Once upon a time

Nicola and Jack's magical day took place at The Celtic Manor Resort.

Nicola Horton, 29, married Jack Withey, 27, at The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport on 25th August, 2018.

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Jack and I attended a wedding fair in January 2018. We walked past a stall for The Celtic Manor Resort, and they asked whether we'd like to enter a competition to win our wedding. We agreed, and not long after the coordinator, Helen Glanville, called us and told us we'd won! She was fantastic, and nothing was too much trouble for her.

 

Once upon a time: Image 2aWe both felt nervous and didn't sleep much the night before the wedding. I was worried about getting ready, especially since there were six of us having our hair and make-up done!

Once upon a time: Image 2 Our tables were named after Disney films. I made the place cards myself and themed each one around a different character.

 

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We decorated the space with a postbox, a sweet cart, giant love letters and a memory table with photographs of our grandparents.

 

Once upon a time: Image 4aWe chose a four-tier Disney-themed bake from Cottage Kitchen Cakes. The toppers were Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed as a bride and groom. It was made up of chocolate, Victoria sponge, lemon and raspberry.

Once upon a time: Image 4 For our centrepieces, we placed jam jars full of flowers on to silver mirrors.

 

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Jack wore a blue suit from Dyfed Menswear. He opted for a champagne-coloured waistcoat, while the groomsmen chose blue versions.

 

Once upon a time: Image 6aMy dress was an Anna Sorrano design called Louisa. The first time I tried it on, I felt so comfortable and knew it was the one. I wore a veil from Allison Jayne Bridalwear and accessorised with my nan's necklace and a bracelet full of Disney charms.

Once upon a time: Image 6 For our flowers, we opted for roses in different shades of pink, ivory and lilac.

 

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The bridesmaids wore pink dresses from Boohoo. It was difficult finding a gown that would suit everyone, as one of my maids was heavily pregnant at the time. They looked beautiful and great in the photographs.

 

Once upon a time: Image 8aWe hired Stuart Watkins Magician to keep our loved ones entertained. He was incredible, and some of his tricks were mind-blowing!

Once upon a time: Image 8 For the evening reception, we had a DJ perform. He was great and received all of our guests song requests in advance.

 
 

Nicola and Jack's contact book


Bride's bracelet
H Samuel
www.hsamuel.co.uk

Bride's dress
Wed2B
www.wed2b.co.uk

Bride's shoes
Debenhams
www.debenhams.com

Bride's veil
Allison Jayne Bridalwear
www.allisonjayne.com

Bridesmaids' bags
Next
www.next.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses
Boohoo
www.boohoo.com

Cake
Cottage Kitchen Cakes
www.facebook.com/cottagekitchencakesnelson

Cake-toppers
Honey and Ladle
www.instagram.com/honey_and_ladle

Children's outfits
Roco Clothing
www.rococlothing.co.uk

Flowers
Jan Lima Flowers
www.janlimaflowers.co.uk

Groom's and groomsmen's suits
Dyfed Menswear
www.dyfedmenswear.co.uk

Guestbook
Katie's Glitter Creations
www.facebook.com/katiesglittercreations

Hair stylist
Captiva Spa & Lounge
www.captivaspa.com

Magician
Stuart Watkins Magician
www.stuartwatkins.co.uk

Make-up artist
Beauty_by_Becci
www.instagram.com/beauty_by_becci

Mother-of-the-bride's outfit
Phase Eight
www.phase-eight.com

Music
Get Dancing
www.get-dancing.com

Photo booth
Magic Photobooths
www.magicphotobooths.co.uk

Photographer
Eve Ash Photography
www.eveashphotography.co.uk

Polaroid pictures
LALALAB
www.lalalab.com

Sweet cart and love letters
The Cutesy Co
www.thecutesyco.com

Venue styling
Wow Event Hire
www.woweventhire.co.uk

Venue, accommodation and catering
The Celtic Manor Resort
www.celtic-manor.com

Videographer
Epi Create
www.facebook.com/epicreate

 
 

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