A Wedding in Wales ~ A Short, Sweet Bridesmaids Dress and Lots of Vintage Lace…

Morning peeps.  Shocked and stunned at last night's events in London and so desperate to inject a bit of brightness and happiness into your day with a pretty wedding – I did wonder if this was the right thing to do today, but this is a wedding blog, a place where Brides to be can escape and be inspired and so, with a bit of a gulp in my throat, I am publishing this beautiful wedding today that was submitted by Photographer Jake Morley. I hope all my London based readers are safe and well this morning, and that their homes, properties and businesses remain unscathed.

Gaff and Aimee tied the knot on 14 May at Penpont, Brecon, Wales, chosen because it had everything the couple wanted, including a lovely small chapel onsite.

Aimee is a freelance event manager so planning her wedding was the ideal experience to put all she'd learned so far in to practice.

"I had my dress made by my uncle, Designer and Artist, Huw Richards Evans – I was so lucky to have a bespoke dress designed and made.

When designing the dress, the style revolved every meeting, a bit of lace added here and there which really added to the look of the final dress…" 

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Jake Morley



I just adore this shot below – it seems to perfectly capture the essence of a wedding day…



So the day began with Aimee preparing with friends and her Bridesmaid, and a really rather lovely plaited up-do…


"My mum had made me a garter which had old/vintage lace and a blue bow…."

So pretty!


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"I had always wanted a long veil and chose to have thick vintage lace – it was very heavy!  I also had two pairs of shoes – one for the day which were Kurt Geiger (Cream) and another for dancing, again Kurt Geiger (turquoise)…"



Lily, Aimee's Sister, was the only Bridesmaid and had shoes to Match Aimee's, from Kurt Geiger, in bright pink.  Her dress was a beautifully short and sweet creation from Uncle Huw again 😉

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The Groom and his boys prepare…


"Gaff and I really wanted to provide a different wedding experience for our guests – we kept the whole day secret from our guests so they didn’t know what to expect (even a church on the site!) Our main aim was to keep it as informal and relaxing as possible for our guests so they really enjoyed the day.



"Gaff and I met in school and have been together for 14 years – Our wedding was long awaited by friends and family but came at a perfect time for us…"




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Debbie Taylor from The Olive Grove Florist in Cardiff provided the bright and bold florals…

"I wanted very specific rustic ‘country garden’ flowers, almost like they had just been picked from the garden! I also wanted bright colours and we managed to find everything I wanted – including turquoise feathers to match Gaff’s tie. To top it off, the ribbon we chose complimented what we were trying to achieve…"




"Our venue  gave us the scope to decorate how we wanted it. We hired in tipi’s from Tipi Events, which gave us a blank canvas. We didn’t want to provide too much décor as the tipi spoke for itself. We incorporated colours from our flowers and used a lot of ribbon to pick out the theme of the wedding. With a lot of help we also created our own bunting, this consisted of plastic balls covered in liberty’s fabric and hung with twining – it looked amazing!"

Wedding Tipis

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Aimee and Gareth asked friends to create a bespoke Photo Wall as they wanted to give the wedding a more rustic and homemade feel…

"Well…giving your guests a trunk full of fancy dress hats and a wall of picture frames created such a buzz and again a different experience in a wedding!"




Words of Wedded Wisdom…

"Really think about what you and your partner want – and how you can incorporate both personalities within the wedding. Try not to be too influenced by wedding magazines and wedding fayres – they will help you in some ways but just remember, there is nothing that you can’t do!
Make a list of what you both love and enjoy (hobbies/interests/music/food/dress style/favourite colours) and you will have the basis to your very special day.

Really make the day your own!"


Photographer – Jake Morley
Venue –Penpont, Brecon, Wales
Brides dress – Bespoke, created by her Uncle
Brides veil – Vintage lace
Brides shoes – Kurt Geiger
Brides accessories – Pearl earrings {gift from Gaff}
Bridesmaids – Bespoke, created by her Uncle
Groom – Austin Reed – Navy with a turquoise tie
Cake – Non, dessert table instead
Flowers – The Olive Grove florist in Cardiff
Hair Stylist – Taryn Williams
Tipis – Tipi Events


What a pretty day and big congrats to Gaff and Aimie on their wedding day 🙂 Big thanks to Jake Morley for sending in these photographs too…

"We wanted to get a different, slightly vintage look to our photographs and we got it! All of our guests also commented on how non intrusive Jake was, We couldn’t have asked for anymore!"

This will be the only blog post I feature today, in light of the London.  Please people, stay safe….

Annabel xXx


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.