Wedding winners' dreams have come true
PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 August 2014
A 'DREAM come true' has happened for our win a wedding couple who cannot believe their day will be made 'unique' by tying the knot on the Grand Pier.
Peter Anstis and Justine Changeur received the call from our newsdesk this week letting them know they were the lucky couple and after cheers and excitement they said having their ceremony on the landmark will make their day a ‘major event.’
The bride-to-be, aged 39, and Peter, aged 46, both from Weston, met in a coffee shop and hit it off immediately.
They have been engaged for just over a year, after Peter proposed on Father’s Day during a dinner with his family in Bristol, and want their theme to be cookies and cream, to tie in with their first meeting.
Together they have five children from previous relationships and the couple say they feel there is no other venue more iconic than the Grand Pier to host their special day.
Peter said: “I can’t believe we have won something on this scale. To be married on a national landmark will make the day so unique and it’s fantastic.”
Justine added: “It’s a dream come true.
“As this is a second wedding for both of us it was initially going to be low key but now it is going to be a real occasion and having it on the pier is going to make it an amazing day. Now it’s going to be a major event and a big talking point.
“It has made us feel so special.
“Our kids were so amazed when we were shortlisted last week. It’s going to take a while to sink in.
“It is absolutely fantastic and I am just so shocked, we never expected to win it.”
As well as their cookies and cream theme, the pair have had a few other ideas for the big day.
Justine said: “We want to do a murder mystery theme during the meal where we have a few actors come in and fall dead in their soup.
“We also would like a cookie table to tie in with the cookies and cream theme.”