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Pink Butterfly Brides was recently featured in BBC One Wales' new show The Wedding Dress Shop. The series tells the story of how the store helps brides-to-be find the perfect gown.

Run by bespoke dress designer, Samantha Buca the team prides themselves on discovering every detail of their customers' lives before finding or making their dream dress. Samantha's ethos is whether you're tall, short, plus size or petite “every girl deserves to look and feel amazing.”
To watch the show, visit www.bbc.co.uk and for more about the boutique check out www.pinkbutterflybrides.co.uk

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

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Local cake specialist, Zoe O'Sullivan from The Vale Cake Boutique reveals how you can incorporate strong flavours into your cake.

"It's always a great idea to have different flavours when it comes to your wedding cake. Whether it be two or five tiers, opt for a variety of flavours to give your guests a choice.
"An indulgent strong flavour is black forest. It's to die for, oozing with kirsch cherries, cream cheese frosting and deep dark chocolate, it gets everyone's taste buds dancing.
"Alternately, you could select coconut and lime or lemon and blueberry, if you want a zesty, summer taste. Lemon and blueberry is my absolute favourite, and it looks beautiful when cut with fresh blueberries throughout the sponge.
"If you want more unusual flavours that people won't expect, opt for Lotus Biscoff, chocolate orange or cherry Bakewell."

To see more great advice, turn to page 75 of the current issue.

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

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We spoke to Jane Scott from Jasmine-Rose Bridal and asked for her top tips on choosing bridesmaids dresses that complement each other.

"I suggest you look for dresses that are the same style or at least a similar silhouette. Jewelled colours such as emerald green, ruby red and sapphire blue work well, as do lemon, orange, hot pink and green.
“Put together a bunch of flowers, gerberas are really good for this, to see how the colours work with each other.
“If possible try to get everyone in one place to try on the dresses, that way you can see how they work as a group.”

Turn to page 103 of the current issue to find out more.

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Bridal boutique specialist, Sian Allport reveals her top tips for finding a stylish wedding dress that will also keep you warm this winter.

"At this time of year, we look forward to spring and want to steer clear of any festive, autumnal looks. That being said, it's an exciting time to embrace all that bridal fashion has to offer. There are lots of options available that are fashion-forward yet practical.
"Statement sleeves are popular right now. Long, full, blouson sleeves in tulles, organzas, delicate flocked spots and lace all feature heavily this coming season.
"Clients have the option to make these detachable to create a different look for the evening.
"Capes are a stylish option and will effortlessly cup your shoulders while also adding warmth.
"There are also an array of shrugs and jackets available in interesting fabrics ranging from tassels to more traditional laces. These separates will allow you to customise your look from the day to evening."

To find out more about Sian, visit www.stephanieallin.net

To see more, turn to page 110 of the current issue.

Photographer's credit: www.baterandstreet.com

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Real wedding couple, Michelle and Paul fell in love with their wedding venue, The Sugar Loaf Barn.

Michelle tells us: "We looked all over South Wales for a unique wedding venue that was in keeping with our theme. We were about to give up hope when I noticed a post on Instagram about The Sugar Loaf Barn. We made an appointment and met with Andrew Johnson, the owner, who made us feel right at home. The venue was amazing, and we booked it straight away."

To see more turn to page 49.

Photographer's credit: www.ramphotography.camera

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These beautiful blooms are featured in Mark and Nathan's real wedding on page 47.

Groom Mark said: "We decorated the venue with beautiful white blooms and foliage from Catherine Gray Flowers."

Photographer's credit: Matt Tyler Photography

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The beautiful Mounton Brook Lodge was the setting for this stunning styled shoot.

Alin Dumitrescu from Studio DAAS Photography tells us: “We wanted to create images that were loosely based on The Chronicles of Narnia. Bridal Reloved organised the dresses and suit, while Precious Accessories provided an impressive tiara and jewellery to create a theatrical element.

"The scene was styled thanks to Hearts n Flowers. Sue used Pinterest as inspiration. She did an amazing job, especially with the blue silk bouquets.”

To see more, turn to page 91 of the current issue.

Photographer's credit: Studio DAAS Photography

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Here at Your South Wales Wedding, we love the oh-so-popular boho-theme, so when this shoot landed in our inbox, we couldn't wait to feature it.

Local photographer, Laura Jones told us how it came to be: “We chose Pencoed House Estate as the backdrop because it has a stunning outdoor space that's perfect for photographs. The dresses were supplied by Yasmin Rose Bridal, and the lovely suit was from Slater Menswear. Trevor Dennis Aesthetics and Haus of Dolls styled our models' hair and make-up and created a warm and natural look.”

To see more, turn to page 87 of the current issue.

Photographer's credit: Laura Jones Photography

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I love Sophie and Pete's love story.

Sophie says: "It was love at first sight. We met at a manager's meeting. Later that evening everyone in the office went out for drinks and Pete and I started chatting. Before we knew it, everyone had left, and we were still deep in conversation. Two months later, we were living together and had never been happier. Pete popped the question during a trip to Paris. I told him we were going to Devon for the weekend for his birthday to try and mislead him. Little did I know Pete had a surprise of his own. On the Saturday evening after a beautiful dinner, he took me to the Pont des Arts and got down on one knee some distance away. As he proceeded to get closer, he pretended to trip over the curb and throw the ring into the Seine. I watched in horror only to find out that it was wasn't the real ring!”

To see more turn to page 35.

Photographer's credit: www.tomcurnophotography.com

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I'm obsessed with smoke bombs; they look amazing and brighten up any photo. This beauty is taken from the regional shoot on page 83 of the current issue.

Local photographer Carmel McCabe tells us “Our goal was to create dreamy, colourful images influenced strongly by the coast. Both dresses were supplied by Jasmine-Rose Bridal and the flower crowns and bouquets were from Jan Lima Flowers. Our lovely model, Miriam Collett, was the perfect lady to rock the look that make-up artist Amy Louise Nash MUA created.”

Photographer's credit: Carmel McCabe Photography

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