Bride-to-be dumped by text message toasts a new start

Andover Advertiser: Angela Burrow Angela Burrow

A JILTED bride, who was dumped by text message two weeks before the big day, refused to be crushed and instead went ahead with the planned reception – celebrating the new year instead of her wedding day.

Angela Burrow had booked Tylney Hall hotel, in Rotherwick, and paid for a wedding package costing around £5,000, so when her wedding plans fell through she decided to hold a party for family and friends.

She said she did not want the money to go to waste by cancelling so she went ahead with a different event.

Instead of her wedding reception, she held a ‘new year, new beginnings’ party for family and friends on New Year’s Eve at the venue.

Around 40 guests sat down to a seven-course meal at tables traditionally decorated for a wedding, with place names, orchids and blue bows on the backs of chairs.

The ex-army major dressed in her "full regimental mess kit" of a long blue navy dress, a scarlet jacket and her medal from serving in Iraq instead of a bridal gown.

Angela spent the night in the bridal suite, which she had planned to share with her new husband, with her 21-year-old daughter Heather instead.

The 52-year-old, from Chandler’s Ford, said it was a party about starting anew.

Angela, who plans to start up her own business in events organisation, said: “Life is too short and you have to live each day as if it’s going to be your last. Why not celebrate? – what I’m celebrating is the new year.

“I’m a glass half full person. My motto is everything happens for a reason.”

Mark Ashton, general manager of Tylney Hall, said he was delighted Angela had been able to celebrate the new year at the hotel.

He said: “We were very glad she was able to carry on and celebrate New Year’s Eve here with her friends and family, “We wish her all the very best for the future.”

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9:24am Sun 6 Jan 13

Oakley cat says...

well done Angela...what a wonderful way to turn a horrible negative into a fantastic positive......I hope her and friends and family really enjoyed this new start to a new year.
well done Angela...what a wonderful way to turn a horrible negative into a fantastic positive......I hope her and friends and family really enjoyed this new start to a new year. Oakley cat

4:19pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Best_Name_Ever says...

What an amazing approach to life this lady has.
What an amazing approach to life this lady has. Best_Name_Ever

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