Islwyn MP weds former BBC public relations chief days before Christmas
4:36pm Monday 23rd December 2013 in News
ISLWYN'S MP tired the knot at a church in Abergavenny today.
Seventy guests watched as MP Chris Evans, kissed his bride Julia Ockenden, a former head of public affairs at the BBC, by a huge Christmas tree at Our Lady & St Michael’s..
Guests said it was a “wonderful”, “fabulous” service with a Christmas theme, as they left the church for celebrations at the Angel Hotel in town.
Mr Evans, 37, said: “It’s been hectic and exciting. I am really delighted to be married.
“It’s been lovely and I’m pleased everybody turned up. I’m just looking forward to married life.”
Dad-of-five Roy Ockenden, 70, who gave Julia away to Chris, said: “It’s something special.”
His wife Jo said: “It was a wonderful service. Julia and Chris were delighted.”
Father Richard Simons added: “It has been a lovely, lovely occasion. I am so happy for the bride and groom.”
The pair are celebrating by going on a skiing holiday in Switzerland.
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