Bride chooses her wedding ensemble

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THE dress has been fitted, the shoes are carefully selected and the jewellery is ready to go.

Our Win a Wedding competition winner Amanda Hoyle is now fully kitted out in her wedding ensemble as she prepares for the big day on December 29.

Miss Hoyle, 23, and her fiancé Richard Jeffs, 27, will be getting married at Staverton Park after being named as winners of the competition organised by De Vere Venues Staverton Park Hotel back in July.

The couple live on Morning Star Road in Daventry and have an eight-month-old daughter called Skye.

The £12,000 prize includes the wedding reception, flowers, cake, entertainment and photography.

And the brides and bridesmaids’ outfits are being supplied by Bea’s Bridal, which is based on Market Hill in Southam.

Director Hannah Beahan said: “Amanda brought her bridesmaids and mum along and was really, really excited.

“They tried on virtually everything in the shop and she eventually found a dress she really loves.

“It looks amazing on her and she knew as soon as she put it on that it was the one.

“We can’t say too much about it as the dress and the colour scheme are a secret, but it looks wonderful.

“We’ve actually become quite good friends with Amanda and Richard since they won the competition and speak to them quite regularly.”

The bridesmaids’ dresses have also been chosen from the shop along with the jewellery, shoes and accessories.

Bea’s Bridal will also be providing the groom and his two best men with cravats for their suits.

Mrs Beahan opened the business in June last year and runs it with her assistant manager Ria Mason.

She added: “We took over from an existing bridal shop that was closing down. It was a bit run down and old so we’ve freshened it up and have all brand new stock.

“It’s going well and we are really enjoying it here. We’ve tried to make it a one-stop shop so people can come here and do everything at once for their wedding.

“We do things like chair covers, cakes and just everything really.

“We feel that makes it a bit more personal for people because they know who they’re dealing with.

“We cater for all different types of people no matter what their size or shape. We just want to give people a good service and make them feel comfortable.”