Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your South Wales Wedding Real Weddings features.

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A dreamy day

A dreamy day

Harriet and Jacob met at a rugby game in their last year of primary school. "Over the years our friendship grew, and we've been inseparable since we were 15," says Harriet. "Jacob proposed to me on our 10th anniversary. We decided to have a weekend away at De Vere Tortworth Court in Gloucester to celebrate. We were walking through the grounds when Jacob gave me an anniversary card. By the time I'd finished reading it, he'd got down on one knee and presented me with a beautiful ring. We were over the moon and couldn't have been happier."... read more

Truly romantic

Truly romantic

After many years together, Michelle and Christopher finally tied the knot at Cottrell Park Golf Resort. Michelle and Christopher's love story began in 2006 when they locked eyes at their local bar. "We met briefly, and as luck would have it we bumped into each other again a few hours later at a friend's house party," says Michelle. "I was extremely attracted to Chris and his gorgeous smile." Christopher popped the question on Christmas morning in 2012. "He handed me a Thomas Sabo ring charm for my bracelet and pretended to propose to me by saying 'would you do me the honour of making me a cup of tea?" shares the bride. "I burst into tears at the thought of him making a joke about a such a serious subject, and he quickly pulled out a box with a beautiful diamond and ruby engagement ring in. I was in complete shock and felt so elated."... read more

One fine day for Laura and Bart

One fine day for Laura and Bart

One fine day: Laura and Bart had a beautiful wedding at voco St David's Cardiff. Laura and Bart met at a party. "He doesn't remember meeting me," says Laura. "I was living in London at the time and had gone to visit a friend in Antwerp for the weekend. We went to an after-work party, and while I was there, I noticed this guy with the craziest dance moves. I thought he was quite funny and we started talking. When we left the bar I gave him my number, and he called me a few days later. I didn't answer because I thought it was too direct so I text him asking who it was, little did I know he took that to mean I'd given him a fake number! I messaged him again, and we hit it off.... read more

Ally and Benjamin: Sail away with me

Ally and Benjamin: Sail away with me

Sail away with me: Ally and Benjamin had a beautiful wedding at Holm House Hotel... read more

Classic elegance

Classic elegance

Claire and Paul had a laid back celebration at The Cliff Hotel & Spa... read more

History in the making

History in the making

Jessica and Joe's celebration took place at the Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel... read more

Lush in blush

Lush in blush

Sophie and Pete had a romantic celebration with their beloved dogs, Reg and Nalah... read more

Up, up and away

Up, up and away

Annalise and Richard's big day was inspired by Pixar's Up... read more

Come away with me

Come away with me

Jessica and Kristian's celebration on their love of travelling... read more

Love in bloom

Love in bloom

Claire and Luke celebrated their summer nuptuals at Caer Llan.... read more

Glitz and glam

Glitz and glam

Miranda and Kevin celebrated their nuptials at The Exchange Hotel.... read more

Once upon a time

Once upon a time

Nicola and Jack's magical day took place at The Celtic Manor Resort.... read more

A million love songs

A million love songs

Kristy and Ceri tied the knot with a beautiful wedding at The Brynffynon.... read more

Budding romance

Budding romance

Laura and Tom celebrated their love with a beautiful church ceremony... read more

Love me like you do

Love me like you do

Laura and Joe's stunning nuptials were held at the gorgeous National Museum Cardiff.... read more

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