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Josh Navidi and Ellie Navidi

Welsh rugby international, Josh Navidi ties the knot to his sweetheart


Photographer: Lauren Amelia

Josh Navidi, Wales International, British and Irish Lions and Cardiff Blues rugby star tied the knot to his stunning girlfriend, Ellie Holley on the weekend at brand new wedding venue, Sant Ffraed House.

Over 150 closest friends and family, including several Welsh rugby stars, travelled to the exclusive venue based in Abergavenny for the big day. Renowned as a family man, his brother, Sam Navidi had the honour of Best Man.

With Josh only returning from South Africa following the Welsh Summer Tour tour last week, planning the perfect day was all down to Elle.

Ellie said: “Josh has been so busy with rugby this year but he has still been a great inspiration and support with the wedding planning and it meant whilst he was away I could call on my amazing bride squad to step in so I’ve had the best of both!  I have a new found appreciation of the Welsh wedding industry, which has bounced back with a vengeance despite many challenges. My wedding dress got stuck in Ukraine and at one point it was touch and go whether my dream gown was going to arrive on time, but the bridal boutique, Eva Ashley were amazing and not only made sure it arrived but tailored it to absolute perfection! All the suppliers have been incredible, I’m going to especially miss popping into Sant Ffraed House for a glass of champagne and a meeting with the coordinators.”

Mr and Mrs Navidi tied the knot on Saturday 23rd July at Sant Ffraed House, the brand new wedding venue by award winning wedding specialist group, The Oldwalls Collection. Celebrations continued all weekend with a post wedding brunch hosted on Sunday 24th.