It’s been quite a few months since I last blogged, and I’m feeling quite bad about it as I set myself a goal to spend more time blogging this year. However, I do have a fairly good excuse for being so quiet… I got married!
On 16th March 2019, my best friend and I tied the knot after a year of somewhat stressful wedding planning! We had a rather untraditional and casual wedding, with the ceremony held at our local registry office followed by a cosy reception at one of our favourite pubs.
My Favourite Things About Our Day
Rather than opt for traditional flower arrangements from a florist, I found a wonderful Etsy store Traditional Flower Co. which specialises in the most beautiful dried flowers. I picked a bouquet and then a flower crown and buttonholes to match. I was so pleased with the result as the dried flowers look perfect in the pictures and I get to keep my bouquet as a memory of my day.
Having picked my wedding dress a year before the wedding day, I was so excited to finally get to wear it! I absolutely adored my Phase Eight (yes, a high street brand!) vintage style lace dress. I felt so comfortable and beautiful all day, especially with my leather jacket as a finish touch!
My husband and I absolutely love Dr Martens so we just had to rock them on our wedding day! I picked a beautiful lilac pair to match the colour scheme and flowers. We both had so many compliments on our choice of footwear and we were comfortable all day long.
I decided to opt for “bridesmen” as opposed to traditional bridesmaids as I wanted my brothers to play a special part in our day. I’m so glad they got to walk down the aisle with me.
Making the Most of the Rain
Despite torrential rain and strong winds, our photographers got some brilliant shots! The sky looked beautiful and atmospheric and I especially love our unique photos with umbrellas.
We picked the perfect cosy reception venue who provided our catering and were so helpful with decorating and making our day extra special. The pub venue was casual, relaxed and the perfect fit for our close family and friends to drink and celebrate our day with us. We felt right at home in the pub atmosphere.
I can’t not mention the Wales Grand Slam win on our wedding day! We were worried we’d picked an unfortunate day to get married as it was also the Six Nations finals,however our guests were ecstatic when Wales won, and it added a special touch to the day.
Two of my uncles are musicians and offered to play for us at our wedding. We had a mixture of acoustic Stevie Wonder, Green Day and Warcraft music in the ceremony while the other uncle played an acoustic set and sang for us in the reception. It was so perfect to have our first dance to Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”. Having musicians in the family play for us felt so personal and special.
As VW campervan lovers, Wally the Campervan from VW Weddings Wales was the perfect fit for our day. The van looked stunning in photos and was decorated in a beautiful vintage style inside.
All in all, it was a truly special day and we are both so happy with how it panned out. We will forever treasure the memories and photos.
The biggest lesson learned from our special day was that all the small things I spent so much time worrying and stressing about were completely irrelevant on the day. You forget about the finer details and simply enjoy the day surrounded by your loved ones. <3