Big day on horizon

Hannah Baines and her partner James Dobson, who have won their dream wedding in a competition. The wedding will take place in November, at Ashton hall golf club in Lancaster, where her sister also got married and she fell in love with the venue.
Hannah Baines and her partner James Dobson, who have won their dream wedding in a competition. The wedding will take place in November, at Ashton hall golf club in Lancaster, where her sister also got married and she fell in love with the venue.
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THIS young Cleveleys couple will soon be getting ready for their big day – after winning their dream wedding.

Hannah Baines and her partner James Dobson scooped the prize after visiting a wedding fair at Ashton Hall Golf Club, in Lancaster.

Hannah’s sister Stacey got married at the venue last year and had gone to thank the staff with her family when they spotted the competition and Hannah decided to give it a try.

Hannah, 19, a full-time mum, said: “I couldn’t believe it.

“We’ve been engaged for three years now. We were at the venue where my sister got married because she wanted to say thank you to all the staff for her big day and there was a wedding fair taking place.

“While we were there, we noticed this competition to win your wedding – so we just thought why not.

“We never expected to win.

“You never think it will be you who will be lucky enough, do you? So we couldn’t believe it when we won.

“We could never have afforded it otherwise.”

Hannah and James, who have a two-year-old daughter, Grace, have won the use of the venue and dinner for 50 guests at the ceremony itself, with an after-party later for 100 guests.

James is currently studying on a construction course at college.

Hannah said: “It’s our dream wedding and to have it at the same venue as my sister is amazing. We loved the venue when my sister got married there, but didn’t think we could ever afford it.

“My dad is over the moon as both his daughters will have had their weddings at the same venue.

“We are just looking forward to it now, lots of planning and organisation to do, but we will be getting help from the wedding coordinator at the venue, Andrea, which is great.

“We couldn’t be happier.”