A newly engaged Sheffield couple have won a competition to hold their dream wedding at a luxury lakeside hotel in the Lake District.
Abi Tolan, aged 23, and Brian Searles, 28, from Chapeltown, were selected from almost 1,000 other entrants to win a wedding at the four-star Daffodil Hotel and Spa in the village of Grasmere.
Abi entered the online competition on a whim after Brian popped the question on Christmas Day 2013.
The couple, who have been together for five years, are now planning to get married next spring.
Abi said: “I didn’t believe it at first when I got the call from the hotel and was a bit sceptical that it was as good as it sounded.
“At first we didn’t know whether to tell anyone but we’ve since visited the hotel and met Ashleigh, the wedding planner and are now excitedly planning our big day.”
The prize includes full use of the hotel, welcome drinks, full catering, lake view accommodation for the bride and groom and full use of the hotel’s wedding planner and master of ceremonies.