Rain has been a feature of several weddings in which I’ve been involved over the past few weeks. So much so that I’ve invested in a couple of white and cream umbrellas to protect brides from the elements as they dash between the wedding car and the reception venue.
Thankfully the brollies weren’t needed, despite heavy sporadic showers, at the recent wedding of Kaylee Matthewman and Ashley Cripps at St Patrick’s Hall, Newport. Although a small wedding by many standards, with some 70 invited guests, the weather failed to dampen the spirits of those who attended. The close family atmosphere of the celebration was emphasised by a simple informal ceremony, after the breakfast, involving the release of balloons in memory of absent, recently deceased, relatives.
All the arrangements had been carefully planned to the last detail by Paula Burns of The Wedding Clinic, and the superb meal prepared by Spiro’s Fine Dining Caterers of Cardiff.
The Bride and Bridegroom were delighted with the final outcome and commented that the presence of a Toastmaster had contributed greatly to the smooth running of the event and brought a welcome touch of colour to contrast with the gloomy weather outside.