Charles and alan
Charles and Alan’s
brought the Moulin
Rouge to Carmarthen.
Charles relives their
freedom and love
e met at the gym just over three years ago and got on well. so well, that last
year when we were on holiday in Venice, alan suddenly dropped to one knee
on renalto Bridge at four in the morning and proposed to me!
When we started thinking about planning our day the drama seemed
natural. Moulin Rouge is my favourite ﬁlm and I knew we could have fun
with the theme and importantly get all of our guests involved – and get
involved they certainly did!
Our whole theme was Moulin rouge, right from sending out the red, black and white invites.
Our guests said that from the moment they received the ‘spectacular’ invitations their expectations
were set. The diamanté ﬂeur-de-lys embellishments carried on through to the rest of the stationery
and the cake – and all of the ‘bridal’ party wore them on the day.
We both wore checked jackets and matching waistcoats, cravats and plain chino trousers with
wine-coloured suede brogues, and we had the diamanté ﬂeur-de-lys on the back of our jackets. Our
bridesmaids, lyndy, ellie and rachal, wore red long dresses and pearl shoes with black and silver
murano glass jewellery that we brought back from Venice. laura-Gene my niece, who was ‘best
person’, wore the same dress but in black, with complementary murano glass jewellery.
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