VALENTINE’S Day was extra special for the winners of the Wiltshire Wedding Show’s Win Your Wedding Competition.
Anna Barrett and Christopher Wilson were married at St Mary’s Church, Alderbury, followed by a wedding reception at the White Hart Hotel.
“The day was fantastic, there were a few last minute hiccups but everybody pulled together,” said Anna. “I think the highlight was walking into the church and seeing everybody and Chris; everybody just looked lovely, the kids looked lovely and I felt a million dollars.”
The couple picked up the top prize of a complete wedding package after a tense final stage at the Wiltshire Wedding Show organised by Ladies who Love, the Salisbury Journal and Wiltshire Society Magazine.
The couple got together at a friend’s birthday party having previously dated when they were younger. They have a daughter, Paige, and Anna has a son, Zak.
Among their prizes were a full TV-style film of their wedding day from Kate Sparkes Wedding TV, a wedding reception package including wedding breakfast, three-course meal and honeymoon suite at the White Hart Hotel and wedding photography from John Rose Photography.
They won vouchers towards a dress and ring as well as a photo booth for all guests to use, a disco, music from a pianist, flowers and decorations, a wedding cake and cupcakes, car hire, the hire of the groom’s and best man’s outfits, an outfit for the mother of the bride and a framed caricature of the bride and groom. The bridal party also had their hair and make-up done as part of the prize.
“All the sponsors have been fantastic and I don’t think I could have asked for much more,” said Anna.
“I would like to thank them all so much for what they did for us. Without it, we wouldn’t have had our day.”