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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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Local florist, Kayleigh Jones reveals her top tips for saving money.

"Talk to your florist and explain your financial situation. Most will offer you advice and suggestions on how you can keep the cost down.
"Some florists can get stems cheaper when buying in bulk, so sticking with the same flower can sometimes cost less.
"Picking seasonal blooms will help reduce the cost and ensure the arrangements look fresh on the day.
"Large flowers such as the O'Hara rose may cost more than a standard version, but due to its size, you won't need to buy as many.
"Instead of having a top table arrangement, why not fill vases with your bouquets after the ceremony?"

To see more great advice, turn to page 71 of the current issue.

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We asked Katy Warrington-Banfield from Cakes by Katy to send in her top tips for brides-to-be.

"Get to know your supplier and work with them to create a bespoke design for your big day. Tell them about your likes and dislikes and show them photos of cakes you like.
"I recommend adding a small cake to the top and not cutting it on the day. Instead, keep it for yourselves and enjoy it together after your nuptials. Cake freezes perfectly, so if you have any leftover and it wasn't frozen previously (check with your supplier), freeze it and enjoy it for months to come. You could even keep some for your first anniversary."

Turn to page 63 of the current issue to find out more.

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Make-up artist, Rhian Glover reveals her top tips for overcoming acne.

"Skin preparation is key when it comes to getting an even coverage. Get regular facials, and cleanse/moisturise thoroughly to prepare your skin. On the day, use a good moisturiser before applying any make-up. A smooth base is essential and will help prevent your foundation from clinging to dry areas.
"A good moisturiser is Embryolisse Laboratories Lait-Créme Concreté. It doubles up as a primer to help your foundation stay in place.
"Use a colour corrector. Opt for a green shade to neutralise any redness, followed by a matching concealer. For good, long-lasting coverage put your foundation on in thin layers to prevent it from looking cake"

To find out more about Rhian, visit www.afterglowhairmakeup.co.uk

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Real wedding couple, Lydia and Michael fell in love with their wedding venue.

Lydia tells us: "We loved that St Tewdrics House was a blank canvas in a secluded setting. There were enough rooms for our close family to stay and having exclusivity was a huge draw. We'd visited a few other venues beforehand and even walked in on a few weddings!"

To see more turn to page 49.

Photographer's credit: www.matt-horwood.com

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I love bride Laura's wedding dress.

She said: "I chose a Stella York gown called 6701 from Laura May Bridal. It was the first dress I tried on. I looked at eight others but kept coming back to it. It made me feel beautiful and was the exact material I wanted. I initially thought I wanted sleeves, but this style made me feel confident without them. The girls at Laura May Bridal were great at helping me choose something that perfect for me. I accessorised with a stone bracelet from Monica Vinader that was engraved with our wedding date on the back.”

To see more from her wedding, turn to page 44 of the current issue.

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

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