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Real Weddings: Luke & Nicole : woodland fairy tale

Luke and Nicole are absolutely gorgeous and they seem so laid back.  They were after a relaxed, fun, fur baby friendly, child friendly, woodland wedding; and they ticked every box in the woodland fairy tale setting of Glyngnywydd Wedding Barn…

wedding cake They had tried to get married twice but covid scuppered their plans , so they eloped in September ’21 to become legally husband and wife.  This beautiful natural woodland wedding was their moment to share their vows and promises in front of the people most important to them and to have them share in their happiness. it was also an opportunity to tell them how integral they all are to their relationship.  As such I helped create a ceremony that had a lot of involvement from the congregation

7 velvet ribbons tied into an infinity knotWe created a hand fasting involving seven pairs of guests, each coming up and laying a velvet ribbon and taking a moment with the couple, as we listened to their chosen music Bones of You, by Elbow

We also added some vows for the congregation as they pledged to support the couple, celebrate with them and provide solace when times were touch.

They had chosen the most ethereal of locations.  I was surprised I didn’t know of it before as its relatively near me, on the outskirts of Llanidloes, Glyngynwydd Wedding Barn.  It’s delightful, and it’s lucky owner, Carla, has created the perfect balance of comfort and nature; managed and natural.  She’s on hand throughout and so welcoming and helpful.  I really suggest you check out her website, if only to swoon over the images

inside the reception barnwoodland ceremonyThe barns have the benefits of just enough of the necessary facilities to make a comfortable wedding without losing any of their rustic charm.  And the outdoor woodland ceremony space is cool, cosy , and lush with lightly managed woodland .  There are simple wooden benches and a little wooden arech.  It’s delightful.

What makes the venue perfect for a small wedding party is the stunning cottages and the additional dozen glamping pods and space for tents and campers.

The wild meadows, pretty little benches and stunning vistas make for the most natural and delightful wedding photo backdrops.

Peggy, their dog  stole the show alongside the beautiful flower girls Orla and Serena.  As is always the way with fur babies and children).  Peggy had also supplied some wide words for me to read…

nicole , our gorgeous bride, with one of her bridesmaids and those amazing bouquetsAnd the bouquets were a riot of colour from the local Flowers From the Farm Supplier, stunning  hand tied natural with Sweet William, Cornflower, Dog Rose and Delphiniums.

flower girl OrlaI cannot wait to see the official photos from the award winning photographer Andy Griffiths.  I don’t know how he did it but he managed to take intimate close ups without being noticed.  Definitely a skill.  And the few images I have seen are magical.

(2) Comments

  1. Liza Zanoni says:

    What a beautiful event and so wonderfully facilitated xxxx

    1. thank you. I loved Luke and Nicol’es wedding

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