SINGER Lauren Waterworth is looking forward to this year.
The 22-year-old from Hindley is to marry her fiance, Leigh Centurions player Bob Beswick, in the Dominican Republic in October.
The couple, who have been together for seven years, got engaged on Christmas Eve in 2009 in Egypt.
She said: “It was beautiful how we got engaged.
“Bob proposed on the beach on Christmas Eve night and it was really pretty.”
Lauren admitted despite being excited at the prospect of getting wed, the couple were too busy to set the date until earlier last year.
She said: “Because I have been so busy with singing, we finally got round to booking our wedding last April, so I have been planning since then.
“Most of the preparations will take place in the next few months, but I have got the dress.
“The wedding will be really cool. There will be about 30 of us in the Dominican Republic and it will be a big family occasion.
“We will have a reception at Kilhey Court when we come home in November.
“We are having the whole hog, with a blessing in Wigan Parish Church and a night do for all our family and friends who couldn’t come to the Dominican Republic.
“It will be like I am having two weddings.”
Lauren added that she is looking forward to a busy year with her singing, as she completes a theatre tour.