We love a DIY wedding and all the personalisation that it involves, so we were really looking forward to this Welsh wedding.
Driving to Wales for this DIY wedding the rain obliterated our view of the motorway but once we were into those Cheshire plains the clouds parted and the sun shone :) Liz was getting ready near St. Asaph, which is Britain’s smallest cathedral city – it is tiny! The wedding ceremony wasn’t in the cathedral, but in a cute little Welsh church perched on the hill above the village of Llanfair Talhaiarn.
Cute Welsh church ceremony
Unusually for a church wedding, especially at the end of October, there was wedding before Liz and Jon’s – a little confusing at first… who to photograph and not to photograph! Liz & John’s was a multi-coloured wedding with bridesmaids in an array of pastel shades and groomsmen’s ties to match. A choir entertained the guests before the ceremony began and during the register signing – well it’s not Wales without a choir is it!
Liz and Jon exited the church to a ‘sabre arch’ of firemens axes – with a kiss before they could escape! Llanfair Th. was where Liz had grown up and the picturesque bridge was a ‘must have’ photo for the wedding day, so before we made our way to the reception we made a pit stop at the bridge :)
Village hall wedding reception
Liz had made a huge effort for a very real feel to her wedding day, with lot’s of DIY wedding bits and pieces. The reception was in the village hall at Cefn Meiriadog, a perfect and cute village hall with all the amenities in a huge field with a great real canvas marquee set up for the wedding buffet and dancing.
The hall was adorned with bunting galore and the best bit a ‘Great British Bake-Off’ style cake competion where all the guests had brought a cake to be judged by the bride :) Fab idea and you end up with tonnes of cake for everyone too!
A wander over the village common
A few more bride and groom photos, with the rustic marquee, hay-filled barns and Autumn leaves – just in time as those Manchester clouds had just caught us up!
A fantastic multi-coloured DIY wedding, loads of ace details, cute church, cute village hall and lots of cake! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs Alexander :)
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Sandburn Hall near York, a barn style venue with great watering can flower centres :)
A rustic edge to this winter wedding at The Bluebell Suite, Greater Manchester
1950’s styled wedding at Hargate Hall, Peak District