Adrien and Matthew met through a mutual friend. "I saw a photo of Matthew and wanted to know if he was single," says Adrien.
"We are complete opposites! Matthew is a calming influence, and I'm the life of the party, but it turns out opposites attract.
Matthew proposed in December 2018. "It was two days before my birthday," shares the bride. "We were at home when he got down on one knee and presented me with a ring that he had helped design. I cried and, of course, said yes! I then called everyone despite it being midnight!"
Here she shares some of her favourite moments from their big day...
The grounds at Fairyhill were beautiful, and the reception space took our breath away. The fact that people could go to smaller lounges and chat, as well as have the main space to dance, was a big positive. Fairyhill is also cat friendly which was a big attraction for us as we wanted our cat, Trevor, involved in our day.
Amy Jones from Jones & Joy designed our table plan, invitations, place names, table names and a memorial sign that we placed on a chair reserved for my mother during the ceremony. We couldn't recommend Amy enough. She created the perfect minimalist wedding stationery, which was exactly what we wanted.
Fairyhill provided the chair covers, candles and floral centrepieces, as well as the aisle décor, which we were so grateful for.
We had a life-size cut out of George Michael, that went down a storm with our guests!
Not only did Best Buds by Samara provide the bouquets, buttonholes, corsages and thank you posies for Matthew's mother and grandmothers, she also created the most gorgeous top table floral display. We hired a hexagonal arch from her, which we got married in front of and late r used as a backdrop for the wedding breakfast and reception.
Bella Cakes provided our big-day bake which was three tiers and made up of Victoria sponge, champagne, and raspberry and white chocolate.
We topped it with a cat-themed cake topper which we purchased from Etsy.
I wore a gown called Alexandria by Callista Bridal that I purchased from Wynter Isabelle Bridal in Barry. It was a simple, classic dress that wouldn't age. It was the first one that I tried on, and nothing else compared.
My earrings were Kate Spade, and my shoes were from Charlotte Mills. As the dress was so simple, I knew I could have a bit more fun with the veil and accessories. Eva Ashley Bridal Limited provided me with my dream veil that I wish I could wear every day!
Matthew and the four groomsmen had rented suits from Oxford House Menswear Ltd located in Pontycymmer. They chose traditional black three-piece suits with grey tweed waistcoats that contained hints of pink.
To help differentiate Matthew from his groomsmen, he wore an ivory tie and pocket square, while the groomsmen had pink versions.
The bridesmaids wore long-sleeved dresses, which were perfect for the winter weather and suited all their figures, including my maid-of-honour who was eight months pregnant!
After having to postpone the wedding from March 2021, we were both so happy when the day finally arrived. We didn't stop smiling and were overjoyed that we were able to have our friends and family celebrate with us.
The wedding felt so personal, and we were so glad that we included little quirks like the cut out of George Michael and the cat cake topper, as it summed us up as a couple.
We were so lucky with our suppliers; they went over and above our expectations. Special mention must go to our photographer Natasha at Honeydew Moments.
We booked her last minute as we were unable to have our original photographers, and even though we had only met virtually less than a week before the wedding, she felt like a true friend as soon as she arrived on the morning of the wedding.
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