Artful Restraint – A Modern, Autumnal Reception in Wales 

In an 18th century farmhouse, raw, often overlooked materials were alchemized into an artfully alluring reception.

Imperfection and incompletion became purposeful symbolism in Millefleur’s and AR Wedding’s styling, calling attention to the inexplicable beauty of process and simplicity.  

Dancing across the tables were candlesticks in ivory ceramic holders, modern martini glasses, and wedding stationery that demanded pause with its purposeful use of blank space, black ink, and blocky font across creamy paper. 

The act of restraint proved potent in the poetic placement of soft cottons and linens, branches, stone, time-worn oak, and an understated color palette, all of it blending in a scene of ‘curated nature’. 

wedding venues south wales

wedding venues south wales

wedding venues south wales

“We bridled clutches of bronzed autumnal branches to recreate the expressive sculptural forms that this natural landscape unfurls so effortlessly.”

wedding venues south wales

wedding venues south wales

AR Wedding’s Styling Tips

  • Limit floral stems to two or three varieties in subtle shades. This allows you to emphasize bold, sculptural forms.
  • Use simple undyed cotton drapes to introduce unexpected drama to your setup.
  • Choose time-worn oak benches instead of chairs to achieve a pared-back, chic look.
  • Pair handcrafted ceramics with contemporary china for an interesting juxtaposition.
  • Avoid clutter by restricting your color palette and minimizing superfluous elements.


Photography / Aga Hosking

Videography / Agrestal Visuals

Styling / AR Weddings

Stationery / Bureau Design 

Cutlery & Styling Discs / Hire Twenty One

Bridalwear / Alix London

Location / Llantilio House

Flowers / Pearl Watt of Millefleur

Furniture / Virginia’s Vintage Hire

Linen & Cloths / Alba Tableware

Ceramics / Candleholders by Millefleur

Drapery / Millefleur



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