A fab real wedding in Coed Y Mwstwr Hotel, Coychurch, Bridgend filled with sunshine and sparkle. Kelly and Lee got married in August 2008
WHERE: Coed Y Mwstwr Hotel, Coychurch, Bridgend
WHEN: August 2008
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jacqueline Swift
How they met
Kelly and Lee met in 2000, while Kelly was a student. “He proposed on the morning of one of my friend’s weddings,” Kelly says. “Lee just cooly and calmly suggested ﬁnding me a big rock to wear!”
The bride’s real wedding outfit
“I knew my dress was ‘the one’ as soon as I put it on,” Kelly says. “It was a Mon Cheri dress – one of the ﬁrst dresses I ever cut out of a magazine.” Kelly bought her dress and veil from Wedding Belles and borrowed a tiara from her sister. Shoes from Bag Boutique ﬁnished the look.
“I fell in love with the black and white theme – it was just so easy to match!”
The groom’s real wedding outfit
Lee hired his suit from Watkins.
Kelly had four bridesmaids and found the perfect dresses and necklaces in Tesco.
Big day details
There was a relaxed start to the day, as Kelly and her wedding party stayed at the ceremony and reception venue, Coed Y Mwstwr Hotel, Bridgend, the night before. “The ceremony was relaxed and informal, but we opted for traditional vows,” Kelly says. Next, guests moved on to the reception and wedding breakfast, including a meat and ﬁsh carvery. “We also had a melon starter and chocolate fudge brownie for dessert!”.
“Being a graphic designer, I went through many colour schemes,” Kelly says. “But I fell in love with the idea of everything being black and white – really sophisticated and smart. I bought candelabras from Next and birdcages from The Bee Orchid in Bridgend to add a romantic touch to our real wedding”.
Favours for all
Guests found bags of coconut marshmallows waiting at their reception place. Kelly lovingly made all 80 bags herself!.
The cake was from Marks & Spencer. “My dad put it together and decorated it for us,” Kelly says.
A friend of the family DJ’d for the happy couple after their real wedding – their ﬁrst dance was Leo Sayer’s When I Need Love really recommend having one if you can! You ﬁnd out about new products and techniques – and the.
“We were planning to go a year after the wedding – maybe to Australia or Italy – but we just found out I’m pregnant so the honeymoon will be postponed for a while!”