Third time lucky for engaged couple

Vicki and Mark have been handed the wedding of their dreams

Vicki and Mark have been handed the wedding of their dreams

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A Luton couple who have been forced to put their nuptials on hold twice have been handed the wedding of their dreams.

Vicki Hill and Mark Smith were dealt a double blow when family illnesses forced them to cancel to previous wedding dates, in turn losing the couple two separate deposits.

Unable to fund a third attempt the pair entered Stockwood Discovery Centre’s Win a Wedding competition last year.

After being randomly selected alongside nine others, Vicki’s entry caught the eye of the judging panel.

It read:“I have been engaged for two years and have had to cancel two weddings due to the ill health of family members.

“It is my mother’s dream to see me walk down the aisle and I feel like after losing two lots of deposits we can no longer afford a wedding.

“It would make me so happy to have my family and close friends witness the best day of my life.”

The couple have been handed a prize fund worth more than £3000, which includes the staging of the ceremony and reception at the centre, a car for the day, a photo booth, photography, a cake and flowers.