Real Weddings: Michelle and Sarah

Michelle (right) and Sarah on their wedding day

Welcome to our brand new Real Weddings series, where real life couples tell us all about their special day. First up, we’re proud to present Michelle and Sarah’s wedding.

Michelle and Sarah first met on dating site POF in 2014. They hit it off and within a month, met up in Cheltenham for their first date at O’Neill’s Bar.

When it came to proposals, Michelle and Sarah were a lot more laidback than some: “we’d talked about it for a while,” says Michelle. “Then one day we were in town and just went and bought our rings!

Their wedding was at the Holiday Inn in Central Cardiff, and to continue the easygoing feel there was no concrete theme – though Michelle says there were a few exceptions.

“We went emerald green in colour so I could wear my mum’s earrings. She passed away from cancer 5 years ago. She also loved butterflies, so we thought a fitting tribute would be to have green butterflies on our cake.”


So how did our lovely couple find out about Pritchard & Moore? Good old word of mouth! Michelle’s sister had come to us on her search for a wedding gown, and it wasn’t long before both Michelle and Sarah had found their own dream dresses with us.

Michelle knew straight away: “I told Alison what I was looking for and tried on a couple, but once I had my dress on I just knew it was the dress. My experience was amazing; I was so nervous but everyone put me at ease straight away. I’ve recommended Pritchard & Moore loads and will continue to do so, as well as sharing their Facebook page!”


Sarah and Michelle will be honeymooning in Corfu during the summer. That’s not to say they haven’t had a mini-honeymoon already though – they went to Somerset with their dog for two nights as well.


Sarah and Michelle with their beloved dog Sally

Michelle’s favourite memory?

“Seeing Sarah for the first time in her dress with all her make up and hair done. She looked breathtaking and my thoughts were (in no particular order): how lucky am I, this is going to my wife for the rest of my life, I’ve married my best friend and soul mate. I am looking forward to the rest of my life.”

Both brides are very kindly donating their dresses back to Pritchard & Moore to support what they say is an ‘amazing cause’. We couldn’t be more grateful – congratulations, ladies!

If you would like to find your dream dress, please contact us on 02921 157862 to book an appointment – or you can just pop in! We’re open 9am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday.