Calon Wedding Planning is a young wedding and events planning company, established in 2013 by Alaw Griffiths, with the help of her mother, Dil and husband, Hywel. Our aim is to help you realise your dream day. As well as being a fantastic experience, from choosing the perfect venue to finding those must-have accessories, we know that planning an unforgettable wedding is hard work. Perhaps you’re too busy to plan your wedding in full, or that you simply need some creative advice from experienced professionals. Whatever your needs, we are ready to help in any way we can. Our services include a broad suite of wedding planning packages, including bespoke services catering for individual brides’ needs, events organising, including wedding fairs and open days, and composing bespoke wedding poetry.
Building on a decade of events organising experience, Calon Wedding Planning has organised wedding fairs in a number of unique and distinctive locations across Wales, from Cardigan Castle to Aberystwyth Arts Centre, as well as in popular hotels.
The Aberystwyth Wedding Show, held at the Arts Centre, has become one of the largest wedding fairs in mid-Wales, with fierce competition for exhibitor space and attracting above average footfall. We also act as wedding coordinators for the National Library of Wales, Tynrhyd Retreat and as consultants on the forthcoming S4C wedding planning programme Priodas Pum Mil, produced by Boom Cymru.
Based near Aberystwyth, but working across Wales, Calon Wedding Planning is unique in the sector in that the company is committed to providing a bilingual service to clients. The bespoke wedding poetry service is also distinctive. Poems are written by multi-award winning Welsh-language poet Hywel Griffiths (Alaw’s husband) and past examples include poems given as gifts to the bride and groom’s parents, poems to be read during the service, and poems to be included in wedding invitations.
Each poem given as a gift is professionally and distinctively designed and framed by local independent designers and galleries. This is an example of the networks of small, independent companies that Calon Wedding Planning has established.
Calon Wedding Planning’s distinctiveness, professionalism, commitment and attention to detail have been recognised by comments from brides and grooms and wedding fair exhibitors, as well as by awards and nominations at the Welsh National Wedding Awards (Winner – Best New Service, regional, 2013; Shortlisted– Best Service 2014 & 2016) and at the Aber First Awards (Winner – Wedding Belles, Making it Their Best Day 2016). Outstanding customer service, whether the clients are brides and grooms or wedding venues, is Calon Wedding Planning’s driving ambition. As trained members of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners, Calon Wedding Planning is an experienced and highly regarded team, who endeavour to create the best possible experience for everyone they work with. Please contact us to discuss your needs.