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I always love a drive to Wales. Crossing the Severn Bridge with the sun shining through the windows, fresh air and the excitement of travelling through the Brecon Beacons. I love it.

It was the wedding day of Rob and Laura, a lovely couple living in London. The venue, Plas Glansevin. Always a pleasure to go back to the place where I said my own vows.

My fingers were crossed for good weather. When I arrived the heavens opened. True to form, the Welsh weather decided to come down by the bucket full. We waited half an hour and then decided to hold the ceremony in the reception hall.

Laura looked incredible. She was dressed in a hand made, original dress, beautifully styled in 50’s fashion. Unfortunately, her father has passed so Laura and Rob walked down the aisle together with the sound of the harp.

We began the service by recognising the special place Laura’s father had and still has in her life and in the ceremony. She placed the flowers on the table and I said a special remembrance reading.  I could see the emotions in her eyes and I know it meant a lot to her family.

Even though it rained, it didn’t matter. What mattered was that two people, who love each other very much, said their vows, exchanged rings and commited to spending the rest of their lives together. The ceremony was touching and pretty funny in places too.  A truly special day for two very special people. I wish them all the best.