Sean (30) and Montana (25) have been together nearly two years. They got engaged very quickly around six months after they met. Montana tells the story:

Sean asked my parents for permission to propose to me, he picked the ring by himself. He had to wait for the ring to be fitted to my size so he had planned to take my to Cardiff and propose there, but the ring came back sooner then expected and he couldn’t wait! He took both our families out for dinner by the beach. We took a stroll across the beach and next thing I knew he was on one knee. Unfortunately he didn’t realise there was a sewerage drain right next to us! But our families were a part of it and saw it all. We went on to celebrate for the rest of the night at Rock the Dock in Pembroke Dock. 

We didn’t really have a theme to our wedding; I just knew I wanted flowers, flowers and more flowers.

We got married on June 10, 2023, 1pm in Monkton Priory Church. We had the traditional ‘Here comes the bride’ for the entrance of the bride and we stuck to traditional vows. The vicar gave a reading of our choice which was ‘Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.’

Sean and Montana Willington
(Beverley Thomas Photography)

Sean’s ring was a traditional gold wedding band; mine was a thin white gold band with a row of small diamonds that matched my engagement ring. 

We had a huge wedding party: Shania Hines (sister of bride) was one of the two maids of honour, Lynda Worrell (godmother/best friend of the bride) was the second. Scarlett Hines (bride’s sister), Lucy Thomas (bride’s aunt), Michelle Powney (groom’s sister), Charlotte Rees (groom’s niece) were the bridesmaids with Nevaeh Evans (bride’s cousin and godchild) being the only flowergirl. Jack price and Elliott lewis (both friends of the groom) were best men; Colon Burton (also friend of the groom) was an usher. Alex Maddox and George Jones (cousins of the bride) were also ushers, along with Richard and Daniel Powney (brothers of the groom), Tommy Willington (son of the groom), Jesse Lewis and Dougie price (sons of the best men), also Josh Powney (groom’s nephew) and Andrew John Thomas (cousin of the bride). We had started planning the wedding almost straight after getting engaged. 

I bought my dress from celebrations in Milford but later on added a detachable 12ft train and detachable sleeves. It was a full ball gown in ice white with multiple layers of glittered tulle.

My hair and make-up was done by Nicole Devereux and Julie Duignan from the Miss Jones salon in Pembroke. My bouquet was made by petals of Pembrokeshire.

The bridesmaids wore floor length baby pink dresses with a small train. The groomsmen wore Italian suits from Dyfed Menswear in Crosshands. 

The reception was held in the Pavilion in Haverfordwest; it was decorated in pinks and white. Each table had a huge flower arrangement And the top table had a long flower arrangement from one end to the other. Katie Preece did the food - we had a buffet enough for 200 guests, then later on in the evening we had pulled pork and beef rolls.

Sean and Montana Willington first dance
(Beverley Thomas Photography)

Our first dance was ‘Can’t help falling in love’ by Elvis. 

Our amazing photographer was Beverley Thomas!! And videographer was T-jey Williams who was absolutely brilliant! 

Our cake was made by Wendy Lee. It was originally five tiers but we had a bit of an accident the night before so it ended up being four - but it was still absolutely amazing! It was decorated with hand made flowers to match the rest of the wedding in pinks and white. 

Sean and Montana Willington with Top Class Cars car
(Beverley Thomas Photography)

We had a vintage car to take myself and my dad to the church and then it took myself and Sean to the reception. The car was hired from Top Class Cars. Darren was absolutely amazing! As my dress was so big I struggled a lot, but Darren was the best last-minute bridesmaid I could have dreamed of. He even gave Sean his sandwich after the church. (Thanks, Darren!) 

We had two hen and stag nights each! One local, both in Pembroke and one away: mine was in Butlins Adults’ Weekend in Minehead and Sean’s was in Cardiff.

Three days after the weeding, we went on honeymoon to Rhodes in Greece for 10 nights. 

Our favourite moment of the day would probably be the excitement of getting ready and then just sitting back in our reception together as husband and wife seeing how happy everyone was and to see everyone enjoying the day as much as we were. 

My top tips would be: As hard as it may be planning your day, just don’t stress - what’s meant to be will be. No matter how much you plan and get things in order things will go wrong but on the day you won’t give it a second thought. Just enjoy every single second because it goes so fast. Also to take 10 minutes out of the day to spend with your husband. There will be so much happening, just have that time to take it all in.