Olympic archery ace Alison Williamson tying the knot

Shropshire's Olympic hero Alison Williamson will tie the knot in Stafford tomorrow.

Will Conaghan, left, will marry Olympic heroine Alison Williamson tomorrow
Will Conaghan, left, will marry Olympic heroine Alison Williamson tomorrow

Miss Williamson MBE, who is from Telford, will be exchanging vows with her fiance in a ceremony at Stafford register office.

The archery ace, who won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, has moved to Rising Brook in Stafford to live with her husband-to-be Will Conaghan.

She will be marrying Mr Conaghan, 43, a press officer for Stafford Borough Council, in a dress from Asda as she likes to keep things simple.

She said she wanted to enjoy the big day rather than "worrying about the fussy stuff".

"My fiance was put in charge of the budget," she said. "But even if he wasn't I'd much sooner it was a small event kept just for close family. I wanted to keep it manageable. We got engaged just after the Olympics last summer and I've been planning ever since. But you can never have enough time to plan for a wedding.

"It's going to be quite a simple service, I just want to keep things normal. I don't want anything too fancy, I'm not into that. I'm wearing a dress from Asda and my mum's made all the favour boxes. I'm keeping it very low key."

The reception will be held just a stone's throw away from the register office at Greengate Street's Posthouse in Stafford town centre before the pair take a trip to Paris for their honeymoon.

Miss Williamson became the third person in history to represent Team GB in six consecutive Olympics when she competed at London 2012.

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