A beautiful setting along the River Conwy gave a chance for family and friends of Adele and Andy to gather. They couldn’t of picked a more peaceful place for the ceremony. The church of St Mary’s, Caerhun close to Conwy in North Wales, has a long history as was orginally a Roman fort before the church was built over 700 years ago. The church was bright and delicately decorated for the start of the journey ahead. Feeling honoured to be part of their special day we sat on the wooden pews around noon.
Adele entered the church in a beautiful and graceful dress accompanied by her nephew. Andy wore an impressive suit with the bow-tie made from one Adele’s father’s shirts. The service went without a hitch in this quaint church on the 2nd of June. A small laugh was had as Andy said “I do” before finishing his vows. The Rev David Parry also used his sermon to describe marriage like a cooked meal. The ingredients have to be right although he thought of himself as no Jamie Oliver in regard to his roasts. Well chosen hymns of The King of Love My Shepherd is, and Lord of the Dance were sung. The readings and poem by Angela and Adele’s sister Lydia were thoughtful and from the heart. The church door gave the most charming photos to remember the day. Two lovely touches were the whisky left for Adele’s dad on his memorial outside and the chance to celebrate like he would have with an ice cream outside as we lingered under a clearing grey sky.
Adele and Andy then began their married life by driving off to the reception at Portmeirion. The guests then followed from the field of cars a short walk away.
Arriving in time for the sit down wedding breakfast at Castell Deudraeth, with the sun creating a warm afternoon. Guests were ushered into the dining room of this stunning hotel close to the Gwynedd coast. Finding our seats with tables attractively laid out we sat down to begin the next part of Adele and Andy’s happily ever after.
A choice of wine was offered around the tables. Three delicious courses had been chosen well by the couple including terrine and heart shaped cheesecakes. Sparkling wine was then poured for the toasts and speeches. Andy’s dad David gave a heartfelt short speech along with Adele’s brother and sister. Andy’s words came together as we can all imagine his nervousness. The godfather was a nickname given to Andy by university friends. You may have to ask Best man Raj for more details if you weren’t there. Raj’s speech showed Andy’s fun side and another title for this blog could have been “The Godfather and his Princess”; only joking.
A toast of whisky was also given by the top table to Adele’s father. After the toasts and tea/coffee guests all congregated out into the conservatory and terrace. The evening was still warm and the sun still bright. The view over the river and bay was also breathtaking.
Time was given to relaxing and chatting with drinks from the bar before the music began. The flowers were done by Scent with Love, DJ and Magic Mirror was done by Event Lounge and the Heart lolly favours were from Maisies Chocolates in Llandudno. The wedding dress designer was Stella York and the Men’s Suits were from Trefor Jones Rhuthin. The cake was cut and taken away to be cut into slices. The first dance was me to you are everything by The Real Thing. A poignantly chosen song that fitted well into Adele and Andy’s special day.
Everything came together perfectly over the day and evening. With that view of the North Wales coast and the setting of the hotel what more could you ask for while partying into the early hours? I’m sure Andy and Adele left with the best memories to cherish as their married life begins.