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

8 F irstly, I hope all of our readers have been keeping well during this surreal, unprecedented time. It would be hard for me to not mention the dreaded c-word, however, I admire how everyone, no matter how badly they have been effected, has come together to help and support one another. The tide will start turning, and we can all begin to re-plan cancelled weddings, re-book honeymoons and get back to our wonderful world of weddings – supporting local couples and businesses finding their feet again! Summer is full of beautiful hues and al fresco celebrations so to help inspire you we’ve put together an issue bursting with inspiration. We have four real weddings starting on page 27, an explosion of colour in our fashion pages on page 65 and a stunning shoot on page 61. If you’re like me and love anything covered in chocolate or icing, then you’ll also adore our cakes feature on page 51. We’re always looking for wedding and shoots to feature in the magazine, so if you’ve recently tied the knot or are planning to make sure you submit your wedding at - Melissa x Distributed by Marketforce (UK) Ltd, 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HU. Tel: 020 378 79001  Email: Circulation Marketing by Intermedia Brand Marketing Ltd, Unit 6 Enterprise Centre, Kelvin Lane, Manor Royal, Crawley, RH10 9PE.  Tel: 01293 312 001  Email: ISSN 1756-6428 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Melissa Barker | Editor Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Melissa Barker | Grooms Editor Kelly Andrews | Beauty Editor Hannah Faulder | Travel Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers Sarah Hill | Stephanie Hodder Vicky O’Connor | Sarah Young Production Assistant | Lorna Butcher Digital Marketing Coordinator Katie Laley Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 538 490 Account Manager Kirsty Ratsep | 01376 538 491 Subscriptions 01376 514 000 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James Your South Wales Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Media Publishing. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your South Wales Wedding is published six times a year. Subscription rates are £18.20 per annum (incl. p+p). Cheques should be made out to KD Media Publishing and sent to Your South Wales Wedding , c/o KD Media Publishing, Pantile House, Newlands Drive, Witham, Essex CM8 2AP. @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @cwm_wedding Visit us online at and Melissa Barker, Editor Here at YWMW HQ we adore this dress from our fashion spread over on page 73 Take a peek at our ruffles and layers fashion feature on page 69. Choosing your big-day transport can be a difficult task; there’s a lot you need to take into consideration – from the number of people travelling to whether your dream gown will fit through the door. To help you decide we’ve rounded up some of the best local suppliers on page 57. Summer loving WIN! A HONEYMOON IN MALLORCA, WORTH £2,500, ON PAGE 97. I love Lydia and Michael’s gorgeous wedding. Check out page 39 to see more. cwe COUNTYWEDDING EVENTS Planning a summer wedding? Check out our seasonal picks for grooms on page 86. www.mat