Love is in the air for wedding contest

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BRIDES and grooms-to-be are being urged to embrace the community spirit to help them save cash during the recession.

Volunteers at Hornby Institute are hosting a competition asking loved-up couples to write 300 words on how they met to be in with a chance of winning the historic village venue for free.

The pair with the most romantic description will be able to host their wedding reception at the institute, which business manager Alison Armstrong believes would be the icing on the cake. “This is the perfect place for people on a budget to get married and it is in the heart of the community,” she said. “The theme of the competition is ‘romance in time of recession’ and I think that having it at the institute, which was built as a gift for the community, would be a wonderful setting.

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