A Weston-super-Mare couple who had their dream wedding cancelled were left speechless when they found out they could have it for free on the pier.

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Ian Stone and Hannah Kellow were devastated when their wedding at the town's famous Grand Atlantic Hotel had to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

They later found out it would not happen at all because the company which ran the popular venue - the Specialist Leisure Group - had collapsed.

We booked it eight months in advance of the original date, which was April. We paid bit-by-bit, we've been paying each pay packet, our family have contributed as well so their money is currently gone. A lot of it was cash so we're probably not going to get that back.

Hannah Kellow

The couple, who are from Weston-super-Mare, wanted to get married with family and friends in the hometown they love.

Thanks to the efforts of Hannah's colleagues at Mendip Green Primary School, their joint dream of tying the knot there remains very much alive.

The Grand Atlantic Hotel was going to be the venue for the couple's dream wedding. Credit: ITV West Country

The school's headteacher set up a fundraising page to help Hannah and Ian after hearing their wedding had been cancelled. It has since raised more than £2,000.

The school's headteacher was not the only one who wanted to help the couple.

The owner of Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier has offered to give them a wedding at the iconic landmark completely free of charge.

I think I'm a bit in shock. Speechless! I can't believe everyone’s done that for us - I feel absolutely overwhelmed, that is absolutely incredible. Thank you to everyone!

Ian Stone and Hannah Kellow

While the couple are unsure how much money they will get back from the previous venue, the generosity of people around them has given them something to smile about.

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