A real wedding at St John the Baptist Church, Llanbleddian filled with sunshine and sparkle. Kathryn and Andrew got married in September 2006


WHERE: St John the Baptist Church, Llanbleddian

WHEN: September 2006

PHOTOGRAPHER: Sian Trenberth

How they met

The couple met while studying for a Master’s degree in Pharmacy at Cardiff University.

The proposal

Andrew proposed a few days after Christmas in 2004, when they’d returned back home after spending time with Kathryn’s family. She was so surprised she couldn’t speak!

The bride’s real wedding outfit

Kathryn looked flawless in her stylish empire-line caramel and ivory lace gown from Brides of Solihull, with its fishtail skirt and matching bolero. Her tiara, veil and shoes were from the same boutique and her jewellery was by House of Fraser.

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“Andrew’s proposal was so perfect and romantic – I couldn’t speak for 45 minutes”


The groom’s real wedding outfit

Andrew and his groomsmen hired their grey morning suits with ivory waistcoats and cravats from Dyfed Menswear, Cardiff.


The bridesmaids

The three adult bridesmaids wore cashmere-coloured, empire-line Jim Hjelm dresses. The flowergirl’s ivory organza and raw silk real wedding dress was made by a dressmaker.

The flowers

Brian Bird of The Bay Tree in Cowbridge created the stunning bouquets of cream and ballet-shoe-coloured roses, with greenery.


The ceremony

During the couple’s wedding ceremony they lit a candle, which signified their union. A friend sang’ Panis angelicu’s and ‘O babbino car’o, which delighted their guests.

The reception

Took place at Egerton Grey Country House and later, the evening reception was held at Copthorne Hotel in Culverhouse Cross. Small vases holding deep pink hydrangeas were placed on tables and napkins were tied with fuchsia ribbon.


The cake

The cake for the couple’s real wedding was made by Cakes For All Occasions. It was four tiers of fruit, chocolate and sponge cake, iced in ivory with a crystal spray decoration useful piece of advice would be to decide.


The theme

Kathryn and Andrew kept to a theme of sophisticated elegance.

The honeymoon

The couple jetted off on honeymoon to Thailand for two weeks.