Day of love and sunshine for wedding winners
5:00am Monday 11th August 2014 in By Craig Jones, Reporter
THE Adver’s Win Your Wedding couple Leanne Warner and Daniel Harper enjoyed a perfect day when they tied the knot on Saturday.
The newlyweds, who won the £10,000 wedding package last September, got married in front of family and friends at All Saints’ Church, in Lydiard Millicent.
Leanne, 25, and Daniel, 33, who met seven years ago, were delighted with how the day went.
Leanne said: “It feels absolutely amazing to be married and I couldn’t be happier.
“It has been really nice to welcome loads of people from our families to the service. I’m delighted we won the competition.”
Daniel said: “I’m lost for words. We just couldn’t have asked for a better day and it feels great to be man and wife.”
The couple were so determined to win the wedding competition last year that they bought 5,500 copies of the Adver at a total of £3,575 in an effort to swing the votes in their favour.
Leanne and two friends then spent four days hand cutting and stamping the vouchers from the paper to boost their chances of winning the contest.
The couple also had 6,000 flyers printed and posted through letterboxes around Swindon to encourage the public to support them.
The couple have two children together, Charlie and Alfie, as well as Shannon who is Daniel’s daughter from a previous relationship.
During the service, taken by the Rev Tudor Roberts, guests sang hymns Thine Be The Glory and Teach Me To Dance.
The Rev Roberts said: “Couples have been marrying here since the 12th century and it is amazing to think that this happy couple is joining that tradition.
“It has been great to get to know them and we really hope to see them back here together in the future.”
The couple were greeted by sunshine as they left the church and posed for pictures.
Best man Gavin Compton said: “I have known Daniel for 23 years, he is a great guy and I’m so proud of him today. It was a brilliant service and it has been a lovely day. They are a great couple and I wish them both every happiness for the future – they deserve it.”
The newlyweds held their reception at the Swindon Marriott Hotel.
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