“May your love be modern enough to survive the times and old-fashioned enough to last forever”

Choosing the right venue for your wedding is a must. It sets the tone for your day and should be a reflection of you as a couple. When I first met Miranda and Owen, it was at Miranda’s family home in Swansea. As I gazed out the window admiring the view, they let me know their wedding reception would be in the garden. Miranda’s sister had her wedding there some time before and so it was time to build on memories of their family’s much loved home.

My brief was to create a simple, elegant and timeless theme with a pallet of ivory and white. I must have a touch of magpie about me because my love of gold never fades and thankfully Miranda and Owen agreed. There are understated opulent touches everywhere in the decor giving that element of luxe. The generous marquee meant we could afford to go big and, thanks to the talents of Eve Fransesca, the large floral installation together with instragram-worthy hoops (we predict this trend for 2019) gave the WOW we were looking for.

The bridesmaids wore identical floor length white halterneck, fitted dresses and The Groom, with his wedding party, wore Black tail suits. The Bride wore a bespoke Suzanne Neville ‘The Ralston’ wedding dress, (I actually gasped when I saw it) with the addition of a ribbon belt, a longer train and a more fitted boddice that suits her to a T.

Miranda & Owen married almost 10 years to the day of their first date. Owen’s bestmen (he had two) were his brother and Miranda’s brother showing the strength of relationship between these two familes that already exists. It was an emotional day of happy tears, laughter and celebration. I think you’ll agree Miranda and Owen make a stunning couple. I hope you’re ready to start swooning:-)

The photographs are by kind permission of the very talented Marc Smith www.marcsmithphotography.com