Spring Has Sprung With This Sunny Daffodil Wedding
Sian & Wayne’s spring wedding gave us all the feels. In memory of Sian’s mother, the wedding theme was a moving tribute and dedication to the Marie Curie charity with daffodils and sunny yellows throughout. With the wedding party playing bingo through the speeches, the bride almost not being able to recite her vows, and an unfortunate mishap with a barstool, their day was filled with both love and laughter.
Sian and Wayne Pugh from Chirk (Wrexham) were married in the Old Barn at Tower Hills Barns on 29th March 2018.
The proposal was not particularly romantic, but looking back, it was actually quite special. Wayne had a tax rebate and posed the question, ‘a set of new golf clubs for himself, or an engagement ring,’ which would I prefer? Well, of course you can probably guess my answer to that! I threw him in the car, and we ended up in front of my mum in her kitchen where he then proposed. My mum is sadly no longer with us, so I’m happy that she got to see the proposal.
Why Tower Hill Barns
We felt like we were part of the family at Tower Hill Barns right from the minute we saw it, and the staff were what swung it for me. Nothing was ever too much trouble, and they were absolutely fantastic. Plus, the setting really does speak for itself – it’s a stunning venue, and everyone I spoke to about it was recommending it.
The Big Day & The Ceremony
I wasn’t nervous at all on the morning before the wedding. The bridesmaids and I got ready in the cottage next to the barn, and I was really calm. Although it was lucky that I had no idea my sister’s dress had split all the way down the back and my make-up artist had sewn her into the dress (she did such a good job, you could never tell), as I probably wouldn’t have been so calm!
We were married in the beautiful Old Barn at Tower Hill Barns, and I walked down the aisle to a string quartet playing A Thousand Years. But right before I walked down the aisle, I heard my mum’s song Mama by Il Divo playing, and then the nerves really kicked in. Our register for the ceremony ended up being an old friend of mine, which was a nice surprise. Although I did worry that we wouldn’t be married at one point during the ceremony, as when it came time to say our vows, I kept forgetting the words the registrar was telling me to repeat!
The Wedding & Venue Styling and Suppliers
As I lost my mum three years ago, I wanted to work with yellows and daffodils for the wedding theme colours, in support of Marie Curie Cancer charity. Hobo Floral Design did the wedding flowers, and our wedding cake was made by The Cake Parade (both in Oswestry).
My wedding dress and the suits were from Gwens in Chirk, the bridesmaids wore navy dresses from Debenhams, and the flower girl dress was from Wed2Be. Inspire Salon did our hair, and our talented make-up artist (and last minute seamstress) was by Charlotte Beckitt of Elm Beauty in Wrexham.
Food, Speeches, and The Evening Do
Our special day was filled with lovely memories, my father and my cousin (who came all the way from Australia) both gave lovely speeches, and our best man even had us all playing bingo during his speech!
For the entertainment we had a fantastic comic duo from Towyn called Barricade, and then we danced to our local DJ, Sound Attack. Our first dance, to Now and Forever by Richard Marx, was really special to us as it was the very first dance we shared together when I worked away in Cyprus.
We also have quite a few funny memories from the day, as my father-in-law tripped and landed on the videographer lights, one of my guests fell off the bar stool, and another of my friends fell through the photo booth back-drop!
I have to also mention the food, it was amazing! We opted for the hog roast with salads and pasta dishes for our wedding breakfast, and enjoyed traditional fish and chips in the evening.
For our honeymoon we actually went on a ‘family moon’ to Salou, in Costa Dorada. Our daughters love it there as we are all thrill seekers and it has a large theme park.
Top tips for other couples
- Firstly, book Tower Hill Barns! The team at Tower Hill Barns take all the worry and stress away from the wedding planning, and have everything covered on the day, leaving you free to enjoy it!
- Everyone will tell you this, but the day really flies by! So book a videographer; it’s a fantastic memory and keepsake.
- Hire a photo booth as this captures some very special and funny moments from your guests!
- Definitely book the Farm House for your accommodation so that you can stay the night of your wedding, it’s a must!
- Most importantly, enjoy the day!