Real Wedding: Nicola and Alex by Richard Savage #SaveNicola

Happy Friday everyone!

We have a bit of a different real wedding of you this week.  We’re not talking about what she wore, where they held the wedding, who provided the flowers.  Not that any of those things are wonderful, but today we want you to meet Nicola.

#SaveNicola

In 2015, Nicola proudly walked down the aisle to the man of her dreams, Alex and father of her two beautiful children.  Full of hope and promise after fighting cancer for many years, and due to a severe case of septicaemia, Nicola had to have an above the knee amputation in 2011.

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A few months after the wedding Nicola found out that her cancer had returned, this time Doctor’s have diagnosed the cancer as terminal, giving her just 2 years left to live.  Nicola’s treatment options on the NHS have now come to an end.  Nicola’s family and friends are now trying to raise £75,000 for Nicola to receive proton beam therapy abroad to help prolong Nicola’s life (this therapy is not yet available in the UK).

Richard Savage, who shot Nicola‘s wedding, will be donating £25 from every wedding booking we receive this month to the #SaveNicola fund.

We’re asking if you have any amount of money available, no matter how big or small that you could donate to the #SaveNicola  fund, then please do.  Every donation will help Nicola to reach her target!

Nicola is a Mum, a Wife, a Daughter, a Sister and a Friend – Nicola is awesome, and doesn’t deserve to be taken from all the people that love her too soon, please help if you can xXx

DONATE HERE – www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/savenicola

FOLLOW – https://www.facebook.com/savenicola.co.uk/

READ MORE – You can read more about Nicola’s story here and watch recent ITV interviews with Nicola and her family.

www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/mum-diagnosed-bone-cancer-teenager-12460750

www.itv.com/news/wales/2017-01-27/llanelli-mum-nicola-white-is-desperately-campaigning-to-fund-proton-beam-therapy/

http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/world-cancer-day

Lets help Nicola to reach her target…

The Wedding Album

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Lets Hear It For The Boys: The Line Up by Oliver J Photography

Good morning you lovely bunch.

We haven’t had the pleasure of showing a LHIFTB image for quite a while, and quite frankly, I miss those dapper looking men!

So this morning we have an absolute beauty for you. A very moody, stylish and cool shot of the boys of the day.

But rather than me tell you about it, feast your eyes on this gorgeous image, and allow the fabulously talented photographer, Oliver Jenkins from Oliver J Photography, tell you all about it…….

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The Line Up

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So this is the dashing Anton with ‘the boys’ at his wedding to Ffion last April (fourth from right)

This image was taken in the evening at the wedding reception, Sosban, after the breakfast and speeches when the boys congregated to toast their newly married friend with a a couple of cigars and puzzled looks!

The original idea was that they would all take a drag form the cigars and puff it out the same time for effect! Unfortunately, a little breeze and some inebriated blokes couldn’t quite get the timing right but the laughs and moments between made for some pretty great shots – this being one of them 🙂

I completely adore this! Thank you for sharing and congratulations to Anton and Ffion xx

#Cwtchfest2017 Spotlight: Minxies

Morning everyone!

Its #Cwtchfest2017 Spotlight time again! As explained, on the run up to our amazing wedding festival, we are going to be highlighting some of our awesome exhibitors, just to let you know a little bit more about them before you meet them.

Today we have the fabulous Minxies, who specialise in bridal make up and hair.  Over to them, to tell you more….

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Minxies specialises in Weddings & Bridal bookings. Getting the bride & wedding guests ready leading up to the wedding and finishing with professional bridal make up and hair on the day. We work closely with brides on a one to one basis providing high quality bridal make up and hair.

Minxies is an established Bridal beauty business in South Wales working closely with hundreds of brides every year, we work freelance and are very competitively priced. We travel to both Bridal Trials and wherever you are getting ready on your wedding day.

We have a highly skilled team who have many years experience in their own field. Our training has been with the most established professional brands which include, Fake Bake and Nouveau Lashes.

We only use the best brands on the market, the only brands that we would use on ourselves. We are perfectionists and take pride in our work but most of all we enjoy what we do!

#Cwtchfest2017 Spotlight: Best Buds By Samara

Hello everyone

On the run up to the awesome #Cwtchfest2017 at St Fagans National History Museum, we will be giving you a little glimpse into some of our incredible exhibitors who cannot wait to meet you!

Today, we have the gorgeous Best Buds by Samara…..

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Best Buds By Samara

Best Buds by Samara is a wedding and event florist and was created in 2014. In a small space of time we have been lucky enough to work with some brilliant couples and help ‘Bring their vision to life’.

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We were a finalist at the National Wedding Awards 2016 for Best Florist which was a massive achievement for us and showed that our brides and grooms loved what we do. From day one you will liaise with me, Samara, I will be there to guide you, offer ideas, support your ideas (however crazy they may seem) and turn them in to reality15037128_1302716333083278_2768247434359136213_n

I don’t have a set floral style and have worked with a massive variation of couples, I work with you to make your flowers unique to you.12670692_1137915189563394_7872487041207106944_n I also have a large collection of hire items that you are more than welcome to use too which means you don’t have to use multiple suppliers, making it easier for you! I am not just here as a wedding florist, I know the wedding and event industry well and know lots of brilliant suppliers so am here to answer your questions and help! Don’t be daunted by planning your wedding trust us to ‘Bring your vision to life’!

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Cwtch of the Week: A Rainy Day Cwtch by Kate Richards

And another new week begins! Hello Cwtchers!

With the promise of April on the horizon, this is a wonderful cwtch of Victoria and Ryan, embracing the rainy weather, or rather, ignoring it and enjoying each other in a gorgeous cwtch.  The lovely Kate Richards shared this gorgeous shot with us just before they got married last weekend (3rd March 2017)……

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Victoria and Ryan’s Rainy Cwtch

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Victoria and Ryan, from Pontypool and getting married in Bryngarw House, Bridgend. We did this pre-wedding shoot at Dare Valley Country Park on a very rainy day, but they hardly noticed the weather!

We’re very excited to see some the wedding images that Kate will be sharing with us soon, so watch this space, and congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs, Victoria and Ryan xx