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Groom called Thomas Cook "extremely relieved" to get married after collapse of travel firm

Thomas Cook says he is Credit: BPM Media

A groom called Thomas Cook says he is "extremely relieved" that his dream wedding in Greece went ahead despite the collapse of the travel firm with the same name.

Thomas Cook and his then fiancé Amelia Binch had been left "shattered" after it looked like their big day - which they had booked through Thomas Cook - might not go ahead.

But thanks to support from friends and family as well as staff at their resort, the couple tied the knot in the sunshine and surrounded by loved ones on Friday, 27 September.

The couple tied the knot on Friday, 27 September. Credit: BPM Media

Mr Cook, 29, and Miss Binch (now Mrs Cook), 27, from Hucknall, Nottingham, originally flew out to Rhodes on 18 September.

Their trip and wedding package were booked through Thomas Cook, costing around £10,000.

They had to fork out to replace most of the wedding package, including the ceremony. But a fundraiser was set up by friends and local companies stepped in to offer free services.

Amelia said: "Our family and friends have been great and we've had loads of support from the hotel, Lindos Princess, and our Thomas Cook wedding co-ordinator, even though she's lost her job."

"We have had to pay for everything again that was booked through Thomas Cook but a local wedding company has helped us out."

The couple's trip and wedding package were booked through Thomas Cook, costing around £10,000. Credit: BPM Media

The couple have been together for 12 years and chose the location because they wanted to get married abroad and it was cheaper to marry in Rhodes than having a wedding in the UK.

Despite incurring extra costs, the Cooks were happy the day was able to go ahead - although some people were not able to attend.

"We were extremely relieved and we were happy that most people were there but we were still missing a few people who we would have wanted there."

– Thomas Cook and Amelia Cook

They couple are due to fly home on 3 October, but they may not know the situation until that day.

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