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I love Claire and Paul's love story.

Claire says: "We were introduced by his mum. I met Paul at The Three Brewers in Cardiff. He plucked up the courage to come and talk to me after a few drinks and we spent the rest of the evening talking. Since that first conversation, we've been inseparable. We have a lot in common, including a passion for rugby, an obsession with Love Island and a love for good food.
"He popped the question in the hospital after I had given birth to our daughter. We moved in together within a matter of weeks. Months later, despite previously being told by medical professionals that I was unlikely to be able to have children due to fertility problems, I became pregnant. We were overjoyed to say the least. Charlotte was born on the 4th July, 2018. I didn't think anything of it when Paul said he was going to his mum's house to have a shower and get changed. When he returned, I was still a bit dazed, so you can imagine my surprise when all of a sudden, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! I had been so blessed with a beautiful baby girl and I was also going to marry the man of my dreams. It's a day that I will never forget and we celebrated with champagne around my hospital bed.”

To see more turn to page 55.

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

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The charming Llanelly House was the setting for this romantic image. We spoke to Rebecca Cook from Garden of Eden and asked what her inspiration was: "A few of us like-minded suppliers wanted to create a set of images inspired by the wintry season. We were lucky enough to be given free rein of Llanelly House, which was the perfect setting for our shoot."

To see more images, turn to page 81 in the current issue.

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

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Local florist, Rebecca Cook from Garden of Eden reveals her top tips for choosing a bouquet.

"Hand-tied bouquets work well with most dress shapes and foliage is very on-trend and is set to be popular in 2020 and 2021. Add lots to your bouquet to make it look fuller"

To see more, turn to page 63 of the current issue.

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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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