We had such a journey planning our wedding during lockdown, we weren’t sure what would happen to venues and suppliers but after meeting with the Dorfold Hall team, our minds were put at rest.
The first challenge was finding a venue that had some flexibility for what we wanted as well as accommodation and from some venues wanting us to pay more to have a different DJ to some not allowing us to book accommodation until 6 months before the wedding, Dorfold Hall had everything as well as a magical team who helped every step of the way.
It was pretty emotional leaving the team after a year of planning!
Colours were hugely important for the wedding, especially as we aren’t Spring colour people! Having an alternative wedding in the summer came with a few challenges but we definitely made it work.
I want to say to men- DO NOT leave finding your suits and your groomsmen’s suits until too late because there isn’t actually the variety out there and you might get caught out too late if there is something specific that you want. We went for burgundy for the grooms party (groom, best man and grooms woman) and it was a bit of a challenge! We went for a few small businesses to help along the way as I feel that this support is important.
So Tsp Cakes agreed to do a gluten free and vegan 3 tier cake for the wedding, my maid of honour crocheted our cake toppers, Bloom HQ did our flowers and I went with a bespoke dress from E&W Couture (travelling to Cardiff every few weeks for fittings!). My mum made the table runners so that the colours matched the theme and made a stunning floral and butterfly post box for the cards and letters.