Welcome to my list of wedding suppliers who I have had personal experience and trust to make your big day unforgettable.
The ever growing list has over 20 amazing suppliers from hair and make up to magicians and bagpipers! As a Cardiff wedding photographer I see huge amount of suppliers that can assist you in your big day and finding a great one sometimes takes a lot of time and effort, hopefully this list will go some way in taking away the stress in finding the perfect wedding supplier in South Wales.
If you're not sure on the look or what style to go with always contact the hair and make up specialist to discuss. Trials are a great idea too, try a few different specialist to see which style you prefer.
Kirsty Rowlands - Make-Up Artist
Kirsty is a Professional Make Up Artist based in South Wales and specialises in Bridal, Editorial & Beauty Make Up. Having worked in the Make Up industry for more than 10 years, Kirsty has a wealth of experience and knowledge. From running the make up department in a photography studio and working backstage at London Fashion Week, to working on editorial shoots and extensively with brides to make them feel beautiful and confident on their Wedding Day.
Amelia Newman Hair Designer
Amelia delivers an exceptional hair designing service throughout South Wales and for Destination Brides.
From the first enquiry, to the finished hair style, Amelia is passionate about creating bespoke and exclusive styles to make each and every client feel fabulous
Food and drink are fast becoming one of the most talked about elements of the wedding.
Strawberry Shortcake Dining is a unique caterer based in Carmarthenshire providing high-end wedding catering & private dining for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Wales & Beyond. Enjoy the expertise of chef Scott Davis, at your disposal for dinner parties, weddings, garden parties, fancy functions & celebrations. You name the occasion and we’ll do the rest.
The perfect companion to your wedding photos. These filmmakers really go above and beyond to capture another insight into your wedding day.
Gemini Wedding films has a growing reputation across South Wales as being one of the most creative producers of stunning, emotional, high quality documentary style wedding films.
Alan Pope & Gareth Croft work together to ensure that you are presented with a reminder of your wedding day that you will want to share with friends and family for years to come. I have worked with Alan and Gareth many times and they have also captured my own wedding!
Rob is passionate about creating beautiful, emotive films, and works hard to capture the details which you might not have time to see on your day. With over 6 years professional experience in photography and videography, we have had time to make sure that we deliver wedding videos which are a quality record of the day as well as a creative film to enjoy. Whilst not solely capturing wedding photography Cardiff, Rob is willing to travel across the bridge for your big day.
Aurora Wedding Films – Multi award winning, Cardiff based Wedding videographers – making wedding films for clients across all of Wales, England, Scotland and to some of the most popular worldwide destination venues.
Aurora are a team of South Wales based wedding videographers, dedicated to producing high quality and inspiring wedding films, with compelling visuals and engaging stories.
Transform any venue into your perfect vision of the biggest day of your life. As a wedding photographer Cardiff venues have some amazing suppliers working for them that I see a lot, here are just a handful that I have worked with closely in the last few years.
Panache is directed and driven by Karen Thomson who has extensive experience within the Wedding and Hospitality services. Karen offers a dedicated, personal service to brides, their families and corporate companies looking to make a visual impact.
Karen’s long and prestigious career has been built upon providing a quality, professional wedding planning service, both in the UK and South Africa. Panache deliver a creative – bespoke service, tailored to the individuals requirements, taste and budget.
Emma Hall Designs
Emma Hall Designs pride themselves on their unique, high quality items that you won't find on the high street. They are continually expanding the range so if you would like something totally unique – just ask.
Roots specialises in Wedding design but also cover a wide range of occasions from birthdays to funerals, anniversaries and much more. As well as being a florist we also have a range of gifts and are a current supplier for Village candle. Seeing so many venues in and around Cardiff with so many florists and Roots really is one of the best.
You can see some of the weddings that Roots have been involved in on my blog.
Needing no introduction, one of the most important elements of the day!
Bridal Retailer of the Year 2017 – Wales, Sentiments Bridal is a multi award-winning bridal boutique just outside Cardiff. Situated in Talbot Green, just off junction 34 of the M4, we’re within easy reach of Cardiff, Bridgend, Newport and Swansea.
We offer an exceptional collection of wedding dresses with more than 80 styles hand-picked from some of the world’s leading bridal designers.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life – something that you will have dreamed of since childhood – and it’s the one day where it’s all about you. That’s why we offer one-to-one bridal consultations to ensure that finding your dream wedding dress is an enjoyable and stress-free experience. So becoming a Sentiments bride means you can expect the very highest levels of customer service, from that all important first visit right through to your wedding day.
Dyfed Menswear has an outstanding range of traditional and contemporary Wedding Suits, Evening Wear and Formal Wear for hire.
Wedding Suits that will not disappoint on your special day and a massive range of styles and colours are sure to complement any colour scheme.
Laura May Bridal
Laura May strive to offer a high standard of customer service and aim to provide the best possible experience within the bridal boutique. In November 2012, Laura May Bridal achieved awards for "Best New Wedding Business in East Wales" and "Best New Wedding Business in Wales" as well as being nominated for "Best bridal retailer in Cardiff and East Wales."
Still run by the Slater family, the company is proud to have 25 stores nationwide including the Worlds Largest Menswear Store in Glasgow, each with its own team of tailors and seamstresses offering a free alterations service to all of their customers.
Entertainment guaranteed to get the party started or to keep the guests entertained between the ceremony and the wedding breakfast.
Originating from South Wales, this fantastic three piece band boasts a line-up of experienced musicians who’ve played at the highest level.
Having played hundreds of weddings and events at the country’s most prestigious hotels and venues, including The Ritz Hotel London, The Celtic Manor and Cardiff City Stadium, AUDIOJAXX bring professionalism, a slick live show and know exactly what the winning formula is for an amazing party!
AUDIOJAXX play something for everyone. They know what people want to hear at a party. Their energetic set is made up of contemporary and classic pop, soul and motown classics and indie bangers. Their repertoire features classic party hits from the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, The Killers, Oasis, Bee Gees and Ceelo Green to name a few.
James Piper Magic
An expert in the art of sleight of hand magic, and a psychological illusionist. James will leave you speechless with his unique style of entertainment.
As one of the leading Wedding Bands South Wales and the West has to offer, Brother Ray know how to get your party started.
Brother Ray are an Award Winning Wedding and party band who bring the Funk, Soul and Disco to the Party! Brother Ray were also voted Best Wedding Entertainment for Cardiff and the Vale at the National Welsh Wedding Awards!
Adam Reeves - Magician
Professional Magician, resident performer at various venues & events throughout South Wales, U.K.
John Campbell - bagpiper in south wales
A Bagpiper guaranteed to add musical excitement to any event with the combination of traditional highland dress and a wide and varied repertoire of bagpipe tunes to suit all occasions.
Creativity almost as limitless as the flavours of wedding cake they offer.
Being a wedding photographer i've had the pleasure to eat, I mean photograph a lot of weddings cakes and Ponty Carlo's are some of the best on that list! Lisa's attention to detail is incredible and the amount of different flavours available are incredible!
Some of the examples can be found on her website or on my blog.
All the other small details to complete your big day.
Wishlist Wedding suppliers
Finishing touches can make a huge difference to your wedding and the look you are trying to create; be it fun multi-coloured lighting, romantic bay trees or impressive twinkling Love letters we are sure to have what you want.