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A bohemian wedding in Porthcawl

A bohemian wedding in Porthcawl

Written by Katie Byrne

Georgia and Joe filled their Welsh wedding day with a host of sweet and whimsical details


Georgia, 28, an interior designer, and Joe, 30, a property developer, married at St. John’s Church in Porthcawl, followed by a reception at Ewenny Priory. 

Budget: £20,000-30,000. 

Joe and I met through friends when I went to school with his younger brother. We got engaged on the way back from a lovely trip to Berlin for Joe’s 30th birthday. 

The music was important to us. As our guests arrived at the reception, Columbia Road buskers The Hightown Crows were strumming away under an oak tree. The feel of our day was relaxed, cool, country style.

We had a vintage red Citroën van serving prosecco at the reception, and the rosé and red wine that was served on the tables was made in the South of France by Joe’s dad, Kit. 

We had a magician at the reception to keep our guests entertained, and he mingled with everyone, doing amazing card tricks. 

Since we got married in south Wales, we decided on Welsh lamb for the menu, served with dauphinoise potatoes and green beans. There was a meringue station, and later in the evening cones of fish and chips were served to help prevent the hangovers.

The speeches were short and sweet, and just after the final toast everyone got on the dance floor, with white confetti cannons going off. 

That, for me was my favourite moment. We didn’t have an official first dance. Everyone was first on the dance floor and it was full all night – our wedding day motto was: Grab a drink and get on the dance floor!

My tip for brides-to-be: Enjoy every moment as the day goes very fast. Also, remember that everyone is having an amazing time, so don’t stress too much over the little things – because no one even notices!

Steal their style!

Photography: Jake Morley 

Venue: Ewenny Priory 

Florist: Shireen Morris (Joe’s mum – flowers from Cardiff market)

Dress and accessories: Jenny Packham 

Shoes: Stuart Weizman 

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Dessy 

Groomswear: Paul Smith

Magician : Phil Jay Magic 

Band: High Town Crows 

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