A Kenilworth bride saw her special day transformed from a nightmare to the dream day, thanks to heartwarming help from complete strangers.
Heather Morris and Andrew Roberts spent a year planning the perfect wedding day and things were all set for a service at St Nicholas church and a reception in the parochial hall.
But disaster struck when just weeks before the big day the pair discovered organisers, ASD Special Occasions in Nuneaton, had gone bust- leaving no contact details or time for anything to be rearranged.
Out of budget and out of time, the 31-year-old bride-to-be feared her dream day was over until incredible kindness from Kineton-based business, ‘Dedicated 2 Detail’ which stepped in to offer it all on time, and completely free.
Thanks to their incredible offer, Heather could walk down the aisle where she was confirmed and christened and even sign the marriage rester in a chair dedicated to her father who died almost seven years ago, knowing everything had gone to plan.
Heather, who now lives in Lancaster and has lifelong links with the church and hall, said: “It was completely devastating to see everything fall apart like that.
“There was nothing left in the budget and I didn’t know what to do.
“I spent my life in this hall as a child playing and running about. I wanted it to look special with our colours or it would have just been the hall, not my wedding venue.
“I just cannot thank Dedicated 2 Detail enough, the kindness showed was incredible and truly heartwarming.
“The church has significance and importance for me, there was never anywhere else I was going to get married.”
Dee McMeeking, who runs the small Dedicated 2 Detail business with her husband, said it was simply about helping one woman in need after she heard about the disaster through social media.
“We already had everything they needed in stock and so it was a case of just getting it done on the day,” she said.
“Not everything is about profit and making money out of people, this is a wedding day and what goes around comes around. We were just delighted to be able to help.”
Heather grew up using the hall, from a toddler to a Girl Guide leader and everywhere in between.
Her mother sings in the church choir and agreed to perform for the happy couple on their big day.
They were also joined by the church community who have been there for her and her family since her father lost his fight with cancer and who she said the day would have not been the same without.
The pair even stopped traffic and caused a stir with a parade across the High Street to the clock tower to pose for pictures and take in the town which is so special to them .