Charlotte Assa, 28, knew she wanted her wedding to Andrew Morris, 29, a farmer, to be classic in style. "However, as I'm Swedish, we incorporated some Scandinavian elements, too," says Charlotte, an online retail marketing consultant. This included a soloist singing in Swedish during the ceremony. "We were going to have a Swedish song in the service but we realised it would only be me and my mother singing!" she laughs. "My father died when I was younger, so my brother gave me away. He gave an emotional speech at the reception, too, so it felt like Dad was there."
After the couple exchanged vows at their local church in Herefordshire, the party drove across the border into Wales for the reception at historic Llangoed Hall. "It's very special to us as it was the first place Andrew took me to for dinner," says Charlotte.
The 250 guests dined in a marquee swathed in white, tucking into a seafood starter followed by local Welsh beef. After dinner, everyone moved inside to the hall where two bars had been set up. "My brother's friend is a club DJ in Stockholm and kept the guests dancing until after 2am, when the party was supposed to finish," says Charlotte. "People were still up at 5am though, and someone even played the bagpipes!"
Photographs by Sean Cunningham