What a lush way to finish off our Summer Wedding season! Lorna & Nathan had a fabulous day with gorgeous September weather. We commenced with the Bridal prep at The Vale Resort, Hensol. Then it was into Cardiff at the wonderful St. Peter’s Church in Roath followed by a trip down the m4 to the majestic Margam Orangery where their family & friends (and us) were looked after so well with scrummy food & drink. Lorna looked amazing in her Martin Thornburg dress from the Cardiff Bridal Centre. Lorna’s make up looked as good at the end of the day as it did at the beginning once Annalise Wills had worked her magic. With the most beautiful bouquet courtesy of Betty’s Florists. Nathan & his Groomsmen looked super smart in their suits from Dyfed Menswear.
Sid the VW Campervan from Classic Vintage Weddings provided the transport. We can honestly say that the cake from Ponty Carlo Cakes was absolutely delicious (the B&G insisted that we try some, so we did!) When we left Ultrabooth events were in control of the dancefloor!!
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Margam Orangery is the stunning Gothic venue for Emily & Adam’s Wedding Reception! Though the day started in Wick, so nice & local for us at the rather busy home of Emily’s parents, where Emily, her family & Bridesmaids were all getting ready, there was plenty to capture, starting with Emily’s Wedding Dress that she had borrowed from her cousin who had worn it 10 years earlier, it still looked immaculate and hasn’t dated at all! Emily matched it with gold court shoes from Dune and her Bridesmaids complimented the look with their Navy dresses from Coast and the Flower Girls brought it all together with theirs from Debenhams. The Colour theme for the day was Teal and Gold which both Mum’s beautifully adhered to and Emily’s bouquet from Gutteridges in Porthcawl made the look complete! It was then back to the St Illtyd’s Church in Llantwit Major (so very close to home for us) to meet up with Adam, his family and Groomsmen, the recently renovated Visitor’s centre provided a perfect backdrop for this whilst guests were arriving and awaiting the arrival of Emily! The boys all looked super smart in their Grey Morning Suits and Top Hats with teal cravats from Moss bros. We met Emily & her Dad back at the gate of the church where they alighted from the beautiful vintage Wedding car to be greeted by Father Anthony Beer who escorted them to the church door and then led them inside for a lovely service. The weather remained perfect so all of the photographs could be taken outside, though we did make an exception when we got to Margam Park and were allowed to photograph inside the Grade 1 Listed Castle! We are spoilt for choice with areas to photograph here and we made good use of the grounds with the various family and friends photographs including the steps leading back up to the house! The staff at the Orangery provided excellent service and food, so everyone was quite content and sat back to listen to the speeches, Adam’s Brother in law who was Usher and MC did all of the introductions – not before the cake had been cut though, loveingly baked and iced by both Emily & Adam’s Mums, there was also a ‘Cheese Wheel’ for those who don’t like cake! It was soon time for the First Dance that had been choreographed for them, they certainly had practiced well, much to their guests delight, who then joined them on the dance floor to enjoy the sounds of their band The Hot Shoes! We couldn’t leave with out taking a photograph of Emily & Adam outside in the lit up ruins just outside the Orangery building, perfect photographs to end on! We can’t wait to hear about their honeymoon to Iceland!
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