An Evening in Laugharne

Diary of a Wedding Planner

Last night, Mr. Perfect and I enjoyed a little drive down to one of my favourite towns in Wales – Laugharne.

I initially planned the trip to visit Broadway Country House to take some measurements for one of  my weddings there this coming August, but since Mr. Perfect would be joining me for the evening as my assitant, I thought it would be a lovely opportunity for us to stop in Laugharne for an hour or so afterwards.

Admittedly I’d had visions of a glorious evening, eating fish and chips with Mr. P by the estuary, with a full view of the castle and Dylan Thomas’s boat house, and the sun setting in the distance.

It rained.

Typical, a gorgeous week of sunny weather, and tonight is the night it decides to pour.

Oh well, you can’t always have it your way (though we try!) and Mr Perfect and I still had a lovely little evening and a quick stroll along the estuary path. Mr. Perfect is a big fan of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, having studied him during his degree, and had never had the opportunity to visit the boat house and writing shed before, so it was delightful to be able to take him down to these iconic landmarks of Laugharne for a sneaky peek through the windows at the Dylan Thomas display inside.

The writing shed has been set up to look as it would have done whilst Dylan was writing here in his final years, and I must say they’ve done a fantastic job of capturing the atmosphere in that little room. It really does look as though he has just stepped away from his chair. How wonderful to stand here and look over the estuary that inspired him, watching the birds and water currents as Dylan did while he wrote Under Milk Wood.

Have you visited Laugharne lately? Did you see the boathouse?

With love,
Samantha x

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Word Of The Day – ‘Floof’

Diary of a Wedding Planner

I have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon today at the very picturesque Broadway Country House near Laugharne in Carmarthenshire. What a gorgeous venue, and what an even more gorgeous couple I’m working with there!

Today I met with one of my current  brides and grooms, and a few of their nearest and dearest attendants, to talk about the venue design and décor for their reception at this lovely location and I think it’s fair to say that today’s word of the day was definitely ‘floof!’ 

‘Floof’ – what  a cracking word. It makes you feel just a little bit fabulous when you say it out loud doesn’t it? For anyone unsure, a floof is a tissue paper pompom ball,  and they’re looking likely to feature heavily in this particular wedding design, which means I get to keep saying it again and again… hoorah!

I’m so excited about this wedding, it truly is going to look beautiful, and I’m so lucky to be working with such a wonderful bride and groom on it – so fresh and full of creativity! My bride today even arrived armed with collages and cut outs, as well as plenty of props and photos to add some inspiration to our designs. Fantastic.

The photo above is a snap I took of the chandelier in Broadway’s orangery. I can’t wait to see it again with some added ‘floof’…

With love,
Samantha

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‘Purple, Elegant, Vintage’ Wedding Design Portfolio

Diary of a Wedding Planner

This evening finds me creating the first draft of a design portfolio ready for a meeting with one of my lovely couples this coming weekend.

My couple’s colour scheme is predominantly deep purple, and we’re focusing on the key words ‘vintage’ ‘classical’ ‘elegant’ and ‘country garden’ .

I’ve had lots of fun pinning images and ideas onto their Pinterest board and have now developed these images and the feedback from my couple into creating a portfolio to help us start pulling together the elements they like and love, to help us work together to refine their own wedding design ideas so that I can get started turning them into a reality.

Every wedding theme is a joy to work on because every wedding is so different, and the more creative the brief the more fun it can be realising the couple’s dream theme!

I have particularly enjoyed working on this particular wedding design this evening. I’ll save the full portfolio for my couple of course, but here are a few sneak peeks at some of the ideas we currently have floating around for this very pretty Carmarthenshire wedding…

L is for…

Lavender

Lanterns

and Lace

With love
Samantha x 

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Broadway Country House

Diary of a Wedding Planner

This weekend I’ll be visiting the absolutely stunning Broadway Country House, near Laugharne with one of my gorgeous couples, to discuss the finer touches of their wedding theme décor.

Broadway Country House is a family run restored Victorian country house, nestled into 7 acres of grounds. It hosts a beautiful glass conservatory for ceremonies, as well as spacious marquee which offers a blank canvas for your dream wedding reception venue. Situated on the doorstep of the picturesque town of Laugharne (home of the Dylan Thomas boathouse, and the Welsh poet’s final resting place), and boasting views across Carmarthen Bay and beyond to the beaches and cliffs of Devon. Plus, Broadway Country House offer complete exclusivity to their wedding parties – perfect!

I can’t wait to visit Broadway Country House and discuss how we will be making my couple’s dream wedding come to life at this beautiful venue…

With love,
Samantha x

Photo from the venue’s online gallery www.broadwaycountryhouse.co.uk

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