A very happy Saturday to you lovelies, are you doing anything nice today?  I always worry about feeling really down in the dumps once Christmas is over, so I try and plan lots of chances to meet up with friends and family, or to curl up indoors with the cat and a few books.

Today is one of those days for me.  Today’s fresh and modern June wedding is bound to make you feel a little more summery as well, so let me introduce the bride and groom. Meet the new Mr and Mrs Clwyd-Jones, Euros and Tamany, who married on the 24th of June 2017 at Capel Seilo Caernarfon, followed by a reception at Tre Ysgawen Hall, Llangefni, Anglesey.  The whole day was conducted in their first language, Welsh, and the day had a classic feel with a modern twist. Tamany wore a beautiful gown from Pronovias.  I just love the clean lines and minimalist feel.

“I felt that the dress was in keeping with the overall classical theme and I thought it was quite elegant.  I did not want anything too fussy or busy and nothing with gems, lace, or beads.”

Film by Gruff Lovgreen

Tamany and Euros also chose to have their day captured in moving format and chose Gruff Lovgreen for the job.  Take a look here for a mini peek at the results.

“Gruff did an excellent job and being able to watch the video at the beginning of the evening reception made the day even more special.  His editing skills are excellent and he really managed to capture the spirit of the day in the video.”

Images by Heledd Roberts Photography

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“We chose the colour scheme because we both like a pale palette and love a fresh and clean grey (our house is the same colour). We tried to put a slightly modern slant on the classic scheme. And we chose Tre Ysgawen Hall due to its size, beautiful grounds and classical architecture as thought that it was in keeping with the classical theme we wanted for the wedding.  The venue was able to accommodate our guest list of 127 in the day and in excess of 180 in the evening.”

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“Euros and I met in July 2008 at a music festival in North Wales and were together for eight years before we were engaged.  On our eighth anniversary, Euros asked the big question in Vilamoura, Portugal.  Although we had been together for years, I had no idea!  It was great being in our own little bubble in Vilamoura, before coming home to celebrate with our family and friends.”

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On her feet Tamany wore white satin heels from Dune, while in her hair she wore a pretty hair accessory from Jon Richard but otherwise keeping accessories to a minimum to suit the style of the her gown.  For scent she chose Chance by Chanel.

“People were saying that you should get a new perfume for your wedding day, but I couldn’t find a perfume that I like more than my Chanel so I thought it would be nice to use the scent that I’m used to.”

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The beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets were the work of Carol Roberts of Acacia Florist on Anglesey.  I love how much texture can go into an all white bouquet and the effect is always one of elegance.

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Tamany’s elegant up-do was styled to perfection by Moncrieff Hair in Criccieth, while make up was the work of Kay Evans Makeup from Bangor.

How absolutely gorgeous is this look? One to pin to your Pinterest boards immediately ladies.

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The bridesmaids echoed the fresh and modern feel in gown in pale grey from The Dessy Group, purchased from Bespoke Brides in Chester and worn with shoes from Dune.  The little flower girl wore white, in a dress from Monsoon.

“The bridesmaids wore a handmade, personalised Lora Wyn necklace.  As well as being beautiful necklaces, it made it even more special as Lora  is one of my best friends.”

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Euros wore traditional tails, which he and his groomsmen hired from Whitfield and Ward in Wimslow.  His cufflinks were from Mulberry and were an engagement gift from Tamany.  The little page boys looked equally smart in outfits from Next.

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Tamany’s father accompanied her down the aisle to Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel, played on the church organ.  Father and daughter trumpet duet Dylan and Ela Williams also provided music during the ceremony.

“Euros’ ninty-two year old (young) grandfather conducted the service as he is a retired minister. This made the day even more special and the three of us were rather emotional by the time we finished the service.  The service was conducted in Welsh.”

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Euros’ sister read a Welsh poem called ‘Cariad’ (which is the Welsh word for love) by poet Dic Jones, while Tamany’s bridesmaid and best friend read from the bible.  A friend also sang a famous Welsh hymn/song called ‘Calon Lân’ to the tune of ‘The Rose’.

To cement their vows, Tamany and Euros exchanged rings, which they purchased from Boodles in Chester.

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Today’s gorgeous, light filled pictures come to us courtesy of Heledd Roberts Photography, who I’m delighted to welcome to Love My Dress.  Heledd shoots in both digital and film and uses natural light as much as she can, which I think comes across beautifully in these photographs.  Tamany and Euros were understandably delighted with her work.

“Heledd was amazing throughout the planning and on the big day.  Her attention to detail was excellent and we are over the moon with our photographs. She was also extremely approachable and accommodating.  Since the wedding, everyone has been commenting and complementing our photos and we would recommend Heledd to anyone.”

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Guests were guided to their seats by way of a stylish table plan.

“We came across By Blossom Wedding Stationery on Instagram after hours of searching online. We found a design that we liked but we wanted to change a few things.  By Blossom were very flexible and able to make several amendments.  Given that our first language is Welsh, we wanted all stationery to be in Welsh. We prepared the translation and By Blossom were then able to create everything to a very high standard.”

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“For favours we gave the guests a small bottle of Welsh wine from a local vineyard (Pant Du Vineyard) near where I (Tamany) grew up. Pant Du had never done this before but we were eager to provide guests with local produce and they were more than happy to work with us.  Euros’ mother also made homemade shortbread given that she is an excellent cook and baker.”

Will you be providing favours lovelies?

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For evening entertainment, Tamany and Euros booked ‘Band 6’, a Welsh cover band, to keep their guests on the dancefloor.  For their first dance they chose ‘All of Me’ by John Legend.

“Its a cliché – but it was the best day of our lives.  Beforehand we were both rather sceptical of the saying ‘best day of your life’ but everything about the day was so special and we would love to do it all over again.  So much work, effort and money goes into planning a wedding so seeing everything come together was fantastic.”

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Words of Wedded Wisdom

“Personally, I think that a good place to start in planning a wedding is deciding on a theme or look.  I decided on a ‘classic theme’ early on and even created a very basic mood board.  Making decisions can be overwhelming at times as you have so many to make and I felt that this helped me throughout out the whole planning stages and kept me on track with the colour and style that I liked.  It was very special seeing everything fall into place on the day.”

Also, like everyone told me before the big day, enjoy it and try to take it all in as it does go by so quickly. Remember to make enough time for each other during the day. 

Finally, practice your vows!  At one rehearsal I couldn’t stop crying and at another I had the giggles.  Best get it out of your system before the big day.”

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A huge thank you to Euros and Tamany for sharing their beautiful day, llongyfarchiadau to you both! (I hope that is correct!)

Much love,

Shona x

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Shona is a wedding admiring bookworm with a love of the countryside, flowers and all things organisational who is currently based in sunny Yorkshire with her husband and beloved cat

  1. Wow, what a great feature. Congrats Tamany and Euros – what a lovely addition to this most memorable day xxx lots of love to you both.

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