Savvy savers Lisa and Mark Davidson from Pontypridd say their day was 'perfect', despite the average wedding now costing over £20,000.
In spite of an overwhelming vote to save a paddling pool in Pontypridd the council say they cannot afford to keep it open.
People in the Valleys town will vote on whether they want the current children's pool to be included in plans to redevelop an historic lido.
More than 100 people have held a protest in Pontypridd over proposed changes to health services across South Wales and South Powys.
If they go ahead, only five hospitals in the region will have A&E departments set up to care for the most seriously ill patients.
Health chiefs say they believe centralising services will improve patient care.
Megan Boot reports.
Organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Orchard Entertainment, the event is set to take place in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park on the 20th and 21st of July.
All three groups will be part of the Saturday line-up, with details of the Sunday headliners expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
South Wales Police is appealing for help to find a missing 22-year-old man from Pontypridd.
Aston Jones, who is from the Graig area, was reported missing on Friday 8 March.
Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Pontypridd teacher Emma Owen is currently based at international school YCIS Beijing, where she has taught her young pupils some traditional Welsh folk songs just in time for St David's Day.
Over Skype, she told ITV Cymru Wales: "They find Wales fascinating. They are always asking about the language and the castles - we're learning fairytales at the moment, so they're always asking questions!"
Click the video above to watch the pupils singing and dancing to 'Sosban Fach'
A class of Chinese pupils are now fluent in a medley of traditional Welsh folk songs - thanks to their Welsh teacher!
Emma Owen, from Pontypridd, is in her second year of teaching at international school YCIS Beijing.
She has taught her students the words to traditional Welsh songs including 'Sosban Fach' - just in time for St David's Day.
The youngsters put on a special Welsh-themed song and dance performance at their school assembly this morning, complete with face-paint, Welsh flags and a giant daffodil head!
Emma told ITV Cymru Wales: "The kids have worked hard to learn the Welsh words to the songs, which I'm sure is difficult for children who do not speak the language.
"They find Wales fascinating. They are always asking about the language and the castles - we're learning fairytales at the moment, so they're always asking questions!"
Twenty five show pigeons have been killed in an arson attack on their shed near Pontypridd.
Some of the birds were worth a thousand pounds. It happened in Treforest at around 7.30pm last night.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service say the fire was started deliberately.
Plans to restore a derelict Lido in Pontypridd have been given a funding boost from the EU.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council's £6.3m plans to redevelop the facility in Ynysangharad Park will benefit from around £3m from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
The money will be used to restore the historic Lido by creating three pools, a new cafe and a dry adventure play facility.
Replacement bus service running on Arriva Trains Wales between Pontypridd and Aberdare, and between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil due to over running engineering works between Pontypridd and Abercynon South.
The first trains in each direction have been cancelled. Buses are replacing these trains. Arriva Trains Wales hope that a normal service will resume from around 14:00.
South Wales Police are investigating a spate of unusual and "extremely dangerous" thefts of fuel from vehicles in recent weeks.
Thieves go underneath the vehicle to drill into the fuel tank and drain off what is inside.
A power tool is used to bore into the tank - risking sparks and igniting the fuel within.
Three incidents took place in and around the Rhydyfelin area of Pontypridd on the night of February 5th.
It follows similar thefts in Merthyr in the last fortnight.
– Inspector Nigel Griffiths, South Wales Police
Fuel can be highly explosive and people are literally dicing with their lives.
I am urging those responsible not to be so reckless, as if they carry on it’s only a matter of time before somebody gets seriously hurt.
These latest incidents have occurred at night in residential areas and domestic vehicles have been targeted. We therefore ask the general public to be vigilant, and to call us if they have any information.
There's been more flooding today with snow thawing and more rain falling. Six flood warnings and 42 flood alerts have been in place. Hannah Gurney now reports from Pontypridd where a flash flood last night took many residents by suprise.