Emma & John's Wedding

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Hello everyone and Welcome to our Wedding page!

Here you will find all the information you need for our big day! You can even RSVP on here and let us know your menu choices.

We can't wait to see you all on the 1st March.

Love John and Emma x 

Countdown to the big day

About Us



Emma is a beautiful young woman with a heart of gold, who would do anything for anyone.

She is an amazingly talented person with an incredible singing voice; can turn her hand to anything arts and craft from writing stories and scripts to choreographing dance routines and painting stage sets; and an incredibly creative mind with a wonderful sense of humour.

She is a daughter and carer to her mum Pam, whom she loves deeply and since the passing of her father, David several years ago, has done all she can to keep his memory alive, although Pam might say, she is her father in female form!

She has supported John in all the ways she can, from making sure he's fed and watered whilst studying for his Masters degree, to bobbing apples and getting a face full of flour on Halloween with his 3 children whom she loves fiercely.

She is an absolute heaven sent angel that John is incredibly lucky to have in his life!



John is a wonderful, kind, caring, funny man who has a heart of gold and would come running to help you if you needed him!

His connection to the spiritual world is fascinating and his talents with crystals is magical.

Training in the art of Bushido (the way of the warrior) with his Uncle Ted, John has learned not only the art of discipline but the patience needed in his work and everday life (especiallally living with Emma!!!).

John is a wonderful father to 3 beautiful children and especially enjoys a few rounds of Mario cart with his son Christian! John's love for his children and his amazing dad skills are some of the reasons Emma fell in love with him.

John is also a huge Star Wars fan! And has encouraged Emma to embrace the dark side or is it the light side.. Emma will get back to you!

John has given Emma the support and love she has always wanted and not only makes her laugh everyday, he gets her and completes her on every level! He even manages to understand her endless changes of subjects in a conversation!!

He is her guardian angel, best friend, soul mate and twin flame.

Emma thanks her Father for bringing John into her life... 


Emma & John


Following a year of focusing on improving themselves, it could be said that John and Emma's meeting was destined to be... although John might have wished it was under better circumstances...

After a rather heavy New Year's eve drinking session, where many a cider, Jack Daniels and Kraken rum was drunk, John was feeling slightly worse for wear. After a large cooked breakfast with friends to soak up the alcohol, he returned to the scene of the crime to wait until he was no longer nauseous and the headache had passed...

To speed up the process, a young attractive lady came to the house to wish her friends a Happy New Year, where she found a large bearded man, shrouded in thick jogging bottoms and heavy hoodie huddled up on a comfy seat feeling slightly sorry for himself. A coffee was offered to the man to help the sobering process, the man accepted, and yet the lady proceeded to embark on a long conversation with her friend...

The man heckled the lady to hurry up the coffee making process, and upon slapping his thigh whilst using the endearing term 'chop, chop', the two looked at each other, and instantly knew that 'THIS WAS IT'!!!


John's proposal was about as far from a romantic gesture as it could get; getting married had been talked about for a while and unbeknownst to Emma, a ring had already been acquired !

But on 30th August 2018, after waiting patiently for nearly 6 months, John, without asking the 'official question', simply took Emma's hand, and slid on the ring, telling Emma 'I've been waiting for the right time and now IS the time!'


Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
2.30pm on the 01.03.20

Introduce your ceremony venue and why you chose it for your special day.

Show Details


Name - Cardiff Castle

Address - Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB

Tel - (+44) 029 2087 8100

Web - http://https://www.cardiffcastle.com/


Hilton Hotel, Cardiff
7.30pm on the 01.03.20

Introduce your reception venue and explain why you chose it for your special day.

Show Details

The Reception

Name - Hilton Hotel

Address - Kingsway, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3HH

Tel - (+44) 02920 646 300

Web - http://https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-cardiff-CWLHITW/index.html


The below timetable outlines the major events happening throughout the happy day!

Sunday 1st March 2020

  • 2:30pm - Wedding Ceremony
  • 3:00pm - Photos (Bar will be open)
  • 5:00pm - Wedding Breakfast
  • 7:00pm - Evening Venue - Bar Open
  • 7:30pm - Evening Venue - Wedding Party Arrival
  • 8:00pm - Evening Venue - Live Music
  • 8:30pm - Evening Venue - Buffet
  • 10:00pm - Evening Venue - DJ

Monday 2nd March 2020

  • 1:00am - Evening Venue - Bar Closes

Wedding Breakfast Menu


Welsh Rarebit with Parma Ham served with Red Onion Marmalade

Baby Gem Lettuce filled with Prawns and Crayfish with a spiced Marie Rose sauce and Red Pepper drizzle

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato soup with Chilli croutons (V)


Slow roasted leg of Welsh Lamb with roasted honey Root Vegetables and Redcurrant Port sauce

Fillet of Salmon served with deep fried Penclawdd Cockles and stir fried Samphire served with sweet Mustard sauce

Sweet Pepper and Cherry Tomatoes caramalised with aged balsamic vinegar and extra Virgin Olive Oil served in a flaky pastry and finished with a Pantygswan Goat's Cheese curd and Basil dressing (V)


White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake with a Winterberry compote (V)

Millie Feuille of Shortbread with Berries and Wye Valley Ice Cream (V)



Garlic Bread


Chicken Nuggets and Chips


Ice Cream

RSVP Online

Thank you for letting us know you're coming to our special day!

If you've been invited to both the day and the evening, please can you complete both forms.

Many thanks!

Emma & John

Wedding Day

Wedding evening

Contact Us

If you have any questions or queries, email us at johnkelland@hotmail.com
Or alternatively, text or ring John on 07779 276240 or Emma on 07427 227708

Contact Us

Thanks to

We would like to give thanks to all of those people who have contributed to making our day an extremely happy one!

John Furnham & his Events Team @ Cardiff Castle
E-mail: cardiffcastlefunctions@cardiff.gov.uk
02920 878105

Louis Balderson & her Events Team @ Hilton Hotel, Cardiff
E-mail: louise.balderson@hilton.com
02920 646334

Price's Wedding Cars
E-mail: info@pricesweddingcars.co.uk
01443 201940/07711 408800

Props 'n' Pics Entertainment
E-mail: michael@propsnpics.co.uk

Jacklyn Williams @ StickyFingers Cakes
E-mail: noodle1williams@gmail.com
07725 739297

Sarah @ Lilith In Bloom Photography

Craig @ Pristine Videography

The girls @ Allison Jayne, Cardiff
E-mail: info@allisonjayne.com
02920 238335

Brides Shoes by CreativeCustomsArt
Find them on Etsy

Dean & his team @ Slaters Menswear, Cardiff
E-mail: cardiff@slatermenswear.com
02920 667480

Carolyn @ Your Day, Your Way, Barry

Flowers by Beau Bouquets
Michelle Maclean - 07437 055341

The Verge - Wales - Wedding & Party band
Find them on Facebook
07812 683675

Charlotte & Family @ Rhossili Gallery & dotJewellery.com
E-mail: enquiries@dotjewellery.com
01792 391 300

Hair by Anna Bailey

Make up by Michelle Lyden
Follow bymichelleel on Instagram

Nails by Kats Claws
02920 766 800

Barry Brass Band
E-mail: info@barrybrassband.org.uk
Rowena Hughes - 01446 746150

Singing Waiters

Invitations by TheOrigamiFox
Find them on Etsy

Wedding Favours
Boxes by ThePartyBoxShop - Find them on Etsy
Cupcakes - Jacklyn Williams @ StickyFingers Cakes (as per information above)
Lovespoons by bespokelaseruk - Find them on Etsy