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May/June 2024

May/June 2024

As someone who has only worn make-up once for my own wedding a few years ago, my knowledge is definitely lacking, and, much to my friends amusement, I can’t tell you the difference between highlighter, foundation and concealer! Luckily, South Wales is full of some wonderful beauty experts who know all the tips and tricks to ensure you look your best on your big day.

If you’re a bit clueless, like me, don’t panic. When looking for a make-up artist, make sure you read their reviews and that you like the look of their work. Most importantly, be honest with them. Whether you wear full glam on a regular basis, only add a touch of foundation, or, like myself, have no clue where to start, they are there to help you. A good supplier will reassure you and give suggestions to help you look like the best version of yourself.

I highly recommend having a trial with your make-up artist before the wedding. Your trial will give you time to talk to your supplier, test out looks and ensure you’re happy with how you look before the wedding day.

To help give you some ideas, we’ve rounded up fashion and beauty experts in the area and asked for their tips and trend predictions to ensure you look amazing.

Happy planning!

Melissa x
A Never-Ending Love
Image credit: Huw & Dale Photography
A Never-Ending Love
Bethan and Sam incorporated their love of black and green into their big-day décor at Sant Ffraed House.

Read all the details of the big day on page 41 of the current issue available now: www.yoursouthwales.wedding/free-download
Win £1,000 to spend on your big-day jewellery
Spotlight on... Neath To Barry
Image credit: The Wedding Guys
Spotlight on... Neath To Barry
The Orangery

The Orangery, a grand 18th-century Grade I listed building, creates a jaw-dropping setting to say, ‘I do.’ Nestled within the grounds of Margam Country Park, The Orangery offers a wealth of locations for memorable photographs, including remnants of the monastic ruins and the iconic Margam Castle.

Tie the knot in The Grove, a gorgeous room lined with ornamental arched windows and fine architectural details. Flooded with natural light and offering serene views over the terrace and gardens, The Grove is a stunning location for a memorable wedding ceremony. The venue also offers outdoor ceremonies that take place surrounded by the rustic monastic ruins.

The main function suite, meanwhile, can accommodate up to 150 of your loved ones for the wedding breakfast and 250 for the evening celebration.

Once you’ve booked your special day at The Orangery, you can explore the grounds of Margam Country Park and plan your dream photo backdrops. Discover the monastic ruins, a pergola walkway in bloom, manicured gardens, tranquil lakes, and the rolling lawns of the deer park; you may even spot the deer in the distance. The venue also offers an ‘Alpaca Wedding Experience’, new for 2024.

Visit: www.margamorangery.com

Check out more local venues on page 17 of the current issue available now: www.yoursouthwales.wedding/free-download
Dylan Coastal Resort has announced a new brand ambassador
Dylan Coastal Resort has announced a new brand ambassador
Welsh professional dancer and TV personality Amy Dowden has been appointed as the brand ambassador for Dylan Coastal Resort in Carmarthenshire. Amy's partnership comes at an exciting time for Dylan Coastal Resort as the site undergoes a period of expansion, including the addition of a new health and wellness facility. The Studio will serve as an extension to the existing spa facilities at Milk Wood House and offer treatments including cranial therapy. The team has also introduced a new head chef who will be heading up the restaurant team and has plans to add 120 new lodges slated for completion in 2025.

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Elevate Your Skincare Routine with Elizabeth Grant Skincare's Bestsellers
Elevate Your Skincare Routine with Elizabeth Grant Skincare's Bestsellers
Elizabeth Grant Skin Care has launched in the UK! Central to the brand's success is its proprietary ingredient, Torricelumn, a blend of natural sea vitamins, minerals, and proteins designed to rejuvenate and repair the skin. Supreme Essence of Torricelumn, £59. This powerful serum is designed to deeply hydrate and rejuvenate the skin, significantly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its advanced formula features the exclusive Torricelumn compound, which penetrates the skin to deliver essential nutrients and moisture, resulting in a radiant and youthful complexion.

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Parisian elegance
Parisian elegance
Part of the prestigious Oetker Collection, Le Bristol Paris is everything you could dream of from a once in a lifetime visit to La Ville-Lumière.

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Forthcoming Events
Please note: All dates are subject to changes, contact organisers for more information before making arrangements. To view more events, please visit the events page on our website...

4 Aug 2024 - Newbridge Memo Wedding Fayre
Newbridge Memo, High Street, Newbridge, NP11 4FH

8 Sep 2024 - Love Actually 'Holiday Inn, Newport' Wedding Fayre
The Coldra, Newport, NP18 2YG

Are you a venue or show organiser hosting your own wedding event, open day or showcase? Then submit your event details here now: www.county.wedding/events-add
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Interested in areas outside of South Wales? You can read any of our other 18 regional wedding magazines here

Happy planning!
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