Brides' tears as plans shattered

Hundreds of brides have been left with their wedding dreams in tatters after an events company in Whittlesey went into liquidation.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 7:00 am

LA Weddings and Events announced they were going into liquidation earlier this week, leaving couples, who had planned their big day with the firm, out of pocket.

Distraught bride-to-beLaura McNealis (35) from Cardea, used the firm to plan her wedding to Terry O’Shaughnessy, which is planned to take place in Nassington in September.

She said: “I was gutted when I heard. I’ve got three months until my wedding, but my friend’s wedding is on Sunday. She should have been relaxing in the week before her wedding , but has been having to sort things out.

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“I only found out when I saw the message on Facebook. We had not had any problems with them before. We had paid £600 for things like chair covers, a chocolate fountain and centre pieces.

“We have managed to find someone who has stepped in – Daisy Chain Florists – who have been so helpful, but we have had to make some sacrifices compared to what we originally wanted.

“A wedding is the most special day – what little girl didn’t dream of her special day.”

A Facebook group has been set up with more than 200 people who have been affected by the closure posting.

A post on Facebook by LA Weddings this week said: “It is with a heavy heart that I inform you all that LA Weddings and Events has ceased trading as of today 14th June and I am forced to begin the liquidation process following the sudden and unexpected departure of two members of staff and the consequences this has had on the company.

“This is not a decision I have taken lightly, on the contrary I spent all yesterday exhausting all other options and am absolutely gutted that this is the only option I have been left with, I can only apologise for this and will release the name of the company dealing with this in due course.”

The Peterborough Telegraph attempted to contact the firm without success.