Monday 27 February 2012

Lauren and Daniel: The Wedding Saved By Twitter

Lauren Lane finally became Mrs Welch on Saturday when she married her Fiance Daniel in a wedding that she feared may never happen. The couple had originally booked Keynsham wedding venue, Chewton Place for their big day and paid them just under £4500. Just before Christmas they had the devastating news that Aspire Venues had gone into liquidation taking all of their money with them.

Happily for Lauren and Daniel what seemed like a hopeless situation was saved by the kindness of many generous wedding suppliers, who stepped in with some amazing offers. As one of the suppliers who has been helping Lauren, I spoke to her just before the wedding to ask a few questions about this heart warming story to share with readers of Bristol Wedding News.

Thank you to photographer  Sidney Diongzon for sharing these lovely pictures of Lauren and Daniel on their wedding day.

How did you and Daniel feel when you first heard the news about Aspire going into liquidation?

"Daniel & I were completely devastated when we received the email from Aspire Venues about our wedding at Chewton Place. As it was only 6 weeks away at the time and we had paid the balance it ruined all our plans and our Christmas with our 2 year old son. We had saved all the money for our wedding instead of putting it all on a credit card. If we had got into debt for our wedding we would have been covered by the credit card company. We were so upset that a local company that we trusted had not only stolen our money with not a penny of it being spent on our wedding, but that our parents had also contributed a lot towards it."

Can you briefly explain how has Twitter helped you save the wedding?

"I decided to get our story out there as we didn't want it to happen to other couples so I took to Twitter! I posted a simple 'Please help and RT, Wedding Venue goes bust with 6 weeks to go and our £4.5k' with a link to the Bath Chronicle website that we were featured on.
All my bridesmaids and friends got on the band wagon and started retweeting the message. Before we knew it we had messages from Davina McCall & Dannii Minogue and lots of offers of help."

How are you both feeling about the wedding now?

"We are both extremely excited about our big day. So much has come from such an awful time we can't thank all our helpers enough!"

Lauren and Daniel would like to thank all of these fantastic suppliers have given their time for free, at cost price or offered Lauren and Daniel substantial discounts to allow them to afford their dream wedding. Here's a complete list of suppliers and what they contributed to the wedding.

How 2 I Do Wedding Planning - Supplier Sourcing and Planning Help
Bristol Candy Buffet - Sweets and Labels for Sweet Jars
Sidney Diongzon -Wedding Photography
Paul Van- Wedding Film Maker
Another Little World -Bridal Make Up
Cupcake Cabaret - Cupcakes
Cool Joolz - Wedding Bands
Laurel Designs- Table plan, Favour boxes, Guest Book and Place Names
Charlie & The Cake Factory - fudge favours
A & M Sugarcraft  - Wedding Cake
Hollyrood Florist - Thank you bouquets and Wish Tree Hire
Bravo Singing Waiters - Singing Waiters
Demon Pen Wedding Caricaturist
Magician - Darren Campbell
Jo Gillingham - Bride and Bridesmaids hair
Please support these fantastic suppliers by contacting them regarding your wedding. They are all great examples of those who are in the wedding industry because they love to make couples happy by ensuring that their weddings are all they dreamt of and more.

Lauren said yesterday "A massive thank you to everyone that made our wedding day so special. We had an amazing day"

Photo Credits: Sidney Diongzon

Words by Stephanie Allison, How 2 I Do Wedding Planning

1 comment:

  1. I'm Tracey from Sophia May Jewellery, it was a pleasure to donate some jewellery to Lauren. It was such a shame to read what had happened to them and I'm so happy that it all worked out and they had the fantastic day they deserved. Congratulations Lauren and Dan!


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