a rural wedding in a vintage style wedding dress

A Rural Wedding in a Vintage Style Gown

A Rural Wedding in a Vintage Style Gown

Amanda and Peter married in May this year in Maenclochog, a village in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales. Their stunning photography was by Kate Dunwell Photography, who is also based in west Wales. The wedding was at St Mary’s church and the reception was held at the Village Hall over the road. A rural wedding in a vintage style gown doesn’t get much better than this so read on to find out more.

A Rural Wedding in a Vintage Style Gown

“I’ve always wanted a tea length dress so I don’t think anybody was surprised when I turned up in my gorgeous tea length on the day”

Amanda travelled all the way from Wales to find her perfect tea length short wedding dress. She chose the beautiful Scarlett by Timeless Chic for her day. Timeless Chic are our own exquisite in house collection of vintage inspired short & tea length bridal gowns.

A Rural Wedding in a Vintage Style Gown

“I read about Cutting Edge Brides online and saw that they had a sample sale. I just went along to browse – I didn’t think I’d find anything that day.”

This is a stunning short lace wedding dress with petticoats and wide satin belt detail which she complimented with a veil by Twisted Thimble Couture. She teamed this with T-bar heels and fresh spring flowers to complete her vintage style wedding look.

a rural wedding in a vintage style wedding dress

A Tractor To The Church

The couples wedding was a real rural wedding with the whole family involved. Amanda arrived at the church in style on the back of her grandad’s tractor and the couple traveled to the reception on it too. The community came out on the day to wish the couple well on their wedding day which added to the fun.

A vintage style wedding dress

When You Know You Know

Amanda knew the importance of making sure that her wedding dress was the right one. She booked several appointments over the following week to give her time to think about what she really wanted. It was important for her to try longer dresses on as well, just to make sure. Traveling all the way to our South London bridal boutique from Wales meant she wanted to get it right first time.


a rural wedding in a vintage style wedding dress

“I tried a couple on – they were great but when I put mine on it just felt right. This was the only dress I didn’t get changed out of to try the next one!”

A Rural Wedding in a vintage style wedding dress

“I did try some longer dresses just to see, but none of them felt right.”

The couples bridesmaids wore pale green gowns and the bridal party had vibrant spring flowers for bouquets, button holes and decorations. Peter wore a dark suit and pale green tie to compliment the wedding colours.

A rural wedding in a vintage inspired wedding dress

“After trying on countless dresses that didn’t quite live up to my dress, I knew for sure it was the one!  It’s very cheesy but when you know you know.”

A Family Affair

The couple had help from family and friends on their day to make it truly unique wedding. A very talented bunch of people they were too and helped make the day a success. The love and warmth radiates from the photographs and all the details shine through.

“Pete’s mum wrote a piece of choral music for the service and our friends formed a small choir to sing it. Pictures of us were taken on my grandparents farm down the road from the village hall.   The bunting was made by myself and a friend.”

A rural wedding in wales in a vintage style dress by Cutting Edge brides

“We had a welsh version of a ceilidh – it’s called a twmpath in Welsh in the evening.”

This word refers to a hump, a traditional village green that musicians set up on to entertain the community. Now has now come to mean the event itself where traditional steps, great music and having a great time make up a twmpath. Amanda swapped her heels for a gold pair of sneakers and the couple danced the night away surrounded by their loved ones.

a rural wedding in a vintage style wedding dress

Such a wonderful community inspired rural wedding in stunning Wales. We are grateful to the couple for sharing their day with us.

Please visit us to find the short wedding dress of dreams at a one to one consultation. If you would like to share your short wedding dress with our readers please email: info@cuttingedgebrides.com.


Photographer: Kate Dunwell Photography

Florist: Next Door Narberth

Make up: Sara Williams

Hair: Ava Marie, Narberth

Veil: Twisted Thimble Couture

Cutting Edge Brides

01322 521 000

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