It’s A Blue Day For Mr & Mrs Hicks, But Not As You Know It!

Just a short drive off the M4 at junction 34 is the beautiful picturesque Miskin Manor, set in 25 acres of pure bliss and beautifully well manicured gardens. This was the perfect set up for the newly weds, Gavin & Laura. 

The sun was shining on 27/6/15 as the guests enjoyed their beverages outside on the beautiful lawn terrace. 

The couple had a fantastic day surrounded by their loved ones. There was plenty of time to enjoy the wedding, relax with friends and even give some of the dads the chance to play football…that’s right, football! 

As the title states, it was a blue day. But not in the down beat kind of way. The groom was a big Chelsea FC fan and named all the tables after his heroes in the famous Blue of Chelsea FC. Even Jose Mourinho was a guest….ok, all beit as a cardboard cut out. 

This pretty much sums up the day. There was plenty of fun things to keep people entertained! A massive surprise to the wedding guests was when food had finished being served, the waiters starting to sing. Singing waiters has started to become a trend now at weddings. 

The transition from the day into the evening was fantastic as guests were clearly in good spirits sharing with the bride and groom. 

A beautiful moment of the night was for Laura, the beautiful bride, having her cousin David to sing the newly weds first dance. They opted for a well known Disney song, but one that I’ve never come across as a first dance….Kiss The Girl from The Little Mermaid. 


Laura and Gavin had a superb cheer from their first dance, that led straight into the evenings entertainment in the form of Jukebox Covers Band who got the room feeling energised and fresh with their versatile set list. 

Kickin straight off with One Directions hit “What Makes You Beautiful”

The day was beautifully arranged and I’d like to wish Laura & Gavin, Mr & Mrs Hicks a wonderful honeymoon and best wishes for the rest of their lives





Karl Moon – Personal Trainer

Recently got asked to take some pictures of a session with a personal trainer from the Rhondda, South Wales. 

Karl Moon is based in Ton Pentre and runs regular classes within the community, but he’s helping out the local football team, Maindy Con FC. 

You can find out more about Karl Moon by clicking here

I think it’s fair to say, from these pictures, he’s doing a good job working people hard to achieve results.







Mr & Mrs Green

Saturday 13th June, two lovely people tied the knot at the Three Saints Hotel in Llantrisant.

Jade Poulton and Steven Green had a beautifully hand crafted wedding. They got married in the hotels registered room. 

The bride, forever glowing in her dress, had 3 bridesmaids while the groom had two best men whom he was friends with since his younger days. 

With the colour theme a beautiful blue, the wedding was tastefully decorated, with the bridesmaids matching. 

The couple had a 250+ strong crowd in attendance which shows how much they’re well respected and loved by their family and friends. 

The night was celebrated in style with the weddings function band Jukebox
Their first dance was “I want to grow old with you” by Westlife. 

We wish Mr & Mrs Green a lovely honeymoon. 













One Direction Plus McBusted For Support = Awesomeness!

Well, what more is there to say about this concert? The fact that you have arguably Britains (ok and Ireland) biggest bands under one roof it can only mean one thing right? A superb entertained evening full of chart topping hits and screaming fans!

McBusted burst onto the stage with their energetic charisma, getting the fans chanting and throwing their arms in the air…this was about to blow the A Frame off the Millenium Stadium!

Performing some of their biggest hits spanning the last decade, McBusted played the likes of Star Girl, Shine A Light and Air Hostess.

The 50,000 strong crowd at the stadium gave the band plenty of energy to feed off from! Certainly a fantastic support band, who in their own right could probably hold their own on a stadium tour.


One Direction Smash Cardiff Gig!

After the noise settled down while people got some snacks after the McBusted boys finished their set, all eyes were on the stage awaiting for One Direction to pounce!

Suddenly, the Millenium Stadium’s lights were dimmed…. The noise levels almost blew the roof off the stadium. This was for one reason only! One Direction had started their approach to the stage.

Those 4 handsome former X Factor contestants were fast approaching and burst onto the stage with screams and cheers and opened with Clouds, having the whole stadium waving their hands back and forth. The boys had officially arrived…

Steal My Girl just echoed around the stadium with glow sticks and banners being waved and the crowd showing their full support for the boys.

One thing that was for sure, the band seemed like they were enjoying themselves, especially after being in the spot light recently with Zayn Malik leaving the band. However, there was no mention of him on the night from the band, as expected, but I don’t really think that people noticed too much anyway.

Cardiff has successfully held two major nights at the stadium, as well as having the Manic Street Preachers performing in Cardiff Castle and Elton John in the Motorpoint Arena.

I think this has thrown Wales on the map once more. We are more than capable of attracting the biggest stars on the planet to our beautiful country.

One Direction Set List – Millenium Stadium, Cardiff


Steal My Girl

Little Black Dress

Where Do Broken Hearts Go

Midnight Memories

Kiss You

Stockholm Syndrome

Ready to Run


Better than Words

Don’t Forget Where You Belong

Little Things



One Thing

“What Makes You Beautiful”

Through the Dark

Girl Almighty

Story of My Life

You and I

Little White Lies

Best Song Ever


Update 7 June 2015


Them lovely boys from McBusted kindly sent my personal Twitter into meltdown! Thanks lads😎

Mr & Mrs Mason…The Beautiful Newlyweds

Sunday…for most of the world it’s a day of rest. Whether it is to recover from a weekend hang over, spend time with your family or just have a kick back and lazy day! But not for this special couple.   At Cardiff’s exceptional location of “The New Country Hotel“, the view from here is enough to take people’s breath away. intotheheart   This was the location for a gorgeous bride, Leanne Walker of Ton Pentre, Rhondda and the dashing Chris Mason to become the new happy couple! Their first dance was originally going to be a Stereophonics number, “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” but there was a surprise up Chris’ sleeve. The song was indeed a Stereophonics song, but with the vocals coming from Chris himself who had pre recorded this beautiful song. This eventually made for an emotional first dance, which reduced the beautiful bride to tears…least to say, she wasn’t the only one in the room! into the heart After this superb first dance came the chance for Leanne’s father, Les Walker. They had planned to have a traditional father/daughter dance….Les had other idea’s! As the song started, My Girl by The Temptations, there was a special moment between these two that made everyone smile, until the DJ mashed it up, with the Bride clueless but the father in the know, on comes a number of dance tracks including “Gangnam Style”, with Les totally showing off some smooth dance moves and having the room in fits of laughter and joy! If Carlsberg did father and daughter dance’s…. intotheheartintotheheart The rest of the night was a big party! The couple had booked the magnificent wedding band “Jukebox” who certainly got the night underway!! With an action packed set of songs to keep the dance floor filled, the bride and groom shared this centre stage with their friends and family! Drink was flowing, guests were glowing and the rest ladies and gentlemen was history!   Congratulations to the fantastic and beautiful couple, Mr & Mrs Mason!   intotheheartintotheheart intotheheart intotheheart intotheheart intotheheart intotheheart

Congratulations Eiddwen and Aled Hughes!

There was something special about this North Wales wedding. A beautiful day, in the gorgeous surroundings of Anglesey, was a hidden gem of a venue called Tre Ysgawen Hall

The venue boasted beautiful gardens that is truly out of the ordinary! 

The bride and groom had luxury travel to the venue, in the form of a Land Rover and Mercedes Benz. 

The bride, as most do, stole the show of this wedding. And rightly so! In a beautifully laced fishtail dress, Eiddwen looked exquisite! Her hair and make up also adding to her glowing presence on the day. 


The groom, Aled, was looking rather dapper in his 3 piece suit. Constantly smiling every time he caught glimpses of Eiddwen, he was certainly enjoying his day, their big moment. 

The couple had a great evening planned also, and had hired South Wales wedding function band, Jukebox. These guys are well experienced and deliver the hype of entertainment that’s required for a wedding party! 

They performed the bride and grooms first dance, Ed Sheeran’s smash hit record “Thinking Out Loud”. 

From start to finish of the evening reception the dance floor was packed! 

At one point, Aled had been lifted to the skies like he was at a rock festival, and everyone below him rocking with him! This image, for me, sums up the couples wedding day! Fun, love, great guests and just amazing memories. 

The band also had the newly weds perform their first duet as a married couple, belting out Bryan Adams’ “Summer of 69”. The groom very much enjoyed the limelight and was giving it some to his “fans”. 

   We really hope that everyone else who was there enjoyed the party!