A COUPLE are embracing the World Cup spirit and backing England to succeed at their wedding day this afternoon.

Louise Nightingale, 43, and Tony Oram, 47, from Corfe Mullen, acted swiftly to organise for a big screen to be put up at their reception for guests to watch the big match.

After setting about the task of tracking down a screen, which have been in high demand since England’s win over Colombia, the pair were able to ask for help from a friend.

Their wedding ceremony is set to be completed shortly before of the 3pm kick-off.

From there everyone is set to enjoy drinks and the first-half action on phones and tablets in the gardens, before settling down for the wedding breakfast in the marquee with the remaining action on a projector screen.

“A lot of people were talking about the wedding clashing with a match from when we first booked the date,” Louise said.

“Two weeks ago we started to think what are we going to do.

“Initially we thought it is our wedding and people are just going to have to manage, but after the last match we were inundated with messages from people.

“We decided to get a big screen set up and just embraced it. If we win it will be the most amazing wedding reception.”

As reported by the Daily Echo big screens have been in short supply after event organisers rushed to ensure they could show one of the most anticipated sporting events for decades.

Fortunately Louise was able to call on the services of a friend, who has been able to supply a projector and screen with help from staff at Parley Manor.

Louise added: “I watched it up until Colombia scored, but I couldn’t face any more of it so I decided to do some wedding preparation instead.

“It was a great match but it looked like it was going to be the same old story for England.

“I think it is going to be 1-1 and England will win on penalties again. I really hope that is what happens. I want it to be memorable in more than one way.

“I was pleased everyone was contacting us because it made it easy for us to say ‘let’s do it’.

“Tony and I would have felt the same if we were going to someone else’s wedding.”