Courier wedding couple tie the knot

The Courier Wedding Couple of the Year promised to love one another for as long as they both shall live in a ceremony at The Venue, Barkisland.

Child sweethearts Becky Krebs and Dale Owen, both 26, said their vows in front of 80 guests before enjoying a family and friend filled reception courtesy of main sponsor The Venue.

Courier Wedding of the Year winners Dale and Becky Owen, wed at The Venue, Barkisland

Courier Wedding of the Year winners Dale and Becky Owen, wed at The Venue, Barkisland

Accompanied by proud father John Krebs, Mrs Owen walked down the aisle in a sparkley sweetheart-neck white wedding dress. The colour theme was royal blue and white for bridesmaids - Nataie Fee and Jennie Wood, and male wedding party, bouquets, pin holes and venue decor.

The popular Elland couple won the Courier Wedding of the Year 2013 with the most amount of votes; giving them a dream wedding sponsored by Calderdale businesses: Charisma Hair; Diamond Bespoke Rings; Howard Wilkinson Photography; Prestige Car Hire; Saks; The Venue; TiAmo Stationary and Westgate Bridal Studios.

The day was blessed with sunshine, allowing guests to gather and sip fizz in the stunning grounds, courtesy of the Venue.

Adrian Moore, of The Venue, said: “The Venue is set in the heart of the valley; nestled in idyllic countryside. The setting is picture perfect with a beautiful lake and wedding island providing the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.”

Speaking at the ceremony, the bride and groom said there big day was “perfect.”

The blushing bride said: “I feel really happy.”

“Saying I do was easy; it’s the speech I’m nervous about,” said Dale.

All prepared for his speech best man Daniel Bean, 26, of Halifax, told the Courier his speech wouldn’t embarrass his best mate too much but would tell the tale of when they first met on the rugby field.

Prior to the wedding breakfast the father of the bride John Krebs said: “Giving my daughter away was very emotional. Becky and Dale are very well matched - I wish them all the luck in the world.”

Guests enjoyed a four-course menu - an assortment of starters, roast beef and a trio of desserts - lemon sorbet, strawberry cheescake and chocolate brownie, courtesy of The Venue before enjoying a DJ disco and evening hog roast.

Mr Moore said: “The day was thoroughly enjoyed by the bride, groom and their guests.”

Mr and Mrs Owen would like to give their special thanks to all the Calderdale businesses who supported the Courier Wedding Couple of the Year and made their big day dream a reality.