Chloe first laid eyes on Richard at a party in 2008 and they arranged for their first date at a pub. “When I arrived at the pub I walked face first into a hanging basket and was soaked. My hands were shaking a little as I was nervous, this combined with the fact I had a wet face meant Richard thought I was ill. It was only months later that I explained to him the full story,” says Chloe.
This didn't stop the couple from hitting it off, as Chloe explains, “It went great, so great in fact that we arranged our second and third dates there and then.”
Romance blossomed and on Christmas Eve, 2013, Chloe's favourite day of the year – Richard proposed to her. “While I was taking a shower, Richard made a path of tea lights from the bathroom to the living room. There were more tea lights arranged into a large heart shape on the floor with the words 'Marry me?' in the middle. I followed the path and Richard was there waiting for me on one knee and proposed.”
Here, Chloe shares some favourite moments from their day...
“Before choosing our venue we visited over ten others but when we saw Llechwen Hall we decided almost immediately that this was where we were going to have our wedding. The staff were by far the friendliest and were a big factor in our decision. We felt the venue was classy, romantic and cosy while still having a large and versatile marquee that was a great blank canvas to work with” – Chloe
“We had an owl ring bearer for the ceremony, it was then available for our guests to have photographs taken with and interact with.” – Chloe
“I did my own make-up and my hairdresser styled my hair, I added a snowflake crystal hairband to fit my theme, it was beautiful” – Chloe
“I had handmade artificial white rose broach bequests with dominates and feathers. I also had a small charm with a picture of my grandmother who has passed away on my bouquet. We had gorgeous white roses, eucalyptus and pine cones that all suited our theme” – Chloe
“I first saw my dress a year before in the window of a bridal boutique and instantly fell in love with it. I knew it was going to be the dress I would wear on my wedding day” – Chloe
“The decorations and invites were the easiest things to organise, as most of these I hand-made. I love arts and crafts and wanted to add a personal touch.” – Chloe
The bridesmaids wore long grey dresses with dominates and pearls at the top partnered with light grey shrugs, perfect for the winter theme.
“We had a four tier cake with various sponge flavours. The cake was white with snowflake lace cascading from the top to the bottom. It even featured a snowman and snow bride and groom with our two cats, it was something quirky that we both really wanted.” – Chloe
“I made snowy jam jars with LED candles in them running down either side of the aisle. I also had two large floral displays with snowy twigs, pine cones and fake snow. We had a large crystal arch at the end of the aisle with illuminated crystal bay trees.” – Chloe
The groom and his groomsmen wore dark grey fitted suits, with Richard's waistcoat being silver with swirls while the groomsmen wore plain silver.
“I travelled in a 1973 white convertible VW Beatle. The bridesmaids travelled in a blue and white VW campervan and Richard arrived in a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback.” – Chloe
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