Pop star Peter Andre has consoled a heartbroken bride after the company who owned her wedding venue ceased trading.
Roya Jamshidi, 25, was due to get married to Dean Turner, 30, at Mamhead House in December. However the couple have been left devastated after the company operating venue closed, leaving them without a wedding and more than £17,000 out of pocket.
The manor house also provided the romantic setting for Peter Andre and his wife Emily MacDonagh’s wedding last year.
Roya tweeted Peter to share the situation with him, not expecting a reply, but the star sent her a response the following morning.just posted a tweet to see if we would hear anything back, but I didn’t think I’d get a reply,” said Roya.
“To have a reply from him made our day, we’ve had such a hard time lately.
“He also sent me a private message asking me to let him know how everything went.”Roya and Dean received a formal letter of the company’s liquidation on October 14 and has been invited to a meeting on November 3 along with the many other creditors who have been left without a wedding venue. These include at least six brides due to get married at the luxury grade I listed Georgian estate whose big day plans now lie in ruins.
Roya, who professionally sells holiday homes,first started hearing rumours about the company director, Richard Fuller, having money issues earlier in the year. She was then left devastated after receiving a letter stating the venue was insolvent.Roya, of Newton Abbot, Devon, said: “He [Fuller] has ruined everything.
“We are relying on insurance to pay out – if they don’t we are screwed. I have been out of work due to the stress of it all.”
In April, Roya’s fiancé Dean took her to the stunning venue near Exeter in Devon, where he proposed to her.
Later on that day they booked the wedding, spending £7,000 on a deposit.
By June, Roya claims the full payment of £17,300 was paid, along with another £10,000 on the same caterers, photographers and wedding planner that Peter Andre had used.
Now Roya has been told they cannot have the wedding there as insolvency practitioners have stepped in.
She added: “We booked the wedding in April when we got engaged.We heard rumours a few months ago but he denied it. He said he didn’t have any money problems. This was after we paid it all.
“I had a meeting with Richard Fuller and he said it was all rumours and the wedding would go ahead.
“The caterers even called me and said they had never had to ring a bride before and cancel but he just owes them so much money.
“My brother even booked flights from Dubai and that has to be cancelled.”
Richard Fuller, company director, said that Mamhead House and Castle Ltd is still an active company and he expected funds to be received which might otherwise be lost were the company to be placed in administration.
He said: “I am personally devastated by the effect that the current situation of the company is having on others and will continue to do everything in my power to ensure the maximum repayment is available for creditors.”
He said that ‘at no point’ had he taken an income or dividends from the company and all available monies were used to provide weddings and pay suppliers.