Having shared the competition from Bridelux and HELLO! magazine back in April, we just had to follow up with the winners’ story! Meet the NHS couple who won their dream wedding, made possible by Rosewood London and 30 major UK wedding vendors…
Luxury wedding show company Bridelux partnered with Rosewood London, one of the finest five star hotels in the city, and HELLO! magazine to offer a wedding worth over £100,000 for one lucky couple! Entries were open to key workers, NHS staff and carers during the current COVID-19 crisis, as an extra special thank you for their hard work.
Nominees had to submit an entry for themselves, a friend or a family member with 300 words about why they deserve to win.
The lucky winners have now been announced as paramedic Sarah Bevan and accident and emergency nurse John Husband. The couple were nominated by their nine-year-old son Charley, with help from his grandmother.
Sarah, 33, says: “I’ve dreamt about having a big wedding since I was a little girl. I get to marry the man I want to marry, and have everything and more than I could ever have imagined on my wedding day. I’m still mind-blown. John and I usually work opposite shifts, and planning a wedding was proving impossible. So getting all this extra help with it is just amazing. It has been a daunting and scary time for us, and the wedding will be extra emotional as we’ve been through so much.”
John, also 33 adds: “I would marry Sarah in a barn if I had to, but this is the wedding that she really deserves. We could never have dreamt of this in our wildest dreams. It’s been a difficult time and everyone has felt nervous. Sarah and I have been lucky we can talk to each other. And now we’ve got our dream wedding to look forward to.”
The couple will enjoy the wedding of a lifetime, with up to 150 guests in the grand Ballroom at Rosewood London. 30 suppliers from florists to cake makers, and entertainers to dress designers have kindly donated their time and expertise to create their special day, worth over £100,000! The couple will also stay in one of the hotel’s top suites for their wedding night, with breakfast served in the morning.
As if that wasn’t enough, Sarah and John’s wedding will later feature as an exclusive in HELLO! Weekly and on HELLOMAGAZINE.COM, amongst the dedicated #hellotokindness editorial, which is part of the brand’s wider
initiative around encouraging kindness within the media and their readers’ lives.
Congratulations Sarah and John, we hope you have the most wonderful day!