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A stunning real wedding at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, Wales filled with sunshine and sparkle. Louise and Henry got married in June 2007

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WHERE: Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

WHEN: June 2007

PHOTOGRAPHER: Sian Trenberth

The proposal

Henry had taken Louise on a belated birthday break to Edinburgh during a snowy March. On their last night away they walked up to Edinburgh Castle, where he proposed to Louise on one knee..

The bride’s real wedding outfit

Louise’s simply chic gown was a Suzanne Neville design called ‘Marsanne’, which she found in High Society in Cowbridge. The ivory duchesse satin fell beautifully from the strapless bodice to a full princess-style skirt.

Henry’s parents gave the bride a diamond bracelet to wear and her matching crystal earrings, necklace and tiara band were all from High Society.

“Our friends added so many personal touches to our day – we were so lucky!”

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The groom’s real wedding outfit

Henry and his party hired charcoal grey suits from Slaters Menswear in Cardiff. Henry wore all ivory accessories, while the others wore red cravats.

The bridesmaids

Louise’s three bridesmaids wore red satin knee-length dresses from Warehouse. Their matching shoes were from Barratts.

The flowers

Laura’s Florist in Cardiff created Louise’s bouquet of red Grand Prix roses and the bridesmaids had similar posies of cream roses.

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The transport

Black and white vintage Rolls Royces were hired from Blackwood Wedding Cars.

The ceremony

Louise entered the cathedral to Pachelbel’s Canon in D and the real wedding ceremony included readings from two close friends – the couple.

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The reception

Was held at Fonmon Castle in Rhoose, where the wedding breakfast was held in a marquee. Table centres were square vases filled with cherries, red roses, gerberas and green foliage.

The cake

Was a delicious buttercream-filled chocolate sponge, coated with white chocolate and cherries, made by Designer Cakes.

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The Favours

The wedding had an oriental theme, so guests at the real wedding received fortune cookies.

The music

Was provided by live band, Stage Flight enjoy the week.

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The theme

Henry’s parents are from Hong Kong so they chose a red colour scheme and the Chinese symbol for marriage on the invitations.

The honeymoon

Louise and Henry jetted off for two weeks on the paradise Huduranfushi Island in the Maldives.

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