This year we teamed up with the Wales Online to give away a wedding day for a lucky couple.
The Win a Wedding competition was launched in July this year, to give couples a chance to win a wedding, worth over £15,000. The couples started by submitting their details online, including a picture of themselves and their story, which could include a passionate proposal, love blossoming against all odds or a long-term love that has lasted the distance. They then need to collect tokens printed every day in the South Wales Echo, and the couple who collected the most would win the prize.
Alexandra and Cai were invited to Bryn Meadows last week on the pretence that they were in the top five finalists. They were given a tour of the resort, before sitting down in Blas Restaurant. Aamir a journalist from Wales Online said he was going to play a Mr & Mrs style game with the pair, and handed them an envelope. Totally unaware, they were actually handed a piece of paper that said, ‘Congratulations, you are the winning couple.’
It is fair to say they were completely shocked to win the competition. Alexandra said, “I didn’t get my hopes too high so I wouldn’t be too disappointed if we’d had lost, but right now I’m absolutely delighted. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us, because we have had a lot of support. I am amazed that we’ve won.”
Cai also said, “I’m definitely shocked, I had a feeling we’d come close. We used social media to raise awareness and that ensured people knew what the competition was about. Right now, I’m delighted but I guess it’s time to start planning ahead.”
The couple will marry in March 2019 and will receive the following from the Bryn Meadows team:
The Honour Package
- Complimentary ceremony room hire
- Drinks reception on arrival
- 2 course wedding breakfast
- Glass of wine with a meal
- Crisp white tablecloths and napkins
- Cake stand and knife
- Resident DJ for evening entertainment (this is an essential
- Evening finger buffet or carved pork roast
- Dedicated wedding manager to act as master of ceremonies
- Complimentary Premier Suite for couple on their wedding night
- Discounted room rates for guests
- Use of the grounds (excluding the golf course) for photographs
For 70 day guests and 90 evening guests
Some of our preferred suppliers are also on board with flowers from Buttercup Flowers who will be providing bridal, bridesmaid and buttonholes. Wedding Gems will be the venue dresser and will help the couple with their theme and will decorate the Fairway Suite. Also Lovey Dovey will do a dove release following the vows to demonstrate your love and commitment.
We are taking part in #Blogtober which means we will be posting a different news article every day. The challenge is to create new and exciting content for you to read throughout October.