Rebecca and Michael at Margam Orangery

January 23, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Weddings

Margam Orangery

1st September 2018

Rebecca & Michael Provis

Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us all the dirty details.:
We first met on Plenty of Fish - I asked him to tell me a joke, and somehow "Whats brown and sticky?... A Stick" worked!?

Tell us about your first date?:
Originally, we had just planned to get a quick drink in Cardiff, but we clicked right away. Despite my nervous hyena laughing over Mikes car window which was stuck, and Mike panicked losing "cool points", it was like we had known each other for years. We ended up getting the drink and then heading to the cinema down the Bay - with lots of highly competitive games in the arcade.

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?:
After our first date, we never really spent time apart. We balance each other out really well. We just naturally started to plan for things together..

How did your partner propose?:
Mike planned an incredible Caribbean cruise, and wanted to propose on a beautiful beach with just the two of us. Unfortunately, unknowingly to myself, after a close call at airport security and the building pressure he settled for the small windowless cabin... mid argument (I knew something was up!)
He suddenly stopped, and said "you know, we have reached all of the goals we set together, and.....you know, if you like it, you should put a ring on it"
It was perfectly imperfect, and summed us up so well. (It also gave me a great quote to put on our save the dates, much to Mikes dismay!)

Tell is the one thing you love most about each other.:
Trust, selflessness and overall personality.

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.:
I like to thing we are a relatively smart couple, but we have highly dumb moments which we can laugh at later on. The most drastic: this year I flooded the kitchen, and Mike almost burnt it down…

What’s your favorite trend for weddings right now?:
I still love minimal white weddings with lots of green foliage. It’s a simplistic, clean theme that just feels timeless to me (the venue needs to provide the character for me).

Tell us about your wedding?:
We headed back home to Wales, and got married at The Orangery in Margam Park. It was the perfect day, surrounded by all of our friends and family. 
The morning was a lot more manic than I thought it would be, I just about had time to get mine and my bridesmaid makeup done before we were shuttled out of the door! (Poor Peter was amazing amidst the chaos.)

I think my mum and Maid of Honour were more nervous than me – they left the flowers at home, so the Flower girl ended up with some confetti and a plastic cup (haha), it was all still perfect though, and she still looked amazing.

I didn't feel nervous on the wedding day, but excited to marry Mike and see everyone! I had read so much about slowing down to enjoy the day. I worried about a lot of things before the wedding, but on the day I naturally switched off and just enjoyed every minute – which I would always recommend as it goes so fast.

The memories are everything, I wouldn’t change anything – even my husbands’ awful playlist (which felt like 5 Elvis songs on repeats for 3 hours) – we still laugh about it.

What inspired your décor or theme?: Pinterest! They had so many good ideas.

Suppliers: Photography – Morgan James Media Limited
Dress – Cardiff Bridal Centre
Hair - Cats Whiskers
Car – Bijou Wedding Cars
Venue - The Orangery, Margam Park
Décor and flowers – First Class Events
Band  - ACAB
Photobooth – Picture Blast Events
Cake - M&S
Suits - Slaters

What’s one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?:
If you can delegate some things – do. I was too scared to ask anyone to do anything in fear of being branded a “bridezilla” but when it came to putting it all together the day before, it was challenging and people said they would have been happy to help if I asked.

Besides getting married - what’s the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?:
Seeing all our friends and family.

 

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Thank you both for your time.  It was an absolute pleasure to be able to capture your big day.

Love Pete and the team.


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