A perfect day for Bath Chronicle Win a Wedding couple
A pair of newlyweds have described their perfect day after winning a wedding worth £10,000.
Jamie and Jessica Hopgood, aged 26 and 22, tied the knot at the weekend after winning the Chronicle's annual Win a Wedding competition.
The pair, from Southdown, beat off 21 other couples last summer to scoop the top prize of a wedding at Manor House Golf Club, near Castle Combe, with 100 guests.
Mrs Hopgood, who wore a strapless sweetheart line dress from Victoria Park Bridal, said: "It was perfect. There were no faults it all went so smoothly. It was everything we hoped for and much more.
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"It was such a lovely day. We had the perfect weather. The venue was absolutely brilliant, we had someone co-ordinating it all day."
The husband and wife got engaged almost three years ago when Mr Hopgood, who works as a barber at Mount Road Barbers, hid the ring in a chocolate Kinder Egg, but the couple found they could not afford to get married after the arrival of their son Finley.
The bridal party on Saturday included the bride's sister Gemma Peacock, 24, and best friend Penny Willoughby, 23, and the groom's four-year-old sister Jessica as flower girl, who all wore dresses from Perfect Day Bridal Rooms.
The bride's hair and make-up were done by Saint's Hair Boutique and Sarah Brock Professional Make-up Artist, and she wore jewellery provided by iDesign Jewellery.
The couple's 10-month-old son Finley was pageboy and the groom's brother Lee, 30, was best man.
The men wore frock coats with orange cravats supplied by Moss Bros.
The £10,000 prize wedding included a three-course wedding breakfast and an evening reception as well as an overnight stay at the hotel for the bride the evening before the wedding and an overnight stay for the couple on their wedding night.
Manager at Manor House Golf Club, Edd Boulton, said: "It has been a pleasure working with the Bath Chronicle on the Win a Wedding Competition.
"It was an honour to host the wedding at The Manor House Golf Club and it makes it all worthwhile when you see the lucky couple celebrating their big day. We wish them all the luck with their future together."
Mrs Hopgood, who works as a teaching assistant at Three Ways School, said: "When we entered this we didn't think we would win but it's amazing when you do and the whole day was absolutely fabulous."
To celebrate their marriage the couple will enjoy a spa night in Bristol next week.
The prize also included a wedding cake by Baby Cakes, transport provided by Envoy Cars, flowers from Bus Station Florist, a photographer from Spirit Contemporary Photography and a wedding DVD produced by Viewport Design Ltd.
The wedding stationary came from Creative Wedding Stationery Design and the evening disco was Entertainment Direct UK Ltd.