From a mountainside proposal to a locally-sourced menu, this Welsh couple, Ceri and Jon, stayed true to their roots on their rustic wedding day.
The bride’s outfit
It was love at first sight for Ceri and her Charlotte Balbier gown – a stunning lace design with a flared skirt, train and three-quarter length cape, which she originally saw online. “I knew it was the one as soon as I saw it, but I couldn’t find it in stock anywhere,” Ceri explains. She finally tracked it down, and knew that her search was over as soon as she set eyes on it. “I had been waiting so long to try it on that I burst into tears as soon as I looked in the mirror,” Ceri recalls. “It was exactly what I had been looking for.”
The groom’s outfit
Jon wore a custom-made tailored three-piece suit from Dress2Kill of Waterloo with an emerald green lining, and added a bright pink silk tie and tan brogues. “I was so proud to be walking towards him to become his wife,” Ceri smiles.
The four maids wore full-length dresses in deep green by Temperley at John Lewis. “I originally wanted them to wear casual skirts and tops, but then I decided to go all-out fabulous to tie in with my dress,” Ceri says.
Unable to choose the perfect reading for their civil ceremony, Ceri and Jon asked two of their closest friends to write their own words to read aloud. “They both did us proud with their speeches, which included poetry and one of my favourite movie quotes,” says Ceri. “When we said ‘I do’, I was the happiest I have ever been and couldn’t wipe the smile from my face.”
This foodie couple chose a locally-sourced menu for their reception, which featured Welsh charcuterie, roast shoulder of Welsh lamb and berry and champagne jellies with Welsh honeycomb ice cream.
The couple had their minimoon in Pembrokeshire, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Napa Valley.