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Star Wars and Harry Potter themed Port Talbot wedding - because groom liked one and bride liked the other

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: March 17, 2014

  • Victoria MacLean-Price and husband Adam at their Harry Potter and Star Wars-themed wedding.

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THE force was certainly with this bride when she conjured up her own Hollywood film-inspired wedding.

Victoria Maclean-Price took her arts and crafts skills to another level when she created special Harry Potter and Star Wars props for her big day.

It proved such a success she is now hoping to turn her skills into a business.

"My friend said I really needed to make my wedding personal," said Victoria, who is from Heol Dyddwr, Tonna.

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"I am a big Harry Potter fan and my husband Adam is a big Star Wars fan."

The mum-of-three first made a Harry Potter style trunk for guests to put cards in, but she wasn't satisfied.

"I said to my husband I am going to make you an AT-AT, and in 11 weeks I had made it," she said.

"It is six foot high. It makes shooting sounds as it has a motion sensor. It's not hard. Patience is all you need."

She then went on to make Pensieve from Harry Potter — which looks like a font.

The 34-year-old added: "My little boy Harry, who is four, helped me make the bowl. He sat there and made the papier mâché.

"I just love doing it. I used to make jewellery years ago, but it was not challenging enough for me.

"I love making things that people say 'you can't make that'. I like to go against what people say."

Victoria tied the knot with her partner Adam at St Anne's Church in Tonna. It was at Port Talbot's Bar Gallois guests really saw their theme come into play.

"The guests were completely amazed," she said. "The venue afterwards emailed and said they loved it. It was amazing. It was the perfect day."

As well as the props she also created floating candles similar to those at Hogwarts' Great Hall in Harry Potter.

Victoria is now trying to turn her prop making hobbie into a business.

"Apparently I'm one of the only prop makers in the area," she said.

"I would like to do anything. Currently I'm doing some props for Burlesque and I would like to work for stage, TV or film.

"I will do whatever. I am also doing some big Greek columns for theatre. I have been told they are quite sought after. The only thing is that it is just me. I would like to expand if it does take off."

She has been awarded a sponsorship at Revue Studios, which is based at Castle Square in Swansea.

Business owner Stacey Adamiec, who decided to offer her the award, said: "Victoria is a natural at prop making, and is one of the only in the area. I would like to provide the opportunity to see her develop this as a business not just a hobby, especially with the continuous growth in the South Wales creative industry where there is a huge demand for Victoria's skills in both stage, film and TV."

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