St Fagans Wedding Showcase: Sunday 25th January

St Fagans to Host Wedding Showcase on Welsh Day of Love

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One of South Wales’s leading wedding destinations is to hold a wedding showcase on the most romantic day of the Welsh calendar – Sunday 25th January, also known as St Dwynwen’s Day.  Whether you’ve recently got engaged over the Christmas holidays or you’re in the early stages of planning a wedding, all are welcome to come and view the historic site as a potential wedding venue.

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The wedding showcase is designed to allow brides and grooms the chance to meet all the team within one of its historic buildings in order to view what St Fagans has to offer .

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Selected suppliers including Cwtch The Bride, To Have and To Hire, Byjo Stationery, Forget me not cakes, Prices car hire, Simply bows and chair covers, Alec Garfield Photography, Amanda French flowers, Eluned the Harpist will be on hand to advise and offer inspiration to couples planning their weddings. As well as having access to wedding suppliers, brides and grooms will be able to try some wedding menu samples from specialist heritage caterers, Elior.

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The Museum, which caters for wedding ceremonies within two of its historic buildings has a marquee on its castle grounds that can accommodate up to 140-seated guests and provides couples with ample capacity to have a larger wedding within the romantic setting.

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Anwen Sault-Jones, Venue Hire Assistant comments:

“St Dwynwen’s Day traditionally celebrates the Welsh patron saint of lovers so what better time to visit St Fagans to discuss wedding requirements and visualise what your big day could look like here.  St Fagans is a wonderful wedding venue and caters for so many different tastes and styles so I hope as many couples as possible visit us on Sunday.  We hope to inspire lots of people and provide them with useful contacts and ideas while they plan their big day.”

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St Fagans has become a popular wedding destination in recent years, due to its elegant formal gardens, historic buildings and outstanding catering.  Licensed for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions, the showcase offers a great opportunity to view the venue and see what’s available either for a future wedding or for a vintage hen party with a difference.  Castle gardens-mariafarrellyphotographyImage by: Maria Farrelly Photography

Taking place between 11.30am – 4pm in The Oakdale Institute on Sunday 25th January, the St Fagans wedding showcase is a definite date for the diary.

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Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus

Beth am Dathlu dydd Santes Dwynwen….?

Heddiw, ar 25 Ionawr, yw’r diwrnod rydy ni’n dathlu dydd Santes Dwynwen, nawddsant cariadon cymru.

Mae stori garu Dwynwen yn un digon trist.

O ganlyniad I’w profiad gofynnodd I Dduw Wireddu gobeithion gwir gariadon. Fe gafodd ei dymuniad, ac er mwyn diolch I Dduw, treuliodd ei bywyd yn ei wasanaeth.

Cael eich ysbrydoli gan Hanes a Diwylliant Cymru, a chael golwg ar gwaith dylunydd priodas Cymraeg Amy Mair Couture, y mae eu dylanwadau yn cynnwys hanes tirwedd Cymru….

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For our readers that don’t speak or read welsh, here is the English translation:

Let’s Celebrate St Dwynwen’s day ….

Today, on January 25, we celebrate the day ‘dydd Santes Dwynwen’ St romantic wales.

The love story of Dwynwen is quite sad…

Due to her sad experience Dwynwen asked God to fulfill the hopes of true lovers. Her wish came true, and so she spent her life in his service.

Be inspired by the History and Culture of Wales, and have a browse at the work of Welsh wedding dress designer Amy Mary Couture, whose influences include the history of the Welsh landscape ….

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Many thanks to Amy Mair Couture for writing our very first Welsh post :)

For those that would like to find out more about St Dwynwen’s Day you can read the full story here