A gorgeous Welsh Wedding at Château Rhianfa with beautiful blush, dusty pink and taupe details

Today I am thrilled to share a gorgeous Welsh Wedding at Château Rhianfa with beautiful blush, dusty pink and taupe details.

Images were captured by Babs Boardwell.

Babs is a Wedding Photographer capturing dreamy wedding, elopement & couples photo experiences in glorious Wales

Her style of wedding photography is massively inspired by raw emotions, spontaneous adventures & just being in total awe of gorgeous landscapes.


Beautiful Bride Lesley says of the couples love story and their wonderful Welsh Wedding…


How did you meet?

We met as work colleagues long ago….

Tell us about the Proposal…

Paul proposed in the pouring rain at the top of the tallest tower on the walls of Conwy Castle…in November!

My engagement ring was heirloom, and a find from his mother’s jewellery box.

Tell us about your wedding planning journey…

We had planned a small ceremony somewhere nice in North Wales and the a reception in a room in a pub…however my MIL to be wanted us to have a ‘proper’ wedding breakfast.

So originally we were to get married at the The Gwenfrewi Project at Gwytherin, and then a reception at Chateau Rhianfa, but Covid and elderly parents meant we had to have to have both at Chateau Rhianfa

What was the theme / colour palette of your Big Day?

For our wedding palette we chose blush and dusty pinks with taupe colours.

Any special touches/DIY?

My daughter created all my wedding stationery, table plan and little bridesmaids denim jackets.

My lovely 1950’s waxed flower headpiece came from Stockport Vintage Market, and was adapted by Wedding & Bridal Accessories.

Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe who also made the bridesmaids lovely rose quartz head bands.

We made the wedding favours and confetti packs up ourselves and my lovely friend Jo made our cake as a present.

My wedding band was also from his mother’s jewellery box and dates from 1856!

Did Covid have any impact on your Wedding Planning?

Where to start? It had to be rearranged three times! Third time lucky! Restrictions were still in place in Wales, so no dancing (for guests) or singing!

Luckily all my suppliers were able to do the new date and we had only invited 35 people from the start so we didn’t need to cut numbers.

What was the best bit of your day?

Walking up the aisle to Trio Canig (Welsh male voice trio) singing Only You and seeing my husband to be’s big smile.

And also my younger daughter Niamh doing a reading.. there was not a dry eye in the house!

Is there anything you would do differently?

I don’t think we could have done anything differently given the Covid restrictions.

I didn’t want posed photos, but now that some of our older realatives are really unwell I sort of wished that I had.

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

Remember to not panic and just breathe.

Welsh Wedding Suppliers

Venue – Château Rhianfa

Photographer – Babs Boardwell

Wedding Dress – Foxglove by Willowby by Watters from AHW Bride

Hairpiece – Stockport Vintage Market (adapted  Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe)

Shoes – Borrowed from Brides daughter

Bridesmaid Gowns – Ghost and Monsoon

Suit – Menz Suits

Cake Maker – lovely friend Jo

Florist Home – Ivy Pip & Rose – The Less Ordinary Floral Design Studio

Rings – Brides found in MILs jewellery box / Grooms Jewellery – CHIRON SILVER

Stationery & little Bridesmaids denim jackets – Brides daughter

Make up – Maria Halepi Bridal Makeup Artist

Hair – Sara Roberts Hairstylist

Male Voice Trio – Trio Canig


To Contact Babs Boardwell

Website – https://www.babsboardwellweddings.co.uk/

Email – hello@babsboardwellweddings.co.uk

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