Tamsin and Fred’s Rustic Barn Wedding in Wales by Aga Hosking

I have the most gorgeous wedding for you today, a rustic barn wedding, set in the heart of the Welsh countryside in the Brecon Beacons. Tamsin and Fred married on 8th July 2017 at the Alltybrain Cottages, which included a church ceremony. This was followed by a reception back at the cottages, with a stunning barn for the wedding breakfast and beautifully patterned marquees. The whole day is filled with gorgeous blooms and the most natural of decoration. Hanging foliage, plants in ceramic pots, handmade table arrangements and so many other pretty rustic looking details. I love the feel of the day, it is chilled out, laid back and looks amazing! Big thanks to Aga Hosking for the wonderful images.

Aga the photographer tells us more about the day

Today we take you to Allty Brain Farm Cottages in Brecon Beacons, Wales, where Tamsin and Fred said their “I do’s” on the 8th July 2017.
The day began with Tamisn and her bridesmaids preparing for the big day at Tamsin’s family home and Fred with his mates in Pwllgloyw Arms, a local village pub.

The dress
Tamsin wore most wonderful, sleek wedding gown by Sadoni and her grandmothers veil that could have been quite many years of age. The finishing touches consisted of a lovely bouquet of white and green flowers were made by Becca Jane, a very talented florist form Brecon.

The Ceremony
After a very relaxed morning (with many funny situations from the groom preparations) everybody moved on to the St. Maelog’s local church in  Llandefaelog Fach, beautifully decorated by Becca Jane as well. The church was bursting with the atmosphere, the wedding guests arrived from all over the country and abroad. Fred was already there, waiting for her to arrive. The importance of this event made him nervous and this is what’s important!
And there we have, Tamsin arrived and is being led in by her dad. Fred is rolling his eyes, he just can’t believe it, how beautiful she looks!!! He can’t comprehend that in a tiny, little  moment they will be joined together, forever. I couldn’t bear the emotions either (will I even stop crying at weddings???)

Beautiful ceremony, moving readings from friends and a priest who happened to know this family for a long time, and sealed marriage deal – this is how one part of the day ended with a gorgeous confetti made of dried petals in pastel colours, a small twist at the end of it.

The reception
It seemed the day has actually just started. We headed to the venue, which was the Alltybrain Cottages again and their beautiful outdoorsy scenery, champagne and wine was waiting for the guests and the couple to arrive, congratulations and laughter never ended and speeches happened just right at the front of cool tipis with a view to the Brecon Beacon’s.
The party then moved to the beautifully converted barn which was decorated by Tamsin and her family. It was simply spectacular with gorgeous greenery and vintage flower ensembles. Tamsin’s dad found these amazing iron cast chandeliers and mounted them with real candles up on the barns ceiling. This gave the venue an extremely authentic and rustic feel.
The tables were decorated in the morning by Tamsin and the girls. She used a natural ceramic pots and herbs with a plats of eucalyptus laying between the tableware. This really looked lovely and fresh, making a pop from the white table cloths.
This wedding finished with some serious dancing. Oh jeez how I enjoy the dance floor shoots, I am always so tempted to join the guests, chuck my camera in the corner and be the part of the celebration. The music was run by a friend who was a DJ, there couldn’t be a better personal touch to the day.


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