Rachel and Richard Pring
Why happy ever after doesn't have to break the bank.
When Rachel and Richard wanted to get married the most important thing for them was to have family, friends and children around them to celebrate their special day. A lot of weddings I see have been so carefully organised and meticulously planned that we can occasionally forget the purpose of the celebration of marriage. To celebrate the love between 2 people and the union, the agreement to live together as man and wife to the exclusion of all others and to celebrate that love with loved ones.
The wedding ceremony was held at Mansion House at Newport Civic Offices and despite the rain (and the fact that Wales were playing England later that day) in the morning, by the time the ceremony was due to go ahead, the rain had abated and allowed for a quick group shot on the lawn. The bride looked beautiful in her classic dress with pearl earrings and necklace to match. Richard dressed in a check suit with a tie matching the bridesmaids beautiful pale pink dresses looked sharp and matched Rachel perfectly.
The reception, held at Newport RFC was the perfect location as Rachel, being a rugby fan was given the opportunity to don her Rugby shirt (over her dress i might add!) and support our national side. Unfortunately luck wasn't on our side with regards to the game and losing 16-21 to England meant that the main celebrations were not going to be from a National rugby win!
After a disappointing Wales game the might went to be a fantastic success with the happy couple celebrating through the night (Rachel did in fact remove her jersey for the first dance!)
Congratulations both and thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day.