The Wedding Day

The Wedding Day

My Wedding is already seeming like a distant memory! I posted a photo dump a while ago but am now going to do a few separate posts starting off with an overview of the day.

We got married at the Holiday Inn, Newport. We had the whole day and night there, I stayed there night before with my bridesmaids.
Bride and bridesmaids in pjyamas getting ready for Wedding day drinking bucks fizz

Me, my bridesmaids and my mother had to have the obligatory Bucks Fizz photo taken. Gracie, my flower girl and niece, loved being one of the big girls for the day.
bride's father seeing her for the first time
This photo was taken when my dad saw me for the first time, I love how well the moment was captured.
collage of wedding photos during bride's entrance
The ceremony was lovely, just the right mixture of emotion and laughter.
bride and groom pulling faces when asked if anyone had anything to declare
I love this photo. This was taken when they asked if anyone had anything to declare, my cousin’s son was shouting things out and we were trying to suppress the laughter.
collage of wedding photos signing the register
bride and groom walking down the aisle after getting married
collage of wedding photos
We went to Belle Vue Park for our photos and, despite the rain, Paul managed to take some of the most amazing photos. My dress is now black but it was worth it.
collage of wedding photos taken at Belle Vue Park Newport
Wedding photos in the rain with white umbrellas
collage of wedding photos with white light curtain as backdrop
The top table was full of laughter throughout the speeches, everyone did a brilliant job. Bar the venue who forgot to put the champagne out for the toast, my empty glass says it all…

bride and groom cutting cake from Epic Cakes floral 3d tea party cake
Our cake was amazing, the only downside to it was that it stole all the attention from myself! The cake was made by the amazing and very reasonably priced Epic Cakes. If you’re looking for a cake in the South Wales area I would highly recommend her.
The Velveteens band performing at a wedding function
The amazing band, The Velveteens, the two band members on the left of the photo are my cousins. Everyone commented on how good these guys were, they sang everything from Abba to Gangnam Style!
Bride & Groom dancing at Wedding party
For our first dance we had the CD of Stereophonics, First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (I wanted to hear Kelly’s voice!) followed by the band belting out Black Eyed Peas, I’ve Got A Feeling.
collage of wedding party
Quite a few people joined us on the dance floor for Black Eyed Peas and then the party began.
What an amazing day! I plan on doing two more posts, one featuring the outfits and accessories and another showing you all the little details.
All photos used in this post were taken by Paul Adams.


  1. December 30, 2012 / 3:01 pm

    I love your photos! You look amazing and it looks like you had a fabulous day! Your cake is fantastic and so pretty. Thanks for sharing x

    • December 30, 2012 / 3:08 pm

      Thank you, it was such an amazing day! x

    • December 30, 2012 / 3:09 pm

      It is amazing, our photographer was so good! x

  2. December 30, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    Beautiful photos! Congratulations again! Also love the fact you wore Converse with your wedding dress 🙂 x

    • December 30, 2012 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I did have pretty shoes for the day but it was all about the sequin Converse in the evening! xx

  3. December 30, 2012 / 5:43 pm

    Beautiful photos Leanne! You look stunning 🙂 xx

  4. December 30, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    These pictures are beautiful- you look amaaaaaazing! Xx

  5. December 30, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    You look absolutely stunning Leanne! A massive congratulations and well wishes for your future together.

    Love Neeny x

    Ps. Big thumbs up to the sparkly converse!

    • December 30, 2012 / 7:40 pm

      Thanks, I had a feeling you'd approve of the Converse! x

  6. December 30, 2012 / 6:38 pm

    Wow, what an amazing day! The cake was fabulous, so unique! You looked gorgeous!
    Gem x

    • December 30, 2012 / 7:40 pm

      Thanks, the cake was amazing! She did a brilliant job. x

  7. December 30, 2012 / 7:14 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Your photographer seemed to capture the moments perfectly. xo

  8. December 30, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    You look absolutely beautiful! Looks like you had an amazing day, I love the photos taken in the park! xx

    • January 2, 2013 / 7:50 pm

      Thank you, it was such an amazing day! Now that we've seen the park photos we know all the stress of going out in the rain was worth it. x

  9. December 30, 2012 / 9:38 pm

    Aww yours photos are beautiful, it really does look like you had a amazing day. People always say to spend money and not skimp on the photographers, I guess it's those photos you look back at. Although, if you have talented friends and family on the cheap even better!
    Congrats again!


    • January 2, 2013 / 7:51 pm

      It was amazing 🙂 The photos were one of my main priorities, they weren't ridiculously expensive though so we did get a good deal. Worth every penny and more. x

  10. December 30, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    Love these wedding posts. you look amazing – such a great day x

  11. December 30, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    you look beautiful, gorgeous photos and AMAZING cake. Congrats sweet x

  12. December 30, 2012 / 10:25 pm

    You look beautiful <3 Some amazing pics xo

  13. December 31, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Beautiful photos, love your trainers! I once crashed a Hawaiian-themed wedding at the Newport Holiday Inn, but that's another story… xx

    • January 2, 2013 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you, the Converse were quite loved!
      I would love to hear about you crashing a Wedding! Such a small world that you've been to my Wedding venue! x

  14. Adora Mehitabel
    January 2, 2013 / 9:01 am

    Lovely , happy new year

  15. January 5, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    Beautiful <3, glad you had a magical day xx

  16. soffie hicks
    January 13, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    You look so beautiful! Your dress is soso pretty! & your cake is amazing! What an amazing day! x

    • January 13, 2013 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you 🙂 it really was an amazing day. x

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