Lucky Number 13

Amy and Bethan 13th February 2016

Our journey with Amy and Bethan started almost 18 months before their walk down the aisle! We had a few meetings and the girls also came to a wine tasting we held with our wine rep so they could choose their table wine.

We had lot of contact all the way up to the wedding day so we were all super excited for the wedding to come around. 13 was truly a lucky number for this couple, as they celebrated their 13th anniversary and had 13 diamonds placed in their wedding ring.

Amy and Bethan married on a crisp but beautiful day at the popular wedding venue – Rosedew Farm. Preparations were underway early in the morning with hairdresser Chris, who had travelled all of the way from CJ’s in Weston Super Mare.

All of the flowers that decorated the ceremony, tables and venue were arranged by Amy’s mum, aunt and cousin who did the most fantastic job, and the bouquets and button holes were from Forever Green in Maesteg.

The best men were Steve and Simon (AKA Ant and Dec), and wow they did the girls proud, greeting the guests and taking coats – they were flawless in their support to their best friends big day. The couples every moment was captured by their friends and guests Lou and Tristan who added to the lovely relaxed vibe of the day.

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Amy wore a Barcaza dress by Pronovias and Bethan wore a Sincerity dress. Both dresses were fitted and altered at Miss Darcy Boutique

Amy’s sister Kate beautifully sang both brides down the aisle accompanied by pianist Sian Davies in what was a lovely, tear jerking moment.

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At the end of the ceremony, just before they were to walk up the aisle a married couple, up jumped what seemed to be a member of the congregation. He started to sing as did more apparent guests….Amy had booked the Bravo Singing Waiters who delivered a ‘Love Actually Experience’ performing “All you need is love” as all the guests joined in, Bethan’s face was priceless! A great surprise that only Amy, myself as day co-ordinator, and the best men were aware of.

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Flutes of Gwin Y Fro champagne from Cowbridge and homemade, heart shaped welsh cakes made by a friend of Bethan’s mum greeted guests after the ceremony as everyone gathered in the cwtch. The relaxed atmosphere was perfect for the open mic speeches that followed. A top up of prosecco and the speeches commenced with each speech maker standing on a make shift platform to be seen. Laughter and a few tears later it wasn’t long before everyone was called in to the barn for the Wedding Breakfast by Master of Ceremonies Sam Walker.

The Hogfather delivered a mouthwatering feast of Pork loin, pork belly and chicken with salads and pasta dishes. In a quirky touch, one member of each table was to don an apron and chef’s hat and take up the role of carving the joint for their table. Dessert was sticky toffee pudding and ice cream..yum!!

IMG_3574The singing waiters made another appearance getting the wedding party up dancing to some classics including Tom Jones’ Delilah!!

The evening kicked off with DJ EZ Love playing Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ some wedding classics and mixing in karaoke (special requests from the brides!). After a few drinks it was the bride’s turn to do their ‘first song’ and they didn’t disappoint belting out Chicago’s ‘You’re My Inspiration.’

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The singing and dancing went on through the night as did the alcohol, which was soaked up with Pizza provided by Ffwernes (the lovely Ieaun and Jez) from their outdoor van with built in wood fired oven. The whole event was beautiful and sparklers lit up the night sky and arched over this lovely couple and their perfect day.

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Happy Marriage Mrs and Mrs Hatch-Walker..

You were a blast to work with!!

Rach xx

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