The wedding of Jenny Layton and Richard Mills

PUBLISHED: 17:45 15 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:59 20 February 2013

The wedding of Jenny Layton and Richard Mills

The wedding of Jenny Layton and Richard Mills

Jenny is a partner, livestock auctioneer and Royal Chartered Surveyor with McCartneys LLP. Richard works on his family farm

The bride and groom
Jenny is a partner, livestock auctioneer and Royal Chartered Surveyor with McCartneys LLP. Richard works on his family farm and enjoys contract shearing. Jennys parents farm at Pontypinna Farm, Vowchurch and Richards dad farms at Lower Wootton Farm and Woonton Grange, Almeley. Jenny attended Kingstone High School and Richard Lady Hawkins at Kington.

Tom and Mary Layton and John Mills and Gill Hancorn Mills.

Best men
Robert Bryan and Peter Jenkins.

Richard Thomas, Tristan Lloyd, Rob Jones, William Layton, George Layton and David Hancorn.

Matron of Honour:
Carina Phillips.
Bridesmaids: Katie Whittall, Lily and Ellie Layton and Cerys Bryan.
Page boy: Charlie Phillips.

How they met
Through the greatest movement about YFC on one of their wild AGMs! Jenny was in Golden Valley YFC and Richard was in Eardisley YFC. They also pulled tug of war for Wales.

The wedding
At Vowchurch, a very special and magical church, then afterwards at Pontypinna Farm.Jenny was the third generation to marry at Vowchurch after her parents and her grandparents.The reception was held in a marquee (Llwyngarthen Marquees) at Jennys parents home at Pontypinna Farm, Vowchurch. The 180 guests enjoyed drinks and canaps on the lawn before entering the apple orchard where the marquee was sited. The newly-weds were joined at the evening party by many family and friends including many of Jennys livestock vendors and buyers.

The gown
A Pronovias gown from All About Eve in Chepstow where the service from Maureen was excellent. Betty Williams from Cwmbran did the final alterations.

Grooms suit
From Pritchards of Hereford: who were great, says Jenny. The men were worse than the women for changing shape as the date approached but Pritchards helped us out!

Bridesmaids dresses
By Carol Powell of Weobley. I cannot recommend Carol highly enough. She welcomed my design ideas and the dresses looked fab, says Jenny.

The flowers
Jennys friend, Karon Jones, of KJ Floristry at Clehonger did the bridal party flowers and the table centres. Iris Price and Jean Bowen did a wonderful job decorating the church.

Special touches
Hair was by Tasha Hamer of Eclipze at Kington and Catherine Jones, a friend, did the make-up. Sue Handley from Woonton made the favours which had the message: Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much. Freda Griffiths and Marion Ruell made the cup cakes. Richards mum made the bunting. Daintree Griffithss beautiful calligraphy and illustrations decorated the table plans and name cards.

The day
The Reverend Simon Lockett conducted a marvellous service. Golden Valley YFC band played at the service which put everyone in a good mood. Natalie Bowen of GVYFC sang Adeles song, Feel My Love, which amazed the guests. The bride entered the church to Songbird by Eva Cassidy.

The food at the reception was by Gabriella Catering with special touches from Dave and Kate Gladwyn who run the business. Marcus and Sue Lloyd, Peterchurch supplied the evening hog roast and served until the early hours, together with Neil and Claire from Behind Bars, Kington.

The speeches were truly amazing. Jennys father took early retirement and his speech was thoughtfully completed by Richard Sparey, Richard Layton and Glyn Owens. The best men ribbed Richard all the way through their speeches! Tristan Lloyd finished with a comical poem about the newlyweds.

The band Fairplay from Oswestrygot the crowd going after the first dance of Take Thats Rule The World.

The honeymoon

Precious memories
Jenny says: Walking into church with my dad who is 77, the church service and the speeches heard with many family and friends.

The photographer
James Cunningham, Abergavenny, who did a superb job:
Jay-C Imagery Photography,
07894 521280;

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