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Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local wedding businesses, shops and suppliers in South Wales

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I love Jessica and Kristian's love story.

Jessica says: "Kris was casually strolling past and decided to introduce himself. We spent the rest of the night chatting and eventually swapped numbers. We saw each other a few times throughout the trip and had a couple of dates once we returned to the UK. Despite the fact that we got on well, the timing wasn't right, and we parted ways. Two years later, Kris plucked up the courage to call me, and the rest is history. Kristian popped the question on Christmas Eve in 2017. It was a massive shock. We had just packed up the car before setting off on a three-hour drive to Bath to spend Christmas with my family. As I was walking down the stairs, Kris asked if I liked the new bow he had put on our dog's collar. As I edged closer, I saw a small tag attached that said 'Will you marry my daddy?' Once the clogs started turning, I slowly figured out what was happening. By this point, Kris had got down on one knee and was holding a Clogau engagement ring.”

To see more turn to page 55.

Photographer's credit: www.wearewecreate.com

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Lisa and Andrew decided to have a fairytale-themed celebration.

Lisa tells us: "For our centrepieces, we opted for a Beauty and the Beast theme. We purchased rose globes that lit up and had candelabra decorated with figurines from the film."

To see more turn to page 49.

Photographer's credit: www.andrewdowlingphotography.co.uk

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Danielle and Sarah decide to go against tradition and had three different wedding venues.

Danielle says: "We were planning to have our ceremony at a register office, but when we visited West Usk Lighthouse on a whim, we fell in love. The setting was so beautiful, and it felt small and intimate. For the wedding breakfast, we booked our favourite pub, The Bell Inn. It's a dog-friendly property, and the food there is amazing. The pub pulled out all the stops for us, and we now consider the staff good friends. I liked the idea of having our evening celebration at Portland House, having been to various functions there over the years. When Sarah saw it, she fell in love, and they even allowed us to bring our best man: our dog!”

To see more turn to page 42.

Photographer's credit: www.nickallsopweddingphotography.com

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I love all things Disney, so when Annalise and Richard's real wedding landed in my inbox, I couldn't wait to feature it.

The couple met at a friend's fancy dress party. "We had a great time and in 2010 we started working together,” says Annalise. “I was running the tills, and Richard was working in the chilled section. He started doing overtime, and I was tasked with showing him the ropes. We clicked and were always making each other laugh.”

To see more turn to page 37.

Photographer's credit: www.michellehuggleston.com

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The Gower coastline is known for its breathtaking views and charming wedding venues – and it's one of our favourite places here at Your South Wales Wedding. We spoke to dress designer Ania Maria Rózanowska about what inspired her.

She said: "With such an impressive backdrop to work with, we decided to keep the styling soft with loosely styled hair and delicate make-up. The white flowers complemented the modern yet timeless dresses, which come from my studio's Silent Spring Collection. Each one is hand-crafted from natural silks that oat effortlessly in the breeze.”

To see more turn to page 99.

Photographer's credit: www.michellehuggleston.com

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Autumn is a fabulous time of year to tie the knot, with an abundance of beautiful colours, flowers and styling options to choose from. We spoke to Natalie Doney from Fox Photography Cardiff about what inspired her.

She said: "We wanted to create two different styles. Everyone's imagination went wild, from the flowers right through to the make-up. Both styles looked amazing, and we couldn't be happier with the results."

To see more turn to page 95.

Photographer's credit: www.foxphotographycardiff.co.uk

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I love the beautiful flowers used in this regional shoot. We spoke to award-winning hair and make-up artist, Jodie Shires from Minxes about her inspiration.

She said: "We wanted the pictures to look fun, moving away from posed stagnant shots. We incorporated bright lips, neon lights, statement headbands, gold bottles and a French bulldog."

To see more turn to page 91.

Photographer's credit: www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk

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This beautiful cake was created by the talented Mad About Cake Wales. The owner, Katie Padfield, reveals her top tips for incorporating the season into your big-day cake on page 63 of the current issue.

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I adore real bride Sam's dress.

She said: "My dress was from Laura May Bridal in Cardiff. I wanted something that wasn't too formal and that would suit the beach. In the end, I opted for an Enzoani design called Gilly. I adored the A-line style, and I accessorised with a pearl headband and vintage shoes."

To see more from their big day turn to page 55.

Photographer's credit: www.craigsmithphotographywales.co.uk

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These beautiful blooms are featured in Claire and Luke's real wedding on page 37.

Bride Claire said: "The flowers were absolutely incredible! Lucy from Flowers, I do, did an outstanding job. I asked her to incorporate greenery, eucalyptus, texture and soft colours. We originally wanted a large arrangement for our top table, but we later discovered there wasn't enough space. Luckily, Lucy had no problem redesigning it to be hung from the chandeliers instead."

Photographer's credit: www.nickmurrayphotography.co.uk

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