A COMMUNITY has rallied together to give a couple the ultimate wedding gift – their big day.

Kate Bell and her husband-to-be, Dylan Evans, will get married tomorrow in Ruthin Castle.

The wedding has been organised and paid for by generous community members, businesses, family and friends.

A surprise and secret group was set up on Facebook by friends, asking if the community could help make Kate and Dylan’s wedding dreams a reality, after the couple were left disappointed about not being able to enter a competition to win a wedding at Ruthin Castle.

This was due to family members being employed there.

Generous offers of wedding related services and gifts quickly flooded in.

Kate and Dylan – who live in Llanelidan and have children Louie, aged four, and Isabella, aged two-and-a-half – were let in on the surprise on December 24, 2016 at their local pub, the Leyland Arms. Kate described the moment she found out as “wonderful” and “emotional”.

Speaking to the Free Press, Kate – who suffered with postnatal depression – said she couldn’t believe the kindness of people.

“I had gone through such a low point,” said Kate.

“I was very lonely, and I was quite isolated.

“I had to accept that I wasn’t coping juggling motherhood, the house and work.

“I had to leave my job and take six months out to get justified better.

“It was a very upsetting time but I learnt a lot from it.

“When we found out about the surprise, it was a wonderful moment as I realised I had all these wonderful people around me. We had absolutely no idea what was happening.

“I turned around in the pub and over 20 people were all there,

“It is our dream to get married. Dylan and I are best friends and we have two beautiful children.

n I was told it there was a low chance I could conceive a few years ago, but we have a perfect simple life now and it has been made complete by this wonderful community wedding.

“We are still in shock now. We cannot wait for Thursday it is going to be the most magical day.”

Prior to the couple getting together, Kate had a “crush” on Dylan - who works as a gardener - for eight years. She plucked up the courage to speak to him in a pub in Ruthin and the pair have never looked back.

“Dylan is funny, has the biggest heart and is the most wonderful caring and loving dad to Louie and Isabella. He’s my world,” Kate added.

Offers of help for the wedding have ranged from glass plates, to spray tans, to a handmade ring cushion, to harpist to anonymous donations. Dylan’s father, who is poorly and has had pneumonia and sepsis, is also coming out of hospital for the day so he can be part of the celebrations.

Kate added: “It makes me so emotionally every time I think about what these wonderful people have done for us. We will never be able to thank everyone enough for all their kindness and contributions.”

The service will being at 1pm at Ruthin castle.