How to create a bespoke wedding
Longing for a unique and memorable wedding? The dress, venue, photography, cake and entertainment can all make use of little extra touches that will showcase the bespoke elements of your big day. When it comes to wedding venues, South Wales’ Peterstone Court offers an unrivalled experience. Read on for our tips.
A handmade wedding dress is the embodiment of individuality and showcases real attention to detail. Not only can you make sure that every element is exactly as you want it, chances are your guests and partner will have never seen anything like it before. A nice touch we have seen is when the bride reuses elements of a beloved family members wedding dress or veil on her own special day. This blending of styles and recycling of material means that your dress will be completely unique.
Bespoke wedding rings aren’t as expensive as you may think. Many couples now opt to repurpose old jewellery to not only save money, but to also add nostalgia and sentimentality to their rings. Take the creative journey together and spend quality time together designing each one – they can match, or they can represent your own individual tastes. The choice is yours as they will represent the love and commitment you share forever.
Peterstone Court is a location plucked from the pages of a fairy tale. All at once romantic and magical, we can make the most important day of your life exactly as you wish. Bespoke touches include full exclusive use hire and the arrangement of props and additional touches like our vintage VW campervan for photographs. We are experts at styling – whatever you think of, we can make it happen. Some say the key to a successful wedding is choosing a venue that understands what makes you unique - our happy couples mean the world to us, that’s why they all deserve to enjoy the breath-taking views overlooking the River Usk and Pen y fan. By seamlessly blending tradition and understated style with your personalities, our hotel in Brecon Beacons is arguably the most obvious solution to making your day truly bespoke. Many choose to tie the knot here, but each day is unique – we guarantee it.
When people think of weddings they think of a DJ. To make your day truly bespoke, why not surprise guests with a jazz trio, harpist or Spanish guitar player? You could even hire a local (or your favourite!) band to serenade you on your special day. We’ve even known of guests being entertained by magicians while they were waiting for their meals.
The Menu & Cake
Locally sourced and expertly crafted, the menu you choose says a lot about you both as a couple. Speak to our Chef and you can create a menu that will leave a smile on everyone’s face. When it comes to the cake, tradition dictates fruit filling but to make it bespoke, why not have a baker create a truly unique filling? Some interesting examples include apple, violet, berry and ice cream flavours. Whether you want a show stopping three tiers with a traditional feel, or something completely abstract, a good shop will be ready to flex their creative flair and make you a cake that no one will have seen before. Think beyond the cake topper. Want it even more bespoke? Don’t even have a cake. Go for cheese, pies, desserts… the list is endless.
The favours you choose should showcase the best of your wedding – after all, it’s the part of your wedding that guests get to take home with them. Miniature gins, whiskeys and personalised lollipops are great fun, as are mini next day hangover hampers. Name badges are practical and can be engraved with your names and wedding dates, personalised chocolates save the need for dessert and ever practical items like sunglasses or gloves depending on the season are thoughtful touches that your guests will never forget.