Wedding couple are all set for the big day

MHDE-15-12-11 WEDDING DEC56 (1)'Win a Wedding couple, Richard and Amanda with daughter Skye
MHDE-15-12-11 WEDDING DEC56 (1)'Win a Wedding couple, Richard and Amanda with daughter Skye

WIN a Wedding couple Richard Jeffs and Amanda Hoyle have just a week to go before they finally tie the knot.

The couple were named as winners in our £12,000 wedding, organised by De Vere Venues Staverton Park Hotel, back in July and have been planning the big day ever since.

The wedding takes place on Thursday, December 29 at Staverton Park and the package includes outfits, a photographer, flowers, entertainment, cake and the reception.

Richard and Amanda live on Morning Star Road in Daventry and have an 11-month-old daughter called Skye. Richard, 28, said: “It’s come around so quickly.

“It’s been a bit stressful trying to get everything done for Christmas at the same time as planning the wedding but it’s been enjoyable.

“It’s very exciting times for us with it being the baby’s first Christmas as well.”

Amanda, 24, added: “I did all the invitations and things like that myself which gave things a nice personal touch.

“We will also be going away for our honeymoon after the wedding but we want to take the baby with us so we haven’t chosen where we will go yet.

“We’ve just been trying to get everything else sorted first.”

With the final preparations now in place the couple thanked all those who have been involved in arranging the day.

Richard said: “Everybody who’s helped organise the wedding and been part of the prize we won has been fantastic.

“I’m just excited and very nervous now.

“I’m one of those people who doesn’t like being centre of attention and there are lots of Amanda’s family I haven’t even met yet.

“But it’ll be a great day.”

Richard went quad biking and go karting at Whilton Mill for his stag do before heading out in Milton Keynes.

Amanda went for a spa day before having a night out in Daventry. She said: “It wasn’t anything big but I hadn’t been out in about two years so it was a good night.

“I’m just really looking forward to the wedding now. I can’t believe it’s nearly here.”