December 16, 2018

Cardiff Bay Wedding | Aimee + Mike

Cardiff Bay Wedding | Aimee + Mike

I joined Aimee and Mike at The Exchange Hotel for their Cardiff Bay Wedding. The Exchange Hotel has bucket loads of character and old features, which is perfect for a winter wedding. (Just don’t call it a Christmas wedding, as Aimee told me!)

Hope you like the handful of photos from their wedding.

Aimee and Mike

I caught up with Aimee and Mike Before their wedding to ask them a few questions about their relationship. Here’s what they had to say:

How Long Have You Been Together?: 3 years

Where Did You First Meet?: We met on tinder… started speaking, finally met up and that was it!

Where Did You Get Engaged?: It happened in Auckland New Zealand. We were at the top of the sky tower watching the sunset when Mike pulled me to one side and popped the question. He had confidently booked us to get tattoos the following day to mark the special occasion.

Why Did You Choose Your Wedding Venue?: We looked a few places but wanted to be in Cardiff ideally. When we walked in we loved it. It was perfect for feel we wanted from the day. It was regal but warm and inviting. The grand hall was just spectacular but it was the little details like the clocks, the trunks and the details in the reception that we adored. We went for a quick coffee after seeing it and went back and paid the deposit within the hour.

The Bit Before

One of the things I love about The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff is that it is it’s grand feel, which is perfect for a winter wedding.

The Vows

With a ceremony room as large as the one in The Exchange, you can pretty much do whatever you like there. I absolutely love the trees supplied by Best Buds by Samara. Perfect to help fill up the space if you have a smaller ceremony.

The Moments

Often in winter weddings you don’t get much sunlight, and it’s even harder if the ceremony time is later. This doesn’t really matter at The Exchange. Whilst you can venture into Cardiff Bay for photos, the whole venue is packed full of areas which are full of character.

The Reception

The Evening

Jammed packed dancelfoor! When your bride and groom know a lot of people and can invite them all due to the size of the venue you know the dance floor is going to be a busy place! Which you can see from the first dance photo!

Cardiff Bay Wedding Slideshow

For an extended look at their wedding, please enjoy their slideshow of a selected amount of photos.

The Exchange Hotel Cardiff Bay Wedding Suppliers

Make-up Artist: Jenna McDonnell and Hannah Moylan

Hair: Jenna McDonnell

Wedding Dress Details: Do You believe, Newport

Shoes: Melissa X Vivienne Westwood

Bridesmaids Dresses: Marks and Spencer

Suits: Moss Bros

Wedding Cake Maker: DeVoli Cakes

Flowers: Bouquets and buttonholes The Olive Grove Designs, Cardiff. Other flowers arranged by the bride

Videographer: Marc and Liam Wedding Photography

Venue Dressing: The Exchange Hotel

Entertainment: Ultrabooth Events

First Dance Song: Paramore – Still into you

Getting married at The Exchange and looking for a wedding photographer? Please get in touch as I would love shooting weddings at this gorgeous venue!

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