Here at Pentre Mawr we are determined to give all our couples absolute free choice of who they use to help make their day perfect. We have vast experience of hosting weddings and know that the wrong band or the wrong photographer can really spoil your day. So we’ve gathered together a few recommendations of lovely people who will go out of their way, as we do, to make your day as perfect as possible. Whoever you choose please run them past us before you book them………..we’ve had one or two interesting suppliers who seem to forget that the wedding couple are the most important people on the day.
We have caterers that we highly recommend.
The first caterers we recommend are Anna and Marc Macaulay from Abergele. MM Catering. Marc turns out the most exquisite food from his immaculate kitchen on wheels. He can cope with anything from a formal sit down to a BBQ or hog roast. He’s got a great calming effect and is a lovely chap. Their web site is MM Catering or just give them a ring on 07812 892833. The work with a brilliant bar company called Foelas Arms Mobile Bar. Run by husband and wife team Lucille and Warren 07900004464. Both are so obliging and with smiley faces will help you out. Their bar prices are excellent as well. More like the local pub so your friends won’t be horrified when they go to the bar. Ask them about their drinks packages too.
Dinner by Design from Wrexham their events manager Keiran is on hand to guide through all your needs for your wedding day. Just give him a ring on 07585 509 240 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org Mark is an accomplished chef, turning out lovely food and they will also look after the bar taking the pressure off finding a separate bar. Ask them about their drinks packages too.
Olive Tree catering from Cheshire has attended to several of our brides now and again give a wonderful service with diverse food. Great friendly staff. Phone them on 07516942332 John or Chelsea 07545319476
For years we’ve used Jeremy Platt as our wine merchant…………….recently with his business partner Sion and the help of Bev in the office he started a new business called Ffarm Vintners. I confess they’ve all been friends of our for years though we started off as just business acquaintances. Over the years of excellent service, they have stepped into the breach even on bank holidays when I’ve forgotten to order enough and have been really helpful and knowledgeable when we’ve needed them. You don’t have to use them but if you do, they’ll be great. Contact details. Phone Bev on 01492 680074
Photographer and Video
Mike Mainstone has been our photographer of choice since one of our brides recommended him for our wedding. His son Steve and wife Jenny work with him to get those ever so important photos taken and then to get out of your hair so as not to spoil your day. Jenny is wonderful at putting everyone at ease while the guys do their thing. She’s got a great eye for detail………….she’ll move the glass….straighten the veil and pin the button hole. Perfect pictures eveytime. Mike is simply brilliant with people getting that smile when no one else can and getting great shots of little folk………….it’s lovely to see Steve taking up his mantle. Steve also takes and edits wonderful video. Our only regret for our wedding is that we didn’t have one…….but it was soooo long ago……….I’m not sure they’d invented video. Have a look at their web site Mike Mainstone Photography
Nathan Roberts of nrimagery.com did his first wedding here this spring. What a kind, calm person he is. Just the type of person you want around you on your wedding day. Not pushy, allowing you time to enjoy your day without rushing you and still managing to get all the shots you want. You can reach him one 075579434368
If you’re looking for something special for the children on your wedding day. Sarah from Shore Line Trotters has beautiful little donkeys (some of whom have been rescued) who are really child friendly. They are beautifully turned out with flowers in their manes. Contact Sarah or Alan on 01745860580 or go to their web site http://shorelinetrotters.my-free.website/ or Facebook page www.facebook.com/shorelinetrotters/
Mobiles numbers for both are; Sarah – 07786349619
Alan – 07879177335
Your guests are bored…………..your photographer is taking too long…………the children are getting fractious. We got a lovely chap who lives on site who has three wonderful Harris Hawks and a fabulous Eagle Owl called Frank. Rich will bring the birds out so you and your guests can great shots with them and his sidekick Conor (our son) will take some photos and we’ll put them all on a disc for you to have as a keepsake. His web site is www.falconry-experiences.com Phone Rich on 07704366244 or email him at info@ falconry-experiences.com
Red Rooster Disco’s
Dave and Nicola are a local couple with fabulous disco equipment, amazing lightening, a huge number of wonderful extras and most of all the nicest people. They know that it is your wedding and you are the most important people so if give a play list or tell the kind of music you want they will make it happen. They can be reached on 01745890367 or 07765093203 or better yet go to their fantastic web site. http://www.redroosterdiscos.co.uk/
Ffion is a local harpist and well experienced at playing the harp for wedding ceremonies (religious and civil), drinks reception and wedding breakfasts. The harp is a beautiful accompaniment to your special day and adds a touch of elegance that will create a serene, memorable and romantic atmosphere. All genres can be catered for, as well as special requests that will be personal and meaningful to the bride and groom. Pentre Mawr Country House is an intimate wedding venue that will be complimented by this beautiful instrument. All couples are offered personal consultations to choose their ceremonial music. Contact Ffion on 07584307069 or email@example.com
These guys played at our wedding many years ago. They play the kind jazz we just love. All the old favourites like the King of the Swingers and Mac the knife. As well as that they do a disco so you’ve the best of both worlds. But for us the most important part of our day was when they played “Have I told you lately that I love you” as I walked down the aisle. Just perfect. I asked Dave if he could and while he hadn’t played it before he was happy to oblige. You can contact him on 01745 850471 or his mobile 07782420766 or Ian the other hand of the duo can be contacted on 01745 582412 or drop him an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clay Pigeon shooting with a difference!
Chris Knowles isa multi-instrumentalist, and have been a full-time working musician for 29 years now. As well as traditional Celtic music, he also has a repertoire of popular romantic tunes on solo harp and can play for your ceremony. In addition to solo Celtic harp, and duo performances with Ben Walker, He also play with long established and popular north-Wales based ceilidh band, Mooncoin Ceilidh Band. The band have their own caller and are an experienced, fun ceilidh band playing an eclectic mix of Irish, Welsh, Scottish, English, Breton, Appalachian and other music styles, and have a wide range of dances. They also play for private events such as weddings, are usually known as the Gold Ring Duo
Welsh Male Voice Choir
If you want to do something really special, different and fabulously Welsh. The local Male Voice Choir is a must. They’re called Côr Meibion Dinbych a’r Cylch – Denbigh & District Male Voice Choir. If you get in touch with the Secretary – Dafydd Lloyd Jones on 01745 812944 or email him on email@example.com or you can contact the Treasurer & Staging Manager – Gronwy Wynne 01745 817187 firstname.lastname@example.org Their website – www.denbighchoir.com
and for general info drop then an email – email@example.com You’ll be surprise how reasonable they are!!!
Okay, not the really Tom Jones but a really great tribute act. Ian Anthony is a lovely fellow who looks and more importantly sounds like Tom Jones. He can be reached by going to http://www.iananthony.com He’ll really get your party started!! If you want the dance floor full, just book him!
Aren’t we lucky, we live in a wonderful area with fabulous scenery and wonderful views…….but every beautiful bride needs stunning flowers for her wedding day. There’s a lovely local girl called Bex who can provide just right touches for every kind of wedding, from bouquets to table centres and so much more. The right flowers will lift the marquee or the pagoda in the wall garden. Here’s more about her in her own words.
Rebecca Collingwood-Bespoke Wedding Flowers
I can promise your flowers will be a unique and beautiful reflection of you on your special day
Decorations and all the lovely extras
For those little touches that make your day extra special, Amy, a fellow Pentre Mawr bride-to-be is offering to hire some beautiful vintage items, including a cast aluminium post box, vintage China crockery, a beautiful sweet cart and other special items at an exclusive Pentre Mawr bride-to-be rate. Contact Amy on firstname.lastname@example.org or search for Beloved Foxglove on Facebook to discuss all things pretty to make your day as special as you’ve dreamed, without all the cost.
While we two hundred percent really mean it when we say you can bring your own alcohol, from our experiences, it’s easier if you have a bar for your evening guests. You’re going to have hire glasses and arrange for them to washed and returned. So we have three suggestions for you.
Lucille and Warren from the Pentre Foelas are super bar people. Nothing is too much trouble and they have lovely staff. They can be reached on 07900004464 or via their Facebook page Foelas Arms Mobile Bar.
Darren from the Dazzling Mobile Bar. He’s just that, dazzling and makes a mean mojito. You can call him on 07864360873 or go to his web site www.dazzlingmobilebar.co.uk Really nice chap who’ll look after all you bar needs.
If you’re looking for the perfect vintage style car with the perfect gentleman driving it then get in touch with Bespoke Wedding cars. The cars are truly beautiful but that’s the easy bit. The driver’s consideration for our brides makes their journey to and from the church truly memorable. Called Derek on 07919273527 or email bespoke email@example.com
Why have cars at all…………..Caramel Stud Carriages in St Asaph www.caramelstudcarriages.co.uk have the most beautiful horse drawn carriages, absolute height of elegance…….whether you get married here or else where it is the perfect way to spend that special time after your wedding to be together alone with a glass of champagne before the party starts…………… several of our couples have gotten married here and had a 20 minute drive around the country lanes just to spend some precious time together. Jo and Andy are professionally turned out for the perfect photo opportunity. What a fabulous way to start you married life. Phone Jo on 07974 181519
Nelly the VW Camper Van
Looking for something a little bit different for your special day? Effortlessly cool and stylish, Nelly is a beautifully restored 1965 VW split screen campervan…and she loves weddings! Capable of carrying up to five passengers and offering fantastic photo opportunities, Nelly will be a memorable part of your day – she’s perfect for traditional or themed weddings, civil partnerships and vow renewals. Imagine the iconic sound of her air-cooled engine and the sight of flowers reflected in her polished chrome – get in touch to see what we can do to make your special day perfect! Email Nelly on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01492 642462 to speak to her lovely owner Emma.
Make Up and Hair
Ever looked at all those glamorous stars on the red carpet and wondered how they do it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to look like them on your wedding day? Well they’ve got a secret and we’d like to share it with you. They take their own make-up artist with them on their travels. Make-up artist to stars like Katie Melua, Charlotte Church, Jodie Kidd and numerous others can be your make up make-up artist for your special day. Her name is Caroline James and you can contact her 01745890258 or 07973 505099
There are lots of lovely things to make you day stand out and more interesting and to fill in those awkward gaps. Two of my favourites are The Chocolate shop in Denbigh and Chilly Cow Ice cream. Mark from the chocolate shop is quite a character and his staff bring a lovely stall, dress in frilly aprons and hats and really look the part and most of all his chocs are truly delicious. www.denbighchocolateshop.com/
Ben of Marfeets ice sells the truly scrummy Chilly Cow ice cream which is made locally. He has a tricycle and wears a boater hat, both looks and acts the part and is a really lovely man as well. email@example.com
There are three local pubs where your guests can get lunch before your wedding. The closest are the Kinmel Arms and the White Horse both of which open for lunch We’re very excited about the Dinorben Arms opening in Bodfari in late April, they’re going to be opened all day.