Jeanette and Kevin Tant, who live in Gateacre, have been together for more than three years after meeting online. They took part in this years Win a Wedding competition back in March where hundreds of couples collected tokens to be a part of our big prize draw to win a wedding worth over £11,000.
In June we drew the winners of a fantastic prize package to give one lucky couple the wedding of their dreams. Jeanette attended the draw with her daughter and screamed with delight as her name, together with that of fiancé Kevin Tant, was pulled out of the hat at the Isla Gladstone conservatory.
Jeanette said, “I can’t believe it. It feels like a dream.”
“I have only ever wanted to get married at this venue – I do modern jive and I dance here. When I arrived for the draw, I asked if a particular date was free and it was and I wondered then if it was a sign.”
“When my name came out, I was just overwhelmed.”
Kevin was stuck at work so learned of the fantastic news over the phone.
Jeanette had her 14-year-old daughter, Sarah, with her for the big draw at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory.
Jeanette said: “I knew within ten minutes of meeting him I wanted to see him again.”
Kevin, who works in IT and has two sons, 23-year-old James and Dan, eight, proposed via a special jigsaw he made which, put together, said “Will you marry me?”
Jeanette and Kev won the following:
The prize package includes a wedding for 60 guests – 100 in the evening – at the Isla Gladstone this includes wedding breakfast, evening buffet and centrepieces.
The Isla Gladstone conservatory is a breathtaking venue at the heart of the recently-restored Stanley Park, amidst picture-perfect rose gardens and lakes.
Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Kir Royale or bottle of beer and enjoy a three-course silver dining menu wedding breakfast with a glass of red or white wine.
The winning bride received a gorgeous wedding gown of her choice with £1,000 credit to use at the Bridal Path on Childwall Road, and she looks stunning!
Kev received £500 worth of suit hire for him and his groomsmen courtesy of Groomhire and they are dressed to impress.
The bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, buttonholes and wrist corsages (for the mums) were provided by Foam Wedding Flowers by Joanne to perfectly compliment the bridal party.
The winning couple travelled to the venue in style courtesy of Barrington’s Wedding Cars.
The lovely couple received a beautiful three tier wedding cake up to the value of £300, including VIP design and taster session as well as delivery to the venue from L’oven Cake on Smithdown Road.