When I received a call mid February to ask if I was free in March, I had naturally assumed the caller was talking about 2017, which had started to become busier after the new year. The laid back bride soon put me straight though– the big day was in just 3 weeks time!
The young couple, Bethan and Kieron, had become engaged only a few weeks earlier and had managed to plan their dream wedding with all their close friends and family. I met with them and their adorable son to hear about their exciting plans and visions for the day, as I always do with my wedding clients.
The Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel, just outside Usk provided the beautiful backdrop and Assistant Manager Harry was integral in ensuring the event ran smoothly.
The couple had planned to have their whole day at The Cwrt Bleddyn, from the bridal preparations, the ceremony, reception and evening celebrations, meaning their guests could relax after they’d checked in (with the added benefit of being able to use the spa facilities the next day to ease any sore heads!).
The hotel provided a beautiful room for the bridal party to get ready, where they shared giggles and champagne. Bethan wore a stunning gown from Bridal Lane, perfectly finished off with her late grandmother’s necklace and skyscraper heels. She looked absolutely wonderful.
The ever so proud dad did a grand job of walking his daughter down the aisle and giving her away, whilst Kieron awaited nervously. They soon relaxed though and were able to enjoy themselves.
The drinks reception began and even though it was cold outside, the rain thankfully held off and we were able to take the formal photographs they wanted. Whilst Bethan, Kieron and I wandered off for our couples portraits, the rest of the wedding party headed to the bar to catch up with a particularly anxiety inducing six nations game.
The main reception got into full swing and as food was being served I made my fond farewells. It is always such a privilege to be invited to share some of the most intimate moments of a wedding day, and welcomed by the family. I always leave feeling as though I’ve gained friends, and my huge hug from Bethan made me love what I’m doing even more than I already do.