Brides back to big day

FOUR brides who married at a Belper wedding venue have helped it to make history by returning to work there as ambassadors.

Jane Holmes, 45, of Ashbourne, Christina Girvan, 31, of Derby, Kirsty Beresford, 25, of Heage and Sarah Atkinson, 34, of Long Eaton, volunteered to talk to would-be brides about their own experiences of tying the knot at Shottle Hall.

It is believed to be the first time a Derbyshire venue has recruited former brides in such a capacity, and their first duty will be to talk to potential brides about their own wedding experiences at the venue’s open day on Sunday, October 9.

Jane, who married husband Paul on September 2, said: “We had the most fantastic wedding day. So when I heard Shottle Hall was offering the chance to become a bridal ambassador I couldn’t resist. Our wedding was the best day of my life and I am really keen to share my enthusiasm with other brides.”