A BRIDE-to-be who won a competition for a dream wedding has met with hotel bosses to plan her big day.

Zoe Coleman, 22, and Brett Barraclough, 23, were the winners of The Northern Echo’s Win a Wedding competition last summer and are now preparing for their nuptials later this year.

The couple will tie the knot on June 30, in front of 50 family and friends, at Redworth Hall Hotel, near Darlington, where Miss Coleman spent Saturday morning working out some of the finer details with hotel staff. Mr Barraclough was unable to attend due to work commitments, so Miss Coleman’s mother, Carol, and her two younger brothers, Jack and Sam, kept her company.

Miss Coleman, who works as a nanny, said: “We’ve been over a couple of times for wedding fairs and that kind of thing but this was the first formal meeting to work out what will happen on the day.

“It’s so exciting. When we won it was year to go until the wedding but all of a sudden it’s only five months away – time seems to be flying by. I should be stressed but everything seems to be falling into place.”

The couple were chosen in a public vote, beating 32 other couples to win a complete wedding package.