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03/11/2016

Weddings in Wales: Couple’s wedding day ‘full of love’

 

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Images: sheindressau.com

The couple

Antony Kerslake, 30, from Tonypandy, and Charlotte Kerslake (nee Dupplaw), 27, from Maesteg.Antony works for Edwards Coaches and Charlotte is studying to become a nurse.

The venue

The ceremony took place at City Hall, Cardiff, on October 21, before a wedding breakfast and reception at Canada Lodge and Lake

How they met

The couple met in May 2010, when they were both working for Bridgend Ford.

The proposal

Charlotte had been hinting to Antony about what engagement rings she liked, even sending pictures to his phone so he couldn’t get it wrong.

Antony then bought Charlotte a ring and proposed in her bedroom before going out for a meal on October 5, 2013.

Charlotte said: “Antony had planned to do it later on during the meal but could not hold in his excitement and burst out with the big question.”

Soon after, the couple travelled to Paris to clip a “love lock” on Pont Notre Dame.

The wedding

Charlotte said the morning of the wedding was “chaos”.

All of the women were trying to get ready using only two bathrooms, Antony got a flat tyre when starting his car to collect his father-in-law, while many of the day’s flowers were lost when being transported to the venue in an open-top convertible.

But after those brief setbacks, everyone arrived safely at the venue and Charlotte said the day was “perfect”.

She added: “The speeches at the wedding breakfast were very emotional and full of love, particularly from Antony’s stepfather Simon and my brother Ross. Food and drinks were flowing and the party atmosphere building for the evening party to begin.”

More guests then arrived to end the day on a high, and the couple’s first dance was to L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole.

She said Edwards Coaches and the staff at the Canada Lodge and Lake were “very kind” for everything they did for the couple on the day, and photographer Philip Warren was “so flexible” working closely with CF40 Hairdressers, following the girls around from early morning to late at night making sure he caught every moment.

Charlotte added: “We’d like to say thank you to everyone who attended the wedding and evening and those who helped us arrange it and make it so special.”

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