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Win a £25,000 Real Wedding with UKbride!

Win a Real Wedding with UKbride!

Each year UKbride gives away a £25,000 Wedding Prize to one lucky member! See the latest winner and what you could win below!

UKbride's Latest Winner!

The moment we called Caja and told her she'd won the 2020 competition!

The latest winner was Caja Irso-Coombes who is engaged to Jacob Smith. Read Caja's Story.

Imagine winning a wedding worth over £25,000? We called Caja Irso-Coombes to announce that her dreams had come true on Valentine’s Day...

Calling the winner of the £25,000 Wedding Competition is always an amazing experience. We really do change someone's life with one phone call and for Caja and Jacob, the call could not have come at a better time.

The couple have been together for eight years, currently living in Leicester together with their two cats Duchess and Princess. The two work together at Jacob's familys' company in Leicester.

They met on New Year's Eve and fate sounds like it had something to do it...

"Me and a couple of friends decided we were going to see the Thames fireworks, but someone cancelled last minute," says Caja. "Instead, we went to Club Republic in Leicester, arriving at 11.30pm! We went in fancy dress since we had nothing else to wear - I rocked a nurses outfit while my friend went as a maid!"

"While we queued for drinks, someone tapped me on the shoulder and said his friend needed help. I looked over to see someone holding a cut finger up with his bottom lip out. I went over to 'help' and we talked all night, dancing and flirting and eventually swapped numbers! I lost my phone that night and my friend and I joked that I had met the love of my life and I'll never see him again! He eventually found me on Facebook, asked me out and we've been inseparable since!"

Skipping forward eight years or so, Jacob had a very important question to ask Caja.

"In May last year, Jacob and I went on a two week holiday across Italy that I had planned for my birthday. We travelled across the whole country before getting to Capri, a small island off the coast. As we sat having a drink, Jacob went off to ask what we could do on the island as the blue lagoon wasn't open. He booked a private boat tour around the island for my birthday!"

"At the end of the tour, he wrapped his arms around me, and spoke about our future and how much he loved me. I realised what was happening and asked 'what...right now?!' He pulled out a ring and got down on one knee!"

The story of how the two met is beautiful, but wedding planning has really been in the back of their minds over the past few months.

"My brother has recently been diagnosed with leukaemia which has hit our whole family pretty hard. He is now in a good place and currently having a break from treatment, but as you can imagine, this has certainly taken priority over wedding planning."

"Winning this prize has just meant so much to us. When Cydney called with the news, it just felt surreal. I feel like I'm still waking up from the best dream ever and I'm waiting for someone to tell me it's a prank!"

Caja has been using UKbride to help her plan her big day and has her venue and wedding dress already booked. "It's great to keep all of the finer details in one place online with the guest list, table planner and budget planner. It's also great for finding a venue and all the suppliers! I'm going to upload all of my photos along the way for memories of the lead up and planning!"

But what parts of the prize are the couple most excited about? As you can tell from the proposal story, they're into travel, so Kuoni's honeymoon prize means a great deal to them.

"Jacob and I love to go away together. We try to visit somewhere new each year and I'm an expert in budget holidays so we can afford to do it! We have always wanted to go to Mauritius and the fact that it's a 5 star holiday is just the cherry on top of the cake. We would never have been able to afford that incredible opportunity.”

"I must add that I am also extremely excited for what Sophisticake is going to create for us for our wedding cake! I always wanted a beautiful multi-tiered wedding cake but never thought we could afford it but now we can! I've checked out their website and the cakes look incredible! Dawn has even reached out to discuss arranging a consultation to design and create our cake - how exciting is that!"

We are so, so happy for this wonderful couple and it seems winning the prize could not have come at a better time for them. Good luck with everything Caja and Jacob and a huge congratulations!

This means the next competition is now open! While we're busy finalising our prize partners for 2021, all you have to do to be entered is join UKbride for FREE! If you are already a member, why not become a Power User? Power Users get 100 more chances to win the next £25,000 Wedding Prize and get entry into our exclusive monthly prize draw!

2020 Prize Winners

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