FOR couples preparing to tie the knot, planning their big day may not be all plain sailing.

Discussions over the venue, entertainment, menu choices, flowers and everything in between – along with the cost – can cause headaches for the bride and groom before they make it down the aisle.

But a West Fife photographer is giving those ready to say 'I do' the chance to put their feet up and have their dream wedding provided for them – by raising money for charity.

Jenn Knox, who grew up in Dalgety Bay but now lives in Cowdenbeath, has launched an incredible competition that will give one lucky couple prizes worth more than £15,000 – including everything from the venue at Balmule House in Dunfermline on October 5, 2018, to photography, and from wedding cars to rings – in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity and Remember My Baby.

Jenn, 42, runs PhotoJenniK Photography – which has a studio within Fire Station Creative – and is a volunteer photographer with national organisation Remember My Baby, which offers a gift of remembrance photography to parents experiencing the loss of their baby before, during or shortly after birth.

As well as aiming to raise awareness of the charity, big-hearted Jenn was inspired to also fundraise for The Brain Tumour Charity by childhood friend Paul Crichton's ongoing battle with the disease.

"There's only a handful of photographers in Scotland who volunteer with Remember My Baby, and it's not something that's really well known," she explained.

"As soon as I heard about it, I wanted to be able to help. I have the ability to do it, and a couple of my friends have sadly gone through loss, and they wished there was something like that for them.

"I know the comfort it brings; the couple may never look at the photos but knowing they have them can really help.

"It's such a taboo subject but, since I started working with them, I didn't realise the amount of people who go through it.

"I wanted to raise the profile and help them recruit more photographers but Paul is another one of the inspirations behind the wedding competition. 

"Round about this time last year, he started falling over for no reason and had to go to the doctor.

"A brain tumour was diagnosed and he had around 60 per cent of the tumour removed in August. That was what could be taken safely and, after that, he had to go to the Western General in Edinburgh, Monday to Friday, for radiotherapy for 10 weeks, then have six months of chemotherapy."

Jenn continued: "All the way through it, his attitude was amazing; he never thought, 'Why me?' but would say, 'Why not me?'. 

"It's never properly going to go away but, on June 4, Paul suffered a massive seizure and was under a medically-induced coma. When he came round, he was really poorly but last Monday, he got home.

"It's been a rollercoaster and gave me a positive focus to get the competition up and running."

The initial idea had been to auction off a wedding photography package for the two causes but, after securing the services of businesses providing hair and make-up, Jenn said her idea snowballed into something bigger.

She explained: "The idea is that couples register and do fundraising for the charities, and the couple that have raised the most will win. Local businesses have been amazing in providing a venue at Balmule House, a wedding dress, rings, shoes, cars, flowers, catering – everything. I haven't had to go out asking for anything.

"The response has been phenomenal and more are signing up every day."

Couples looking for more information should search for 'A Wedding to Remember' on Facebook, which has details of the prizes on offer and on how to sign up.

An online registration form should be completed by July 28 at, after which couples will be asked set up a Just Giving page with a £10 donation and allocated one of the two charities to fundraise for.

The fundraising period runs from August 1 to February 28, 2018.