Win your Wedding: Introducing your winning couple

Introducing your Win Your Wedding couple; Amy and Jamie.

Three months after the launch of their Win Your Wedding competition, Brockholes Nature Reserve is proud to announce the winners as Amy Hayes and Jamie Shattock from Chorley, Lancashire.

After around 50 entries to the competition, and more than 3,000 votes from the public, the final heroes were announced and invited to Brockholes for a celebration in the sunshine.  

Their story won the heart of the nation, with Amy opting for early qualification as a nurse to work on the frontline at Chorley Hospital, and Jamie working as an engineer at Burnley hospital ensuring vital elements of the hospital continued to run smoothly during the pandemic. 

The couple met in the NHS four years ago and said ‘we will continue our service for as long as we possibly can’.  

Amy and Jamie Winning Couple

Introducing your Win Your Wedding couple; Amy and Jamie.

On hearing they had won, Amy said: “We were so shocked, we couldn’t quite believe it. We were at Jamie’s parents' house when we got the call and everyone started dancing round the room. Even Jamie’s Gran was fist pumping she was so excited! 

“We are just so excited about getting all the families together for a wonderful celebration. It is giving us something to look forward to after such a difficult few months, which still hasn’t ended. We can’t wait to tell Jamie’s son; it’s going to be the best surprise for him, and all our friends and family.” 

The competition was open to anyone who has been helping others during the Coronavirus pandemic; they simply needed to share their story for a chance to win a wedding worth over £9,000 thanks to the generosity of local suppliers.

From a photographer to a DJ, room dressers, wedding rings, and so much more - the competition could not have gone ahead without the wonderful support of these suppliers.

Caroline Wilson, Wedding Co-Ordinator at Brockholes, has been dealing with re-arranging and organising weddings at the floating wedding venue and was the first to reveal the good news to Amy and Jamie. 
 
Caroline said: “All the couples who entered deserved to win with their inspirational and heart warming stories.  

“We are over the moon to be able to offer such a wonderful prize to Amy and Jamie who really won the hearts of the region. I look forward to working with them to organise their special day.

"We have a been getting lots of enquiries from couples looking to plan their wedding at Brockholes in the next couple of years, it's lovely to be able to look ahead to brighter times and help to create some special memories for families once again."

Brockholes Nature Reserve, is back open again now following a three month period of lockdown. Current opening times are Tuesday to Sunday, 10am until 4pm, for the Visitor Village, with a food and drink take away offering, shop and toilet facilities. The car park and play area is open 6am until 9pm, seven days a week.

Read all the inspirational stories here

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Meet the wonderful suppliers donating their services

With all the heartwarming stories in the news over the past few months, it was not surprising that many suppliers wanted to get involved with our competition, to give their thanks to the Key Workers and Heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meet the team involved in ensuring our Key Workers have the most magical day.

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