Search

Young couple 'over the moon' after winning dream Ipswich wedding

PUBLISHED: 18:59 04 August 2019

Amber Young and her fiance Matt Hoy, pictured here with their daughters Zoe-May and Jasmine-Marie, have won their dream wedding. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

Amber Young and her fiance Matt Hoy, pictured here with their daughters Zoe-May and Jasmine-Marie, have won their dream wedding. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

RACHEL EDGE

A bride-to-be has expressed her complete shock after finding out that she will be celebrating the most important day of her life at her dream wedding venue in Ipswich - all free of charge.

Amber Young and her fiance Matt Hoy, pictured here with their daughters Zoe-May and Jasmine-Marie, have won their dream wedding. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGEAmber Young and her fiance Matt Hoy, pictured here with their daughters Zoe-May and Jasmine-Marie, have won their dream wedding. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

Amber Young, 25, and Matt Hoy, 22 were announced as winners of the Cameron Ventures Group's wedding giveaway earlier this month - marking 20 years of the Suffolk company.

The lucky couple, who met through friends three years ago, entered the competition online after Amber's auntie tagged her in a Facebook post sharing the contest.

Amber said: "When I entered I never ever thought I would win.

"When I got the phonecall I was in complete shock - but I was over the moon."

Amber is a stay-at-home mum in Felixstowe to their two daughters, Zoe-Mae, 2, and Jasmine-Marie, who is just 10 months old.

As a young couple, winning the competition has been a huge help financially.

The 25-year-old added: "Weddings are so expensive, so winning has been a huge help and is saving us more than £2,000. We are also able to have a much bigger wedding than we had originally planned for."

Included in the prize is the hire of Ipswich Hotel at Copdock - Amber and Matt's chosen location out of four Cameron Venture Group properties available including The Brome Grange Hotel in Diss and The Priory Hotel in Bury St Edmunds.

Amber said: "When I visited the hotel I was taken back because it was truly beautiful. Zoe was running around the place because she loved it so much."

Matt, who is a night-manager at Tesco in Martlesham, got down on one knee at their home in Felixstowe on Amber's birthday two years ago.

She said: "He fell over and asked me to get up, and then he pulled out a ring. I couldn't stop crying."

The young family are currently in the process of moving into a two-bedroom house and are excited to start their future together.

Once they have settled into their new home Amber will be going dress shopping with her mum and her sister - where she will be searching for the perfect sleeveless princess dress in classic white.

Their two daughters will be flower girls when they tie the knot next summer - hopefully securing the date of August 1.

Also included in the prize is a two-course meal for 50 guests, arrival drinks, a drink with the meal and a drink for the toast, and the opportunity to have the marriage ceremony at the hotel.

Julie Campbell, group area manager of Cameran Ventures Group, said: "We are thrilled that this prize went to such a wonderful young couple and their two adorable girls. We look forward to organising Amber and Matt's special day."

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East Anglian Daily Times

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists