This happy couple are over the moon after winning the fabulous Argus wedding competition.

Charlotte Baldwin and Richie Walls are now in for the day of a lifetime with a celebration worth more than £10,000.

The loved-up pair beat tough competition to come out tops in our Win A Wedding competition.

And they were ecstatic when we visited their home in Buckley Close, Hangleton, to break the good news.

Charlotte, 30, told The Argus: “We were hoping to win obviously but things like this don’t really happen to us.

“We were just looking at the stars thinking, if it happens, it happens. Thankfully it did and we’re very, very happy about it.”

Charlotte, who works at Asda in Hollingbury, and Richie, 33, a driver, filled in the entry form in the paper and made it down to the shortlist of four hopeful couples.

They then attracted the most votes from Argus readers – who loved Charlotte’s sincere plea which read: “He’s my everything, and I’m his.

“He’s who I want around when our hair is grey and our faces get wrinkles.

“It’s not always easy but it’s real true love and being his bride is my dream.”

The couple did not meet until 2013, even though they went to the same school – Dorothy Stringer in Brighton – and had a common group of friends.

They first spoke at a leaving party for a mutual friend who was emigrating. But they were obviously made for each other – they even share the same birthday, April 2.

The family is completed by their two children, Sonny, three, and Lottie, two, and Charlotte’s sons from a previous relationship, Kyle, 11, and Max, nine.

Charlotte said: “After our first date on Brighton seafront I told my friend I would marry him one day. Now it’s happening it’s a dream come true.”

The couple had been unable to marry before as they could not save enough money – now they are planning a wedding fit for a king and queen at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.

A hotel spokeswoman said: “We are pleased to partner with The Argus for this amazing competition and offer our congratulations to Charlotte and Richie for winning this wonderful prize.

“Our wedding co-ordinator and her team cannot wait to meet them and start helping plan a dream day to remember for the rest of their lives.”