17th June 2023 was the day of Laura and Matt’s wedding. After marrying at St. Peters Church in Edgmond near Newport, they arranged for a coach to take their Guests to nearby Cheswell Grange, where I had the pleasure of coordinating their wedding day. Matt drove his new Wife to the wedding reception in his red sports car.

Laura and Matt's wedding

Upon arrival at Cheswell Grange, Guests could help themselves to an Aperol spritz or champagne in the Boathouse. Afterwards, they could either help themselves to more drinks from the Bar or listen to the fabulous voice of Rosie P singing on the deck outside the Boathouse. Canapes were served to them by Get Gourmet while Guests mingled in the sunshine.

My Role as Coordinator and Toastmaster

When it was time for the Guests to take their seats in the marquee, I made the necessary announcement. Laura’s sister, Emily, announced the entrance of the new Mr and Mrs before making a short speech.

Speeches took place between the sharing platter starter and the main course. After the Best Man finished his speech, Guests looked forward to a trio of desserts to end the meal.

Evening Reception

No extra Guests were due for the evening reception, so between myself, the Caterer, and the Bar staff, we quickly tidied the tables before finishing the last two formalities…

After cutting the wedding cake Matt’s mom had made, a three-tier with butter icing, Laura and Matt went onto their first dance – Crazy Love by Van Morrison.

Groove Revolution started the party afterwards and ensured the dance floor was filled.

I can’t forget to mention Sarah and Fran at Big Little Things for their exceptional floral installations in the marquee and pedestals, which were initially placed in the church before bringing to Cheswell Grange and utilising in the marquee.

Laura and Matts Wedding

Finally, a big shout out to my friend James Merrick, who, as always, did a fantastic job of capturing Laura and Matt’s wedding on camera.

Suppliers

Wedding Coordinator LMS Weddings

Venue Cheswell Grange

Food Get Gourmet

Bar The Wobbly Jockey

Daytime Singer Rosie P Music

Evening Band Groove Revolution

Flowers Big Little Things

Photographer James Merrick Photography

“We had the most perfect day and just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did. We know that it would not have gone anywhere nearly as smoothly without everything that you did.”

Thank you so much, Laura and Matt, for your kind words, and I wish you the very best for your future together x