Pair got together after talking at high school prom

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Pair got together after talking at high school prom

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The couple

Ieuan Huw Matthews and Alys Haf Holland, both 24. The couple grew up in Cardiff and now live in Heath. Ieuan is a carpenter and Alys works in mental health services.

The venue

The couple were married at St Mary’s Parish Church in Whitchurch on April 15. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel in Coychurch, Bridgend.

How they met

“We met in high school at the age of 11 and we were friends throughout our time studying,” said Alys.

“We started talking even more at our year 11 leavers prom, and Ieuan then asked me to meet up with him. Our relationship developed from there onwards and we became a couple in 2009.”

The proposal

Ieuan proposed on the morning of their son Harri’s first Christmas in 2013.

“We had exchanged presents and were getting ready to see family, but suddenly Ieuan and Harri disappeared to get changed and Harri had changed into a Santa outfit and was holding a little box,” added Alys.

“Ieuan told me ‘Santa has one more thing for you’ and then he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was a complete shock!”

The wedding

“The morning of the wedding went very smoothly for the bride, but the groom was recovering from a slight hangover as he went out the night before,” said Alys.

“It was a big wedding with all our friends and family – everything we had always hoped for.

“We had never discussed having a wedding abroad or a small and intimate affair.

“We both knew we wanted to have a big, traditional wedding.”

The couple’s first dance was to Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur as they felt the lyrics described their relationship perfectly.

The honeymoon

Ieuan and Alys jetted off to Portugal for three days.

This was where they spent their first holiday together.

They later visited their caravan in Llangrannog so they could spend some time with their children.

During their time in West Wales, they enjoyed family walks and visits to the beach.Read more at:cheap prom dresses | prom dresses 2017

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