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

We decided to get married on our farm and discussed how we could accommodate 200 guests. We talked about hiring a marquee or renovating a shed, but when we came across tipis, we knew straight away that it would be perfect. Wedding Tipi were so helpful and easy to deal with, and we couldn’t have asked for a better service. The tipis were fantastic, and our guests still talk about them now. We’re very lucky to have the most beautiful local church. From a young age, I knew I wanted to get married near our home, but I never expected it to be so perfect. For our table plan, we decided to use our friend’s dogs names. Our pets are a massive part of our lives, so we wanted to incorporate them into the day. We filled an old wheelbarrow with flowers and bamboo sticks with a picture of each dog stuck onto it. I collected lots of jugs, pots and candle holders on Facebook Marketplace and hired some from Megan & Claude for the centrepieces. We were very lucky to have my god-mother, who’s a florist, fly over from the Cayman Islands to organise all of our flower arrangements. Thanks to her, my mum and talented friends who worked really hard we managed to get the displays done in two days. Shindigz Wedding & Event Catering did a fantastic job providing us with delicious food. In the evening, we had wood-fired pizzas, paella and a hog roast. Owen and the team were great and provided a laid back service. We had quite a few guests with dietary requirements, and they went above and beyond to provide for everyone. The day flew by and by the end, I felt quite emotional. It was great seeing everyone so chilled and enjoying the music. All we wanted out of the day was for our loved ones to enjoy themselves and I can confidently say everyone had a ball. Our wedding wouldn’t have been anywhere near as successful without the help and generosity of our friends and family. 46