Choosing A Wedding Venue In South Wales

Your wedding day is, without doubt, the most important day of your life, and everything has to be just right, and this is most definitely true when it comes to choosing a venue. These days, a wedding venue is not merely limited to a church or a registry office, you can quite literally get married anywhere you choose, which makes your big day so much more special and personal to you, your interests and your taste.

But all this choice can also mean a lot more in the way of searching. You can look at lots of different venues online, moving from site to site, and then you will have to wait for them to send you a brochure, before moving onto the next one. There are lots of brilliant venues in South Wales, particularly in the Cardiff area, so if you are looking for wedding venues in Cardiff you can choose from hotels, concert halls, stately homes and country houses and even St Fagan’s Natural History Museum, a real stand out venue. But finding all the relevant information about each venue, along with the availability and cost can take a lot of time.

One way you can get around this is to use WeddingBooker.com. This is an easy to navigate and use site that has the biggest database of licenced wedding venues in the UK all in one place. The site can also help you to get prices & availability instantly and helps to put you in contact with the venue through their online query form which allows you to arrange viewings, ask relevant questions and look at your requirements and budget. You can do this for lots of venues at one time, thereby taking out the need to look at lots of different sites which can be both time consuming and soul destroying.

Looking for a venue can leave you bogged down, trying to think of all the different questions you need to ask. The great news when using a site like this is you can see all those important issues already answered, from the transport links for people travelling from further afield, to the sort of food available – sit down meals, buffets, and everything in between. There are also the kind of things that you may forget – does the venue have WiFi? Does it have an ethical stance on waste and litter? Are there any hidden costs that you have to remember and add to your budget?

If you are planning your big day in South Wales, you are lucky enough to have a whole array of stunning venues on your doorstep. Your only problem may be choosing just one!

Engagement Cam – Capturing That Special Moment Forever

Once upon a time, the only way to share a moment was to try to tell someone about it, to carefully preserve all those special details in your mind in order to share it with loved ones, friends and later generations. But we now live in times when not only do we want to share with our nearest and dearest, but we also love to share the details of our lives on our social media, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And when those details happen to also be the most incredible moments of our lives, we want to share them even more.

Celebrities and every day folk alike share images of their weddings, their children and the events that make life so special. Birth announcements come with specially staged images (I’m thinking of you Beyonce), whilst gender reveal videos featuring balloons filled with coloured paper warm the heart. And now, a new technology, Engagement Cam, will help you share that special moment of ‘Will you marry me?’

Engagement Cam is a brilliant innovation, a tiny camera concealed in a wedding ring box, that captures the moment of proposal for posterity. It records the proposal and the instant reactions so that you can share these with your loved ones, and, maybe one day, your own children. And of course, you can also share the moment on your social media if you so wish.

The engagement cam’s hidden camera can record up to 15 minutes of footage at just the touch of a button – it is non intrusive and will not spoil the romance of the proposal, it will merely capture it. It has an inbuilt microphone to pick up the responses, and you do not have to worry about the battery running out – fully charged it will last for one hour.  You can then download the footage to your computer, either to view and save, or to share.

If you want to buy the camera, the current cost is £400, but you can rent the Engagement Cam for two weeks for £200. Two weeks will give you time to plan your proposal, and to choose a different day if something does come up to put it off for a day or two. There is an option to rent for longer if required, and the postage to return the camera and editing of your footage is free.

Your wedding proposal is one of the most glorious, romantic moments in your life, one that you want to preserve and cherish forever. Engagement Cam allows you to do just that, true romance in a small package.

The Royal Wedding – Meghan Makes A Beautiful Bride

It was the most wonderful of royal weddings. Everyone’s favourite Prince, Harry married Meghan Markle. The bride looked graceful and elegant in a gown from Clare Waight Keller and Givenchy. The groom was suitably handsome and didn’t leave a dry eye in the house with the looks he gave his bride to be, and the ceremony itself was warm and lovely, and full of touching moments that will long live in the memory. Welcome to the firm Ms Markle!

The dress

Meghan has supreme style and always looks amazing, but today she looked incredible in a dress that gave me thoughts of any Givenchy legend, Audrey Hepburn. It was beautiful in its simplicity, very plain, with a boat neck style and ice white colouring, leaving any adornment to the exquisite veil and tiara. I love Vogue’s description:

It was contemporary royal elegance epitomised in an haute couture gown: ceremony sans opulence, romance without the fuss.

Royal wedding dresses do have a protocol to follow, they usually have long sleeves and a demure romantic style. I think this dress is just perfect in that it is timeless, ageless and modern minimalist style that made Meghan look the very epitome of a modern royal bride.

The best dressed guests

The guest list had a Hollywood feel, with Idris Elba, James Cordan, George and Amal Clooney and Meghan’s colleagues from the cast of ‘Suits’ all in the congregation. Add to this the Royal family, and football and fashion royalty in the guise of David and Victoria Beckham, and you have a real fashion feast for the eyes.

My pick of the guests was the stunning Amal Clooney. She was wearing sunshine yellow, which stood out from the many darker outfits. I believe the outfit was Prada, and it was a stunning choice on a super sunny day. I also loved the outfit worn by Princess Beatrice, no lobster style hat this time, but a beautiful 1950s style gown that reminded me of Charles James designs.

Victoria Beckham looked stylish and elegant in one of her own designs – I loved the pop of colour that came from the coral shoe, whilst Priyanka Chopra from Suits looked stunning in the softest lilac suit.

One guest who was criticised for her outfit was Chloe Madeley. Her dress and hat looked lovely, but she was criticised for not covering her shoulders in the church. Pippa Middleton looked beautiful in a floral gown, but, hilariously, the dress was compared to a can of Arizona Green Tea (check out the can…there is a similarity, but the dress is still so pretty though).

All in all, I thought this was one of the most stylish royal weddings of all time.