A Picture-Perfect Wedding Day
Louise & James's wedding was relaxed and picturesque, set in Snowdonia National Park. Louise is a bridal make-up artist and had seen hundreds of venues in the North West, and since having their little boy they had always gone to North Wales for family getaways. This lovely couple knew instantly that Hafod Farm was the perfect place to get wed, with accommodation for 20 over a three-day period. Their big day has more of a 'wedding weekend' vibe with plenty of personal touches.
Their little boy walked the bride down the aisle, while the family pug Minnie was also there to celebrate! Louise & James spoilt their guests with canapés for starters, fillet of beef for the main and scrumptious chocolate brownies for dessert, along with pizza in the evening around cosy fire pits. With an epic live band, everyone partied the night away...
DESCRIBE YOUR VENUE & STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING...
“We tied the knot on a beautiful Welsh farm in Snowdonia National Park. The views were breathtaking! Our wedding was ultra-romantic with lots of candles brass wear and foliage on the rustic wooden tables with agate slice place names to be in keeping with the use of natural materials. The colour scheme was sage green with hints of grey and navy. My husband made the order of service and welcome board which also added a personal touch.”
WHAT DID YOU ALL WEAR?
“My dress was a plain fitted Justin Alexander dress which I had buttons added to and a bespoke veil with lace edging. The groomsmen wore grey herringbone 3 piece suits with tan brogues and navy woollen ties and the bridesmaids wore sage green dresses which after trying on numerous both fell in love with and were £9 each on the TK Maxx clearance section!”
WHAT DID EVERYBODY EAT & DRINK?
We had welcome drinks of strawberry daiquiris, gin and tonics and beers for the guys.
“We had the amazing outside catering for our caterers.
Ham hock terrine with chutney,
smoked salmon & cream cheese crostini
Chermoula chicken skewers with like yogurt
Scallops, black pudding and apple spoons
Baked goats cheese, pesto and tomato tartlets.
The main was platters of roast fillet beef with bearnaise sauce, dauphinoise potatoes and a tomato, rocket, basil and red onion salad. And the vegetarians ate pallaradelle, butternut squash sage and hazelnut butter.
For dessert we had chocolate brownies with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis.”
HOW DID YOU ENTERTAIN YOUR GUESTS?
“We had a live band in the evening (Soul Revolver) who played our 1st dance ‘Your Song’ by Elton John and then ‘Just You & I’ by Tom Walker and they continued on late into the evening. We had the beautiful field that the children ran wild and free in (we didn’t see them for the majority of the day as they loved it and there was no tablets or technology in site) And a photo booth which was an old horse trailer with lots of props! There was fire pits and sparklers in the evening and even got chance to toast some marshmallows after the stone baked pizzas!”
ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES & GROOMS?
“Just plan the day you both want it to be, as much as it is easy to get swept up in the wedding frenzy, think about what is important to you both. I would not have changed a thing about our day and can proudly say it was perfect for us.”