Pennard House Wedding Venue
Lowri the Bride:
I defy anyone not to visit Pennard House
and feel immediately compelled to get hitched in its beautiful surroundings! When we first got engaged we had no idea what sort of venue we were looking for. We toyed with the idea of going full on DIY but soon realised we were simply too unorganised to pull it off. So, we booked a visit to Pennard House and were immediately sold. Beautiful old house, gorgeous grounds and quintessential charm oozing from every crevice; it was the perfect venue.
Mikaella Bridal Wedding Dress
Before trying on a single dress, I was absolutely convinced it was going to be a lacy, ‘boho’ type affair with barely any train. It turned out I didn’t know myself at all. The Mikaella Bridal
dress that I eventually chose was everything that I didn’t think it would be; and I couldn’t have loved it more. Simple, structured and all satin (with a big ol’ train). I found it at Clifton Brides
in Bristol and I would highly recommend them to any ‘bride to be’ in need of that perfect gown.
My make-up was done by Jordan Smith
and my hair by Louise Alway
. Both are incredibly talented and made me feel so at ease.
Dark Blue Checked Suit From Ted Baker
Dan’s suit came from trusty Ted Baker
. It was a dark blue suit with a pale chequered effect all over and his groomsmen and our dads wore the same. They couldn’t have looked more dapper!
Foliage And Brass Wedding Decor
We knew we wanted neutral colours and quickly found that foliage aplenty was the way forward. We decorated each table with glass vases and white candles and kept the overall ‘look’ very simple. The only bit of colour came in the form of brass effect photo frames and menu holders...and a brass effect table plan from IKEA. Oh, and there was a sprinkling of purple lavender on the cake!
The Foliage Garlands
Our bountiful foliage came from Laura May
, who did the most AMAZING job in adorning the wedding breakfast room with garlands of eucalyptus. She came equipped with a small team of efficient workers who effortlessly set about transforming the venue. Laura made helpful suggestions when I needed them and completely nailed the brief!
The Wedding Party
I chose my two younger sisters and Dan’s niece as bridesmaids. Two were in white and one was in pale blue. I was relaxed about the type and colour of dresses as I wanted them all to feel comfortable and happy. The older of my two sisters chose a gorgeous pale blue gown with lace detail on the back, and the younger two were in floaty white dresses.
Unusual Wedding Reading
I knew early on that I wanted a reading during the ceremony. There are so many options out there but I was desperate to find something a bit ‘different’ from the norm. After standing in a bookshop for about two hours hoping for inspiration I finally found the perfect one: Love by Courtney Peppernell, which was tucked away in her book, Pillow Thoughts. Her poetry totally moved me. She has a way of capturing those everyday emotions and crystallising them into words on a page.