Barry couple named wedding competition winners

A couple from Barry have been named as winners of a £25,000 dream wedding package.


Natasha Russell and Bradley Ashford


Natasha Russell and her partner Bradley Ashford won the incredible prize courtesy of Royal Caribbean and will now go on to get married aboard the Oasis of the Seas next summer with an all-expenses paid wedding plus accommodation for six guests.


The happy couple will get married on board the Oasis Of The Seas


Natasha, who is an agent with Thomas Cook, and Bradley competed against 9 other agents and their partners to reach the final, held at the Eccleston Square Hotel in London. The final involved a Mr and Mrs-style challenge and an interview with the judging panel which comprised of relationship expert and scientist, Dr Anna Machin, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly Lucy Huxley and Royal Caribbean’s Amanda Darrington and Nicki Lewis.


Natasha said: “I saw the competition and said right we can do this, now is our time and we can win this to have an incredible wedding.

“Now we have won I feel completely overwhelmed. I have always known that Bradley was my destiny from when I was 16-years-old to when he added me as a friend on Facebook four years ago.

“We cannot wait especially as we are bringing both our children, my young girls and Brad’s children who are a bit older. They will have an amazing time on Oasis of the Seas.

“I just can’t wait to finally be Mrs Ashford.”

After judging and discussions, Natasha and Bradley were chosen as the winners of the dream wedding package.



Dr Anna Machin, who has worked as a relationship expert on television shows such as Married at First Sight said: “I think Natasha and Bradley are a beautiful couple and their story of being apart for 25 years and then now being reunited it wonderful.”

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