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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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We asked local photographer, Kevin Mitchell to send in one of his favourite images.

"This photo is of Natalie, a beautiful bride from a wedding I photographed way back in 2009. She reminds me of Audrey Hepburn and looked stunning."

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

Read more from our photography feature in our July/August issue - available to download for free now

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SGDJ Weddings has put new steps in place to help couples affected by COVID-19. We spoke to the owner, June Gould, to find out more: “Here are SGDJ, we have a reputation for being different. We're loyal to our customers and believe in doing all that we can to create perfect moments. When there's a problem we find solutions and we've been doing that for 21 years! To help couples whose weddings have sadly been postponed, we're ensuring that everyone who has booked with us gets a new booking at no extra cost. We know it's hard enough for everyone right now, so why make things more difficult? Secondly, we check in regularly with our couples, provide up-to-date information, thoughts, ideas and options that can help create a truly magical day.

"Our online planning system allows you to prepare for your special day at your convenience. Had an idea? Pop it into the planner or timeline before you forget. Thought of a song you love but could never remember the name? Make a note! If you change your mind, don't worry, you can make alterations up to two weeks before the wedding.”

To find out more, visit www.sgdjweddings.com

Photographer's credit: www.nealejames.com

Read more news in our July/August issue - available to download for free now

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Local stationer, Abi Lewis from Abi Lewis Design reveals her top tips for incorporating an outdoor wedding into your stationery.

"One of the main ways to incorporate your theme into your stationery is colours. Hues can make a huge difference in your invitations etc. Take into consideration the time of year. If you're getting married in the summer, look at bright whites and flashes of colour, and if your wedding is in the winter, opt for dark reds or blues.

"You can also look at flowers for inspiration. Take another look at your venue, and notice what blooms are around you. If you find some you like, try incorporating them into your stationery.

"A huge trend that doesn't seem to be going anywhere is greenery. Surround your text with a border of leaves and garlands. After all, you can't go wrong with crisp white invitations and a woodland garland."

Read more top tips in our July/August issue - available to download for free now

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We asked Allison Phillips from Allison at The Flower Garden to send in her top tips for creating a natural bouquet.

"Rustic, natural and woodland-themed weddings are definitely the favourite with brides at the moment. Incorporate lots of foliage in a variety of textures, including eucalyptus and ferns."

Read more from our flowers feature in our July/August issue - available to download for free now

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Make-up artist, Maya Jasinska reveals her top tips for overcoming dry skin.

"I know exactly how this feels. Dry skin can also be sensitive, so it's important we take special care of it, especially on your wedding day. Chat to your make-up artist about any skin problems you may have during your trial. This is the perfect time to find a solution that works for you.

"I always discuss with the bride-to-be her daily routine, so I can provide plenty of information on how to improve any imperfections to ensure she looks perfect and feels confident on her day."

To find out more about Maya, visit www.loxushairandmakeup.com

Read more top tips in our July/August issue - available to download for free now

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Real wedding couple, Mia and Iwan had quirky favours.

Mia tells us: "I'm half Japanese and Iwan is Welsh, so we wanted to incorporate elements of our heritage into the day. We started with the readings, my mum read a Japanese poem and Iwan's mum read a Welsh version. The ceremony was performed bilingually, and my cousins made lots of origami that we placed around the venue. We used these for our favours which we paired with Welsh cakes."

Read the full real wedding in our July/August issue - available to download for free now

Photographer's credit: www.michellehuggleston.com

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We love Rachel and Jacob's proposal story.

Jacon says: "I decided to propose in December 2018. We were travelling around Thailand, and I told Rachel we had to be up early as we were going on a safari. We got ready and walked to the bus. I noticed right away that the driver's t-shirt was displaying an image of a hot air balloon and I was sure that had given the game away. I turned to Rachel and said 'Do you know where we're going now? And she replied 'Yes the safari' I sighed with relief and was glad that Rachel wasn't a morning person. As we pulled up, Rachel was none the wiser and still thought we were going on a safari. I eventually told her we were going on a hot air balloon instead and she was really excited. I'd hired a private balloon, and when we were high in the sky, I asked her to turn around so I could take a photo of her looking out at the views. I then handed the camera to the pilot who began taking photos and handed me a bunch of red roses. I got down on one knee, and when she turned around she was in complete shock. The first words out of her mouth were 'No way!' and the tears started rolling down her face. We landed and had a champagne breakfast and spa day.”

To see more turn to page 37.

Photographer's credit: www.eyes2me.photography

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This Alice in Wonderland-themed shoot is one of our all-time favourites here at Your South Wales Wedding. It has everything from gorgeous colours, fabulous dresses to stand out styling.

We spoke to make-up artist, Maya Jasinska from Loxus Hair & Make-up by Maya Jasinska HMUA to find out more: “Sink in with us into this magical, mystical world of prestige and beauty where we move to the 17th century at Cefn Tilla Court. The enchanting gardens, cake, flowers, bridal wear and groomswear all added to our theme and allowed us to capture whimsical and captivating photographs.”

To see more images, turn to page 85 in the current issue.

Photographer's credit: www.kateizakphotography.com

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While having a chauffeur is undoubtedly fabulous, some companies can arrange for a self-drive car. Whether your dad wants to take you to the church or the groom would like to turn up in a head-turning sports car, there's something out there to suit you.

Having a convertible is perfect if you want to take in the sights - but be careful your hair and make-up doesn't get ruined on route! Check out Top Class Cars for some fabulous options.

For more transport tips, turn to page 77 of the current issue.

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Wedding planner, TogetherNess Weddings, has won Wedding Planner of the Year at the Welsh Wedding Awards. We spoke to the owner, Vanessa Shipman, to find out more about the company: “With more than 15 years' experience working in events, a deep knowledge and love for Wales, and an ever-growing passion for preserving our natural world and tackling culture within the wedding industry, TogetherNess Weddings was founded in 2015, and has been helping couples create sustainable events ever since. We strongly believe all events, weddings included, can be unique and inspiring, allowing personality to shine through. By avoiding plastics and single-use products, upcycling, reusing, and working with artisan, local producers and suppliers we create bespoke events that support small business across Wales as well as keeping their environmental impact to a minimum. We have worked with couples on tiny, intimate hand-fastings to large-scale festival wedding weekends for hundreds of people, but no matter the size or setting the personalised and bespoke service we offer is always crammed full of joy, love and individuality.”

To find out more, turn to page 13 of the current issue.

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

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