There were celebrations aplenty in the Smith/Hussey household in Newtownforbes on Monday night last, when Gary Smith and Laura Hussey were named winners of the €20,000 Win Our Wedding top prize.
“We were waiting by the phone and it went past seven o'clock and we thought we didn't get it,” Laura admitted, before revealing that the call came through at 7:10pm.
Needless to say the couple. along with their three children Caoimhe (10), Katie (8) and Harry (3) were over the moon.
“We're nearly 21 years together, with three kids... we never thought this would happen,” Laura beamed.
Still elated over the win, Laura was quick to acknowledge the support that the couple received in the competition, which saw them compete against 66 other couples.
“Longford has been absolutely just amazing,” Laura said, thanking the businesses and individuals who got behind them in their task.
“There are too many people to thank!”
Once the shock of winning wears off, wedding planning will take centre stage, with the couple hoping to get married in 2018.
“We waited a long time for this,” Laura added.