scooter from some local kids. They soon settled back down and performed their respective wedding day duties.
Kathryn and her bridesmaids arrived after a slightly nervous morning. The wedding party entered the church and we were all set.
It was a very relaxed wedding service. I was working with the Drakes today so I took up a position at the back of the church with Lucy and Adam at the front getting video and some alternative angles on the service. Once the wedding ceremony was concluded we all headed out for a little confetti before heading off for the reception.
Cefn Tilla Court Wedding.
The wedding reception and the rest of the days celebrations would be held at Cefn Tilla Court. We all headed back over the bridge and into Wales. This is a beautiful venue. A country home with a rich and long history but a fairly new role as a wedding venue.
A lovely summers day and the wedding guests were able to take full advantage of the grounds. I was able to move around and get some nice candid photos of the guests as the relaxed and enjoyed this beautiful setting.
The room decoration for the wedding breakfast was amazing. A lovely rustic look. Wedding speeches followed the meal. The groom escaped without much embarrassment from his best men.
We took the newlyweds for a walk in the grounds to get a few extra photographs with them and catch the last of the days sun. As I said before Cefn Tilla Court has beautiful grounds and features to take advantage of and provide a stunning backdrop for images.
With the rest of the wedding guests at the venue, all that was left for us was to photograph the couple cutting their wedding cake and the bride and grooms first dance.
And just like that the day was over for us, a beautiful day spend with lovely people in an amazing wedding venue. lifes pretty good.
Cefn Tilla Court Wedding Slideshow.
Cefn Tilla Court Wedding Venue Location.
Cefn Tilla Court.
Cefntilla Court is a 19th-century country house (with 17th-century origins) in Llandenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, which was substantially rebuilt by Thomas Henry Wyatt  for Richard Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan. The house is a Grade II* listed building.
Richard Somerset’s father FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan commanded the British forces during the Crimean War. He died in 1855 and Richard succeeded him, his elder brother having died earlier. In 1858, a large group of the late Lord Raglan’s “friends and admirers and comrades”purchased the house and estate as a memorial to him and presented it to Richard and his heirs in perpetuity. Richard engaged Thomas Henry Wyatt to undertake complete rebuilding of the court in a Tudor style.
The house is built of Old Red Sandstone. The interior retains the original Jacobean architecture in the hall; it has an “unusual early Renaissance” hall frieze which came from Usk Priory. The frieze was decorated in the 1930s by FitzRoy Somerset, 4th Baron Raglan, the antiquarian and historian of Monmouthshire, and the author, with Cyril Fox, of the major study of vernacular architecture in the county, Monmouthshire Houses.
FitzRoy Somerset, 5th Baron Raglan died in 2010, and the court, its estate, and its major contents were left to his nephew Henry van Moyland of Los Angeles, while the title passed to the 5th Baron’s younger brother Geoffrey. There was a legal dispute between family members in 2014, after which the Raglan collection of military memorabilia from Waterloo and the Crimea was sold at auction by Moyland, for just over £2 million. In Spring 2015, the house itself was under offer with a guide price of £1.6 million and was sold in June 2015.
Memorials to members of the Raglan branch of the Somerset family can be seen in Church of St John, Llandenny.