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 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!

Marc Jacob’s Glamorous Wedding

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs got married to his partner Char Defrancesco in New York at the weekend, and, as you can imagine, it was a suitably glamorous affair. With most of the World’s supermodels on speed dial, the starry guest list included Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valleta, Rita Ora, Rachel Zoe, Debbie Harry, Chloe Sevigny and Gigi and Bella Hadid amongst many others, and the style on show was gothic, glamorous, and totally un-wedding like.

Taking aside the handsome couple, who were dressed impeccably in shades of green, the outfits of the wedding guests were more suitable for a red carpet than a wedding. Certainly, there were no pastels or silks in sight. Take for instance, the utterly stunning Naomi Campbell, who chose to wear black and sport a bare midriff, along with trousers and a cape. She looked incredible – but for a wedding? I can only guess that when attending a wedding of one of the world’s foremost fashion designers, then fashion forward really is the only way to go.

Next up is Kate Moss. She wore a bewitching Art Deco effect dress in a mauve shade. I loved this look, it was elegant, the colour was unusual, and with minimum accessories it was totally perfect.

Other looks included Luke Sabbat with Chloe Sevigny, in a 1980s style lace cocktail dress and dotted sheer tights, supermodel Helena Christenson, also in black (is this the colour for weddings this year?) and Bella and Gigi Hadid, who went for rather masculine suits that were accessorised with glamorous tops.

My favourite look is that worn by Kate Moss, with this stunning white faux fur and little black dress worn by Amber Valleta coming a very close second.

There will be many more weddings in 2019, but I’m guessing that this one will be the one with the most glamorous, most A list guest list.

New Colourful Wedding Trends For 2019


Brides getting married in 2019 get to experience the newest colorful trends in bridal gowns and accessories. Shades of white are no longer expected, and couples can showcase their flair and personality on their big day. Nowadays, destination weddings are also super trendy so world-wide vendors, such as hotels, restaurants, even hostels, beach pubs, working hubs, remote spaces or bars and private beaches, are making awesome deals to let you know that their location would be “the best possible” for you! Everything is about you and perfect color palette.

Here are some of the newest colorful wedding trends for 2019!

Unicorn Inspired Dresses

2018 could be called the year of the unicorn, as more people showcased their love of these colorful, mythical creatures in decor schemes and accessories. Now, that trend is carrying over into wedding gowns, with gorgeous pastels, flower applique, and light, airy fabrics.

Brides who prefer the traditional white gown are dressing their bridesmaids in unicorn-inspired apparel, which have become so popular that they’re even incorporating these tones into maternity bridesmaid dresses from Azazie. Seafoam green, pastel pink, and magical mauves are making a strong comeback!

Simple Dresses with Bright Accessories


Bridal fashion is no longer all about the dress. Those that prefer a traditional white gown are keeping things streamlined and simple, leaving behind the elaborate mermaid gowns that dominated the last decade. Instead, the focus is being shifted to over-the-top accessories, such as eye-catching fascinators and chunky collar-style necklaces.

Much of this shift to simplicity comes from the minimalist approach to weddings, with more couples focusing on growing their wedding honeymoon registry rather than focusing on making back what they spend on the event. In this case, functionality has translated into fashion, and this trend will dominate in 2019.


Metallics are making a comeback in the world of fashion, this time venturing onto the bridal attire runway. Keeping with the trend of simpler wedding gowns, free from embellishments, brides are opting for an entirely metallic dress in various shades of gold and silver. Others are going for an overall shimmery look by opting for a white dress with subtle white metallic elements.

These dresses are particularly dazzling in outdoor weddings on a sunny day and add an unforgettable romantic vibe as they sparkle in candlelight at dinner. More colorful metallic options have yet to hit the runway, but it’s expected that various tones of pale blues and blush will become a trend by the end of the year.

Colourful Confetti and Smoke Bombs

Apart from bridal fashion, decor is still trending toward a more minimalist, subtle approach. However, brides and grooms are creating colourful memories to signal the end of their ceremony. One notable trend is colourful smoke bombs at outdoor ceremonies. These devices release a puff of colour that can be coordinated with the decor.

For those couples looking for a lighthearted, fun approach, colourful confetti is a great option for guests to celebrate the union of the happy couple. Multi-coloured tissue paper is a popular choice, as it breaks down easily without causing harm to surrounding wildlife.

Adding elements of colour allows couples to make the day their own and results in some incredible photo opportunities, creating a beautiful start to the rest of their lives.