Kate & Matt!

Hello Everyone!

Happy February! I hope you’re keeping warm and cosy in this chilly weather that we’re currently experiencing! (I have to say though, these sunny & crisp Winter days are bloomin’ beautiful too - just not when it rains - thats just grim!)

I'm over the moon to share these photos with you today of our amazing Boutique Bride, Kate & hubby, Matt, who had the most romantic Autumnal wedding at St Tewdrics in October last year! The beautiful rich colour tones Kate & Matt embraced are truly stunning and as you can see in these photos captured by Anderson Photography their special day looks like a UTTER DREAM!

I remember the first conversation I had with Kate over the phone - she asked if she could pop into the Boutique that very afternoon, and I said ‘Sure! The kettle’s on!’ As soon as Kate stepped through the Boutique door with her lovely mum & sister- it was like we were friends who have known each other for years! We couldn’t stop chatting and Kate explained to me what she didn’t want from her wedding dress and as soon as she tried on Meredith, handmade by Ffrog Bridal, she found exactly what she was looking for!! It represented Kate perfectly - a ethereal Goddess!

The beautiful ballerina style wrap is made of the most delicate leaf shaped lace and the sleeve detail was perfect for their Autumnal wedding and not forgetting the chic waist band and bow at the back. The detailed wrap effect was paired perfectly with the softest silk chiffon skirt - the way this dress moves is hypnotic - so light and dreamy!

I love that so many of our dresses here in the Boutique give a Bride the opportunity to have two looks on their wedding day- as you can see Kate removed Meredith’s ballerina wrap in the evening and added a stunning sash from Claire Hill Designs with super long Dove grey ribbons, which matched her Kate Spade glitter pumps that she rocked all day! I always remind Brides that comfort is key - if you don’t normally wear heels then don’t do it on your wedding day - embrace the comfort! Do Bridal YOUR WAY!

Kate’s mother in-law, Julie, created not only Kate’s beautiful bouquet but she did everything from the Bridesmaids bouquets and buttonholes, to the floral displays on the fireplaces and the registrar table, the table centrepieces, the flower hoops at the top of the aisle and in the reception rooms, the wreaths on the external gates to the venue, the decorative fruit and flowers on the cheese cake and even made a second bridal bouquet for Kate to throw, so she could keep her bouquet she’d been holding all day. How thoughtful is that!

Kate’s hair and make up was by Nicola at NGJ Make-up & Hair, and I adore that Kate kept her beautiful long hair down with a just light curl - such a gorgeous, natural and effortless look!

Can we also take a moment to swoon over that incredible cheese cake! Kate & Matt purchased this from Madame Fromage in Cardiff and explained how wonderful they were and that they were expertly advised on their chosen cheeses! (This is another reason why to support small independent business’ - the customer care & service you receive is second to none! )

I’m so proud to call Kate a Boutique Bride, she represented who she is and together her and Matt had a day which was perfect for them - they opted against having an order of service or menus, or even place-cards. Kate rocked her flat glittery shoes, no bling in the hair - she totally did Bridal HER way, and she kindly said these words about her time here at the Boutique:

‘A massive thank you, to both you and Annie, for making my wedding day so special. I am so bloody proud to be a Boutique Bride and Meredith was just the perfect girl for me. I got so many compliments, people did think I had changed dresses completely in the evening and, most importantly, she was so damn comfy! I was able to mosh my little heart out and didn’t leave the dancefloor all evening. You were so wonderful to deal with, from my first appointment, through fittings and right up until the final changes. Your Boutique gives a girl a bridal experience anyone would be envious of. I am so, so glad you had room for me that Friday when I called you up and I would highly recommend you and your girls to anyone. Diolch yn fawr iawn!

Kate - you totally rock and i’m honoured to have welcomed you to the Boutique!

Big love, Cariad mawr,


Rachel Burgess