A Landlord and landlady of a popular West Lancashire pub are getting ready to tie the knot next month.
Landlord David Williams, 47, and landlady Lindsay Bowler, 37, of the Cock and Bottle in Tarleton are set to get married at Tarleton Holy Trinity Church on Friday August 22.
The couple have run the pub for two years and cannot wait to celebrate their wedding with all the friends they have made during that time.
Lindsay said: “Dave and me met in Birkdale on a night out in February 2011, it was love at first sight and we’ve have been inseparable ever since.
“We moved to the Cock and Bottle on May 1, 2012 and have been so very happy here.
“Me and Dave went on holiday to Egypt in May 2013 and had an amazing time which was made even more perfect when Dave proposed to me on a romantic island on May 3 with a diamond solitaire.
“When we got back we didn’t waste any time and decided to set a date for August this year.
“As the day gets closer it’s becoming much more real and we just can’t wait to grow old together.”
The pair are planning on having drinks at the pub straight after the wedding, before they host their wedding breakfast in Southport.
Thwaites brewery have named a cask ale after the couple “Mr and Mrs Cock and Bottle” which punters will be able to sample at the pub.
Thwaites are also bringing their shire horses along, so the couple and their guests can have photos with them on the day.
Lindsay continued: “We are over the moon that we will become Mr and Mrs in the village we now call home.
“It’ll be incredibly special to have all the locals and regulars there on the day to wish us well.
“We’re really hoping it’s going to be a day to remember.
“We’re having 12 bridesmaids, one matron of honour, six flower girls, one page boy, eight ushers and over 400 guests are meant to be attending the evening bash, so it’s set to be quite the extravaganza.
“We have had an amazing first two years at the pub, we’ve been lucky to win several awards, but becoming part of the community has really been the icing on the cake.
“We are both really overwhelmed with everybody’s kindness and well wishes for us both – it really will be the happiest day of our lives.”