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Gina & Clason 12th October 2016

How did you meet?

“We met each other at work.”

 

The proposal

“On the second day of our holiday to Iceland in December 2015, we spent the day at the Blue Lagoon, the proposal happened as the day was drawing to a close.  It was very cold but very romantic.”

 

Planning your wedding – any tips/ how you found the planning process

“The planning process was really enjoyable, we booked our wedding in the January for October 2016 so had about 10 months to plan everything. Lots of people kept saying that we didn’t have enough time but we had plenty of time and everything turned our exactly how we wanted it to be.”

 

The décor – how you chose your theme

“We decided on a really rustic laid back theme as we are both pretty laid back and we wanted to do as much of it as we could ourselves, by choosing a rustic them we could. We made up all of our wedding favours which were homemade flavored vodkas, the table decorations as well as decorating the church.”

 

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Stationery – who you used and why

“We made the wedding invite templates, printed them and then made up the invites ourselves . We also made our own place names, table names, tags for the wedding favours and the table plan. Doing it this way also meant we could keep it within our rustic theme.”

 

wedding-favours

 

Hair & make up

“‘Sarah Marie Freelance’ styled my hair, my bridesmaids and my mums, she works closely with my dear friend Katie – ‘Katie Lancey – Freelance Makeup Artist’ who did my make up. They were both absolutely fantastic, they came to my mums house in the morning, it was very relaxed and they did exactly what I wanted. I couldn’t recommend  either of them enough.”

 

Your dress

“My Dress was from Emma Phillips Bridal in Camarthen. I chose a Maggie Sottero dress – Mercedes. I knew as soon as I had tried it on I had found the one and the ladies in the shop there were a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process.”

 

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The flowers

“One of my mums neighbours is a florist so we asked her to do our bouquets and buttonholes. I wanted succulents, sea holly and roses in mine and was thrilled with the end result. The bridesmaids bouquets and the button holes were made up of Gyp wrapped with hessian. My mum and I as well as one of our bridesmaids decorated Rhosilli church and the Venue the day before, the florist had ordered in some extra gyp for us and we used up the left over flowers from the bouquets. We also used flowers from my mums garden and we had been to Aldi the day before and bought up all the roses. We wrapped jam jars in hessian and lace which we used for the flowers in the church windows as well as the tables in Ocean view to keep the theme flowing from the church to the venue.”

 

Any advice to future couples planning their wedding

“One of the best pieces of advice we were given just before we started planning was do make sure we did what we wanted to do and not to let other people tell you what to do.  Make a list of what you need and you want to budget for and try and stick to it the best you can and try to be organised!”

Get in touch

Ocean View Gower,

Windmill Farm,

Near Swansea, South Wales,

SA3 1HB

t: 01792 390052
Directions:

Leave the M4 at Junction 47.
Take the second exit left sign posted city center.
at the roundabout take the second exit left sign posted Gower.
At the next roundabout take the second exit left sign posted Gower.
At the next roundabout take the first exit left sign posted Gowerton.

Proceed under the low railway bridge and at the traffic lights turn right.
Follow the road ahead for appox 6 miles, you will enter Llanrhidian village, follow the road until you see a fork in the road sign posted Ocean View to the right.
Follow the road for approx 3/4 of a mile you will see a sign on the left Ocean View Gower proceed to the top of this lane and the car park is situated on the right hand side.
We look forward to seeing you