Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

We Do Too! Our Winning Couple Hold Their Wedding on Same Day as Royal Pair

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

We Do Too! Our Winning Couple Hold Their Wedding on Same Day as Royal Pair

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Byline: SARA NICHOL Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk @SaraNichol

THE lucky bride in our 'win a wedding' competition watched the royal nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before tying the knot herself.

Sarah Dawson and her partner Darren Baldwin scooped the Chronicle's dream bespoke wedding package at The Mansion House, in Jesmond, in April last year.

And, having spent the last 12 months organising their big day, the happy pair exchanged their vows in front of more than 60 family and friends on Saturday - just two hours after the Royal couple also said "I do".

Sarah, 46, looked stunning in an ivory gown, which had a pink-coloured tint, as she and Darren, 47, became husband and wife during an afternoon ceremony at the Mansion House.

While getting ready in the morning with her two bridesmaids - sister Kate Cuggy and friend Emma Matfen - her five-year-old flower girl, Lily Cuggy, and pageboy James Baldwin, three, the bride managed to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot on TV.

Sarah, who lives with Darren in Great Park, Newcastle, said: "We stayed over at the Mansion House the night before and we had quite a bit of time in the morning to get ready as the ceremony wasn't until 2.30pm.

"The plan was to have the Royal wedding on while we were getting ready - it's great it's on the same day but we didn't know that when ours was booked as it was booked first."

The happy couple have been together for around 10 years after meeting at Jesmond Dene Badminton club.

Darren's romantic proposal caught Sarah off-guard on New Year's Eve, when he popped the question at the stroke of midnight at their local pub.

And the sun shone as their guests came together to enjoy their big day, which included a reception followed by an evening of celebrations and music.

Sarah, an assessor at Sunderland University, added: "The day has just suddenly crept since winning the competition - I still can't believe we won! …

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