Your South Wales Wedding - May/June 2020 (Issue 73)

I felt so excited on the morning of the wedding and didn’t sleep the night before! Mike was nervous and more emotional. We couldn’t believe how far people had travelled to celebrate with us and that everyone got along wonderfully. To keep our guests entertained, we hired Chris Lee – Acoustic. He played as our friends and family arrived in the Drawing Room, and I wish I’d had it recorded as I heard he was brilliant. He played while we signed the register and finished with a standing ovation. The bridesmaids opted for dove grey, full-length dresses. My sister lives in Boston, so we were had to coordinate online. After a few shopping disasters, we were lucky to pick the gowns up last minute in a closing down sale. I chose a Mikaella Bridal dress from Laura May Bridal. I liked the back detailing and long sleeves. I saw it online and made an appointment to go try it on and fell in love right away. I accessorised with a hair comb from Huw Rees, my granny’s earrings and my godmother’s diamond solitaire necklace. We had so many compliments on our food, which meant a lot to us as we love eating out. After a great tasting session with Cleverchefs, we opted for amazing French onion soup, rare roast beef with roasted veg and generous slabs of chocolate brownie. The children cracked open the cake as soon as they could, and we had a hog roast for evening guests also supplied by Cleverchefs. Mike wore a three-piece royal blue suit with a pale blue shirt, ivory tie and brown brogues from Slater Menswear. His son, Charlie, and best man, Alan, wore the same but with different ties. REAL WEDDINGS 41 