Mazel Tov

On the 21stJune 2019, Sophie and Alex started their new chapter as husband and wife after they tied the knot at our exclusive south wales wedding venue, Fairyhill. 

 

Sophie from America and Alex from Birmingham, chose a Welsh location offering UK class wedding facilities and style.

Sophie and Alex wanted to create a true marriage of cultures by having a venue they could put their stamp on. This was essential to incorporate their religions.

 

 

About that dress..

Before we even talk about the celebrations we must talk about the brides sense of style…

Sophie chose to have her wedding dress especially designed and handmade in AMR Bridal's Penmaen studio to reflect her personality and style, as well as to complement the natural beauty of Fairyhill's enchanting Gower location.

Sophie's bespoke dress was made using natural silks, soft layers of tulle and delicately hand sewn three-dimensional flowers which softly cascading off the shoulder through to the bodice and onto the skirt of sparkling stardust tulle. Sophie is truly in a league of her own. 

Ania owner of AMR bridal said 'I think Sophie dazzled with beauty and truly captured the magic of Gower in her wedding style. I was very pleased to see how relaxed and full of joy Sophie looked, effortlessly dancing into the night'.

 

(Dress from AMR Bridal Ania Maria Rozanowska)

Luckily for Alex and Sophie the Welsh weather was on their side and Fairyhill was able to deliver their dream of an idyllic outdoor Jewish ceremony. We’ll let the photographs do the talking but simply – stunning!

 

 In True Wedding Tradition

The couple said their vows under the Chuppah.

A chuppah has four corners and a roof to symbolise the new home they are building together.

 

 

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg took the ceremony, who in 2008 was appointed Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism in the UK.

 

 

The Jewish wedding ceremony ended with the traditional breaking of the glass.

The breaking of the glass in Jewish ceremonies symbolises the destruction of the Jewish temple. This is a tradition for couples as it symbolises the finality of the marital covenant.

 

 

Next, the couple enjoyed the Hora.

For those who don’t know, the hora is an Israeli circle dance, guests join in and lift the newlywed couple on chairs.

 

This is a great shot from Eminent photographer, really capturing the happy moment. 

Next up was the wedding reception and breakfast.

Guests were treated to Pimms, Pornstar Martini’s and Gin Cocktails out on the Terrace with live music from The Squires followed by a lavish five course Kosher wedding breakfast which included smashed duck spring rolls, salmon gravadlax, pan seared hake and slow cooked barbecue beef brisket.

 

 

I know, our mouths are watering too!

If that wasn’t enough, the couple choose to have a two tier cake with macaroons for their guests to enjoy with their bespoke evening buffet. Think lamb ribs, Truffle fries, and chocolate strawberries!

 

 

And to top it off, the attention to detail in the décor and the flowers was stylish and elegant.

They certainly accentuated the venue and turned our 300 year old Georgian Manor house into something out of a fairy tale.

  

 

 

We can’t help but fall head over heels with Sophie and Alex’s outdoor Jewish Wedding ceremony. 

 

 

If you can’t wait until our next wedding showcase, contact us today to book a mid-week private tour.

 

 

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