A picturesque wedding at Llechwen Hall, a local wedding venue that perfectly encapsulated the charm and romance Rhian and Gavin envisioned.

The proposal

Rhian and Gavin first met through mutual friends 14 years ago on a night our in Cardiff.

Gavin's proposal was a magical moment with their two children in tow.

"The proposal was during the light festival in bute Park Cardiff." Says Rhian

The muddy walk illuminated by light-up swords created a whimsical backdrop for a proposal that blended family, love, and a touch of adventure. Rhian fondly recalls, "It was a magical evening, made even more special with our children by our side."

Rhian and Gavin embracing outside near the fields at their local wedding venue.

Shopping for the dress

Rhian discovered wed2B Cardiff in Wales, and it was a game-changer for Rhian. After a less-than-ideal experience at a previous wedding shop, Samira at wed2b put her at ease. "Samira allowed me time to look at the dresses and suggested a few based on my ideas. It was a brilliant experience," Rhian shared.

Rhian's lace wedding dress hanging up by the window and a photo of Rhian having her wedding dress fastened on the morning of her wedding.

Discovering Anna Sorrano

Rhian chose the Liesl dress, captivated by its perfect fit and intricate neck detail, "The glittery element made it feel so special as as soon as we added a belt and headband I knew it was the one" Rhian exclaimed. The dress not only complemented her style but also added a touch of glamour to the entire ensemble.

Close up shot of Rhian in her lace wedding dress and holding her wedding bouquet, Anotehr photo of Rhian fastening her bridal shoes.

Finding the perfect venue

Rhian and Gavin married at their gorgeous local hotel Llechwen Hall, with a marquee for the wedding breakfast and dancing, was the perfect venue for the couple. The venue's charm, coupled with its proximity, made it an easy and ideal choice for their dream day.

Rhian and Gavin's welcome wedding sign at their dream local wedding venue.

The big day

"I got ready at my mums house with my mum, maid of honour and my daughter who was flowers girl." says Rhian. "The weather was beautiful it had rained heavily in the days previously but it was glorious on the day."

Flat lay photo of Rhian's bridal bouquet, bridal shoes, wedding invite and her engagement ring.

"My dad walked me down the aisle to meet my husband to be and My son who was page boy. We chosen piano music for walking down the aisle 100 years by Christina Perri"

Rhian walking down the aisle with her dad and a photo of Rhian and Gavin holding hands during their local wedding venue Ceremony.

Personalising the celebration

After the ceremony, the couple chose a crisp wall and celebratory drinks. "The crisp wall was so popular." says Rhian.

Close up image of Gavin with his arms around Rhian during their wedding day.

Rhian and Gavin chose a white, gold, and pink theme for their wedding, with navy suits for the groomsmen. Personal touches included "We had tall gold centre pieces with flowers on top." says Rhian, a flower moon arch, and a DIY approach to invitations, menus, favors, and more. Rhian emphasized, "We wanted a classic theme with a touch of our personalities." "Our wedding cake was white with pearls and made by a work colleague."

The most memorable moments...

"Seeing my son having a dance off with the best man and doing his robot moves."

Gavin and Rhian performing their first dance at their local wedding venue.

And for other Anna brides..

"Stay relaxed, people don't notice many of the details you can easily get stressed over. They are there to celebrate with you" Says Rhian.

Rhian and Gavin holding handing with their two children and their wedding guests throwing confetti at their local wedding venue.

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With much love,
The Anna Sorrano team


Rhian and Gavin's dream team

Photographer: Claire roige

Venue: Llechwen hall

Videographer: Rob Fowler Photography

Decorations: Cutecutesyco

Music: The Verge

Hair and Make-up: Preened by Janine