An exotic proposal, an emotional ceremony and a celebration in a unique castle venue – this Real Wedding Story is filled with adventure, love and fun. For their big day in South Wales, Lauren and Kyle used a subtle colour scheme to tie everything together, from their wedding invitations to their accessories, flowers and favours. We’re delighted they chose our Beaumont collection to add a sense of regal grandeur to their stationery too, as it’s a fitting choice for their stunning castle setting. Discover more of their pink and white wedding details below.
Lauren and Kyle
These childhood sweethearts have a classic love story. Having met at school, they stayed together while Lauren moved away for university. Then, a year after her graduation, they bought their first home together.
But, before they fully settled down, there was one more thing they wanted to do. Lauren always dreamt of visiting far off lands, so she and Kyle began planning a two-month adventure across Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
One of the destinations on their exciting itinerary was the breathtakingly beautiful Whitsunday Islands in Australia. One evening, as they strolled barefoot along the perfect white sands of Whitehaven Beach, Lauren barely noticed when Kyle had stopped behind her…
I heard Kyle call me. When I turned around, he was on his knee with a ring in his hand. For a few seconds, I stood there in shock. Then, once he convinced me he wasn’t messing around, I said ‘yeaaah’ And he put the ring on my finger. – Lauren
A Pink and White Wedding Colour Scheme
While they were still away, Lauren began looking for inspiration on Pinterest. Kyle’s proposal in Australia meant travel was an obvious choice for part their wedding theme and they immediately chose to name the reception tables after the countries they had visited together, with The Whitsundays as the top table. After seeing some amazing photos online, Lauren also fell in the love with the idea of a romantic colour scheme.
I never thought I’d want pink, but it just worked. I didn’t want lots and lots of colour, and pink and white flowers create a subtle colour scheme.
Once home, their full wedding planning began. One thing was clear from the start – they would have the ceremony in South Wales. Kyle wanted to say I do in the same church his parents were married in, and where his mother’s wake had been held a few years previously. So, they set about looking for a reception venue to complement it and were thrilled to discover the splendid surroundings of Hensol Castle.
It’s all in the details…
To create the pink and white wedding colour scheme, Lauren and Kyle chose to add several subtle details to their day. They introduced it with rose gold foil on their white pearl card invitations. Then, they chose pink bridesmaids’ dresses, raspberry gin wedding favours, pink and white flowers, and a sprinkling of pink petals and white candles by their welcome sign, along with many other rose-tinted touches.
The day itself was full of emotion and memorable moments.
Kyle’s mother passed away in 2011, so it was sad that she wasn’t there. He dedicated part of his speech to her, and it was truly from the heart. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room by the time he had finished. – Lauren
Lauren’s background as a cheerleading coach meant she also had an extra special surprise for Kyle and their guests. Armed with inflatable guitars, Elvis glasses and a LMFAO robot head, Lauren and her bridesmaids performed a surprise dance. They had iconic songs, like Elvis, Queen and even a dirty dancing section where the ladies lifted Lauren up in the air, just like in the film.
It was challenging to keep it a secret. My friend was making the LMFAO head the day before, and her mum couldn’t understand why she wasn’t getting ready for the wedding! Ultimately the dance was a massive hit. – Lauren
On the day itself, it’s important to find time to speak to each other. We had a 30-minute drive to our reception venue, which was a chance to talk to each other before we began greeting guests and posing for photos. If you’re getting married in the same venue, ask if they have a small room where you can have 5 mins alone. – Lauren
Lauren and Kyle’s Wedding Stationery
To complement the traditional feel of their castle reception venue, Lauren and Kyle chose our Beaumont wedding stationery collection.
First, they set the tone with their wedding invitations. As mentioned above, they chose rose gold foil on white pearl card to introduce their pink and white colour scheme. Each envelope was also sealed with a rose gold wax stamp of their initials.
On the day, the wedding stationery helped tie everything together. They had rose gold foil order of service cards to outline their ceremony. Then, their sophisticated wedding table plan welcomed guests to the meal where they would discover matching menu cards on their table.
Wedding Stationery with a Colour Scheme
As you can see from Lauren and Kyle’s gorgeous day, wedding stationery is an excellent way of achieving a distinctive colour scheme. If you’d like to discuss your stationery colours and options, you can book a complimentary consultation at our studio in Chester. Over a chilled glass of fizz, we’ll show you samples and the many varieties of card and foil colours there are available to help create your perfect palette.
Special thanks go to:
Lauren and Kyle for sharing details of their beautiful day with us.
Photography – Lauren Owens Photography
Videography – Ryan Welch
Wedding ceremony venue – St. John’s Church, Maindee
Reception venue – Hensol Castle
Flowers – Catherine Gray
Dress – Bridal Lane, Usk
Groom’s suit – Dyffed Menswear
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Chi-Chi London
Hair and makeup – Anna Williams and Charlotte Joy
Wedding cake – The Vale Cake Boutique
Cheese cake – Godminster
Venue decoration – Lumi Events and Be Our Guest
Wedding car – Price’s Wedding Cars
Master of Ceremonies – Des Johnston
DJ – Matthew Wilson Wedding DJ, Cardiff