Hannah & Rachel!
I'm SO EXCITED to share these amazing photos with you today of our EPIC Boutique Bride’s, Hannah & Rachel who got married in June of this year!
Never have I met two people SO IN LOVE - it was a complete honour to be part of their wedding journey, and I feel like I have made true friends for life! I first met this wonderful couple at Cwtch Fest in St Fagans at the start of 2018 and we got on so well, I loved everything about the vibe of their wedding, from being bare foot to tipis and fire pits - we could have chatted for hours!!!!
Hannah & Rachel got married at Cwm Ty Coed, and following an intimate indoor ceremony they partied the night away in a beautiful tipi nestled in the middle of the woodland! These gorgeous photos were taken by duo Roz & Kirsty Photography and as you can see - they have captured a wedding full of love and pure joy! I can’t stop smiling when I look them!
Hannah booked her appointment first and we had such a giggle with her lovely mum! We tried on Greta by E&W Couture at the start of the appointment, and we all knew it was the ‘one’ as soon as Hannah stepped out of the dressing room! There was no way anything else could even try to beat it! Greta is a wildy romantic gown with a vintage 70's feel. Perfect for the ultimate Boho Bride! The standout guipure lace makes this dress totally unique with the design running horizontally on the bodice and vertically down the fitted skirt and sleeves. Tulle godets from the knee give this gown a kick flare and hidden movement Hannah paired it with the most beautiful flower crown and she looked a million dollars and felt so comfy too (which is a very important factor in choosing a dress) - I love that Hannah was dancing on her friends shoulders at the end of the wedding - that really is a sign of a dress that you have the best day ever in!
When Rachel came in for her appointment I had hidden Hannah’s Greta dress out the back so Rachel couldn’t see it! Rachel had spotted our Effy & Olive separates also by E&W Couture on the mannequin in the window - and the exact same thing happened - as soon as she stepped out of the dressing room we all knew it was the one! Rachel looked so incredible and with her beautiful dreadlocks (which she she weaved some pom poms into on the wedding day) and added her own broach and bee necklace to add those perfect finishing touches! We shortened the train slightly for Rachel so she could walk around bare foot and not be worried about standing on it and getting it too muddy!
Hannah & Rachel championed lots of independent suppliers on their day including Amelia-The Wild Florist Pembrokeshire, and their wedding cake FEAST was created by their nearest and dearest family and friends! The food throughout the day was full of vegetarian and vegan delights! The wedding ceremony itself was at Jabajak Vineyard. Everything was so personal to Rachel & Hannah, and I know how much time and effort they spent into creating all the decorations and making sure everything was just as they wanted it to be - they are the ultimate definition of ‘Team Work’!
Hannah & Rachel kindly wrote these thoughtful words about their experience of being Boutique Brides:
‘Rachel’s wonderful, infectious, beautiful personality made the whole experience an absolute joy! She is incredibly welcoming and her passion for her brides and her dresses is out of this world!
As two brides who wanted to surprise each other, Rachel went out of her way to accommodate and make this a reality. While not having much of an idea what we wanted, other than an unique, alternative style, away from the mainstream, that could express ourselves, Rachel was able to give us exactly that.
Her gorgeous boutique is full of beautiful handmade gowns and Rachel made us both feel comfortable and at ease when trying on dresses. Rachel really cared about us and our wedding and also gave us some fantastic tips. She was such a special part of our journey.
We honestly couldn’t recommend her and her ’girls’ (the dresses) enough. It was such a wonderful experience! We're just gutted we won't have any more fittings so we can spend more time with Rachel!
Rachel & Hannah - you are such wonderful women, and I am truly privileged to have met you and call you not only Boutique Brides, but total Boutique Goddess’ too!
Big love, Cariad mawr,