Our directory covers most of the services and products you might be looking for in planning your wedding, however there are many other services that you should be aware of to help you make your special day just perfect.
Here are many wedding service providers based in South Wales from places like Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your South Wales Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding service supplier.
A wedding celebrant is someone who creates your personal wedding ceremony and afficiates on your wedding day at your chosen wedding venue whenever that may be,
however there is still a requirement to give notice and do your declarations via your registration office for your wedding to be legally recognised.
Lauren and Gaz met in the summer of 2017. "Gaz was volunteering at my cattle ranch in Wyoming," says Lauren. "We were just friends until he went to leave, and sparks began to fly. When Gaz returned to the UK, we stayed in touch and after a few days, he had already booked his flight back to the ranch. His second stay was a little more romantic, and by the end of it, I had decided to follow him over to Wales for the winter season while he got his degree."
Gaz proposed in Clyne Woods near where he grew up in Swansea on New Year's Day. "It was such a lovely spot, and it was so special that it was just us and our dog in the beautiful forest," shares the bride. "The proposal itself wasn't a surprise as we had talked about it for a long time, but it was a really special moment, and I loved the ring that he picked out."
Posted: 7 September 2022
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we do love a good book to get our teeth into - not literally of course, cake's great for that - and the description for this new novel Before I Do from Sophie Cousens already has us hooked! What would you do if the one that got away turned up the night before your wedding? Audrey is marrying Josh; steady, dependable Josh, the love of her life. They share a flat and a bank account, and it's the only relationship that Audrey's ever had that feels like something she can put her trust in. But romance should be full of fireworks, and as the big day approaches, Audrey's found herself wondering if Josh really is 'the one'. So, when Josh's sister Miranda arrives at their rehearsal dinner with Fred - Audrey's 'What If?' guy, the man she met six years ago and had one amazing day with but never saw again - Audrey can't help but see it as a sign.
Posted: 26 August 2022
Teri and Kyle met at work. "We went on to have our own business together," says Teri. "Kyle will tell you that he only asked me out to get a pay rise, but six years later, we're still together, and he never got that pay rise."
Kyle popped the question during a surprise weekend away in 2019. "He only revealed where we were going when we got to the airport," shares the bride. "He took me to Rome, which was where we went on our first holiday together and he had asked me to be his girlfriend three years earlier."
Posted: 24 August 2022
With around 60% of UK households owning a pet, it's no surprise that who gets custody of any animals can be a key area of negotiation when relationships break down. Megan Bennie, a solicitor specialising in divorce and family law at Kent law firm Furley Page, said: "For many people a pet is not just an animal, it's a fully-fledged member of the family, so it's no wonder that pets can be a particularly emotive topic for clients when relationships end. Unfortunately, a pet's treatment by the law hasn't kept up with the way they are generally viewed by their owners."
Posted: 20 August 2022
Rhiannon Holland from Mefus Photography tells us more about this spring-inspired shoot: "I wanted to create something fresh with the creative freedom to try new things. From bridal make-up with a pop of colour, to bridal jumpsuits and fedoras, we wanted to showcase our creative vision and perspective clients that you don't have to follow current wedding trends, you can try something new. I purposely didn't write a shot list, something I usually can't leave the house without! I created some moodboards and brought a dream team together. On the day, we all felt relaxed and excited. There were no time pressures, no couples to please, just an opportunity to work together and create something beautiful.
Posted: 10 August 2022
Whilst this wedding season, most nearlyweds-to-be will be considering invites, dresses, venues and flowers, an increasing number will have pre-nuptial agreements on their minds before they walk down the aisle. Market research from leading consumer legal services company, Slater and Gordon, shows that more than half (53%) of unmarried couples would only consider getting married, if a pre-nuptial agreement was put in place. The research is following the news that Britney Spears and her new husband, Sam Asghari, signed an "iron-clad" prenuptial agreement before their wedding, last month. It is understood that one of the conditions of the document is that if the couple were to separate, Sam wouldn't be entitled to any of the tens of millions that Britney earned prior to their marriage.
Posted: 10 August 2022
Molly and Marc met when they were teenagers. "We just clicked right away," says Molly. "Marc proposed on a safari in Dubai in 2017. It was a complete surprise! The jeep pulled into a sand dune as the sun was rising, and there were rose petals and candles set up for us."
"Getting married at Hensol Castle was like a fairytale. We loved the venue after attending my sister's wedding there. We wanted a property where we could stay all day, and the grounds were just stunning. Our catering was done by Hensol Castle. They provided warm Welshcakes, drinks on arrival and a three-course meal followed by a hog roast in the evening."
Posted: 27 July 2022
New research by DC Jewellery has revealed the world's most popular celebrity weddings of all time, from Royal weddings to A-listers, when there's a famous couple tying the knot we can't help but want to know all the finer details: what did they where? Who was on the guest list? What cake did they have? The research proves that the world's fascination with British royalty is real. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had the most popular celebrity wedding of all time (beating Kate and Wills), with a total of 301,600 Google searches since 2018 and 2,579,200 total Google searches in the last year alone. Kate and Prince William had the 6th most popular celebrity wedding of all time, with 1,050,600 searches in the last year, closely followed in 8th place by Kate's sister Pippa's wedding to James Matthews.
Posted: 23 July 2022
Voting for the Best of Welsh Wedding Awards 2022 is now open. This is your chance to highlight any suppliers who have helped make your day extra special along the way.
To nominate a company, simply visit the website and create a vote. The nomination is then posted on the Best of Welsh Wedding Award's Facebook page for other couples to vote. When voting closes, the votes are printed, counted and verified by two independent parties.
The shortlists are made up of first place, second place, third place and fourth places and the awards are given to first place and the runner up.
Posted: 21 July 2022
The Law Commission of England and Wales has today outlined recommendations to reform weddings law that gives couples more choice over where and how their wedding takes place. This will be music to the ears of many couples who are currently restricted by many of the outdated regulations. The main law which governs marriage is from 1836 and it seems madness that modern couples are still having to adhere to these policies that do not reflect their beliefs or blended unions.
Posted: 19 July 2022