Real Weddings: Rhian & Mark’s Farmers Classic Daughter Wedding

Hello you wonderful lot.  So you might remember this lovely little Cwtch of the Week of Rhian and Mark we featured? Well, as a fabulously lovely bonus, the brilliant Lewis Fackrell has shared the couples entire big day with us.  Firstly though, Rhian and Mark will tell us all about how their special day unfolded.  Over to you guys…..

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How would you describe your wedding theme?

Farmer’s daughter with a classic twist

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What was your favourite part of your wedding?

Waking up at 5am & walking around the fields at home on the farm & wondering what the day ahead would be like, The vows looking out to sea on a perfect sunny day with the harp playing “Ar Lan y Mor” were simply just perfect.

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Tell us about your Wedding Dress

It was a classically simple “Jesus Peiro” with a halter neck and a beautiful A line skirt, with the beautiful bow detail at the front.

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Who did you pick as your bridesmaids &/or best man and why?

We decided against a Best Man & Bridesmaid and went with my 3yr old Nephew & 4yr old niece who performed their duties in style.

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Why did you choose your venue?

It was an outdoor wedding and I was born around the corner from where the view out to sea ended .

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Tell us about your photographer

Lewis Fackrell arranged a pre shoot so this helped a lot with understanding what we wanted on the big day. The pictures tell a story of our perfect day.

How did the proposal happen? 

After a failed proposal in Rome as the Fontana de Trevi was covered in scaffolding , second attempt was the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales in 60mph winds ! I said yes, just to get off the mountain !!!!

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Any DIY stories/tutorials you’d like to share?

The place settings were brown label tags which I changed the string and added lavender & Rosemary to each one – which ensured the room smelt lovely as the guests walked in.

What was your first dance & why?

John Legend – “All of me” – After seeing him live last year, it’s always been our song.

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In hindsight, was there anything you would have done differently?

Took a moment to absorb everything, it was all over far too quickly

Do you have any advice for future couples?

Relax & enjoy every moment and try & find a quiet 5 minutes for just the two of you to absorb the fact you just got married !!!

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What’s the best piece of marriage advice you received?

When you’re wrong admit it, and when you’re right don’t gloat !!!

What was your favourite thing about planning a wedding?

Making it unique and putting that individual stamp on it.

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The Suppliers

Photographer: Lewis Fackrell
Ceremony Venue: Mansion House, Llansteffan
Reception Venue: Mansion House, Llansteffan
Bride’s Dress: Jesus Peiro
Cake: Mrs O’s Tearoom
Hair: Jane Tyler
Make Up: Jane Tyler
Band: The River
Transport: Cousin’s Tractor!

The Wedding Album

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Cwtch of the Week: A Woodland Cwtch

Hello you lovely lot! Happy Monday! And to start this shiny new week, we have a lovely little romantic moment to share with you.  Shot by the wonderful Lewis Fackrell, Cerian and Dan share this touching woodland cwtch, and we adore it!  Over to Lewis to tell us more about it… 

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Cwtch of the Week: A Woodland Cwtch

Lewis Fackrell COTW Cerian&Dan

How they met
Dan and Cerian will have been together for 10 years on the day of their wedding. He proposed December 14th 2013 so they’ve been engaged for a little while. When they realised that their 10 year anniversary fell on a Saturday, they decided to start looking for venues for that date.

The Engagement
Dan and Cerian always spoke about getting married but Cerian still didn’t expect him to propose when he did. He was talking about it when they went for a walk one day and then all of a sudden got down on one knee with a beautiful ring and asked her to marry him. It was quite private and completely unexpected, exactly how they wanted it to be!

Photographed during Cerian & Dan’s pre-wedding photoshoot in the local woodland by wedding photographer Lewis Fackrell Photography. They got married at the end of June at Canada lodge & Lake.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment Lewis! And to top it off Cwtchers, coming up soon, we will be able to share the whole amazing wedding with you – and trust me, Ive had a peak, it IS amazing! Cannot wait! x

Cwtch of the Week: A Castle Cwtch

Good Monday to you all Cwtchers! This weeks beautiful Cwtch of the Week: A Castle Cwtch, is from the fabulous and very talented Lewis Fackrell.  The lovely couple are Mark and Rhian. The image was taken on the walls of Llansteffan Castle with a beautiful backdrop of the Gower.  Over to Lewis to tell us a bit more about the couple……..x

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Cwtch of the Week: A Castle Cwtch

Lewis Frackrell Rhian and Mark Cwtch

Mark and Rhian first met 10 years before they actually got together.  He remembered but she didn’t.  He mentioned that he remembered the fact that she was a farmer’s daughter from Llanelli and that he’d also pretended to be French when they first met (which on both occasions, was at a Wales v France six nations match in Cardiff). Only the second time, he was not leaving without her number.
The Proposal
Fate had made Mark wait long enough.  Mark planned a proposal in Rome as Rhian had always had a romanic vision of a proposal in front of Fontana di Trevi.  Unfortunately it was covered in scaffolding, so Mark kept her waiting a little longer.  The moment finally came in the middle of gale force winds and hail on the top of Snowdon.
She didn’t get long to answer as it was too cold to hang around at the summit! They finally got together in 2012 and 4 years later they are tying the knot.
 Ahhh amazing! They were just meant to be! Mark and Rhian get married on 18th June in Llansteffan. Looking forward to seeing those images! x